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Differentiating Between an Active and a Passive DisplayPort Converter

The existing differences existing between an active and a passive DisplayPort converter should properly be considered when converting a video from any source that makes use of mini DisplayPort to DVI. For instance, a computer to another monitor. If a dual-mode DisplayPort or a DP++ is supported by the source, then a passive adapter should be used, in as much as the source can do the conversion.  But where dual-mode DisplayPort or DP++ is not being supported by the source, then the active converter is recommended because it includes additional conversion chips. Thunderbolt ports support DP++ in some sort of way (natively).

Passive Adapters

The fact that this type of adapters does not include any additional conversion chip tends to make it less expensive. If you intend finding out if the passive adapter can work for you, then check if the DP++ symbol is above the mini DisplayPort source. This symbol is shown as a D and a P inside it with double + signs to the left, with one above the other.

Active Adapters

This type of adapter makes use of an additional chip for making conversion within the adapter, whether DP++ is supported by the source or not. This type of adapters is more expensive than the passive adapter types. If you have plans of using different monitors but with one particular computer then the active adapter is best for you, this is because most video cards are incapable of running the maximum monitors number when DP++ is in use. This can be attested to when the computer possesses two or more mini DisplayPort active connection. You can also find out from your video card supplier to make sure you know the adapter type needed for the setup you desire to run.

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VMFS Recovery to restore data from various server

VMFS Recovery to restore data from various server

When you want to recover data that was stored on a VMFS disk safely and easily then VMFS Recovery is your best solution. The good part about VMFS Recovery is the fact that, it can recover information from corrupted and healthy virtual disk images. This means that it can be used to restore data from various servers including ESX and ESXi servers. Its functionality is pretty nice in both full and quick recovery modes.

How it is used to recover data from ESX servers

VMFS Recovery can be used to restore data from ESX servers in two very simple steps. You will need to use it to first repair the ESX storage. This will enable you to have full access to the partitions and therefore the virtual stores it contains. From this point, each individual virtual machine can be extracted from their different VMDK disks. From here you can simply launch the standard recovery process to get back your data.

VMFS Recovery can be used to perform remote recovery

You could use VMFS to retrieve the data from a server online without needing to access the server physically. As long as the server hosts virtual PCs then you could use VMFS recovery to get the data and you don’t even need to remove the hard drives or shut down the computer.

Features of VMFS Recovery

  1. Easy to use, step by step wizard that will guide you through the whole process.
  2. There are two different modes of operation to choose from; Full and quick recovery options.
  3. You could save the recovered files either in a remote or local location.
  4. You could use it to mount virtual disks as drive letters, making them accessible with different browsers, explorer and file utilities.
  5. It easily recovers information even when there is a lot of windows access restrictions.
  6. Raid Recovery is made easy with VMFS Recovery.
  7. RAID array can be reconstructed even when the RAID controller is missing or damaged.

System Requirements

You need to be using Windows XP or higher, the best is usually considered to be either Windows 8 or 7. Your PC needs to be standard and contain at least 4 GB RAM. VMFS Recovery builds its entire structure in the RAM before it starts data recovery. When you have a big ESX server, then you will definitely need more RAM. You will only need about 16 MB to install, however, you will need so much disk space in order to save the recovered information.


VMFS Recovery is practical with a user-friendly interface and wizard that simply guides you through the whole process. It can be used to retrieve data from ESX servers and is very convenient.