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Logitech G300S Gaming Mouse £15.83 (Including Delivery) Lambda Tek

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Logitech G300S Gaming Mouse £15.83 (Including Delivery) Lambda Tek 9 programmable controls Achieve great results with the default configuration straight out of the box. Or, set up one-button tri…
Logitech G300S Gaming Mouse £15.83 (Including Delivery) Lambda Tek 9 programmable controls Achieve great results with the default configuration straight out of the box. Or, set up one-button tri…
omarmahmood Avatar1m, 3w agoFound 1 month, 3 weeks ago8 Comments
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I'm not too familar with gaming mice. Would this one be worth the extra money?

https://www.lambda-tek.com/Mionix-NAOS-8200~sh/B1586791
I'm loving my Roccat Kone XTD which although it sounds like an ice cream is the most comfortable mouse I've ever had alongside my beloved Logitech 518 which finally pegged it after about 7 or 8 years. That's a LONG service in tech these days. So this is a fine deal.
omarmahmood
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Says 'oops we have run out of stock' when 'Buy It Now' is clicked.
​I would advise you to ring the contact number in the morning to order as it's saying there is still 45 in stock and could possibly be a glitch bevause when I clicked "buy now" before posting it went through to checkout.. Hope it helps.

They 'check stock' when you checkout. When I bought it was down to 20. All gone.
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Lenovo Yoga 700 11.6" 3-in-1 laptop (Skylake Core m3, 8GB, 128GB M.2 SSD, 1080p IPS screen etc) £419.00 lambda-tek

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Refurbished but it's from Lenovo's "ReThink Gold" programme which is basically "as new" A+ Condition. The last time I bought a laptop under Lenovo's ReThink Gold programme, it was immaculate - not eve…
Refurbished but it's from Lenovo's "ReThink Gold" programme which is basically "as new" A+ Condition. The last time I bought a laptop under Lenovo's ReThink Gold programme, it was immaculate - not eve…
Picard123 Avatar2m, 2d agoFound 2 months, 2 days ago19 Comments
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plewis00
the footprint is quite big, more so than it needs to be

You don't seem to be very good with dimensions either as it's footprint is smaller than that of the Surface Pro 4 (which you must think is massive compared to this).

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (without keyboard)
292.10 x 201.42 x 8.4mm

Lenovo™ YOGA™ 700-11ISK
290 x 197 x 15.8
And BTW, this is an example of a line graph for a product with a downward price trend. Double dips, median line trending downwards etc.

http://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Logitech-Master-Wireless-Mouse-Windows/product/B00ULNAOMA

Know your graphs.
plewis00
Picard123
plewis00
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plewis00
Before all the 'time machine' funny men come out, but this was an Amazon Lightning Deal for £339 few months back, the relevance here being it was that price brand new and I'm sure it wasn't a loss leader so it will probably go down again in the sales.
I'll see if I can find the link.
It was here: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-yoga-700-11-6-inch-fhd-convertible-laptop-orange-intel-core-m3-6y30-8-gb-2445451
WTF?? What's the relevance of your post??
'WTF', having seen your general arrogance in other posts I expected a reply like that. Isn't it obvious - if Amazon can sell it brand new for £339.99 and not make a loss then why is paying £420 for a refurb a good idea? Anyway I thought you were a big advocate of waiting until Spring, because everything gets cheaper:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/really-good-deal-for-light-gaming-i5-6300hq-gtx-950m-8bg-ram-1tb-hdd-ebuyer-for-2581531?p=29627547
If they can sell it for that back then, would logic not suggest it will have a decent drop again soon.
These were probably £2.75 in 1864 BC. Doesn't mean that you're going to get it at that price now.
Amazon always have very brief 'lightening' deals on certain items to reduce stock. Doesn't mean that they're going to do it again particularly as stock reduces.
I didn't say 'now', I said it will likely come down, even more so as it will be superceded by Core M Kaby Lake. It wasn't £339 because of inflation if that's what your odd comparison was to 1864 BC was.
Anyway, here's a Camelcamelcamel link - the Orange coloured one (which I was actually quite fond of) has been bouncing around quite a bit in price:http://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Lenovo-11-6-Inch-Convertible-Touchscreen-Notebook/product/B017LVZFKU?active=price_amazon
The actual computer, I ended up selling mine on, it was nice but the Yoga setup made it quite heavy for an 11.6" machine and it has huge bezels so the footprint is quite big, more so than it needs to be - it ended up being one of those 'jack of all trades' type things.
1.1kg is heavy for a 11.6" laptop? Do you have weak arms?
And if you look at the price movements on the graph, the movement is upwards, not downwards, and if you knew anything about price movements of laptops during their lifecycle, you'll see that there's no double dip which doesn't suggest a downwards price trend.
Are you incapable of replying with some amount of respect or is that just your personality? No point in trying to have a reasoned debate with someone like that. But yes, compared to a Surface Pro 3 or 4 it is heavy and too much to be reasonably used in tablet mode IMO. Seems your only response is insulting others. So I'll just come out and say it, 'I don't like this deal' and that's based on reason and owning the actual laptop in question from new and at a lower price, in just the same way you didn't like an MSI gaming laptop with a GTX950M. I'm sure you will respond as your compelling need to have the last word sticks and I'm sure it'll be another insult, because you don't know any better.

The Surface Pro 3/4 isn't a laptop - it's a tablet hybrid.

The Surface Pro 4 with keyboard 1.08kg. You must live on a different planet to the rest of us if you think that's so much lighter than 1.1kg.

Try comparing like for like.

And as for you being "sure" that Amazon didn't sell this at a loss, how can you be "sure"? Do you work in their pricing and accounts department? You just seem to be one of those people who gets hypersensitive when flaws in their irrelevant postings get pointed out to them.
Picard123
plewis00
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plewis00
Before all the 'time machine' funny men come out, but this was an Amazon Lightning Deal for £339 few months back, the relevance here being it was that price brand new and I'm sure it wasn't a loss leader so it will probably go down again in the sales.
I'll see if I can find the link.
It was here: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-yoga-700-11-6-inch-fhd-convertible-laptop-orange-intel-core-m3-6y30-8-gb-2445451
WTF?? What's the relevance of your post??
'WTF', having seen your general arrogance in other posts I expected a reply like that. Isn't it obvious - if Amazon can sell it brand new for £339.99 and not make a loss then why is paying £420 for a refurb a good idea? Anyway I thought you were a big advocate of waiting until Spring, because everything gets cheaper:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/really-good-deal-for-light-gaming-i5-6300hq-gtx-950m-8bg-ram-1tb-hdd-ebuyer-for-2581531?p=29627547
If they can sell it for that back then, would logic not suggest it will have a decent drop again soon.
These were probably £2.75 in 1864 BC. Doesn't mean that you're going to get it at that price now.
Amazon always have very brief 'lightening' deals on certain items to reduce stock. Doesn't mean that they're going to do it again particularly as stock reduces.

I didn't say 'now', I said it will likely come down, even more so as it will be superceded by Core M Kaby Lake. It wasn't £339 because of inflation if that's what your odd comparison was to 1864 BC was.

Anyway, here's a Camelcamelcamel link - the Orange coloured one (which I was actually quite fond of) has been bouncing around quite a bit in price:
http://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Lenovo-11-6-Inch-Convertible-Touchscreen-Notebook/product/B017LVZFKU?active=price_amazon

The actual computer, I ended up selling mine on, it was nice but the Yoga setup made it quite heavy for an 11.6" machine and it has huge bezels so the footprint is quite big, more so than it needs to be - it ended up being one of those 'jack of all trades' type things.
plewis00
Picard123
plewis00
Before all the 'time machine' funny men come out, but this was an Amazon Lightning Deal for £339 few months back, the relevance here being it was that price brand new and I'm sure it wasn't a loss leader so it will probably go down again in the sales.
I'll see if I can find the link.
It was here: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-yoga-700-11-6-inch-fhd-convertible-laptop-orange-intel-core-m3-6y30-8-gb-2445451
WTF?? What's the relevance of your post??
'WTF', having seen your general arrogance in other posts I expected a reply like that. Isn't it obvious - if Amazon can sell it brand new for £339.99 and not make a loss then why is paying £420 for a refurb a good idea? Anyway I thought you were a big advocate of waiting until Spring, because everything gets cheaper:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/really-good-deal-for-light-gaming-i5-6300hq-gtx-950m-8bg-ram-1tb-hdd-ebuyer-for-2581531?p=29627547
If they can sell it for that back then, would logic not suggest it will have a decent drop again soon.

These were probably £2.75 in 1864 BC. Doesn't mean that you're going to get it at that price now.

Amazon always have very brief 'lightening' deals on certain items to reduce stock. Doesn't mean that they're going to do it again particularly as stock reduces.
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EVGA SuperNOVA G2 750w GOLD PSU Power supply - £90.95 @ Lambda-tek

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Tier 1 PSU, 10 year warranty if you register with EVGA in the first month on their website.
Tier 1 PSU, 10 year warranty if you register with EVGA in the first month on their website.
bazpantsphil Avatar9m, 3w agoFound 9 months, 3 weeks ago27 Comments
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I remember getting the 850W variant for cheaper on flubit last year. Still going strong after a lot of abuse
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08sam1
Good psu but doesnt deserve heat, thats been the price all year round. Its always on ebay for less too.
The ebay one is from America and has £30 delivery on top...
it's not been the price all year round, it was the price 6 months ago but since then its been £100 avg... this is a good price if you are buying now and don't have time machine...https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20750xr?history_days=180
All im saying is youre not buying this for an amazing price, its cheaper than elsewhere but not that much cheaper, like 10quid cheaper, it doesnt deserve 300 degrees
08sam1
Good psu but doesnt deserve heat, thats been the price all year round. Its always on ebay for less too.

The ebay one is from America and has £30 delivery on top...

it's not been the price all year round, it was the price 6 months ago but since then its been £100 avg... this is a good price if you are buying now and don't have time machine...

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20750xr?history_days=180
Hmmm, way too much power for my new build (Skylake, integrated graphics). I might as well use a EVGA Supernova G2 1300W I have lying around here. A bit of an overkill for a ~20-80W build.
Excellent PSU's. I replaced an AX760i as my PC kept failing with the 850G2. My PC is on 24/7 and hasnt failed yet. Highly recommended.
I do not think any Corsair PSU's are Tier 1 anymore.
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Intel 400GB DC P3500 400GB ssd/£375.94/lambda-tek.com

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Intel 400GB DC P3500 400GB ssd/£375.94/lambda-tek.com Solid-state drive capacity 400 GB Solid-state drive interfaces PCI Express 3.0 Read speed 2200 MB/s Write speed 1000 MB/s
Intel 400GB DC P3500 400GB ssd/£375.94/lambda-tek.com Solid-state drive capacity 400 GB Solid-state drive interfaces PCI Express 3.0 Read speed 2200 MB/s Write speed 1000 MB/s
cheesybeanzz74 Avatar1y, 4d agoFound 1 year, 4 days ago21 Comments
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krisward7955
Won't working some older boards. That don't allow PCIE booting
I know Fiat used to own Ferrari but you wouldn't stick an Enzo engine in a Panda.

I also wouldn't put a V12 petrol engine in a few year old PC that given the lack of relevance for Moore's law these days is still plenty fast enough for the vast majority of tasks but would still benefit from faster storage drive speed.

How about a Z87 based 4770k system? Even with PCI-e 3.0 it may still only support it as an add in drive and not boot.
aceuk
revolver31
geez 950 pro far better option, nvme 512gb, 2500 MB/s read, 1500 MB/s write / 300K IOPS
It's a shame the 4KB random write speeds on the 950 Pro are a bit slower than other SSDs.http://www.anandtech.com/show/9702/samsung-950-pro-ssd-review-256gb-512gb/7http://i.imgur.com/IRCooDl.png
There also the potential issue of thermal throttling.http://linipc.com/blogs/news/65282629-samsung-950-pro-review-thermal-throttling-solved
With the ATTO Disk Benchmark running the longest possible test with a total write length of 32GB and a queue depth of 10 it is possible to clearly demonstrate the effect of thermal throttling on the Samsung 950 Pro.
Once the amounts of sequential data reach 32KB the drive is able to hit its maximum performance of 2500MB/s read and 1500MB/s write.
However, as the test progresses, these numbers start to tail off, and in the end the drive has fallen down to around 1700MB/s read and 1100MB/s write.
If you look the AIDA64 Extreme sensor output on the left you can see that the drive is reporting a temperature of 74C, which would make it appear that the thermal threshold for the device is around 75C.
With our custom thermal solution we were able to reduce peak operating temperatures by 37% and keep the drive running at full speed while at a comfortable 47 degrees Celsius.
Whether you want to get maximum performance or you just want to extend the life of your drive and your system by maintaining low operating temperatures a custom thermal solution is definitely recommended when deploying the Samsung 950 Pro.

Hi buddy
ye this was tested on a z97 motherboard with old drivers, these don't represent the m.2 drive there are many test from benchmarks were people have used z97 (max 10gbps)
the z170 boards are wide open bandwidth and if you look at ssd charts you can see those with low scores were on older z97.
this is more in the range of what you'll see -
Samsung SM951 512GB:
http://www.legitreviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/sm951-cdm.jpg

a little more speed on the 950 pro @512gb
And a little less speed on the 950 pro @256gb
both sm951 256/512gb are the Same (ish) speed wise.

As for the heat well it's not really an issue Samsung wouldn't have released it if it was and thermal throttling only happens when you heavily bombard the drive (100gb single file) then within seconds it cools again but you'd need to be hitting it hard also thermal throttling is their to extend the drives life and won't ever be an issue on day to day, also worth note that simple heatspreaders will go along way should you even need them, although as I say it's unlikely you'll be thermal throttling at all, there are also small heatsinks if you need them, but all is really needed should you be using it that hard is good airflow over the top it, or it has been noted that those with open fan gpu's close by there drive either push air onto the m.2 or suck hot air off, making thus again a null point.

I prefer the sm951 - 256gb is more than enough for me its faster than the 256gb 950 pro.
if you want 256gb go with the s951 as I said its faster cost me £110, if you need 512gb then the 950 pro is faster than the sm951 @512gb, also make sure you go with nvme the pro's are all nvme but the sm951's are both in versions ahci and nvme, nvme is better and can be noticed on a z170 or pcie adaptor card for anyone on z97.
To give people some idea what's coming down the pipe......

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/6773/samsung-xs1715-1-6tb-2-5-inch-nvme-pcie-enterprise-ssd-review/index.html

mentions a 3.2TB U2 SSD using 3D Nand that has a data transfer rate above 3000 MB/s in Sequential read speeds.

One of the biggest problems touched on in this thread is thermal issues with shunting that much data that fast.

By the end of next year though I wouldn't be surprised to see 3TB+ SSD drives in either M.2 or U2 break the sub £1000 barrier......sell your hard disk drive manufacturer shares now folks.





Edited By: pinnocchio on Feb 19, 2016 10:43
cheesybeanzz74
revolver31
geez 950 pro far better option, nvme 512gb, 2500 MB/s read, 1500 MB/s write / 300K IOPS
=£245
post it then

950 Pro is a better option for both size and performance.

Problem is the M.2 format has some pretty fast moving things happening and manufacturers are getting caught out, Plextor has a Generation 2 PCIe x2 (lane) M.2 device that 9 months ago was state of the art and is now a dead duck walking....however they are still trying to sell it at the same price as units with nearly 3 times the performance and at a cheaper price (Look at the Plextor M6e 512GB vs 950 Pro to see how bad it's got). Plextor want over £300 for a drive that frankly is now way below par compared to what the market has done in the last few months....so expect to see them remaindered into the channel in the next months.

Here's the 950 Pro 512GB for under £250.

http://www.ebuyer.com/725818-samsung-950-pro-512gb-m-2-ssd-mz-v5p512bw?gclid=CKXoqfvLg8sCFckaGwodAWkDrA#fo_c=951&fo_k=46d2baea91fd46dd2b17200c772d69ac&fo_s=gplauk?mkwid=s_dc&pcrid=51482419619&pkw=&pmt=



Edited By: pinnocchio on Feb 19, 2016 10:20
revolver31
geez 950 pro far better option, nvme 512gb, 2500 MB/s read, 1500 MB/s write / 300K IOPS
It's a shame the 4KB random write speeds on the 950 Pro are a bit slower than other SSDs.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/9702/samsung-950-pro-ssd-review-256gb-512gb/7

http://i.imgur.com/IRCooDl.png

There also the potential issue of thermal throttling.

http://linipc.com/blogs/news/65282629-samsung-950-pro-review-thermal-throttling-solved

With the ATTO Disk Benchmark running the longest possible test with a total write length of 32GB and a queue depth of 10 it is possible to clearly demonstrate the effect of thermal throttling on the Samsung 950 Pro.

Once the amounts of sequential data reach 32KB the drive is able to hit its maximum performance of 2500MB/s read and 1500MB/s write.

However, as the test progresses, these numbers start to tail off, and in the end the drive has fallen down to around 1700MB/s read and 1100MB/s write.

If you look the AIDA64 Extreme sensor output on the left you can see that the drive is reporting a temperature of 74C, which would make it appear that the thermal threshold for the device is around 75C.

With our custom thermal solution we were able to reduce peak operating temperatures by 37% and keep the drive running at full speed while at a comfortable 47 degrees Celsius.

Whether you want to get maximum performance or you just want to extend the life of your drive and your system by maintaining low operating temperatures a custom thermal solution is definitely recommended when deploying the Samsung 950 Pro.


Edited By: aceuk on Feb 19, 2016 05:53
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Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70, Core i7-4720HQ, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M £667.25 at Lambda-Tek

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Won't be a deal for everyone but seems like a pretty good gaming setup - a good i7 processor (an actual quad-core) and a GTX 960m card. It's actually a German product and is cheaper on amazon germany
Won't be a deal for everyone but seems like a pretty good gaming setup - a good i7 processor (an actual quad-core) and a GTX 960m card. It's actually a German product and is cheaper on amazon germany
ktown Avatar1y, 3m agoFound 1 year, 3 months ago56 Comments
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I managed to get this spechttp://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-y50-15-6-4k-gaming-laptop-black-10107216-pdt.html
Direct from Lenovo for £708 on a special offer. Great machine and this one posted has better processor and graphics! One issue I have though. The keyboard can be awkward. Not great for typing essays on.
Please tell us how you got that spec for £708?... I know Lenovo have cashback offers, but that doesn't bring it down to that price.


It was on offer through blue light card the emergency service discount website. Think they had 30 units available at that price.

I've just actually dug out my invoice and it was £720 with a 2 year warranty

Edited By: garrykirkman on Nov 22, 2015 19:17: Adding info
Example of UK keyboard stickers (from Ebay seller Stikkit)

http://i.imgur.com/7jWZ7yN.jpg<br />
Basically the symbol keys to the right of the keyboard before the number pad and some of the number keys (though I did the entire row for the hell of it!)
garrykirkman
I managed to get this spechttp://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-y50-15-6-4k-gaming-laptop-black-10107216-pdt.html
Direct from Lenovo for £708 on a special offer. Great machine and this one posted has better processor and graphics! One issue I have though. The keyboard can be awkward. Not great for typing essays on.

Please tell us how you got that spec for £708?... I know Lenovo have cashback offers, but that doesn't bring it down to that price.
Can confirm 960m 4gb
ktown
blkoni
last question, if I get the HDD version, could I install a SSD?

Laptops have limited space, not sure about this one. I think best thing would be to get the ssd one and get an external hdd


​ thanks again man
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MSI GE60 15.6" FHD i7-4720HQ 8GB GTX 850M (2GB GDDR5) £670.04 (including delivery) @ Lamba-Tek

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Previously a deal was posted for i5-4210H for 599.98. Even though that's a great deal too and I did order that, but today I came across this. With £70 more you get a better CPU, Quadcore 2.6 turbo b…
Previously a deal was posted for i5-4210H for 599.98. Even though that's a great deal too and I did order that, but today I came across this. With £70 more you get a better CPU, Quadcore 2.6 turbo b…
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noticed price gone up to £772.80 before delivery charge.
if only it was pay day this is nice
I would like to know that too. This is a great deal. Lowest price for good i7 with reasonable dedicated graphics.
Very good. I might take the plunge and buy this. Any place I could get a cheap but genuine win 8.1copy?
Yeah they are reputable, been around for years!
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Lenovo Y50-70 (15.6", Core i5-4210H 2.9ghz/3.5ghz, 8gb RAM, Nvidia Geforce GTX 860m, 1TB hybrid SHDD, Full HD 1080p) - Ex-Demo @ Lambdatek £464.98 + delivery = £470.44

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Y50-70 from Lenovo's gaming line of laptops. Very unusual to see an 860m based laptop at this price. Currently 7 left in stock. Pros: - The specs - The price Cons - Ex-demo machine. Not sure…
Y50-70 from Lenovo's gaming line of laptops. Very unusual to see an 860m based laptop at this price. Currently 7 left in stock. Pros: - The specs - The price Cons - Ex-demo machine. Not sure…
Picard123 Avatar1y, 7m agoFound 1 year, 7 months ago56 Comments
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Microsoft Cortana in Windows 10 is not enabled by default. If you want to use it make sure your language and region settings in Windows is set to UK and also download the UK speech/language pack:

If you are not in the US, it seems you have to download and install the additional language pack for SPEECH (definitely applies to the UK, and possibly applies to all other English-speaking countries too).
1. Go to SETTINGS > TIME & LANGUAGE > REGION & LANGUAGE
2. Under LANGUAGES, select the listed language already there (in my case English UK)
3. Click OPTIONS
4. Click DOWNLOAD LANGUAGE PACK to download your chosen language
5. After the download has finished, go back up a level (still under TIME & LANGUAGE) and choose SPEECH
6. Your new language should be selectable under SPEECH - select it.
7. REBOOT (the changes won't take effect until you do).

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-win_cortana/why-isnt-cortana-available-on-my-windows-10/c6ab66b4-dba0-417f-882e-bd2bf478315e?auth=1

http://www.alphr.com/microsoft/microsoft-windows-10/1000349/how-to-use-cortana-on-windows-10-in-uk

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/windows/how-make-cortana-work-in-windows-10-3624340/

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/enable-hey-cortana-windows-10


Edited By: Picard123 on Mar 19, 2016 16:48
Example of UK keyboard stickers.

http://i.imgur.com/7jWZ7yN.jpg<br />
Basically the symbol keys to the right of the keyboard before the number pad and some of the number keys (though I did the entire row for the hell of it!)

Edited By: Picard123 on Nov 22, 2015 15:34
Simple way of converting the Nordic keyboard to UK.

Change the keyboard region to UK and they buy some "keyboard stickers" from Amazon or Ebay. They're vinyl stickers you stick on the key caps to change the symbol. About £2 and you only need stickers for 5 symbol keys.
Tear Down Lenovo Ideapad Y50-70: How to update RAM, Hard Disk and LCD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCcWDOjhrUg

Updating the BIOS also fixes the intermittent fan click:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0rn2dOhmUY

Edited By: Picard123 on Jul 19, 2015 20:32
artistbaptista

I haven't received mine yet, does the power brick need a 2 or 3 pin power cable?

Just the standard 3 leaf clover kettle lead ie 3 plugs to 3 prong UK mains socket. I used the lead from the power brick one of my other laptops.

http://www.computerplanet.co.zm/u_comp/product_237.jpg
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AVerMedia - LGP Lite, HD Game Capture up to 1080p 60Mbps for XBOX 360/ONE/PS4 £62.84 - lambda-tek

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Game capture device for Xbox 360/Xbox One/PS4 Record in 1080p Cracking bit of kit, I have one and here are the recording results : https://www.youtube.com/user/PuckaMucka/videos
Game capture device for Xbox 360/Xbox One/PS4 Record in 1080p Cracking bit of kit, I have one and here are the recording results : https://www.youtube.com/user/PuckaMucka/videos
Snarf_Dude Avatar1y, 8m agoFound 1 year, 8 months ago3 Comments
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I though the newer console's had built in twitch streaming ?


Hi there, yes they do - but its 720p recording and for a limited time. These devices run and run with no time limit.
I though the newer console's had built in twitch streaming ?
It appears 1080p recording is limited to 30fps, though if you're recording on a console that probably won't matter all that much.
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ASRock C226 WS - Server / Workstation Socket 1150 Motherboard £144.10 Delivered @ LambdaTek

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Fabulous motherboard for building a rock solid home server based around FreeNAS (16GB of ECC RAM is recommended when using ZFS). This board is the cheapest I could find which supports both ECC RAM
Fabulous motherboard for building a rock solid home server based around FreeNAS (16GB of ECC RAM is recommended when using ZFS). This board is the cheapest I could find which supports both ECC RAM
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personally prefer my nas's to be small microserver sized, but its a cheap server board.

Agreed, but I needed more disk capacity and the cases that support 10 x 3.5inch disks also tend to be able to take a standard ATX motherboard.

I'm looking at using this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fractal-Design-Define-R4-Case/dp/B008NFWNFO

with something like this to add the extra 3.5" bays:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Icy-Dock-MB-453SPF-B-MB453SPF-B-Aluminium/dp/B00EO4C3BW
just be aware that the performance of that marvel controller will most likely be pants in comparison to the intel one, and of course your arrays would be split by each controller.

With ZFS in FreeNAS you don't use the hardware RAID anyway, the OS needs to see each disk individually to be able to monitor disk health properly. You are essentially just using them as standard SATA ports.
Ah right, so other than the the controllers and disk , your cpu will be what the bottleneck?

It's dependent on having a decent chunk of RAM as well, I don't think you need a massively powerful CPU:
http://doc.freenas.org/index.php/Hardware_Recommendations

RAIDZ2 looks like the sweet spot :)

Edited By: secondcoming on Aug 19, 2014 09:20
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bouncy99
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bouncy99
personally prefer my nas's to be small microserver sized, but its a cheap server board.

Agreed, but I needed more disk capacity and the cases that support 10 x 3.5inch disks also tend to be able to take a standard ATX motherboard.

I'm looking at using this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fractal-Design-Define-R4-Case/dp/B008NFWNFO

with something like this to add the extra 3.5" bays:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Icy-Dock-MB-453SPF-B-MB453SPF-B-Aluminium/dp/B00EO4C3BW
just be aware that the performance of that marvel controller will most likely be pants in comparison to the intel one, and of course your arrays would be split by each controller.

With ZFS in FreeNAS you don't use the hardware RAID anyway, the OS needs to see each disk individually to be able to monitor disk health properly. You are essentially just using them as standard SATA ports.
Ah right, so other than the the controllers and disk , your cpu will be what the bottleneck?

Edited By: bouncy99 on Aug 19, 2014 09:08
bouncy99
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bouncy99
personally prefer my nas's to be small microserver sized, but its a cheap server board.

Agreed, but I needed more disk capacity and the cases that support 10 x 3.5inch disks also tend to be able to take a standard ATX motherboard.

I'm looking at using this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fractal-Design-Define-R4-Case/dp/B008NFWNFO

with something like this to add the extra 3.5" bays:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Icy-Dock-MB-453SPF-B-MB453SPF-B-Aluminium/dp/B00EO4C3BW
just be aware that the performance of that marvel controller will most likely be pants in comparison to the intel one, and of course your arrays would be split by each controller.

With ZFS in FreeNAS you don't use the hardware RAID anyway, the OS needs to see each disk individually to be able to monitor disk health properly. You are essentially just using them as standard SATA ports.
secondcoming
bouncy99
personally prefer my nas's to be small microserver sized, but its a cheap server board.

Agreed, but I needed more disk capacity and the cases that support 10 x 3.5inch disks also tend to be able to take a standard ATX motherboard.

I'm looking at using this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fractal-Design-Define-R4-Case/dp/B008NFWNFO

with something like this to add the extra 3.5" bays:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Icy-Dock-MB-453SPF-B-MB453SPF-B-Aluminium/dp/B00EO4C3BW
just be aware that the performance of that marvel controller will most likely be pants in comparison to the intel one, and of course your arrays would be split by each controller.
nedford
Would oc pentium be good processor for a server?

To be able to use ECC RAM you need a compatible CPU:
http://ark.intel.com/search/advanced/?s=t&Sockets=FCLGA1150&ECCMemory=true

The Intel G3258 looks like a good low budget CPU that fits the bill if you don't need loads of processing power. I wouldn't recommend trying to overclock a server CPU though as the key with servers is stability rather than raw speed.



Edited By: secondcoming on Aug 19, 2014 08:57
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Transcend 16GB DrivePro 200 Dash Cam with Built-In Wi-Fi £75.25 @ LambdaTek delivered

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£89.99 on Amazon with excellent reviews. 2014 AutoExpress Winner: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/accessories-tyres/85715/transcend-drivepro-200 Smooth, detailed Full HD 1080p recording @ 30fps 160 v…
£89.99 on Amazon with excellent reviews. 2014 AutoExpress Winner: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/accessories-tyres/85715/transcend-drivepro-200 Smooth, detailed Full HD 1080p recording @ 30fps 160 v…
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seems to work well! just need to try evening driving out.
Should be trying this out in the next day or so.
All received ok, tested for power up but swapping my car next week so won't be doing any testing until then.
Would like to pass comment let's see if get this ok...
Would anyone who's bought this dashcam please post about their experience at...

http://forum.dashcamtalk.com/threads/transcend-drive-pro-200-wi-fi-fullhd-dash-camera.3354

Not much has been written about this camera, so contributions would be welcome.
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LambdaTek - INTEL BOXDC3217BY Barebone Mini NUC PC £127.90 delivered

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Slightly more than the Pixmania deal I posted for the same item, but a lot of folk put off by Pixmania's poor reputation. LambdaTek on the other hand have a good rep so this might appeal more even tho…
Slightly more than the Pixmania deal I posted for the same item, but a lot of folk put off by Pixmania's poor reputation. LambdaTek on the other hand have a good rep so this might appeal more even tho…
graemeakajimmy Avatar2y, 11m agoFound 2 years, 11 months ago41 Comments
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Hi All

Built mine yesterday and stuck Windows 7 on and it flies with 6GB ram and a 120MB mSata, I did not realise this was the quad core I3 even better value, I am still waiting for my WIFI card to drop through the letterbox now to complete it, It is going to be .... i have no idea yet but at that price had to buy it.

Sounds brilliant.

Would you know if there was room for a mSata > sata convertor at all? Like this:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MSATA-to-SATA-Converter-Card-Small-Tiny-Support-MSATA-Slot-for-System-/271399972954?pt=UK_Computing_Drive_Cables_Adapters&hash=item3f30b2f05a

I've a spare sata ssd drive.

Hi

There is only room for the Msata and WIFI card space is really tight, I have put the WIFI card in now but wondered why the WIFI signal was so poor then realised i forgot to attach the arial :|

All up and running now and i am very impressed with it, It does get a bit warm as there is no fan but this is a lot faster than my ASRock
I3 with 8GB ram it is only a dual core though.

It does have a fan, on the bottom of the motherboard. It is only dual core but it's hyper threaded, so it's got 4 threads like a (non hyperthreaded) quad core.
tanked
tubbyhubby
Hi All

Built mine yesterday and stuck Windows 7 on and it flies with 6GB ram and a 120MB mSata, I did not realise this was the quad core I3 even better value, I am still waiting for my WIFI card to drop through the letterbox now to complete it, It is going to be .... i have no idea yet but at that price had to buy it.

Sounds brilliant.

Would you know if there was room for a mSata > sata convertor at all? Like this:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MSATA-to-SATA-Converter-Card-Small-Tiny-Support-MSATA-Slot-for-System-/271399972954?pt=UK_Computing_Drive_Cables_Adapters&hash=item3f30b2f05a

I've a spare sata ssd drive.

Hi

There is only room for the Msata and WIFI card space is really tight, I have put the WIFI card in now but wondered why the WIFI signal was so poor then realised i forgot to attach the arial :|

All up and running now and i am very impressed with it, It does get a bit warm as there is no fan but this is a lot faster than my ASRock
I3 with 8GB ram it is only a dual core though.


Edited By: tubbyhubby on Mar 08, 2014 07:58
Not much room in it, I used a Crucial 120gb M500 Ssd Msata Drive in mine - works a treat as a Plex player
tanked
tubbyhubby
Hi All

Built mine yesterday and stuck Windows 7 on and it flies with 6GB ram and a 120MB mSata, I did not realise this was the quad core I3 even better value, I am still waiting for my WIFI card to drop through the letterbox now to complete it, It is going to be .... i have no idea yet but at that price had to buy it.

Sounds brilliant.

Would you know if there was room for a mSata > sata convertor at all? Like this:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MSATA-to-SATA-Converter-Card-Small-Tiny-Support-MSATA-Slot-for-System-/271399972954?pt=UK_Computing_Drive_Cables_Adapters&hash=item3f30b2f05a

I've a spare sata ssd drive.
That adapter doesn't supply power AFAIK, there are some that do which I've been thinking of getting to use with a half slim SATA SSD I've got spare. Not sure if enough room inside for the cables though.
I doubt you'd fit a standard 2.5" hdd/SSD in there.

Be better off with a USB caddy for one if those I think. Or one of the newer nuc boards and a case with room for the SSD.
Nah, ssd won't fit. I ordered masta and the guy sent the wrong one by accident, it was a 1.8" ssd, doesn't physically fit even if the connectors were not an issue. The slot is pretty close to the side of the box.

You could run it off USB to make use of the drive, but guessing performance would suffer. I am running mine off USB stick just now until masta drive arrives.

Hope that helps.
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Sony microUSB flash drive for Android 16GB £20.86 at lambda-tek

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Store and transfer files between your smartphone, computer or tablet with the smartphone series MicroVault™ USB flash drive featuring dual micro USB and USB 2.0 connections. 16GB and 32GB. Sony laun…
Store and transfer files between your smartphone, computer or tablet with the smartphone series MicroVault™ USB flash drive featuring dual micro USB and USB 2.0 connections. 16GB and 32GB. Sony laun…
veganway Avatar3y, 2w agoFound 3 years, 2 weeks ago21 Comments
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cold, OTG cable usually £1 on ebay + 16GB flashdrive for around £5 = £6

But this is a different proposition to carrying round the otg cable as well-don't think it is a reason to vote cold. Don't think the thread is based solely on how cheap you can get 16gb of storage connected to your device

not worth £14 more IMO... OTG cables are usually very small anyway :)

The Transcend 32gb OTG flash drive is £16.50 at Amazon so paying £2 for an OTG cable and then maybe £12 for a 32gb regular flash drive gives a £2.50 saving

Edited By: pauldh on Feb 12, 2014 06:59
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cold, OTG cable usually £1 on ebay + 16GB flashdrive for around £5 = £6

But this is a different proposition to carrying round the otg cable as well-don't think it is a reason to vote cold. Don't think the thread is based solely on how cheap you can get 16gb of storage connected to your device

not worth £14 more IMO... OTG cables are usually very small anyway :)
I quite like the look of these, how well do they fit if you have a heavy duty case?
omgpleasespamme
pauldh
leeomendes23
cold, OTG cable usually £1 on ebay + 16GB flashdrive for around £5 = £6

But this is a different proposition to carrying round the otg cable as well-don't think it is a reason to vote cold. Don't think the thread is based solely on how cheap you can get 16gb of storage connected to your device

This is HotUKDeals. Not CheapestPriceForAParticularItem. When compared to other solutions to gain 16GB of extra storage space on a device this is massively over priced. The extra plastic (or lack thereof) does not justify the difference.

Ridiculous point-this isn't simply about getting more storage to your device it is the practicality of having storage on the go that you can use in any device on it's own without separate cables. It's like me saying there's better solutions (because it can be done cheaper) than the speaker deal etc you have posted in the past



Edited By: pauldh on Feb 09, 2014 11:41
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Lenovo B590: Affordable 15.6" Small Business Laptop £299.68 @ Lambda-tek

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I'm after a really basic laptop for Word documents, browsing the internet and it also needs a DVD writer so if you know of a laptop better than this for £300 please post a link! The specs are: Br…
I'm after a really basic laptop for Word documents, browsing the internet and it also needs a DVD writer so if you know of a laptop better than this for £300 please post a link! The specs are: Br…
Sunshine2010 Avatar3y, 5m agoFound 3 years, 5 months ago8 Comments
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You missed the boat mate. You could get a basic full sized lap top for £299 minus £100 cash back last week (all gone now). I similar offer will no doubt reappear soon enough if you have the patience for it.
There's a couple of refurbs on Ebay from Argos, be interested to know if they are any good, was only hoping to spend around £250.
dearley1231
I like this one better. It is £20 more but the CPU is faster and has an SSD/HDD hybrid disk. Battery life in theory should be better with Ivy Bridge but they both say 5-6 hours.

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/HP_Pavilion_Ultrabook_14-b003SA_1299649.html

No optical drive on the ultrabook, and it's a smaller screen.
This laptop is not Processor Type Intel Core i3?
Thanks, really? Happy to go lower spec if you have any suggestions?
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MSI NVIDIA GTX 660Ti 1019MHz 6008MHz 2GB £167.29 @ lambda-tek

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Hi I have ordered ZOTAC GeForce GTX 660 Ti (2GB) Graphics Card (AMP! Edition) from CCL but i received saying stock is not available yet.. so wondering does anyone recommend this for me... ??? This is
Hi I have ordered ZOTAC GeForce GTX 660 Ti (2GB) Graphics Card (AMP! Edition) from CCL but i received saying stock is not available yet.. so wondering does anyone recommend this for me... ??? This is
mshiyam Avatar3y, 7m agoFound 3 years, 7 months ago4 Comments
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Very good price actually. The same card is only Scan's Today Only section for £179.99 and delivery is still another £4.12 so that makes this about £20 cheaper than Scan. Also better than the cheapest price on Amazon which is £185.
Yea this is for the other version without the twinfrozer :|
Picture on Msi is the same as Lamdtek, you just have to search the manufacturers part number N660TI-2GD5/OC. Your pic and review refers to the twin frozr.
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Netgear Prosafe Plus MANAGED 8 Port Gigabit SWITCH. £30.89 + Del. @ Lambdatek £37.04

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Seems like a good price for a SMART MANAGED switch from a reliable company. Egs of use of a managed switch:- Prioritize voice/video Build multiple network groups Troubleshoot cable…
Seems like a good price for a SMART MANAGED switch from a reliable company. Egs of use of a managed switch:- Prioritize voice/video Build multiple network groups Troubleshoot cable…
Jupiter Obscure Avatar3y, 10m agoFound 3 years, 10 months ago2 Comments
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I'd come across that link myself. Then I read the reviews of the company and decided to stay well clear.
http://www.trustpilot.co.uk/review/waeplus.co.uk


Edited By: Jupiter Obscure on Apr 18, 2013 12:24
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Palit GeForce GTX 560 Smart Edition, Lambda Tek, £91.80 Inc Delivery

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I was looking around for a cheap graphic card and came across this. Best deal I could find, but never used LambdaTek before. Only two left. Palit GeForce GTX 560 Smart Edition (1GB GDDR5/PCI Expr…
I was looking around for a cheap graphic card and came across this. Best deal I could find, but never used LambdaTek before. Only two left. Palit GeForce GTX 560 Smart Edition (1GB GDDR5/PCI Expr…
ShineHunter Avatar4y, 2w agoFound 4 years, 2 weeks ago7 Comments
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Good find. I will deliberate about buying one of these and they will be long gone before I decide either way.

I thought the same thing. If you don't mind using eBay it's on there for £84.90, but it's new other (customer return).


Your deal is also a customer return...... "Item condition: ordered in error, open box product in perfect conditions"

Yeah missed that. I do really need to update my gtx260, but I think it can wait.
Will it play Crysis okay?
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3spartan
Good find. I will deliberate about buying one of these and they will be long gone before I decide either way.


I thought the same thing. If you don't mind using eBay it's on there for £84.90, but it's new other (customer return).



Your deal is also a customer return...... "Item condition: ordered in error, open box product in perfect conditions"
I'm desperate. Buy me one. Please.
Wait until March you will have a better selection then unless your desperate
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Wd 3tb red hard drive £117.83 @ Lambda-tek

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cheaper than amazon although not sure on delivery price Shared Via The HUKD App For Android.
cheaper than amazon although not sure on delivery price Shared Via The HUKD App For Android.
graggatt Avatar4y, 3w agoFound 4 years, 3 weeks ago4 Comments
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yeah upon further research you can now get it on amazon for 117 and that's with free delivery

saw that as well, you should check out amazon reviews and picture, poor packaging.
yeah upon further research you can now get it on amazon for 117 and that's with free delivery
Click on buy now and u see this

"RealTime Price & Stock check:

PLEASE NOTE: actual price has increased as of this morning. Our website prices will be updated accordingly overnight.
£107.81 £129.37 inc. VAT"

Cold for me
Not the cheapest due to delivery charges.
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ASROCK FATAL1TY 990FX PRO AMD SB950 ATX 4 D3 2100 GLAN USB 3.0 ESATA £53.71 @ Lambda-tek

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A very good AMD motherboard with support for the latests cpu's.
A very good AMD motherboard with support for the latests cpu's.
Brunomgalmeida Avatar4y, 3m agoFound 4 years, 3 months ago11 Comments
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Didn't work anyway. They cancelled order and refunded, it's in very small print in their T&C's.

I suspect those that ordered this motherboard will get the same as it's showing as £150 inc VAT now
Yea they were coming up as normal price when I checked. Good luck.
Followed the OPs idea and went through the "Design system" route, picking AMD3 FX as the processor. Bought up a list and the FX 8150 came up as a choice at £16.95 exc VAT and delivery. With those included it came to £24.46 delivered.

Ordered it and i've just checked the invoice which says payment has been taken and despatch is being done. There were several processors stupidly cheap including the 4 core 4.2Ghz one at £17 but I think they've corrected themselves as mines now coming up at £126 exc VAT now (after I went back to order more :p ).

The fact they've taken payment though, and they are showing as having many in stock narrows down them trying to get out of it.

Will let you know how I got on
Waterboy8535

Thanks for that. Didn't get one, but using your method bought an 8 Core AMD FX Processor for £24 delivered. Result!!!
How on Earth did you manage that?

Thanks for that. Didn't get one, but using your method bought an 8 Core AMD FX Processor for £24 delivered. Result!!!
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HP N40L Microserver @ LambdaTek £193.21

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Looks the same spec as other recent deals but this has 4GB of memory instead of 2GB and comes with no HDD - please correct me if I am wrong. £93.21 after £100 cashback and choosing cheapest deliv…
Looks the same spec as other recent deals but this has 4GB of memory instead of 2GB and comes with no HDD - please correct me if I am wrong. £93.21 after £100 cashback and choosing cheapest deliv…
nosmo Avatar4y, 4m agoFound 4 years, 4 months ago7 Comments
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My first post and I failed.

Oh well, at least I had you guys to stop me from buying from them :)
Awfull company Lambda-TEK, a staff member came on here and called all of its customers STUPID.

HP delisted them as a partner as they were selling imports as uk stock.

AWFULL COMPANY -

read for yourself before buying
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/190-96-delivered-90-96-after-cash-back-hp-proliant-n40l-1p-2gb-u-emb-sata-nhp-250gb-1258297

DO NOT RISK BUYING ANYTHING FROM THIS COMPANY
Avoid like the plague, bunch of cowboys. These are EU stock and not eligible for cashback.
They are a HP global partner and can be found on the HP website. They are based in Oxford. Does that not qualify?
I heard some were having problems with lambada and cash back, but could be wrong
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Lambda Tek Seagate CONSTELLATION.2 1TB SATA - 2.5IN 7200RPM 64MB 6GB/S (CLEARANCE) £151.70 @ Lambda-tek

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Im looking for a Hard Drive for my second bay in my laptop to do video editing. It needs to be SATA3 and preferably at least 1TB running at least 7200rpm. This is the cheapest I can find this dri…
Im looking for a Hard Drive for my second bay in my laptop to do video editing. It needs to be SATA3 and preferably at least 1TB running at least 7200rpm. This is the cheapest I can find this dri…
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The bottleneck with the mech harddrive is not really the interface, nor the transfer rate but the access time, which is defined by RPMs.
Though note, if the nominal transfer is only achievable at the beginning of the drive, it halves towards the end of the drive.

Anyway, the thing that puts any mech drive to a crawl is fragmentation and multitasking. Fragmentation may slow down drive to 1/20th of the original speed. Thankfully Windows7 defragments drives periodically, which prevents the situation going that critical.

Regarding multitasking: if you read a file and write a file at the same time it will decimate the overall transfer rate as each seek from one location of the disk to the other takes time and then you have access time of 12ms average (lower for drives with faster RPM).
And then imagine antivirus kicking in, OS indexing the drive or creating thumbnails.

That is why I recommend an SSD with stable writes for anything serious as then all becomes dead simple and dead fast.
simon.n08
TBH, Do you REALLY need a 7200RMP HDD?

Heres a Samsung M8 that sells for around £65 and is 5400RPM:
http://www.storagereview.com/samsung_spinpoint_m8_review

And heres the Seagate Constellation.2 7200RPM:

http://www.storagereview.com/seagate_constellation2_and_constellation_es2_hard_drive_review

Have u read the previous comments? 5400 rpm gives the lowest data write speeds out of any drives they may as well be sata1
7200 is better giving 80mbs but still is no where near sata3 speeds

15000rpm is giving 180mbps write speed

Yes if im rendering video taken with a DSLR I meed 80mbps even more if i buy the new GH3!!
But probably this is all unecesary as I dont think im going to be capturing much higher than 80mb/s for a while yet so I can wait for the SSD's and my current set up should be fine
I already have a 128GB samsung for the OS potentially I could upgrade to 2 512GB SSD's and read and write to both of them??
So basically wait till the 512GB SSD drives comes cheaper. Get a 2TB external USB3 to keep all the files and work on stuff off the SSD? That will achieve maximum perforance that an increasing my Ram from 16GB to 32GB
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