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Panasonic RPHT225 Over Ear Headphones £7.20 at Maplin

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Panasonic RPHT225 Over Ear Headphones. These are normally about £12 or so. They have volume control and a useful 3m long lead. Mini jack connection. £7.20 in store. Delivery is a bit steep at £2.99 bu…
wingreen Avatar3w, 3d agoFound 3 weeks, 3 days ago10 Comments
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Reviews on the Argos website complain they are a bit tight on the ears.
Ordered, thanks. I had one before and that was pretty good for many years.
Got mine at argos about a year ago, they are pretty decent sounding. A good robust set of headphones for a bargain price.
mickrick
A pair of Panasonc headphones for £7.20 and its getting voted cold. Unbelievable. Have some heat OP.
Yes that's the illogical and stupid voting mentality of some it would seem. There has to be a dedicated bunch on here that vote cold on almost everything for the fun of it.
mickrick
A pair of Panasonc headphones for £7.20 and its getting voted cold. Unbelievable. Have some heat OP.
Maybe because they are not Bluetooth?
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Soldering Iron Mains Powered 30W/130W down from £11.99 to £7.99 @ Maplin

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Gets great reviews and can use a three-pack of replacement tips (Maplin N72CW) === 30W to 130W mains powered soldering iron that allows you to start soldering by simply plugging the iron in H…
HarryFenner Avatar3w, 4d agoFound 3 weeks, 4 days ago3 Comments
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duction
420 to 450 is way too high, just saying.
Probably OK, if you heat the joint you're working on, before applying the solder.
Just did a double take after seeing the image (the internet has ruined me)
420 to 450 is way too high, just saying.
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Buy one get one free on solar lights - from 90p @ Maplin free C+C

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As above, also free delivery with some !
gazz33 Avatar3w, 4d agoFound 3 weeks, 4 days ago11 Comments
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didnt get the cheap one suggested, but did get a £5 one (well 8 of them) BOGOF
don't think people are expect a flood lid garden! just to last a few years....
I have 8 solar lights from wilkinsons in my garden, cost 85p each. I think they are great for the price, they add a nice sparkle to your garden. you can't expect a flood lit runway for 90p. heat for these
davidbrent
Are these actually any good or are they destined to end up in my shed in a month only to be transferred in a skip after a year which will in turn be emptied into a landfill site in 3-5 years time when I move?


​most likely the latter
I've tried many a cheap solar light and found all to be utter tripe!

Not voting either way.
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Xbox 360 Wireless controller £19.96 @ Maplins

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New Xbox360 Wireless controller from Maplins, delivered or C&C, for under £20. Not the best price these have ever been but deals on them seem few and far between lately. Pics suggest these will be…
capriboycraig Avatar3w, 4d agoFound 3 weeks, 4 days ago9 Comments
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Ours arrived today, as expected it is indeed the newer all black style.
I don't really like feel of the new xb1 controller. If ya getting a controller for PC, this is one of the best options imo.
fr3dy77_sp33d
£24 for xbox 1 controller in amazon. I think this price is not that great tbh

link please?
£24 for xbox 1 controller in amazon. I think this price is not that great tbh
tungst3n
davemhaynes
Should be much cheaper than this by now... :(
This its pretty much the most supported controller in Windows/Steam/Origin/Uplay - and probably why its still a high price.

Guessing you haven't used the xbox 1 controller...
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Yale Compact Safe £27.99 with free delivery @ Maplin

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Bought this to keep a few bits and bobs safe. Great size and free delivery too.
idris19 Avatar3w, 4d agoFound 3 weeks, 4 days ago24 Comments
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Great for keeping personal things away from the kids 8)
Rob2007
Graham1979
Comes with extra potato which can be used as a key if you forget the code.


I don't get your joke? :|


Haha google how to get in a safe with a Potato.
BigYoSpeck
xavierzzz
A pro thief told me he loves to see people having a small safe in their house, don't need to look around, just take the whole thing.

So buy a safe as a decoy, put a brick in it for them to take and carry on hiding things under my mattress?


​Ssssh! Your letting out my secret.
xavierzzz
A pro thief told me he loves to see people having a small safe in their house, don't need to look around, just take the whole thing.


​well I keep only old cheque book in my one not any valuables but it's there so look 4 nothing else and nowhere else....
And on top of nothing pricy in there it will take good 30 minutes to pull it off the wall but best of luck
Bought a similar one from Argos for £29.99 to keep (prescribed) drugs in away from little hands. My diamonds however are just lying around glinting in the sun, next to an open window...
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Xbox Live £25 Credit - £19.96 Maplin

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Thought this was a reasonable deal nowadays - Xbox is always getting expensive. Please be aware that stock is low on this item...
adam3582 Avatar3w, 4d agoFound 3 weeks, 4 days ago7 Comments
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It says "Last Few In Store" so I'm not sure why this is expired.
Ordered two of these yesterday. Although my store had none in stock, I was able to do click n collect and they say it'll be there by Friday :D
That's Gears Of War 4 paid for.
£10 for £8.10 too, 40 miles from me rather than 80 :D:

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/xbox-live-10-credit-a34lz
djd4ws0n
Nice find, some in stock < 10 miles from me. Heat.

Or not... just received the following;

"Unfortunately on this occassion the following items from your order were unavailable. If you wish to discuss these items in further detail you can contact our customer care team directly who will be happy to assist."
Nice find, some in stock < 10 miles from me. Heat.

Edited By: djd4ws0n on Sep 01, 2016 09:22
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Maplin 30w/60w mains soldering iron 96p @ Maplin - Free c&c

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Dual wattage mains powered soldering iron that allows you to select the relevant power required for your soldering task •Heats up in 10 minutes to give you a stable and constant temperature so you
markit Avatar3w, 5d agoFound 3 weeks, 5 days ago28 Comments
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Zoneplayer
Has anyone actually received one they've ordered for 96p still showing 'Pending' against my order?
Does it actually work those that have one?
presumably it was a pricing error?


​Received, collected today. And switches on
Has anyone actually received one they've ordered for 96p still showing 'Pending' against my order?
Does it actually work those that have one?
presumably it was a pricing error?
order was confirmed via email, but had another email today, stated item has not been dispatched
Sorry, there is insufficient stock to add this product to your basket.
Muig1972
I've never seen a soldering iron like that before. It feeds the solder onto the tip when you press the trigger, so you have one hand free.

I hear what your saying, and it's true!, hehehe, but it's basically more in-line with that what another person's comment said here:

aLV426
Heat added for sharing the deal - but seriously who would use this? It's more like a plumbers iron than one used for electronic work!

Yes, this resembles that moreso of a Mig Welder, that's true?, but I like not just the coolness of it's appearance, but also that of it's practical usage appeal too?. :-)

It is what it is I guess ..... lol.
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Einhell BT-MG 220 E Multitool Kit 75% off £9.96 free c&c from Maplin

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seems like an awesome deal if your in need of a multi tool for DIY purposes. may even be worth purchase as a backup if it uses the common tool fittings. Einhell BT-MG 220 E Multitool Kit With Elec…
acaize Avatar3w, 5d agoFound 3 weeks, 5 days ago75 Comments
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hiralv
Seeing as maplin messed up big time
.. How about this from homebase

http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/guild-multi-function-tool---250w-464565


​Thanks, didn't realise I needed one when this was on special but heading over to Homebase today to pick one up
My cancelled and refunded ebay order was delivered today. The funny thing is although I ordered it on ebay it shows up in my order history on the Maplin website.
me too, :{
hiralv
Am I right in thinking whoever bought one has possibly had their payment refunded and then still sent out and received?... I call that double heat! Good on anyone who does lol

Yep, that's what's happened to me. 8)
pleased Maplin pulled through in the end for some of not most of us at least.. received mine today too. 8)
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CM Storm Sirus 5.1 Surround Gaming Headset @ Maplin - £29.96

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CM Storm Sirus 5.1 Surround Gaming Headset • True 5.1 Surround Sound. • On-The-Fly Rear, Centre, & Front speaker control for maximum sound customization. • Interchangeable ear-cups for breath…
miaomiaobaubau Avatar3w, 5d agoFound 3 weeks, 5 days ago12 Comments
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to anyone that recently bought this headset: any good or bad comments?? especially with window 10
Reebok Ron
imcconvey
Had two of these in the past. Both broke. Have fun wasting your money.
Your statement might have some worth if you explained exactly how they broke. (_;)
Glady, the drivers themselves becoming crackly, clicking noises, muddy and cutting out. In other words F*CKED. Both headsets this happened to. Enjoy.
imcconvey
Had two of these in the past. Both broke. Have fun wasting your money.

Your statement might have some worth if you explained exactly how they broke. (_;)
Will they work with Xbox One? Through USB/optical or gamepad jack? Any experience?
tonysat
General question? Are these type of headsets any good for watching movies on a PC, with regards the surround effect? Thanks.

Should be decent.
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Xbox 360 Wireless Controller with Play and Charge Kit £14.96 instore/online @ Maplin

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Sold out online. You can check stock in your local store on the link. Official Microsoft wireless controller for the Xbox 360 with a rechargeable battery pack and lead
Biboboy Avatar3w, 5d agoFound 3 weeks, 5 days ago13 Comments
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Has anyone had there order sent? Mine is still processing.
In case it helps anyone, wireless controller is under 20 notes today:

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/xbox-360-wireless-controller-n24gj
Shame that the website now thinks they're out of stock everywhere - Click and Collect option is greyed out so can't check anywhere. Suppose I could phone around but the chances of finding one seem slim.

NotNickCave
hot.. weird how they have just the controller on its own for £31.49 and £14.99 for just the charge & play kit. free delivery also. Im tempted to get a spare as its great for pc games.
It's the Xbox One wireless controller that's £31.39. They've got the Xbox 360 controller on its own for £19.96. But yeah, it's still weird that the bundle is less than half the price of the items separately (and even 3p cheaper than the play and charge kit on its own!).


jmshaw
NotNickCave
hot.. weird how they have just the controller on its own for £31.49 and £14.99 for just the charge & play kit. free delivery also. Im tempted to get a spare as its great for pc games.
just a heads up, wireless 360 controllers require an adapter to be used on pc as play and charge kits only transmit power not data.
Yeah, and they use RF (radio frequency) rather than Bluetooth, so even having a Bluetooth-enabled PC won't help. On the plus side, you can get third party adapters for around £3 that work just as well as the official ones. The 360 controller is still the best solution for PC gaming as the Xbox One controller is more expensive to start with, then its PC wireless adapter is stupidly overpriced. But there is now a new Bluetooth Xbox One controller so that might change things!
Can't seem to search a store.
reserved thanks.. just need to get mum to collect now lol
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Xbox Live Gold - 12 Month Membership Card £29.96 @ Maplin free delivery

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Plus possible 4% Quidco. Possible 6.36% TCB. You can order by phone 0333 400 9500
DADSCAB Avatar3w, 5d agoFound 3 weeks, 5 days ago35 Comments
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404 Page Not Found
Product with code 'A36LZ' not found!
Aaaand it's gone. :/
yeah, not working now
Right I have sent DM's to all those who requested to know which site but let me publicly stipulate again in this thread that they are not the most reliable retailer and I myself would avoid them on recent form.

There seem to be lots more unhappy punters in recent times, though when I used them I never had a problem but that was then and this is now so you pay your dough you take your chances.
Looks like it's gone now getting 404 error page not found
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Star Wars Buddy Stormtrooper 2-in-1 Kids Night Light and Torch - £4.96 (C&C) - Maplin (+£2.99 Delivered)

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Just spotted these. They're £4.96 if your local store has them stocked (I did a check and there are a few that do), or £7.95 delivered. They also stock them on their eBay and Amazon store if you ha…
BuzzDuraband Avatar4w, 3h agoFound 4 weeks, 3 hours ago9 Comments
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I see the face too
Hang on.... aren't these the bad guys!
Creepy glowing head. Reserved. Cheers OP.
Anyone else notice the photo on Maplins makes it look like a smiling monkey when used as a torch? :D
Just ordered 2 each of my boys
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BenQ XL2420Z 144hz 24 inch Gaming Monitor £197.99 delivered @ Maplin

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Great 144hz monitor for a decent price. Product details BenQ XL2420Z 24 inch Gaming Monitor • 24 inch LED monitor ideal for gaming on a big screen • Screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 for a
whatsthescenario Avatar1m, 1d agoFound 1 month, 1 day ago8 Comments
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looking for a 2k lightboost tech 144hz any recommendations
sam_of_london
Negative. Very expensive. No displayport, 4k or 144hz for this price. Can even buy 4k or 144hz monitor with displayport at Amazon or ebuyer at this price.

This is the XL2420Z, 144hz 1080p using the same panel the XL2411Z uses. So it does have 144hz...
I'd also like the link for this £119 monitor from Amazon
sam_of_london
Adaptive sync with better specs only £119 at Amazon and Ebuyer
link please
Adaptive sync with better specs only £119 at Amazon and Ebuyer
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DJI Phantom 3 Advanced with extra battery £749.99 potentially £712.49 with free next day delivery @ Maplin

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Item: DJI Phantom 3 Advanced with extra battery £749.99 potentially £712.49 after 5% manager's discount at Maplin. Background: After hours of research I decided to buy a drone, specifically the DJ…
SuperSai18 Avatar1m, 2d agoFound 1 month, 2 days ago40 Comments
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Maplin doing 10% discount for Students this month. Ordered P3A from them but the courier appears to have lost it.
If you are spending £700+ then my advice would be spend a little extra and go for the Phantom 4, it has a vast number of improvements but specifically has extra sensors to prevent it crashing into stuff, "auto following" allowing it to follow you by simply clicking you, much faster, further range, better camera, longer lasting battery and numerous other improvements.

The Phantom 3 Advanced can be had for £500-600 if you look around, DJI also have a student discount of 20% on their online store on the older Phantom Models.
AN_786
Biggunspaul
submerged
Biggunspaul
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Pointless expensive toys..
Why pointless ?
They are capable of shooting footage that looks stunning and until a few years ago you would have had to hire a helicopter to achieve the same/worse results.
I bet you have watched a tv show or film that has used footage shot with a drone,so clearly they have their uses.
As for the cost,again it would cost hundreds,if not thousands to get the same footage from a helicopter,so I'd say it's actually quite a small price to pay for anyone who wants video or still shot from above.
I can see the use if professional yeah but not for anything else plus you get into trouble using em etc.
I've recently taken mine on holiday abroad and I got some stunning video footage of my family on the beaches and of our villa,and it will always be taken abroad from now on.so you don't have to be a professional to get benefits from a drone.
As for trouble,I've never had any trouble when flying mine.Infact when I send my drone up it always attracts positive attention from young and old.
May I ask what model you have? I'm planning on buying a reasonably priced drone to take on holiday too. Thanks.

I have the phantom 3 standard.Apart from doing a distance test I always fly the drone within close proximity (400ft or less normally) as the footage I record is normally of just my family,so being miles away is no interest to me really.

If you want to take the drone abroad I can highly recommend the hard shell cases,I use one and they are great.I picked one up from eBay for under £40 delivered.
Biggunspaul
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Biggunspaul
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Pointless expensive toys..
Why pointless ?
They are capable of shooting footage that looks stunning and until a few years ago you would have had to hire a helicopter to achieve the same/worse results.
I bet you have watched a tv show or film that has used footage shot with a drone,so clearly they have their uses.
As for the cost,again it would cost hundreds,if not thousands to get the same footage from a helicopter,so I'd say it's actually quite a small price to pay for anyone who wants video or still shot from above.
I can see the use if professional yeah but not for anything else plus you get into trouble using em etc.
I've recently taken mine on holiday abroad and I got some stunning video footage of my family on the beaches and of our villa,and it will always be taken abroad from now on.so you don't have to be a professional to get benefits from a drone.
As for trouble,I've never had any trouble when flying mine.Infact when I send my drone up it always attracts positive attention from young and old.
May I ask what model you have? I'm planning on buying a reasonably priced drone to take on holiday too. Thanks.
sledwich
Can I just check is this something that I need to call the store for. Is the extra manager discount something you negotiated on or advertised. Thanks
It was offered to me on 2 occasions by 2 different members of staff. However I have just seen that Jessops have brought back the offer of £699 for the P3A + extra battery
http://www.jessops.com/online.store/products/96639/Show.html?PPCCat=Default&PPCAlwaysOn=True&nst=0&gclid=CJnPsp3x3s4CFUQaGwodDAcNgA
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Western Digital 4TB My Book Studio USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive for Mac £98.99 free c&c @ Maplin

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Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe this is a great deal for 4TB regardless of whether you have a Mac. I've ordered one anyway
kestrel1960 Avatar1m, 2d agoFound 1 month, 2 days ago29 Comments
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morty
BigYoSpeck
morty
BigYoSpeck
rastbury
What drives are in these?
I'd assume WD Black drives. WD tend to colour the label on the box as per the contained internal drive. For instance the cheap 5tb WD Elements drives I have had a blue label on the box and a blue drive inside, some people had green in theirs.
The site graphics have a black label, by no means a guarantee, but from the 7200 rpm spin rate odds are it's a black drive.
And this should answer people questioning it's price over cheaper drives, which will have a 5400-5900 rpm drive inside. It will be louder and hotter though so do you really need the extra speed?
There is no need to have 7200 drives when they are external all it is doing is generating more heat which is why those drives with 7200 tend to have overheating issues (normal people don't know this need to use software to see this) but it's a selling numbers people alays think because it's faster it will be better retail places love to use this as sales pitches.
I have a WD black in my PC I would never use it in one of these enclosures no benefit at all and it runs warm in PC.
If some one has purchased one open it up see what is inside also don't forget to change the parking time if it is non black drive.
Why is there less need for a fast drive in an external enclosure than as an internal drive?
That said the Green drives in my WD Elements got hot and were noisy before I de-cased them, I'd imagine thermal and noise wouldn't be comfortable with a 7200 rpm drive.
usb isn't all that it is more about burst speed and the controller chips tend to be limited anyway people will claim this is not the case anymore but it still is (benchmarks are not that great it's better to test with real files different sizes which does show this up)
The WD black is for gamers so putting it in usb is a waste (only console people would use it for that and it's not advertised for that) what WD do is they put in which ever stock they have left so it is luck of the draw what you get inside (they do not advisertise this as being quicker drive that is maplins)http://support.wdc.com/KnowledgeBase/answer.aspx?ID=1704 that explains it so unless they state it as gamers drive or designed for nas you get random drives incase anyone thought i was making it up
I wouldn't trust a black in one of these I can see it getting very hot WD state upto 95c but I don't trust that when you start running at 70c you are killing the drive not instant but it will not last long this is why laptops always use the lower speed drives.

USB 3 has way more bandwidth than a black can saturate so the speed benefit is still there over a slower drive
BigYoSpeck
morty
BigYoSpeck
rastbury
What drives are in these?
I'd assume WD Black drives. WD tend to colour the label on the box as per the contained internal drive. For instance the cheap 5tb WD Elements drives I have had a blue label on the box and a blue drive inside, some people had green in theirs.
The site graphics have a black label, by no means a guarantee, but from the 7200 rpm spin rate odds are it's a black drive.
And this should answer people questioning it's price over cheaper drives, which will have a 5400-5900 rpm drive inside. It will be louder and hotter though so do you really need the extra speed?
There is no need to have 7200 drives when they are external all it is doing is generating more heat which is why those drives with 7200 tend to have overheating issues (normal people don't know this need to use software to see this) but it's a selling numbers people alays think because it's faster it will be better retail places love to use this as sales pitches.
I have a WD black in my PC I would never use it in one of these enclosures no benefit at all and it runs warm in PC.
If some one has purchased one open it up see what is inside also don't forget to change the parking time if it is non black drive.
Why is there less need for a fast drive in an external enclosure than as an internal drive?
That said the Green drives in my WD Elements got hot and were noisy before I de-cased them, I'd imagine thermal and noise wouldn't be comfortable with a 7200 rpm drive.

usb isn't all that it is more about burst speed and the controller chips tend to be limited anyway people will claim this is not the case anymore but it still is (benchmarks are not that great it's better to test with real files different sizes which does show this up)

The WD black is for gamers so putting it in usb is a waste (only console people would use it for that and it's not advertised for that) what WD do is they put in which ever stock they have left so it is luck of the draw what you get inside (they do not advisertise this as being quicker drive that is maplins)

http://support.wdc.com/KnowledgeBase/answer.aspx?ID=1704 that explains it so unless they state it as gamers drive or designed for nas you get random drives incase anyone thought i was making it up

I wouldn't trust a black in one of these I can see it getting very hot WD state upto 95c but I don't trust that when you start running at 70c you are killing the drive not instant but it will not last long this is why laptops always use the lower speed drives.
morty
BigYoSpeck
rastbury
What drives are in these?
I'd assume WD Black drives. WD tend to colour the label on the box as per the contained internal drive. For instance the cheap 5tb WD Elements drives I have had a blue label on the box and a blue drive inside, some people had green in theirs.
The site graphics have a black label, by no means a guarantee, but from the 7200 rpm spin rate odds are it's a black drive.
And this should answer people questioning it's price over cheaper drives, which will have a 5400-5900 rpm drive inside. It will be louder and hotter though so do you really need the extra speed?
There is no need to have 7200 drives when they are external all it is doing is generating more heat which is why those drives with 7200 tend to have overheating issues (normal people don't know this need to use software to see this) but it's a selling numbers people alays think because it's faster it will be better retail places love to use this as sales pitches.
I have a WD black in my PC I would never use it in one of these enclosures no benefit at all and it runs warm in PC.
If some one has purchased one open it up see what is inside also don't forget to change the parking time if it is non black drive.

Why is there less need for a fast drive in an external enclosure than as an internal drive?

That said the Green drives in my WD Elements got hot and were noisy before I de-cased them, I'd imagine thermal and noise wouldn't be comfortable with a 7200 rpm drive.
BigYoSpeck
rastbury
What drives are in these?
I'd assume WD Black drives. WD tend to colour the label on the box as per the contained internal drive. For instance the cheap 5tb WD Elements drives I have had a blue label on the box and a blue drive inside, some people had green in theirs.
The site graphics have a black label, by no means a guarantee, but from the 7200 rpm spin rate odds are it's a black drive.
And this should answer people questioning it's price over cheaper drives, which will have a 5400-5900 rpm drive inside. It will be louder and hotter though so do you really need the extra speed?

There is no need to have 7200 drives when they are external all it is doing is generating more heat which is why those drives with 7200 tend to have overheating issues (normal people don't know this need to use software to see this) but it's a selling numbers people alays think because it's faster it will be better retail places love to use this as sales pitches.

I have a WD black in my PC I would never use it in one of these enclosures no benefit at all and it runs warm in PC.

If some one has purchased one open it up see what is inside also don't forget to change the parking time if it is non black drive.
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5 LED & UV Magnifier £1.80 free click collect or £2.99 delivery or free on £10 @ Maplin

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Another handy tool to have if you need a magnifying glass with a light, seem to be 5+ everywhere else I've looked Batteries included too :)
ando Avatar1m, 3d agoFound 1 month, 3 days ago3 Comments
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Ordered 2 thanks...
Have just ordered 3. Great price down from £4.99 each
Maybe...........hopefully...........one day.........I will find a use for this, as I have just purchased one. Thanks op. ;) DAM YOU HUKD's
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RAID Ultra ATA 133 PCI Card PATA £2.70 free click collect or £2.99 delivery or free on £10 @ Maplin

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Probably not going to be much use to most people but a lot of newer boards in the past 5 years no longer come with a IDE port, needed one today to hook up a IDE drive, cheap and always come in handy i…
ando Avatar1m, 3d agoFound 1 month, 3 days ago39 Comments
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ro53ben
Surely a deal for a parallel port printer next?
My 3DFX was an AGP Voodoo Banshee!

Parallel port printers are still useful as there is still stuff about that uses one, probably the same reason you can still buy dot matrix printers (although new ones are insanely expensive due to the lack of demand)
VashTheStampede
p2fyre
I couldn't afford a 3DFX Voodoo.. ended up getting a Riva TNT2 :) I think that replaced my 8MB ATI Rage hahahahaha!

haritori
zba78
haritori
sam_of_london
kester76
PCI, I'm still rocking ISA ;)
​Isa was so crap. Happy it RIP.
Once upon a time thats all there was, PCI wasnt really an option until the first 3DFX cards appeared, AGP wasnt even a thought..
I'm sure my first 3dfx was pci. A 4mb card that had a pass-through cable to connect to my existing 1mb or 2mb 2d card
It would of been, i dont think any 3D cards used ISA slots. Although i'm sure 3DFX cards were both 2D and 3D, Power VR on the other hand has passthrough.


voodoo 1 and voodoo 2 were 3d only, and needed a seperate 2d card. the car dof choice was a matrox mistique 4mb.
voodoo 3 w was agp 1x, and pci and was 2d and 3d.


also, the 32 mb riva tnt 2 whaich was out at the time, wiped the floor with the voodoo 3.


My friend owned the mystique and persuaded him to get a 3DFX card after seeing the mechwarrior screenshots. The difference was night and day. I think I owned a milleniunm and later a G200 marvel. GPU passthrough was a pain as I owned a matrox marvel, voodoo 2 and hollywood plus card linkes by two cables. Utter ball ache when I had to swap the cards in the PCI slots just to get it to work. Sigma tech support were zero help on the matter​
Surely a deal for a parallel port printer next?

My 3DFX was an AGP Voodoo Banshee!
Cattle
kester76
PCI, I'm still rocking ISA ;)
Wow I can only dream of ISA, my Zorro III slot will have to do ;)

pci [intel] took alot of the tech from the zorro II/III slots, mostly the autoconfig which just worked
haritori
Gold Feet
haritori
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kester76
PCI, I'm still rocking ISA ;)
​Isa was so crap. Happy it RIP.
Once upon a time thats all there was, PCI wasnt really an option until the first 3DFX cards appeared, AGP wasnt even a thought..
MCA bus
That was in competition to ISA around the same time, I never used anything that required it.

MCA was superior and there would have been no need for PCI had IBM handled it better. It's classed as one of their biggest mistakes.
Not many people would have used it apart from those of us with PS/2s.
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Brunton car adapter power bank £13.49 instore @ Maplin

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Having recently seeing these "Brunton" power banks in an outdoor sales store I found them very interesting and as I saw the prices I felt less so, being priced around £30 so I thought I'd advertise th…
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ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 OC STRIX 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card £274.99 delivered @ Maplin

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ASUS Strix GTX 980 gaming graphics card is factory-overclocked at 1279 MHz and packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU II to deliver cooler, quieter, and faster performance for inc…
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Slower than £180 competitor from AMD and has no DX12. Cold
Does make me laugh, i posted this for less that £230 a couple of months ago and got frozen the hell out.

Two months later and it is still right back up there in price again (despite everyone's insitance it would be worthless now) and the 1060 strix is £300+

Face it, you can't post a 980 deal anymore!
CartoonHead78
this is a joke surely. msi version was £219 on Amazon yesterday don't know about today, I paid less than that for my Asus strix over 8months ago!


​this is a 980 not a 970
this is a joke surely. msi version was £219 on Amazon yesterday don't know about today, I paid less than that for my Asus strix over 8months ago!

Edited By: CartoonHead78 on Aug 23, 2016 20:48: edit
think most people will vote cold as this is similar to the 1060 which is newer and costs less. Has come down in price but need to be less than the 1060 for it to be a real deal
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REDUCED FURTHER: Mad Catz R.A.T 3 Gaming Mouse £19.96 Delivered @ Maplin.co.uk

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• Wired gaming mouse with three programmable buttons and a scroll wheel • 450-3500 adjustable dpi optical mouse • Ergonomic right handed design with optimally placed buttons • Reliable wired
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bought this last week, decent mouse for 20quid, not the best but certainly usable.
light, smooth and reasonably adjustable in dpi. 450 / 900 / 1800 / 3500. i personally use it at 1800 dpi as i find this is the best all round for a 1080p monitor.

the plate at the rear of the mouse is actually adjustable but there is nowhere that tells you this until you strip the mouse apart. To adjust you have to undo the right hand side plate and that will reveal the screw that holds the rear plate on. Unscrew that and slide back to reveal 5 other screw hole positions.

One issue i found was that the scroll button / middle mouse button was too easy to click. ie. it required very little force to click it. for example when scrolling quickly through a document / web page it clicked by accident. I fixed this by inserting a very thin piece of foam in between the switch and the contact point on the mouse wheel. It has made it perfect now. this does require stripping the mouse and if anyone needs a guide, let me know.
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