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PS4 pro 1tb Console £319.00 @ simplygames

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£319.00 @ Simply Games
i know there are deals with games and controllers if needed, but this seems a good price if you just need the console. SPECTACULAR GRAPHICS 4K TV owners can experience higher quality visuals, such… Read More
i know there are deals with games and controllers if needed, but this seems a good price if you just need the console. SPECTACULAR GRAPHICS 4K TV owners can experience higher quality visuals, such…
billysablo Avatar15h, 46m agoFound 15 hours, 46 minutes ago23 Comments
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H51NGH
Would like the pro version, but i can't be bothered will the hassle of selling my ps4. But good price heat added

If it's the original ps4, CEX are offering £119 in store credit. ...
kasimthegreen
Tried to buy a pro from gumtree got nowhere

Only purchase with a receipt for warranty purposes. Otherwise, Sony work of the production date which can be months before the purchase date. Stay safe when purchasing.

Another cheaper way is to buy Game vouchers at 85% of face value from various buying sites. That should help reduce the price by £45.
Would like the pro version, but i can't be bothered will the hassle of selling my ps4. But good price heat added
kasimthegreen
Tried to buy a pro from gumtree got nowhere

Tried selling mine on Gumtree but got nothing but timewasters
Tried to buy a pro from gumtree got nowhere
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PS4 Slim 1tb plus Watch dogs £249.00 1 and 2 at Zavvi

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£249.00 @ Zavvi
Looks a pretty good deal. Been looking for one of these for my son. Seems good value for 1tb slim model, but will probably go cold :) Read More
Looks a pretty good deal. Been looking for one of these for my son. Seems good value for 1tb slim model, but will probably go cold :)
iharrold Avatar1d, 17h agoFound 1 day, 17 hours ago10 Comments
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luffydude
Not worth it, buying slim with uncharted 4 for £50 less is far superior value. Uncharted 4 is a masterpiece while watchdogs 1 is crap and watch dogs 2 is mediocre at best

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/playstation-4-500gb-uncharted-4-199-99-smyths-online-instore-2672802

Also buying the ps4 pro with Horizon is a much better deal

But then you need to make up the 500GB less storage you would get. Unless you have a spare External HDD knocking about.

iharrold
luffydude
Not worth it, buying slim with uncharted 4 for £50 less is far superior value. Uncharted 4 is a masterpiece while watchdogs 1 is crap and watch dogs 2 is mediocre at besthttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/playstation-4-500gb-uncharted-4-199-99-smyths-online-instore-2672802
Also buying the ps4 pro with Horizon is a much better deal
Hi, thanks for feedback. I needed 1tb so found this a good deal. I agree Unchartered 4 is awesome as are all the unchartered games

You can get an external 1tb drive, making you have 1tb and 500gb discs for less than the £50 difference. OR if you don't want to save money at all, why not just get a PS4 Pro for a few more quid?

It's not a good deal at all. As pointed out above, this is exactly the same deal as the Black Friday, around 6 months have past since then so the value is much much lower. it's just not worth buying 1tb slims at the moment







Edited By: luffydude on Apr 25, 2017 10:06
Thank
Same deal as Black Friday last year so no heat
mango.carrot
A decent deal, I really enjoyed Watch Dogs, and 2 is supposed to be even better. You might get £15-20 for them when you sell them which will pay for Uncharted 4

Agree with the Watch Dogs 1 comment, a lot better than I expected it to be. Certainly far from crap!
A decent deal, I really enjoyed Watch Dogs, and 2 is supposed to be even better. You might get £15-20 for them when you sell them which will pay for Uncharted 4
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My Passport recertified 2TB USB 2&3 Portable Hard Drive - £54.99 delivered @ Western Digital

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Available in; Blue Black Red Orange Yellow White Capacity 2TB Original price £94.99 Now: £54.99 Free delivery Interface USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 compatible Additional Details • Aut… Read More
Available in; Blue Black Red Orange Yellow White Capacity 2TB Original price £94.99 Now: £54.99 Free delivery Interface USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 compatible Additional Details • Aut…
sinxa Avatar2d, 9h agoFound 2 days, 9 hours ago31 Comments
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bamhicks
can anyone tell me if this wd external hdd has a 3yr warranty or a 6month warranty? It says 3yr on the link but says 6 month on the listing text above?
The 3-year warranty mentioned on the page is for new products and so is incorrect. WD's warranty page states that all recertified products have a 6-month warranty.

thanks Dave, 6 months is a bit risky for me. but i guess thats why they are cheap
bamhicks
can anyone tell me if this wd external hdd has a 3yr warranty or a 6month warranty? It says 3yr on the link but says 6 month on the listing text above?
The 3-year warranty mentioned on the page is for new products and so is incorrect. WD's warranty page states that all recertified products have a 6-month warranty.
can anyone tell me if this wd external hdd has a 3yr warranty or a 6month warranty? It says 3yr on the link but says 6 month on the listing text above?

Edited By: bamhicks on Apr 25, 2017 10:31
Just want to let anyone know that they should create an account first during checkout rather than go the direct paypal route, to avoid problems further down the line.

The generated password they issue you with only allows you to view order status, print invoice for proof of purchase. You can't request returns here and trying to login using my email address and ON throws up an unrecognised email error.
Ordered for my son for his Xbox one, many thanks.
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HP Omen 15-ax202na, 15.6” Gaming Laptop with Intel i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 128GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Full HD – Black - £749.00 @ Tesco Direct (C&C)

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Windows 10 Home 64 Latest generation Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ processor 39.6 cm (15.6") diagonal Full-HD (1920 x 1080) display 8GB RAM with 128GB SSD and 1TB storage NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 105… Read More
Windows 10 Home 64 Latest generation Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ processor 39.6 cm (15.6") diagonal Full-HD (1920 x 1080) display 8GB RAM with 128GB SSD and 1TB storage NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 105…
Dave2843 Avatar3d, 16h agoFound 3 days, 16 hours ago3 Comments
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I want to buy a gaming laptop or PC to play a game called black desert online. Anyone recommend this laptop? :|


I bought the laptop when it was £740 and it is a good laptop.

Plays most games on medium settings, it is a good laptop for the price.. However IMO the screen is matte and pretty dark at times, so might be better to look elsewhere.
I want to buy a gaming laptop or PC to play a game called black desert online. Anyone recommend this laptop? :|
Is a good price for the laptop at present.

But it will probably go cold as was £740 a few weeks ago with a free Xbox elite controller.
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Synology DS415+/24TB-RED (4 x 6 TB) 24 TB Network Attached Storage £554.80 @ Amazon

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Up to 24 TB Personal Multimedia Bank 1080p Full HD Video Transcoding on the Fly Concurrent Multi-Channel Streaming DLNA-Certified Media Server 1.6GHz Dual Core CPU with Floating Point Unit Read More
Up to 24 TB Personal Multimedia Bank 1080p Full HD Video Transcoding on the Fly Concurrent Multi-Channel Streaming DLNA-Certified Media Server 1.6GHz Dual Core CPU with Floating Point Unit
yoyelp Avatar4d, 10h agoFound 4 days, 10 hours ago162 Comments
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DoctorDeals
totally getting one

Me too
hmmm .... nnnngh .... starting to think of a data migration strategy if it comes .... chickens hatching and all that ... heh
totally getting one
Lol - why is everyone still talking like we are going to get these not going to happen - time to move on.
Still no cancellation.
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WD My Book for Mac 3TB £50.00 Tesco instore

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Probably store specific but worth a check if your instore. EAN 718038811901 Read More
Probably store specific but worth a check if your instore. EAN 718038811901
nofxuk Avatar4d, 12h agoFound 4 days, 12 hours ago11 Comments
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found and bought in yeovil was in a display case
Well I picked up two 3tb in Hayes they had the Mac version with SEL on the shelf with empty box but couldn't locate, however they brought out the non Mac version for 53. The 2TB is at 48 and marked as such, but the 3 was not so may be elsewhere... I'll paya separate deal in a while
HappyShopper
Typical.
I paid £71.14 for one of these on 6 April off the back of a deal that was posted here.
Drive is still shrink wrapped so wonder if I can return it and re-buy it?

For sure you can - just choose the SA wisely - a nice, pleasant happy person and you will be fine - assuming you have the receipt??? Do it today - you are within the 28 days etc and SA's are always content on a Sat
Typical.

I paid £71.14 for one of these on 6 April off the back of a deal that was posted here.

Drive is still shrink wrapped so wonder if I can return it and re-buy it?
Mentos
rnem170
I checked two stores last week - both had empty shelves. Not a new offier.
Did you ask them to check the stockroom? Both the stores I got them from didn't have them on the shelf. I just told them I'd checked they had stock before coming (to avoid the "if they're not on the shelf.....we aint got them" response).
Thanks for EAN code - will give this a go
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Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8 TB USB 3.0 Desktop, 3.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC and Mac with Integrated 2 Port USB Hub £204.27 del @ Amazon

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Two integrated high-speed USB 3.0 ports on the front allow you to connect and recharge your other USB devices Formatted for Windows computers out of the box Install the provided NTFS driver for Mac Read More
Two integrated high-speed USB 3.0 ports on the front allow you to connect and recharge your other USB devices Formatted for Windows computers out of the box Install the provided NTFS driver for Mac
OllieSt Avatar4d, 21h agoFound 4 days, 21 hours ago3 Comments
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does this work underwater?
Had the 3TB and 4TB.... all makes.........most have had problems
Always found the 2TB to be the best, cheapish, quick, and for keeping data safe...will only use these for now

No longer trust these HUGE drives of any make...... ;)
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SanDisk SSD PLUS 240 GB up to 530 MB/s Sata III 2.5 inch Internal SSD £69.99 - Amazon

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Been looking for a reasonably priced SSD for a while - this has just dropped in price so couldn't resist! As a thought, if possible, add 'Hard drive' in the description so it shows up in such a sea… Read More
Been looking for a reasonably priced SSD for a while - this has just dropped in price so couldn't resist! As a thought, if possible, add 'Hard drive' in the description so it shows up in such a sea…
scadsman Avatar5d, 18h agoFound 5 days, 18 hours ago51 Comments
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fishmaster
I can tell you from first hand experience as I'v
Zzz..

There's other letters in the alphabet that you can use to form sentences with, it's fun, have a go sometime :)
fishmaster
I can tell you from first hand experience as I'v
Zzz..
I think the comparison was SSD to nvme.
fishmaster
ro53ben
Having a drive that is 5-6 times quicker is no use unless you:
1) Install games
2) Play games
3) Edit video files
4) Rip/convert audio files
5) Rip/convert video files.
6) Install OS updates
7) Use a paging file.
Otherwise they are no use at all. But in that case you may as well be using a netbook or tablet as you don't need a PC to browse the internet or write a Word document.
I can tell you from first hand experience as I've sold over 7,000 laptops that SSDs do matter for everyday use.
A conventional hard drive is the major bottleneck in any computer system, once SSDs came about 10 years ago this changed, they were pretty ropey then, but any computer I buy now has to have an SSD in it even if I was just browsing the Internet. They massively improve OS performance, of course you could just argue that you boot up your PC and wait and then wait for the browser to open etc, of course you can, however when you multiply that waiting time by the amount of times you use the computer it becomes obvious that an SSD just gives an overall better user experience. Once you've used a PC with an SSD you just wouldn't want to go back to using a conventional HDD.

Don't forget about lower energy use with an SSD.
ro53ben
Having a drive that is 5-6 times quicker is no use unless you:
1) Install games
2) Play games
3) Edit video files
4) Rip/convert audio files
5) Rip/convert video files.
6) Install OS updates
7) Use a paging file.
Otherwise they are no use at all. But in that case you may as well be using a netbook or tablet as you don't need a PC to browse the internet or write a Word document.

I can tell you from first hand experience as I've sold over 7,000 laptops that SSDs do matter for everyday use.

A conventional hard drive is the major bottleneck in any computer system, once SSDs came about 10 years ago this changed, they were pretty ropey then, but any computer I buy now has to have an SSD in it even if I was just browsing the Internet. They massively improve OS performance, of course you could just argue that you boot up your PC and wait and then wait for the browser to open etc, of course you can, however when you multiply that waiting time by the amount of times you use the computer it becomes obvious that an SSD just gives an overall better user experience. Once you've used a PC with an SSD you just wouldn't want to go back to using a conventional HDD.
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Zmodo 720P HD sPoE Home Security Outdoor Cameras System 4 x 720P Outdoor Night Vision Surveillance Camera 500GB Hard Drive £169.99 Sold by Zmodo Europe and Fulfilled by Amazon - lightning deal

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Amazon Lightning deal - 4x POE cameras and 500GB NVR Read More
Amazon Lightning deal - 4x POE cameras and 500GB NVR
craig816 Avatar5d, 19h agoFound 5 days, 19 hours ago3 Comments
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if u get broken into and you can't identify the people because the quality is 720p the zoom is all pixelated. my brother had a bike stolen and it was even difficult with a 1080p camera.
Zmodo hardware is good but their customer support is awful.

Be aware of this:

You can view the cameras remotely on your smart phone, ipad or PC anywhere anytime

Not true. Their most recent recorder firmware was pushed out everywhere without owners consent. The "update" rendered access via your Lan (PC) impossible due to "security concerns". You are now forced to use their cloud-based service which is up and down like a brolly in Manchester.

Recordings are impossible to view as the upgrade encrypts them, meaning they cannot be downloaded to view or pass on to authorities.

I would not recommend this company - they do not listen to their customers.
I've been running one of these Zmodo systems at work with 6 cams for a year now (bought via eBay). It's started randomly not recording different cameras for odd periods of the day. One camera constantly flicking between day/night vision. Tried to get support and had no reply. We realised this yesterday when someone accidentally triggered the fire alarm and we wanted to see who.

I'd say it's OK for home use, good quality images, but you get what you pay for in terms of hardware quality and support.
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Revo Build HDD 1TB Block | M1-601 & M2-601 - £65.00 @ Acer

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Upgrade the functionality of your Revo Build PC, M1-601, M2-601, as you go with these magnetically connected modules. RRP £129 went down to £65 Direct link now fixed Read More
Upgrade the functionality of your Revo Build PC, M1-601, M2-601, as you go with these magnetically connected modules. RRP £129 went down to £65 Direct link now fixed
kunhadi Avatar6d, 9h agoFound 6 days, 9 hours ago11 Comments
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Voted cold for spamming your deal in other unrelated threads (_;)
Here is the "thing"

....................................................................uh... here


Edited By: kunhadi on Apr 21, 2017 21:00
This is only complement of a "thing"

Not just external hard drive. Price is a little higher for a purpose.

Just a brief visualization:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/G/01/aplusautomation/vendorimages/43b68bcd-acc5-4814-963c-10503526b358.jpg._CB291199163__SR300,300_.jpg

Edited By: kunhadi on Apr 21, 2017 21:01
LOL. 1000 GB. :)
GDB2222
So, this is a 1GB hard drive in a USB case? Isn't it rather expensive?

Even more so if it were only 1 GB....
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Xbox One S 1TB Gears of Wars 4 Console £199.99 @ Smyths

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Free click and collect. Have looked down listings. Stock in more than 20 stores. Read More
Free click and collect. Have looked down listings. Stock in more than 20 stores.
Hiltron09 Avatar6d, 18h agoFound 6 days, 18 hours ago11 Comments
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Oh I will, it's gonna be peaceful for me now.
Lollipop72
Other half has been after one for ages, saw this and done click and collect.I now have a very happy hubby.

Enjoy yourself tonight! Assuming you get a look in X)
Other half has been after one for ages, saw this and done click and collect.I now have a very happy hubby.
free controller or extra game and i'd bite. waiting for a really good deal or until scorpio.
What's left now ? Forza or Halo Wars 1Tb for £199 next week...
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HP Star Wars Special Edition 15.6 Inch Intel i5 2.3GHz 6GB 1TB Laptop £457.99 @ argos_ebay

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Fully armed and operational, there's no other notebook like it in the galaxy. With a Galactic Empire-inspired design, commanding Intel® Core™ processor, and extensive collection of rare Star Wars cont… Read More
Fully armed and operational, there's no other notebook like it in the galaxy. With a Galactic Empire-inspired design, commanding Intel® Core™ processor, and extensive collection of rare Star Wars cont…
bargain76 Avatar6d, 22h agoFound 6 days, 22 hours ago19 Comments
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darthvader666uk
I bought one of these of ebay 2 weeks ago brand new for...£320 delivered.
Its perfect for Dev work as I popped in an SSD from my old laptop that has an Ubuntu setup on it (worked wothout issues after booting too, bonus for no re-install) and upgraded to 16GB of RAM (6GB was a very odd number :/ ). Its a full HD (1920x1080) and the thing I liked the most about it was a backlit keyboard (as a dev, I like working in the dark :) )
This price, its veeery exspensive. I ddnt want to go over £300 (as it wasnt worht it) but they guy charge £20 delivery.
Im going to have to vote cold sorry.
Is it easy to upgrade the Ram? What cards / setup would you recommend ?

The base has to be dis-assembled to upgrade the ram.


Indeed
Joey.Bloggsy
Hi, could somebody tell me which one is better ....
Intel HD Graphics520 graphics card.
Or a GeForce 940M
Is there a big difference?
Thanks
Edit, Just a quick opinion is fine as long as there isn't a big difference
yeh 940m is much better but it is still considered an 'entry level' type card not up to any sort of modern gaming
https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-940M.138027.0.html
https://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-520.149940.0.html
if its just browsing, videos etc then 520 is plenty though
the 940 GeForce is much better mate. although, i personally dislike Geforce due to driver problems and compatibility problems.
but yes the Geforce 940 is better
Hi, could somebody tell me which one is better ....
Intel HD Graphics520 graphics card.
Or a GeForce 940M

Is there a big difference?
Thanks

Edit, Just a quick opinion is fine as long as there isn't a big difference

Edited By: Joey.Bloggsy on Apr 19, 2017 09:54
brilly
lollypoplee
its a bit of a mash up of parts ?
a 6th gen processor
only 6GB ram (usually 8GB nowadays)
an intel 520 gpu (expected a 550)
and no explanation of operating system ?
i would imagine it comes with windows 10 but with an intel 520 gpu and 6GB ram it might come with windows 8.1 ?
why would you expect an intel 550? its i5-6200u


sorry , well spotted ;)
i actually also missed the 0 from the 550, i can see now i have woken up what an actual mashup that really would be ! I was referring to the i5-5200u as you now not the 6200u.
its amazing what coffee can do :D
thank you for pointing out my half asleep mistake :(
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Seagate 2TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive £49.99 @ Amazon

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2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive. From the picture is seems its the version that includes a 2 year data rescue service. In stock on April 28, 2017. Seems a reasonable price for 2TB portable driv… Read More
2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive. From the picture is seems its the version that includes a 2 year data rescue service. In stock on April 28, 2017. Seems a reasonable price for 2TB portable driv…
topss Avatar1w, 9h agoFound 1 week, 9 hours ago11 Comments
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DoctorDeals
ordered 23 of them and listed on eBay

Following postage, eBay/ PayPal fees and fraudulent buyer claims you MAY make a small profit. Congratulations. :{
I managed to get one, delivery date pending around the 29th of april. Thanks for posting dude :)
BuzzDuraband
vassy4u
Welcome back topss. A deal after 10months.
2 months :p
Either way, welcome back mate :)
Lol
ordered 23 of them and listed on eBay
vassy4u
Welcome back topss. A deal after 10months.

2 months :p

Either way, welcome back mate :)
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Lorex 1080p HD 8 Channel 2TB CCTV Kit with 8 Cameras £349.99 @ Maplin

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Looking for 1080p cctv kit, came across this unit, seems to be reasonable price for the specs. Read More
Looking for 1080p cctv kit, came across this unit, seems to be reasonable price for the specs.
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Theres a 4mp Swann 7400 with 8 channel 4 camera system on Ebay atm for £480 which would be much better than this.
Can anyone recommend any system better than this?
blackster
no offence op but these won't be HD cameras with a BNC input.
IP Cameras on the other hand

Incorrect these are AHD cameras and transmit over BNC / coax.
AHD (Analog High Definition) cameras, actually ok quality and decent price.
no offence op but these won't be HD cameras with a BNC input.

IP Cameras on the other hand
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Xbox One S 1TB Forza Console + add Ghost Recon Free + add a 12 month subscription for (£25) + add a selected Controller for (£30) £304.99 Free C&C @ Tesco Direct

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Xbox One S 1TB Forza Console add Ghost Recon Free add a 12 month subscription for £25 add a selected Controller for £30 Total = £304.99 Free Click & Collect Offer ends: 18… Read More
Xbox One S 1TB Forza Console add Ghost Recon Free add a 12 month subscription for £25 add a selected Controller for £30 Total = £304.99 Free Click & Collect Offer ends: 18…
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WD Passport Ultra 2TB £39.00 hard drive @ Tesco in Bedworth.

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What a deal in my local Tesco in Bedworth. Read More
What a deal in my local Tesco in Bedworth.
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lots in crewe
do you know where in Crewe? can't see any on the shelf.
The one inside Dreams.


exactly 8)


So you were just being a cunnt then?
Why do you guys need the barcodes numbers? :?
barcode for the purple 2tb was 718037833248 and the black 2tb one was 718037825007
any barcodes for these?
I doubt, they'd be any in Aldershot, but I'll give it a go.

UPDATE: None here.

Edited By: c.a.o. on Apr 19, 2017 15:52: Availability
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Seagate Backup Plus Desktop External Hard Drive 4TB £84.99 (Click&Collect) or £88.94 delivered @ Argos eBay Shop

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Seagate Backup Plus Desktop External Hard Drive 4TB only £84.99 at eBay Agros Shop. Limited stock only. It still selling at Argos website for £124.99. Read More
Seagate Backup Plus Desktop External Hard Drive 4TB only £84.99 at eBay Agros Shop. Limited stock only. It still selling at Argos website for £124.99.
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A few more appeared this morning.
Annoyingly, Click&Collect is not selectable for these - you have to pay £3.95 carriage for each item.
Something strange is happening today, Argos seems add the stock one by one. There were 3 stocks added, but they seem add it one by one hourly. Oos again.
Not as super as the £57 ones from amazon, but ok price
just notice they have 1x 8TB for £159.99.
All gone - but thanks.
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XBox One S 500 Gb Forza Bundle + Ghost Recon £209.99 @ Tesco Direct

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Price reduced on Forza Bundle with Ghost Recon free. It's almost as cheap as yesterday's Amazon deal considering trade-in value for Ghost Recon and clubcard points. Also got option to add XBox One ye… Read More
Price reduced on Forza Bundle with Ghost Recon free. It's almost as cheap as yesterday's Amazon deal considering trade-in value for Ghost Recon and clubcard points. Also got option to add XBox One ye…
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I got this+extra controller+12 months gold live+Ghost recon wildlands for £265.
I got this deal today but also got extra controller, 12 months gold live , and bulletstorm for £282.99
adhoward
How much would the forza horizon code get if I sold it?

I'd go along with skinrush and say £18 too, it's a title that seems to have fluctuated between £20 and £30 for physical hard copies since Black Friday.

I think I sold the one I got bundled with my storm grey Xbone on Black Friday for around an apple on here.

Hmm might have been a tad more but I'm sure I bundled Rise of the Tomb Raider and perhaps some other title with it for around a bully.

Can't even check any more because they done away with the buy/sell trade section on here didn't they :(

Edited By: Chasloyal on Apr 17, 2017 15:18
Decent deal. By the time you sell ghost recon, the Xbox with forza comes to £185 ish. I'm guessing that if you wanted to sell the forza code, you'd get about £18.
How much would the forza horizon code get if I sold it?
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MY PASSPORT ULTRA METAL (RECERTIFIED) 2tb & 3tb 31% off @ Western Digital £57.99

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31% off Capacity 3TB silver = £84.99 - https://www.wdc.com/en-gb/products/wd-recertified/my-passport-ultra-metal.html#RWDBEZW0030BSL-EESN 3tb gold = £74.99 https://www.wdc.com/en-gb/products/… Read More
31% off Capacity 3TB silver = £84.99 - https://www.wdc.com/en-gb/products/wd-recertified/my-passport-ultra-metal.html#RWDBEZW0030BSL-EESN 3tb gold = £74.99 https://www.wdc.com/en-gb/products/…
sinxa Avatar1w, 2d agoFound 1 week, 2 days ago75 Comments
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wanye
DingoDirk
This is currently £84.99 on Amazon or via Argos (3TB Seagate drive) and comes with a 2 year warranty.
3tb seagate 3.5" is £85 on amazon, i cant see any 2.5" drives for that sort of money there... and theres a BIG difference between the two - the 3tb seagate needs a wall wart power adapter... the 2.5" drives are usb bus powered and a fraction of the size.

The power adapter with the 3.5" drives is no doubt a drawback for some people.

Given the fact that hard drives will, eventually, fail and that there's an element of pot-luck with early failure, I just don't understand why a six month warranty on a still fairly expensive drive would be considered a hot deal.


I have owned a WD portable 2.5 since uni (2007) for 10 years this year, and apart from the scratches to the case it's still working fine. I guess failure is down to luck.
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DingoDirk
This is currently £84.99 on Amazon or via Argos (3TB Seagate drive) and comes with a 2 year warranty.
3tb seagate 3.5" is £85 on amazon, i cant see any 2.5" drives for that sort of money there... and theres a BIG difference between the two - the 3tb seagate needs a wall wart power adapter... the 2.5" drives are usb bus powered and a fraction of the size.

The power adapter with the 3.5" drives is no doubt a drawback for some people.

Given the fact that hard drives will, eventually, fail and that there's an element of pot-luck with early failure, I just don't understand why a six month warranty on a still fairly expensive drive would be considered a hot deal.
chillout2012
All 2tb sold out :(


If you're after 2tb specifically check out my other post, they are not metal plated but same drives http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/passport-recertified-2tb-usb-2-3-portable-hard-drive-54-99-delivered-western-digital-2672598
All 2tb sold out :(
DingoDirk
This is currently £84.99 on Amazon or via Argos (3TB Seagate drive) and comes with a 2 year warranty.
3tb seagate 3.5" is £85 on amazon, i cant see any 2.5" drives for that sort of money there... and theres a BIG difference between the two - the 3tb seagate needs a wall wart power adapter... the 2.5" drives are usb bus powered and a fraction of the size.
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Seagate Barracuda 4TB internal hard drive £96.47 @ Amazon

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Note: I am discussing the Thailand fabbed HDDs. 3TB Barracuda from China are known to be more unreliable than those from Thailand.

Consumer drives are never meant to be operated in a server environment for a reason. They are consumer drives. If backblaze thinks Seagate are unreliable, they can choose to not use them. I've had 4 3TB Barracuda's running a RAID 5 config in a NAS (with idle spindown) for 5 years, not a single one has ever shown any issues, and every drive passes scheduled SMART tests every month.

I have however had a WD "Green" drive fail under its intended use condition (rare access, lots of idle time to let it spindown). Click click.

Backblaze is not to be referenced when discussing consumer use scenarios and applications.

Edited By: Chuggee on Apr 25, 2017 03:20: .
Chuggee
These Seagate drives are rated for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. When idiot server farms run them 24/7 MTBF is drastically reduced.
All drives fail and the idiotic thing would be to have a server farm that was vulnerable to hard drive failure. If you are already having to mitigate against drive failure then it is smart to question whether the reduced failure rates (and increased warranty) of enterprise grade drives is worth their greater upfront cost. Backblaze, as mentioned above, opt to use consumer drives and have published large amounts of data that they think justifies this approach. Doesn't seem idiotic to me and provides some useful data on consumer drives in the process.
These Seagate drives are rated for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. When idiot server farms run them 24/7 MTBF is drastically reduced.
Chuggee
The only reason people think Seagate are unreliable is because of the Backblaze statistics. However, Backblaze run a 24/7 server environment that is unsuitable for consumer desktop hard drives. The level of wear these drives experience under Backblaze operation is much, much greater than the typical home user.

No it's not.

I worked at one place where we had a Sun box each and more - Top end kit.

Slowly one by one most of the 1G Seagate drives failed.

Personal drives, I've had many failures from many manufactures as I run them into the ground, only Seagate failed before it's time but had a 5 year warrantee in those days.
To anyone who has received their order, can you please tell me what the packaging was like? I can remember Amazon posting internal drives unprotected in the past.

PS: The price has gone up to £96.84.
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Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB 2.5 inch Solid State Drive £134.82 @ Amazon

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As at 7:15P on 17Th April, priced up £10 or so
-200 degrees & not one comment - disgraceful!

Seems to me to be a 10% saving too!
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Does 4k help at this sort of size?

It depends on your viewing distance, but for a lot of people the answer is no.
TesaoGostoso
Real shame it is not 4k
not really as its a good TV for people who don't pay for quality 4k feeds.
Real shame it is not 4k
Does 4k help at this sort of size?
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MSI Laptop £699.97 - i5 quad core 8gb Full HD, 1tb HDD, 128gb SSD, 2gb GeForce 960M @ SaveOnLaptops

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says the other one that price because it includes 1tb
Just checked SaveOnLaptops website and it says that this laptop is £649.97, not £699.97!
Shame it has no illuminated keyboard and only 1 year manufacturers warranty.
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ACER Acer Aspire E5-475 14" Laptop (i3, 8GB RAM,. 1TB HDD, Windows 10, 3 colours) £329.99 @ Currys/PC world

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Not full HD voted cold
You're not going to get FHD at this price...http://i.imgur.com/6ET18Ot.jpg
I don't see why not, it will be cra* otherwise, it usually goes with a nasty dull display
So you're saying all 1366x768 screen are crap and all FHD screens are wonderful?
Not necessarily, but it's well know that the same screen is fitted to a variety of machines and there seems to be a particularly nasty screen of this resolution going round with low contrast. Low viewing angle. But it is surprising what a difference this makes. Besides movies in HD, you just can't fit so much on the screen.
Like HD ready tvs, why do manufacturers still do it?
Because at less than 40 inch the non-AV snobs don't care? I think that HD ready is fine. Yes full hd, backlit keyboards, etc. are nice, but on budget machines they are rare for a reason. Give me HD ready plus decent CPU & ram over FHD & a processor less powerful than one likely to be found in a high end calculator in a few years.
IMO, it's consumer ignorance. This machine ticks all the other obvious boxes, but not this one, sometimes they don't even mention it. Caveat Emptor (^ ^)
jasee
repouk
jasee
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jasee
Not full HD voted cold
You're not going to get FHD at this price...http://i.imgur.com/6ET18Ot.jpg
I don't see why not, it will be cra* otherwise, it usually goes with a nasty dull display
So you're saying all 1366x768 screen are crap and all FHD screens are wonderful?
Not necessarily, but it's well know that the same screen is fitted to a variety of machines and there seems to be a particularly nasty screen of this resolution going round with low contrast. Low viewing angle. But it is surprising what a difference this makes. Besides movies in HD, you just can't fit so much on the screen.
Like HD ready tvs, why do manufacturers still do it?
Because at less than 40 inch the non-AV snobs don't care? I think that HD ready is fine. Yes full hd, backlit keyboards, etc. are nice, but on budget machines they are rare for a reason. Give me HD ready plus decent CPU & ram over FHD & a processor less powerful than one likely to be found in a high end calculator in a few years.
repouk
jasee
repouk
jasee
Not full HD voted cold
You're not going to get FHD at this price...http://i.imgur.com/6ET18Ot.jpg
I don't see why not, it will be cra* otherwise, it usually goes with a nasty dull display
So you're saying all 1366x768 screen are crap and all FHD screens are wonderful?
Not necessarily, but it's well know that the same screen is fitted to a variety of machines and there seems to be a particularly nasty screen of this resolution going round with low contrast. Low viewing angle. But it is surprising what a difference this makes. Besides movies in HD, you just can't fit so much on the screen.
Like HD ready tvs, why do manufacturers still do it?
jasee
repouk
jasee
Not full HD voted cold
You're not going to get FHD at this price...http://i.imgur.com/6ET18Ot.jpg
I don't see why not, it will be cra* otherwise, it usually goes with a nasty dull display
So you're saying all 1366x768 screen are crap and all FHD screens are wonderful?
repouk
jasee
Not full HD voted cold
You're not going to get FHD at this price...http://i.imgur.com/6ET18Ot.jpg
I don't see why not, it will be cra* otherwise, it usually goes with a nasty dull display
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HP Pavillion 8GB, 2TB, 128GB SSD, dedicated 2 gb graphics card £499.00 @ Argos

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This looks like a bargain and ideal for gaming and VR! Nice Red colour too.

If you class "Minesweeper" as "Gaming and VR" yes, other than that I've got a high feeling this won't even touch VR. You'd be looking at low-end gaming with no VR.

Low-end spec for a stupidly high price.

Providing you can get a motherboard cheap, I built an A10 7870k with a 7850 for £200. Sure I had the 7850 lying around but as a GPU it's vastly superior to this dGPU. Even if I were to buy a dGPU it would be superior to this at a cheaper price.

The red case is nice but sadly this isn't in anyway a "bargain".

This looks like a bargain and ideal for gaming and VR!

Haha, this would barely run any modern games, let alone be able to do VR
VR lolz
dragon2611
It's hard to be sure as the only comparisons I can find include the A10's integrated GPU + the R5 but it looks like that "Dedicated" card is actually worse than the inbuilt GPU on the APU.
Seems pretty crappy for £500 tbh

It does have a minor bump in clockspeed but it's essentially a rebranded R7 240, although it is the DDR3 variant so it will be slower than most of the tested GDDR5 versions.

Dual Graphics does seem to be fairly acceptable these days, so it should work with the integrated graphics crossfire-style to produce more performance. Unlike on the Intel variants of this it will benefit you.

An RX 460 is going to offer twice the performance and can be added to a prebuilt system for £500 total budget so this isn't a great deal at this price.
dragon2611
It's hard to be sure as the only comparisons I can find include the A10's integrated GPU + the R5 but it looks like that "Dedicated" card is actually worse than the inbuilt GPU on the APU.

Seems pretty crappy for £500 tbh


Lmao, what a combo!
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Zoostorm Evolve AMD A10 16GB 2TB Desktop PC - £499.00 @ Argos

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For £400 you can build a PC twice as good.
Can you buy a course of hair loss treatment for 400 quid?

Not sure it'd be bad investment though cause i take steroids. It'd just be a waste.
Like it
*SAVAGE* lol!
ritchiedrama
For £400 you can build a PC twice as good.
Can you buy a course of hair loss treatment for 400 quid?
For £400 you can build a PC twice as good.
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1 TB WD my passport Ultra reduced to £14.00 Tesco in store (Hinckley).

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malm
Tesco unfortunately sold most of these off a few months ago mainly through Tesco direct,There will of course still be a few out there,thank you for the post op I can not understand why these deals are voted so cold at least its a heads up which I for one appreciate.

maybe because it was already posted.
Tesco unfortunately sold most of these off a few months ago mainly through Tesco direct,There will of course still be a few out there,thank you for the post op I can not understand why these deals are voted so cold at least its a heads up which I for one appreciate.
Can you please send address for tesco?
How many left?
that photo might explain the confusion and whining o other thread
only WD ones in my local which are 59quid or whatever are V2 with a different box to that
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My Book Mac 3TB (£50.00) & My Book 3TB (£53) instore @ Tesco (Birmingham)

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For any one interested there are 3 2TB ones left at tesco bradley stoke for £48 , no 3TB or MAC versions usually bradley stoke store hasnt got any of these clearence deals ae apprently they are shipped off some where else these are an exceptionthey already have the new versions on shelf .
Btw i saw it on their app these have been discontinued since february
Mentos
rred88
Firstly when I took the box to customer services, response was, 'this box should have not been outside!! wonder who put it out!!, I checked it couple days back for another customer and it's not in stock'. Then decided to go to stores and I followed her up to the store door, where she asked someone about it and found the item. Then when I asked her to confirm that price is £50 as per tag (showing the tag as aisle is close to the stores), she asked another staff member who came to the stores at that moment and I over heard, that person confirm that it was her that printed the labels two days back & its usually over £100 but now £50 and they got loads of them left. At paying for the item at the customer service till, she said something about it being the 'last' in stock. So it seems like they rather not sell the reduced items to the public, maybe they get it @ £0 once things don't move even at reduced price.
From what I understand they aren't allowed to buy on shift. So they sometimes put them aside for when their shift finishes.
Also it won't reduce to £0. But may go down some more. So they may leave them in stockroom waiting for it to hit the min price before they get shipped to another store or something.
Just ask for the manager next time. It's clearly not on and not good for the company either.

Hi, thanks again for the good tips, I should do better next time.
rred88
Firstly when I took the box to customer services, response was, 'this box should have not been outside!! wonder who put it out!!, I checked it couple days back for another customer and it's not in stock'. Then decided to go to stores and I followed her up to the store door, where she asked someone about it and found the item. Then when I asked her to confirm that price is £50 as per tag (showing the tag as aisle is close to the stores), she asked another staff member who came to the stores at that moment and I over heard, that person confirm that it was her that printed the labels two days back & its usually over £100 but now £50 and they got loads of them left. At paying for the item at the customer service till, she said something about it being the 'last' in stock. So it seems like they rather not sell the reduced items to the public, maybe they get it @ £0 once things don't move even at reduced price.

Hi, thanks for the sharing, such expands my knowledge as I thought these only happened at my store.

Edited By: dealchaser888 on Apr 23, 2017 18:03
rred88
Firstly when I took the box to customer services, response was, 'this box should have not been outside!! wonder who put it out!!, I checked it couple days back for another customer and it's not in stock'. Then decided to go to stores and I followed her up to the store door, where she asked someone about it and found the item. Then when I asked her to confirm that price is £50 as per tag (showing the tag as aisle is close to the stores), she asked another staff member who came to the stores at that moment and I over heard, that person confirm that it was her that printed the labels two days back & its usually over £100 but now £50 and they got loads of them left. At paying for the item at the customer service till, she said something about it being the 'last' in stock. So it seems like they rather not sell the reduced items to the public, maybe they get it @ £0 once things don't move even at reduced price.

Mentos
I would advise anyone that finds such an item (and actually wants it) to ask for the manager. Have you ever been refused a full price item when the barcode is missing? For me they always find a way to sell me the full price item. The shenanigans only start when the item is on offer. I live very close to a Tesco Express, so pop in regularly and often hear the staff asking those reducing to put items aside before they hit the shelves.

Hi, thanks for the good tips, I should do that next time. Last time there was a long queue behind me at the till and the cashier just tight-lipped starring at me (for the camp light) so I just gone home. I should do better.
rred88
Firstly when I took the box to customer services, response was, 'this box should have not been outside!! wonder who put it out!!, I checked it couple days back for another customer and it's not in stock'. Then decided to go to stores and I followed her up to the store door, where she asked someone about it and found the item. Then when I asked her to confirm that price is £50 as per tag (showing the tag as aisle is close to the stores), she asked another staff member who came to the stores at that moment and I over heard, that person confirm that it was her that printed the labels two days back & its usually over £100 but now £50 and they got loads of them left. At paying for the item at the customer service till, she said something about it being the 'last' in stock. So it seems like they rather not sell the reduced items to the public, maybe they get it @ £0 once things don't move even at reduced price.

From what I understand they aren't allowed to buy on shift. So they sometimes put them aside for when their shift finishes.

Also it won't reduce to £0. But may go down some more. So they may leave them in stockroom waiting for it to hit the min price before they get shipped to another store or something.

Just ask for the manager next time. It's clearly not on and not good for the company either.
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PS4 PRO 1TB with Horizon Zero Dawn, InFamous Second Son and 2Month Now TV Pass - £349.99 @ Game

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hi
my ps4pro arrived however i cant find my now tv pas, also my recipt is only for..... iirc around £332 but i paid £350
has anyone had similar?
thanks

Despite the heat this post received you are the only one who actually confirmed ordering! Can only think to suggest contacting Game - maybe they emailed the NowTV pass details? Maybe they refunded £18 'cos they don't have any passes!? I do not know sorry. :(
hi
my ps4pro arrived however i cant find my now tv pas, also my recipt is only for..... iirc around £332 but i paid £350

has anyone had similar?

edit found nowtv pass. game guy i spoke too had no idea why my recipt was wrong... he suggested it was vat, but unless my maths are way off that is not it. oh well....

thanks

Edited By: bigmike20vt on Apr 20, 2017 11:54: ,
Hi
ordered this over the weekend and still showing as undelivered at game. are they not meant to get it shipped same day if ordered before 1pm?

i know there is still time, just wondering if anyone had their easter weekend order updated to shipped yet?
thanks

Edit updated to shipped now

Edited By: bigmike20vt on Apr 18, 2017 22:34: ...
also, the digital foundry article was written before boost mode was rolled out - might be a factor?
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Well worth getting the Pro to fully unleash the power of PSVR
Really? all my pals that go the psvr have since sold it, was looking forward to psvr myself but couldn't afford it after having to buy a new ps4 as my older model broke.
Think id rather keep the slim and put the cash towards a scorpio tbh.

Yes really, as others have pointed out VR is improved with the Pro, I certainly see a difference in a number of games
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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E465 laptop, 14", A10-8700P processor, 4GB, 500GB HDD, £299.97 with 3 year warranty from Saveonlaptops

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Good to note that at least it has R6 M340DX 2GB dedicated graphics. About 50% the power of 940MX
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Seagate hard drives on sale @ Overclockers

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There is a contextual difference between held and used and 'stored', even more so on a deal for "Storage" .

So yes if we want to be pedantic Data is stored in Ram but only while applications are using that data, the data will then be written to storage be that local HD, SSD or storage elsewhere (a cloud provider for example).
In my 20yrs+ working in enterprise IT we have called that usage of RAM as "Held", "Cached","Queued" or even "Loaded" but not "Stored". We store data on disks or tapes....(yes sadly the world still uses tapes :-( )

And in the context of a thread with the subject of "Seagate hard drives on sale" I think we can safely assume storage means non volatile spindle based storage...in this context as per the OP's original statement..."A hard drive is a storage medium that stores all of the software on your computer, as well as all of the data used by that software" is correct.



Wondering why the OP got banned.....



Edited By: Uridium on Apr 14, 2017 14:10: typo
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Uridium
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Uridium
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Sale on all seagate
A hard drive is a storage medium that stores all of the software on your computer, as well as all of the data used by that software.
so no data is held in RAM?
No. Otherwise it would be lost on power off. Applications load into and RUN from ram....But nothing stored there
Oh how wrong you are.
Obviously everyone is entitled to an opinion....however yours is the wrong one on this occasion.....
Afraid not fella, why dont you scurry off and Google or whatever on how a computer uses RAM.
Yes it is volatile storage but that was not the point as the original description says 'all of the data used by that software'.
What about SSDs, web based data?
You are technically correct. The best kind of correct. Maybe include this in your first comment instead of leaving ambiguous ones next time :P

e.g. "So no data is held in RAM?" looks like you being a bit clueless about the difference between memory and storage, whereas...
"So you're saying no data is ever held in RAM ever? What about caches?" looks pedantic but gets your point across.


Edited By: CampGareth on Apr 14, 2017 13:21
Uridium
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Uridium
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jediace

Sale on all seagate
A hard drive is a storage medium that stores all of the software on your computer, as well as all of the data used by that software.
so no data is held in RAM?
No. Otherwise it would be lost on power off. Applications load into and RUN from ram....But nothing stored there
Oh how wrong you are.
Obviously everyone is entitled to an opinion....however yours is the wrong one on this occasion.....
Afraid not fella, why dont you scurry off and Google or whatever on how a computer uses RAM.

Yes it is volatile storage but that was not the point as the original description says 'all of the data used by that software'.

What about SSDs, web based data?
powerbrick
Uridium
powerbrick
jediace

Sale on all seagate
A hard drive is a storage medium that stores all of the software on your computer, as well as all of the data used by that software.
so no data is held in RAM?
No. Otherwise it would be lost on power off. Applications load into and RUN from ram....But nothing stored there
Oh how wrong you are.

Obviously everyone is entitled to an opinion....however yours is the wrong one on this occasion.....
so no data is held in RAM?
What does the BIOS (ROM) have to say about all this? A bios strike is inevitable, unless its leading role in storing software on computing devices is recognized, our comrades in the SSD union will also strike in sympathy.. WE demand our writes!
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Xbox 1TB with FIFA17 £199.99 at smyths

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Unfortunately the 4K blu ray playback is pretty ropey. Bit better since last update though.
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4k uhd blue ray player. Voted hot
People still use blue rays? News to me.

Yes, you will find them in shops selling physical copies of games. I suggest you take a look.
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sam_of_london
4k uhd blue ray player. Voted hot

People still use blue rays? News to me.


Have you thrown out all your game discs?
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4k uhd blue ray player. Voted hot

People still use blue rays? News to me.
4k uhd blue ray player. Voted hot
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Sony PlayStation 4 Pro Console, 1TB, Black & Horizon Zero Dawn £349.00 with 2 year guarantee included Free delivery @ John Lewis

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How many Pro owners have a 1080p tv?
I don't know the exact figure if you're being specific, but there will be some that's for sure. I have a 1080P TV and a standard PS4, I wouldn't upgrade to a Pro for the marginal improvement, meaning it's not worth selling my PS4 and buying a new TV and a PS4 Pro.
Ive got a 4K TV and realistically I am not sure the upgrade is worth it even if you have a 4K TV..
For 4K its really good, thats the point of the device. Horizon is 4K native(checkerboard rendering) and HDR enabled.
It's a personal choice. The next gen will blow these away of course. The main thing is to play/experience the game itself. Always.

That's a contradiction, it's not native 4K when it's using checkerboard, checkerboard is an upscaling method, in this case to get 4K.

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How many Pro owners have a 1080p tv?
I don't know the exact figure if you're being specific, but there will be some that's for sure. I have a 1080P TV and a standard PS4, I wouldn't upgrade to a Pro for the marginal improvement, meaning it's not worth selling my PS4 and buying a new TV and a PS4 Pro.
Ive got a 4K TV and realistically I am not sure the upgrade is worth it even if you have a 4K TV..
I agree, you'd have to look for the extra detail in Horizon Zero Dawn for example rather than it being stand out obvious, there's a comparison or comparison videos between 1080P and 4K for Horizon Zero Dawn on YouTube.

You can't go by Youtube videos, all Youtube videos are compressed, that's why Digital Foundry sometimes release the uncompressed versions of their videos.

It's not all just about FPS and resolution either, there are other graphical enhancements for Pro games, the same sort of stuff you would expect a choice of on PC, but in this case it's in the developers hands what's on or off.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/11/01/how-ps4-pro-enhances-horizon-zero-dawn/

You really need to see it up close and personal to make a true comparison, whether that's 1080p vs 1080p or vs 4K, if you still feel the same then that's cool.
haritori
fishmaster
sparc
How many Pro owners have a 1080p tv?
I don't know the exact figure if you're being specific, but there will be some that's for sure. I have a 1080P TV and a standard PS4, I wouldn't upgrade to a Pro for the marginal improvement, meaning it's not worth selling my PS4 and buying a new TV and a PS4 Pro.
Ive got a 4K TV and realistically I am not sure the upgrade is worth it even if you have a 4K TV..

I agree, you'd have to look for the extra detail in Horizon Zero Dawn for example rather than it being stand out obvious, there's a comparison or comparison videos between 1080P and 4K for Horizon Zero Dawn on YouTube.
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I'm getting close to biting, think I'll wait until its sub £300 though...
haha, same! the price will drop. :p
Was thinking of getting one of these with a 15% eBay code recently, ended up buying something else, then a 1440p 165hz screen with a 1080Ti.

Much bigger outlay i know, but well at least high frame rates are not a problem :p
haritori
fishmaster
sparc
How many Pro owners have a 1080p tv?
I don't know the exact figure if you're being specific, but there will be some that's for sure. I have a 1080P TV and a standard PS4, I wouldn't upgrade to a Pro for the marginal improvement, meaning it's not worth selling my PS4 and buying a new TV and a PS4 Pro.
Ive got a 4K TV and realistically I am not sure the upgrade is worth it even if you have a 4K TV..
For 4K its really good, thats the point of the device. Horizon is 4K native(checkerboard rendering) and HDR enabled.

It's a personal choice. The next gen will blow these away of course. The main thing is to play/experience the game itself. Always.

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My Passport Ultra 1Tb £14.00 Tesco instore (Wick)

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1TB external backup hard drive with included backup software. Compatible with Windows 10. Marked down to £14.00. I don't know if it's nationwide or just my local store. I grabbed one and there is one Read More
1TB external backup hard drive with included backup software. Compatible with Windows 10. Marked down to £14.00. I don't know if it's nationwide or just my local store. I grabbed one and there is one
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heads up, still available in crewe
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Edited By: demonic_soul on Apr 18, 2017 20:24: double post
there was one more left in Failsworth Manchester store thanks OP :D
I picked one of these up today from Failsworth, Manchester store. I took the newer version to customer service desk and asked if they had any other colours in stock (it was a blue one I wanted black or red) she came out with a black 1tb one and it went through at 14.00. They also had two 2tb purple ones for 39.00 each and I grabbed one of those too. Definitely worth asking in your local store as they don't have them on the shelves.
Yeah, still here, but still no public displays of gratitude from yourself I see...maybe I'm just being a miserable old sod, but I wouldn't personally have helped someone who wasn't more appreciative. It also looks like you've never even contributed a deal to the site either, so all in all, you did quite well out of this. Well done you.
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WD Red 6tb hard drive £199.02 including delivery @ CCLOnline

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Finally, WD Red 6tb drives are dropping in price. This is the first time I've seen the 6tb drive for under £200. I use several of these in my company's server and they're great - no overheating or o… Read More
Finally, WD Red 6tb drives are dropping in price. This is the first time I've seen the 6tb drive for under £200. I use several of these in my company's server and they're great - no overheating or o…
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Damn you've got to be quick to get a deal these days! Nice try OP. Those are good drives.
Blimey, they just hiked the price up in the time it took me to write that. Oh well, it was a good deal earlier on, but not so good now.
Showing as £208.97 i'm afraid.

PC Storage and Performance: A Guide to Hard Disc Drives

Hard Drive buyers guideGood old IBM is credited with inventing the first hard drive for data storage way back in 1956. It stored a whopping 3.75 Megabytes of data; roughly the equivalent of a single, four-minute mp3 music track at 128Kbps sound quality. It also took up as much space as two household fridge freezer units. IBM continued to develop the hard drive and gradually made it smaller and more capacious until they started being shipped with most personal computers sold since the 1980s. No major news occurred in the hard drive industry for decades until the tech world encountered a global shortage of HDDs between 2011 and 2013, when violent flooding rocked hard drive factories in Thailand. The shortage marked the first time in years that HDD prices rose. Now, in 2016, shipments of actual hard drive units are declining while sales in terms of total gigabytes are strong.

What is a Hard Disk Drive?

HDDs work by rapidly spinning a column of rigid disks, also known as platters, and using a series of magnetic heads on an actuator arm that moves across the platters to read data from and write data to the platter surfaces. There are other parts that play a vital role in how hard drives work, but the platters and actuator arm are the two most easily understood parts.

HDDs have more in common with CDs and DVDs than they do with SSDs (Solid State Drives). HDDs, like CDs and DVDs, store data in tiny sectors within concentric, circular paths (also known as tracks) arranged on the platters by magnetising or demagnetising certain sectors to store and delete information. This process of magnetisation allows data to remain on the disk even after the computer has been shut down. The operating system keeps track of which sectors hold information in a map so that the drive can seek and return data when you want to open a file or save a new one.

How do Hard Disk Drives Work?

SSDs are different because they use advanced NAND flash memory chips on an integrated circuit. An intelligent flash memory controller built into the circuit manages all requests from the operating system to find and store data in the most efficient way possible, which optimises speed and enhances longevity. As you can see, it's less likely that SSDs will succumb to impact damage because they don't have all the fragile moving parts found in standard rotating hard drives.

HDDs come in the 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch form factor; 3.5-inch for desktops and 2.5-inch for laptops. This includes HDDs found in USB portable storage drives. The form factor of your drive and its compatibility with other system components and installed software are important to know before choosing a replacement hard drive.

To check the make and model of the hard drive currently installed in your Windows computer:

  1. Click on the Start Menu.
  2. Right-click on Computer and select “Manage” to open the Device Manager.
  3. Click on “Disk Drives” to see the make and model of your hard drive.
  4. Enter the model number on the drive manufacturer's website to view images and full specifications of your HDD.

If you have an older Mac with a hard drive:

  1. Go to “About This Mac” and click on “System Report”.
  2. Note the value next to Model.

HDD Performance Specifications

Performance specifications of consumer-grade HDDs are determined by several factors. Firstly, by the number of Revolutions Per Minute (RPMs), which indicates how fast the disks spin inside the drive and allow the read/write head seek and find data. A higher RPM, in other words, means the HDD will be able to transfer data to and from the hard drive quicker than a drive with a lower RPM. Hard drives sold at the consumer level usually run at either 5,400 or 7,200 RPM, which is enough to handle everyday computing tasks.

Internal HDDSecondly, a HDD with a low seek time and low latency will be able to locate a piece of data on the platters milliseconds before a drive with a higher seek and latency time. It might not seem like much, but the time it takes for the computer to make the request for a particularly large file and the time said file is opened in its fully-loaded form could be a noticeable difference. This is especially true in drives that have little free space available, with files split up and spread out over non-sequential sectors of a drive. If a drive has a seek time and latency over 3 ms, you either need a new one or should try carrying out some of the performance improvement suggestions outlined later.

Thirdly, HDDs are usually advertised with its maximum read and write speed in addition to its capacity. The read and write transfer speeds are measured in megabytes per second (MB/s). For example, if you were transferring a 5 GB file - the equivalent of a DVD movie - onto an HDD with a write speed of 130 MB/s, it would complete the transfer in about 30 seconds. However, it's not common to see such real-world transfer speeds, even if other factors like the operating system are fully updated and optimised for data transfer.

Pros and Cons of HDDs in a Nutshell

The main advantages of HDDs are:

  • Storage capacity: HDDs are ideal for storing computer data and for making regular backups thanks to their huge capacities.
  • Price per Gigabyte: Alright, even if some manufacturers like Samsung have released SSDs with monstrous capacity, they also come with an equally gruesome price tag. HDDs have a lower price per GB compared to SSDs, at around a 1 to 4 cost ratio in recent years. For how long, only time and the ongoing fierce competition between manufacturers and vendors in the SSD industry will tell.
  • Easy to replace: HDDs are so easy to replace and upgrade that anyone with a screwdriver and an ounce of computer knowledge can open up a desktop or laptop and swap in a new HDD. And there are plenty of how to videos on the web to walk you through the whole process.

The main disadvantages of HDDs are:

  • Failure rate: The mechanical parts that make up a hard drive are prone to break, either from years of wear and tear or from a strong bump or jolt.
  • Hot and noisy: The mechanical parts that make up a hard drive start to get hot the longer you use your computer and they need a system fan to cool down. As the fans spin faster, this increases the noise your computer makes during operation.
  • Speed: Read and write transfer performance will never be as fast as Solid State Drives despite your best efforts to optimise the drive and upgrade other system components.

HDDs for Gaming

SSDs have been described as the ultimate upgrade solution for gaming enthusiasts. This hero status comes despite a lack of evidence that the storage device of a computer can improve the whole gaming experience if other components such as the memory, processor, and graphics card are not up to scratch.

So, although gamers and gaming system manufacturers are continuously moving towards SSD solutions, thanks to their superior speeds and reliability, there exist high-performance HDDs boasting RPMs between 10,000 and 15,000 to produce faster transfer speeds and drive platters, with smaller diameters to significantly reduce access time.

To get the best results from graphically intense, resource-hungry games like Grand Theft Auto and Battlefield, you would need an HDD running with at least 7,200 RPM (more if you can afford it) and a capacity of 1 TB or more, e. g. from Western Digital. If that's not enough to satisfy your needs for sharp display and uninterrupted game play, you can always set up multiple HDDs in a RAID configuration.

How do HDDs Work in RAIDs?

How RAID worksRAID storage simply means a bunch of HDDs bundled together to act like a single super drive. There are a number of different RAID configurations, each with their own advantages and disadvantages for using them. For instance, RAID 0 stores segments of data across different drives to improve read and write speeds, but if one drive fails, you’ll end up with files consisting of missing information. This set-up is adopted by any user looking for a performance boost in their machine.

The RAID 1 configuration takes what is written on drive one and copies it to drive two, making an exact replica of the first drive as a backup in case one of them fails. The downside to this setup is the fact that you have two full HDDs but you only really have access to the space of one. RAID 1 is typically used in company servers as a contingency plan against the loss of data in the event of a mechanical fault.

Can the Performance of an HDD Be Improved?

There's little you can do for an HDD that has faulty parts inside, although many parts can be replaced, but there are a few things you can do to make sure your HDD continues to perform as it should, and in some cases, as it did when you first used it. The following are three simple ideas you can use to optimise the performance of your hard drive.

Whenever you delete a file, Windows sends the file to the Recycle Bin (Trash on Mac computers). This is a safety measure to prevent you from accidentally losing precious files forever. The problem with this is that your Recycle Bin will be congested with files taking up valuable space on your drive that could be used for other more important files. The result of filling a hard drive is slower transfer performance and waiting forever for Windows to boot up and applications to launch.

To bypass Windows sending files directly to the Recycle Bin, press and hold the Shift key on your keyboard before hitting the Delete key. Then click “Yes” to confirm that you do want to permanently delete this file. Be careful when using this, though, because you may end up deleting something you really wanted to keep. To recoup any files you lose after permanently deleting them, you will have to invest in special file recovery software or hire an IT professional to help you.

Mac users will employ a similar but slightly different method to achieve the same outcome. Using the following steps will delete all files in the Trash can permanently without having to open and empty the Trash:

  • Highlight the file you want to delete and press “Command” and “Backspace” on your keyboard.
  • Now press and hold “Command”, “Option” and “Shift”, then “Backspace” to empty the Trash.

In a similar manner, your computer will keep a record, called browser cache, of the web pages you visit on the internet. This allows your computer browser to load previously viewed pages much quicker than if you were loading them for the first time. But with broadband speeds increasing all the time, and websites being updated with new content regularly, browser cache is not really necessary these days. Therefore, to improve the speed of your drive and free up space, make an effort to delete temporary files you no longer need from the Recycle Bin and browser cache every so often before you notice your computer slowing down.

To delete temporary files on a Windows computer:

  • Press the “Start”-button and select “Computer”.
  • Right click on your Local Disk and select “Properties”.
  • On the General tab, click on “Disk Cleanup”. This will then calculate the amount of disk space you will be able to recover after deleting temporary files.
  • 4Mark the boxes of the files you want to remove and click “OK”, and then click “Delete Files”.

Mac users will be happy to know that Mac OS X will attempt to remove temporary internet files automatically, but you can download a dedicated hard drive clean-up or analysis tool from the App Store, to scan your Mac's hard drive and let you delete unwanted files that are using up space.

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Fragmented Data

As mentioned earlier, one of the downsides to the way data is stored on HDDs is that files can be spread across different platters; otherwise known as fragmented files. This happens because Windows will attempt to keep the fragments of data files in segments next to or close to each other. When space is at a premium, however, Windows has no choice but to find available space anywhere it can and write data to it. As a result, reading fragmented files can become a painfully slow process and your productivity suffers. This can also be a result of having too many temporary files (see the Disk Clean-Up utility above).

To overcome this issue, Windows has an intelligent defragmenter program, which reads the entire drive and begins sorting all data stored on it so that separated files are stored together and read/write performance is improved. To run the defragmenter:

  1. Press the “Start”-button and select “Computer”.
  2. Right click on your Local Disk and select “Properties”.
  3. On the Tools tab, click on “Defragment Now”.
  4. Either set a schedule for the defragmentation to run or start it immediately (the recommended option). Bear in mind that it can take a few hours to complete the process, depending on how full the drive is and whether you've run the tool before or not.

Thanks to the clever filing system of the Mac OS X, your Mac will defragment files all by itself. There are some defrag apps on the App Store if you still need a boost in drive efficiency.

External Portable HDDs

External HDDsExternal HDDs are perfect for backing up all your holiday snaps, favourite tracks, movies, and important documents. No matter where you go, as long as you have access to a computer, you can bring your memories with you and work away from home.

Another advantage of external HDDs in that they come with a USB interface that can be plugged into any compatible device to access its files. This means streaming videos from your portable HDD on your TV and watching movies on a bigger screen, which saves you buying and running an HDMI cable from your laptop to your TV.

External HDDs are also available in the 3.5-inch form factor usually found in desktop PCs, which offers far more storage capacity than their 2.5-inch counterparts. But desktop PCs also come with a system fan to keep the drive from overheating. For this reason, external 3.5-inch drives must come with their own internal cooling system and possibly even an efficient temperature detection and optimisation function built into the software to regulate temperature and ensure the drive continues to run cool and stable.

Wireless External Hard Disk Drives

As technology marches forward, it was only a matter of time before the advent of the wireless HDD. Wireless external drives are the third type of external drive and work by broadcasting their own dedicated wireless network, which your computer then connects to and transmits or receives data. An internet connection isn't required for data transfer and most wireless drives support more than one user to access and stream data at the same time. So if you're sick of cables, and having to plug in and safely remove USB portable drives, Seagate, Corsair, WD, SanDisk, and Transcend all have wireless storage options to give you freedom wherever you go.

What to Look for When Buying a HDD

When choosing a hard drive, be it internal or external, there are several factors that will affect your decision. These include:

  • Compatibility: The drive must be compatible with your computer. Always check the SATA interface with your drive's manufacturer before buying a new one. And if you're buying a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 external drive, make sure your computer has USB 3.0 ports on it or else transfers will execute at USB 2.0 speeds.
  • Price per GB: You'll obviously need enough space for all your files and plenty of extra space for future files. But you also don't want to pay too much for it.
  • Protection: When buying a portable drive, it needs to have sufficient exterior and interior protection. Exterior protection includes a strong outer casing to protect the drive inside from accidental falls. Interior protection should keep the physical drive safe from shock and vibration and also safeguard against attacks of data theft if someone should steal your drive.
  • Software: Many HDD manufacturers bundle dedicated drive software to make it easier for you to perform backups, set passwords, manage drive partitions, and other disk management functions.
  • Warranty: Make sure the drive you buy is backed by an extra-long warranty and includes customer service contact details in case anything happens to your drive within the warranty period.

Purchasing a Cheap HDD

There are two final things to keep in mind when you want to make a bargain on HDDs: the best place and time to buy the item. Especially, the big retailers like Amazon, Tesco, Ebuyer.com and Argos have a large number of HDD sales. Every year, Thanksgiving and Christmas are the two holidays that produce the best offers on technology, with Black Friday showing the biggest bargains. Back to school specials are also a good time for buying cheap hard drives. Students who can flash official student ID can look forward to heavy discounts on gadgets for schoolwork, like portable HDDs.

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