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Grill Sergeant BBQ now reduced to £8.99 (£13.17 w/ Super Saver Delivery) @ eBuyer

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Thought this was a cool looking portable BBQ! Was £14.99 before delivery, now £8.99 (£13.17 Del) Was posted a couple of months back, but seeing as it's technically Summer, and back in stock, it's w…
msmyth Avatar3w, 2h agoFound 3 weeks, 2 hours ago19 Comments
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I really don't think it's that bad, cooked for 4 people with it quite easily, charcoal bucket could be bigger imo as you have to break one of those easy light charcoal bags open to fit in nicely.
SubZero
Stubee
pibpob
davej1710
... dont forget one of these too. http://cdn1.markstechnologynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/grillslinger-bbq-tool-belt-lets-you-quick-draw-your-utensils.jpg
A very satisfying "kerching" as you holster your tool. Oo-er, missus :Dhttps://rogermooresmovienation.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/williams.jpg
haha - but "oo-err" is actually Frankie Howerd! http://waytofamous.com/images/frankie-howerd-07.jpg
http://cdn.quotationof.com/images/wrong-quotes-7.jpg
Isn't that Gandalf, Dumbeldore is the wizard out of Harry Potter

Yes when his is quoting that famous scene on Dagobah!
hallmarked
SubZero
Stubee
pibpob
davej1710
... dont forget one of these too. http://cdn1.markstechnologynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/grillslinger-bbq-tool-belt-lets-you-quick-draw-your-utensils.jpg
A very satisfying "kerching" as you holster your tool. Oo-er, missus :Dhttps://rogermooresmovienation.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/williams.jpg
haha - but "oo-err" is actually Frankie Howerd! http://waytofamous.com/images/frankie-howerd-07.jpg
http://cdn.quotationof.com/images/wrong-quotes-7.jpg
Isn't that Gandalf, Dumbeldore is the wizard out of Harry Potter
(that's the joke)

Oh lol skipped the comments just noticed the picture
SubZero
Stubee
pibpob
davej1710
... dont forget one of these too. http://cdn1.markstechnologynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/grillslinger-bbq-tool-belt-lets-you-quick-draw-your-utensils.jpg
A very satisfying "kerching" as you holster your tool. Oo-er, missus :Dhttps://rogermooresmovienation.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/williams.jpg
haha - but "oo-err" is actually Frankie Howerd! http://waytofamous.com/images/frankie-howerd-07.jpg
http://cdn.quotationof.com/images/wrong-quotes-7.jpg
Isn't that Gandalf, Dumbeldore is the wizard out of Harry Potter

(that's the joke)
I spend more on a bag of charcoal than this!
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AKG K451 High Performance Foldable Portable Mini Soft Cushioned Headphones with In-Line Volume Remote and Microphone - Black £27.40 @ Amazon DE £33.00

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Just bought these high quality headphones, great price for these amazing headphones!! Shipping around 4.5 GBP. Description is below: High performance wherever you go. Quality. Portability. Styl…
kurima2 Avatar2m, 3w agoFound 2 months, 3 weeks ago40 Comments
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Does anyone know where I might be able to get the Andriod version of these? (K452)
I got my K451s a couple of years ago. Initially I was disappointed with the sound, particularly given the good reviews. Like you I found the sound 'muddy'. I've stuck with them though and really like them now. Whether that's because I've grown accustomed to the sound quality or if they did indeed benefit from 'running in' I don't know. I think they're well worth this price though given the extras you get.

On the point of noise leakage which someone else brought up- these are definitely closed back phones so will only leak sound if the pads don't fit your ears well. I find I can turn these up really loud in my office without anyone noticing (tested by laying my fingers over the pads and turning music up as loud as possible). Then again we do have quite noisy air conditioning.

Just put in an order for some for my daughter so thanks to the OP for putting up the deal.
Do you think they are worth running in for a while? I've had mine yesterday but they are still in the box. This was pretty much an impulse buy on my part.... but if they aren't any good... although how will returns work for .de?
No, I don't, because I believe the whole "running in" thing is mostly a placebo effect. I have googled though and what I found says that there could be some slight difference, theoretically, but it's very minimal, probably not even detectable, and that most of the effect is just the wearer getting used to the sound. Still, I'm sure some audiophiles will be along to tell me they can hear the difference, underwater, with a pillow over their head! FWIW I've never noticed the sound from any headphones to change after a few days. This may be because I've usually still had my old ones around so any comparison I made initially could still be made later on.
Returns seem fairly straightforward, you get the usual printable labels from Amazon, with some extra things to print out for customs declaration, one to stick on the parcel and another to hand to your courier. You need to pay postage yourself but Amazon will refund up to about 8 Euros of postage costs once they have the item back.
thanks - I think I will give them a try tomorrow and decide.
Do you think they are worth running in for a while? I've had mine yesterday but they are still in the box. This was pretty much an impulse buy on my part.... but if they aren't any good... although how will returns work for .de?

No, I don't, because I believe the whole "running in" thing is mostly a placebo effect. I have googled though and what I found says that there could be some slight difference, theoretically, but it's very minimal, probably not even detectable, and that most of the effect is just the wearer getting used to the sound. Still, I'm sure some audiophiles will be along to tell me they can hear the difference, underwater, with a pillow over their head! FWIW I've never noticed the sound from any headphones to change after a few days. This may be because I've usually still had my old ones around so any comparison I made initially could still be made later on.

Returns seem fairly straightforward, you get the usual printable labels from Amazon, with some extra things to print out for customs declaration, one to stick on the parcel and another to hand to your courier. You need to pay postage yourself but Amazon will refund up to about 8 Euros of postage costs once they have the item back.

Edited By: Marko73 on Jun 07, 2016 23:17
Well, I got mine today, but I'm not impressed. I have pairs which cost less than a third of the price of these and yet sound better, including the Panasonic ones posted on here a few months ago which were under a tenner at the time. The sound from these is extremely muddy. Bass isn't bad though but I'm sending mine back. I'm a tad worried now though because I already ordered a pair of AKG Y55s last week and I'm starting to wonder if those will be up to scratch when they arrive...
Do you think they are worth running in for a while? I've had mine yesterday but they are still in the box. This was pretty much an impulse buy on my part.... but if they aren't any good... although how will returns work for .de?
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Jackery Fit Portable Battery Charger 9000mAh @ £8.99 (Prime) / £12.98 (non Prime) . Sold by Jackery UK and Fulfilled by Amazon.

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Another Jackery battery deal. Got the 12000mAh battery last time which feels solid and has worked well so far. I like the aluminium exterior and the use of panasonic battery cells. This one is 900…
DevilzGtr Avatar3m, 3w agoFound 3 months, 3 weeks ago15 Comments
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This one is sold out and other colours are going for £13.99 :(
I bought the more expensive Anker one cos I wanted the Panasonic cells in it which make 85% of rated charge available
So I bought the Anker lipstick one instead. Very pleased with it.
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Jackery Giant+ 12,000mAh Dual USB External Battery (Panasonic Cells) (Aluminium / Silver) - £9.99 prime or £13.98 non prime delivered. Sold by Jackery UK and Fulfilled by Amazon

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POWERFUL PORTABLE CHARGER: Panasonic grade A Li-ion polymer cell and premium microchips create high-quality portable charger with 4 layers of smart safety protection circuit. COMPACT POWER BANK: Th…
DevilzGtr Avatar4m, 5d agoFound 4 months, 5 days ago4 Comments
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sqlguerrilla
no quickcharge and one of the outputs with 1A ? no thanks!
But one of them is 2.1A, some devices require 1A, and usually at this price we get one port.
Appears to be a good deal.
you are right! Providing 2A for a device that just gets 1A would still work right ?
sqlguerrilla
no quickcharge and one of the outputs with 1A ? no thanks!

But one of them is 2.1A, some devices require 1A, and usually at this price we get one port.

Appears to be a good deal.
no quickcharge and one of the outputs with 1A ? no thanks!
This silver one is on sale for this price of £9.99. All other colours still £13.99

USP:
- Panasonic Grade A Lithium-ion battery cells,
- Aluminum metal case
- Premium microchips, together with 4 layers of smart safety protection circuits, recharging more than 500 times over the life of the battery.
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EC Technology 2nd Gen Deluxe 22400mAh 3 USB Output External Battery With LED Flashlight For Smartphones- Black & Red £14.99 Prime / £19.74 Non Prime. Sold by EC Technology UK Store and Fulfilled by Amazon.

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Our popular high capacity battery is back on sale again. Not as cheap as it has gotten before probably due to 2016 inflation! Other colours are £28. For those without Prime. You can bundle thi…
DevilzGtr Avatar6m, 1w agoFound 6 months, 1 week ago29 Comments
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Graham35
£19.99 This is now showing at £19.99
I've tried to expire the deal but it requires more people to click expire
£19.99 This is now showing at £19.99
afroylnt

I did see mention that some countries have a limit on the power of the devices they allow on planes.

will have to be careful in future and check each airline/country's specifications.
think my next holiday is via Azerbaijan - who knows what their limit is?!?!
DennisG
afroylnt
barneyonion
Used it on a long haul flight recently and it kept me sane with all the films i wanted to watch. I get about 6 charges out of it for my gflex2.
Any questions asked when your luggage was checked?
I wasn't aware of any restrictions of these batteries. I've travelled to europe a number of times and long haul a couple of times with an anker 15000mAh last trip stopped in china and they were strict about lithium batteries >2000mAH (from memory). inspected my battery both times, for some reason didn't say anything. it was also the only airline in years where i've been told off for using a phone in airplane mode. it was all blamed on the chinese civil aviation authority. wonder which other countries are strict about these batteries? couldn't imagine 30 hours on a plane (inc stopovers) without a battery to re-juice

I did see mention that some countries have a limit on the power of the devices they allow on planes.



Edited By: afroylnt on Feb 23, 2016 12:14
afroylnt
barneyonion
Used it on a long haul flight recently and it kept me sane with all the films i wanted to watch. I get about 6 charges out of it for my gflex2.
Any questions asked when your luggage was checked?

I wasn't aware of any restrictions of these batteries. I've travelled to europe a number of times and long haul a couple of times with an anker 15000mAh
last trip stopped in china and they were strict about lithium batteries >2000mAH (from memory). inspected my battery both times, for some reason didn't say anything. it was also the only airline in years where i've been told off for using a phone in airplane mode. it was all blamed on the chinese civil aviation authority. wonder which other countries are strict about these batteries? couldn't imagine 30 hours on a plane (inc stopovers) without a battery to re-juice
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Toshiba 2TB USB 3.0 2.5 Inch Canvio ALU Hard Drive - Black - £62.00 @ Amazon

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2TB portable hard drive with aluminium casing. Canvio Basics & Mypassport (non-metal) are plastic.
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Samsung Original Level Box Slim Bluetooth Portable Speaker, £34.99 @ laptopoutletdirect/Ebay

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Brand new 1 years manufactoures gaurentee £35 down from £79.99 cheapest online! bargain price!
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Forgot to say the best part is the ability to use voice commands and not just S Voice which is dreadful you can default Google Now which is very cool.
I actually bought it and after 3 attempts picked it up from the hopeless UK Mail depot.

Anyhow unit is the mini, is very well build and sounds is surprisingly good for something this small but don't expect too much it is small.

Biggest plus is the Samsung Level link to Samsung mobiles, once setup can read in basic or detail whatever notifications you wish, so pretty cool.

Call wise great reminds me of Charlies Angels ...

A real joy to use around the house when cooking, cleaning or bathing the little un as everything comes through box box, calls, Whatsapp, etc... and streaming music.

Another classic by Samsung great product, crap marketing
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Scam
Not anything special ad is misleading and seller should title it "mini" for which this is the usual ebay price.

Edited By: obsydian on Dec 26, 2015 15:37
Amazon around £43, note not many reviews ?
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LED Fold Up Credit Card Size Light 53p @ Gearbest

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This credit card sized LED lamp can fit in your wallet. It comes with a battery included and when the battery dies you can replace the battery instead of ordering a new one. A good night lamp as it is…
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Conversely not too bad here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/SODIAL-Pocket-Credit-Wallet-Light/dp/B00H8KTLLY#customerReviews

A dim light can be useful - as a nightlight for instance.
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emjavi
£2.19 for 5 from eBay

I never knew I 'needed' these until a minute ago.....five ordered from ebay


Mine have arrived:-) all work and pleasantly surprised with them.. Simple things and all that!
Perfect for my backpacking around SE Asia :D
Gearbest has taken my money then tell me items are out of stock. If you ask for cancelling of order they only give store credit.This is a little bit of a con as you then have to purchase something else that you may not want. Not happy.

Selective in where you got the review from (from only TWO reviewers)... here's another selection TWENTY plus.., which are more representative. Jesus!... some people....
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Original Xiaomi Power bank 10000mAh in Silver Free Shipping NOW £7.89 @ Banggood

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This is one of the best valued power bank in the market and now it only costs £7.81 delivered! Choose silver color to get it at that price, other colours cost £10.48. Here is a review: http://www.p…
kxun Avatar10m, 3w agoFound 10 months, 3 weeks ago789 Comments
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Xzsharp
I bought and it is fake, doesn't even charge up to charge back. Do not buy
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Order Number: 9265018 Order Status: Refunded
Shipping Method:Air Parcel Register
Track Number:RE578494761SE
Order Placed Date:2015-10-13 05:22:59
Ship From:CN
Shipped Date:2015-10-15 05:36:15
message:Tracking Number:A00036151013112D(Click Query)
Just received this one from ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/371470558419?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Been running this on low beam for 5 hours and the power bank is still on three lights charge. Seems good for the price :) Power bank isn't getting warm and the light is very mildly warm. Seems like a great light/battery for less than £13 (y)
jayok
sisqoboy2
I bought 2 and 1 is broken now after a month. I can send it back but that cost over £30… :( well, well, I thought this is a good quality brand…
£30?? what are you sending?
I found a cheaper for £14 and still does not worth. ended up with this Aukey 18 months UK warranty ' £15 from amazon aukey 10.000 quickcharge
sisqoboy2
I bought 2 and 1 is broken now after a month. I can send it back but that cost over £30… :( well, well, I thought this is a good quality brand…

At least your one arrived, still waiting on mine despite bang-good saying they would resend one to me. I think Bang-good are now off my trusted list given this deal and the Elephone deal I tried to buy from them last year.

Putting a claim in with my card provider tomorrow as I've had enough waiting for either the original or the replacement to arrive now.
sisqoboy2
I bought 2 and 1 is broken now after a month. I can send it back but that cost over £30… :( well, well, I thought this is a good quality brand…


£30?? what are you sending?
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Portable Electronic Travel Luggage Scales £1.00 @ Poundworld

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A great price for this gadget - compared to the analogue scales usually seen in pound shops, these are smaller, much more accurate and easier to use. They can measure up to 40kg/88lb. The scale is…
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I'm not sure why this deal has been expired, but the scales are still available online at Poundworld's Website:

http://www.poundworldplus.co.uk/dept/luggage-luggage-accessories_d01964.htm
Paid a fiver on ebay for exactly the same scales.....great product...accurate
Purchased one as a back up for a more expensive set , calibrated one against the other both showed the same weight
This would be an excellent cheap chuck in the tackle box item for an angler.
M1sterDeeds
I would consider it faulty then. If I have to buy some other piece of kit just to use it.


​I know what you mean. I've had so many faulty cars. Apparently you need some extras to actually be able to use it. I think one was called petrol or something.
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12000mAh Swees Power Bank, Portable Charger 2 x 2.1A out £12.99 Prime or £16.98 Sold by swees-shop and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Swees® 2nd Gen 12000mAh Dual Smart USB Ports (Smartport for maximum charging speed, Total 4.2A Output) Power Bank Portable External Battery PowerBank Charger £12.99 delivered with a £20 purchas…
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Amazon says "Currently unavailable. " Too late.
Neal_Ma
Not available now. Why??
Fyi. Must admit I'm happier with the eBay one listed in the link above.
Not available now. Why??
Nikthomas
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Nikthomas
I paid £13 for a 20800mAh the other day on ebay with free delivery and it's brilliant.
Link? I'm skeptical of these things if they're not rated well. I'd be interested to know what you went for.
Here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20800mAh-Portable-2-USB-External-Charger-Battery-Universal-Power-Bank-LED-Light-/171789019294?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item27ff6c689e
It's been brilliant - charged our phones 10 times at glastonbury before it ran out of juice.

Thanks for the link. Looks good. I think I'll buy and try this too. ..This site is not money-saving!
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Nikthomas
I paid £13 for a 20800mAh the other day on ebay with free delivery and it's brilliant.
Link? I'm skeptical of these things if they're not rated well. I'd be interested to know what you went for.

Here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20800mAh-Portable-2-USB-External-Charger-Battery-Universal-Power-Bank-LED-Light-/171789019294?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item27ff6c689e

It's been brilliant - charged our phones 10 times at glastonbury before it ran out of juice.
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Philips "Snow" 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (Purple), £15.97 Delivered @ Amazon (sold/dispatched by MyMemory)

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I've been browsing for a new usb drive, to use predominantly for my digital music (in-car use), and just found this drive. With Philips being priced alongside the equivalent-brand drives at this p…
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FWIW OP, I have mine in my factory head unit (32gb limit according to the manual but memory stick is 64gb) and it works fine. The purple disco is quite annoying, admittedly.


Nice to hear, thanks for the heads up.
FWIW OP, I have mine in my factory head unit (32gb limit according to the manual but memory stick is 64gb) and it works fine. The purple disco is quite annoying, admittedly.
phoenix4102
Hi, can someone please tell me whether a usb3 flash drive can be used on a usb2 tablet. I've read that some are backwards compatible for usb2 but I don't really understand what that means. If I'm looking for a USB drive should I stick to a usb2 one then?

Thanks


USB3 is backwards compatible. the only difference is the speed at transferring (writing) and opening (read) speeds.
Usb 3 stick is slightly faster in a usb 2 port than a usb 2 stick but only marginally.
If you can get a cheaper same capacity usb 2 stick for your usb2 port do that... for money reasons alone.
if your ever upgrading technology, the usb 3 stick is a more future proof idea.
Hi, can someone please tell me whether a usb3 flash drive can be used on a usb2 tablet. I've read that some are backwards compatible for usb2 but I don't really understand what that means. If I'm looking for a USB drive should I stick to a usb2 one then?

Thanks
To be honest, all I wanted was a reasonably cheap, but not tat and crappy, usb 3.0 drive, with atleast 32GB. I initially was going for the 32 for £9.99, but felt this would be worth the extra couple of quid :)
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Verbatim Portable media hub £24.99 @ Amazon

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Perfect for travelling, essentially a portable NAS drive; attach a USB, harddrive or SD card and then wirelessly stream/transfer/backup files to up to 5 devices. 5-7 hours of battery life (and it can…
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Any idea if i can attach my 3G usb dongle to this and use it as a modem\router?
any help??
I can't say, I've not had any experience with 3G usb dongles, it will power a usb device- so, if the 3G dongle broadcasts its own signal then I'm sure that would work.. IF you're counting on the device to broadcast the connection (using the data from the dongle) then I'm not sure if that will work.
whosthere
Any idea if i can attach my 3G usb dongle to this and use it as a modem\router?

any help??
Any idea if i can attach my 3G usb dongle to this and use it as a modem\router?
Thanks! Ordered!
Does this really extend the wifi range?
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Dying Light £30.95 (PS4/XBONE) Samsung M3 1TB USB 3.0 Portable HDD £37.99 PS Plus 1YR £32 - @ Rakuten / thegamecollection / expansys / shopto with FEBGIFT10 Code

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At the risk of being hated for posting yet another Rakuten code deal I'm grouping some of the better offers together to minimise these kinds of posts Dying Light Xbox One and PS4 - £30.95 Samsung
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i can't get their basket to accept my order (card details error). anyone else having these probs?

I had this problem, you need to put a correct phone number in to get it to work.
*pre order system
I can confirm that it hasn't been shipped, they don't have a pretty order system on Rakuten so the shipped email goes out as a present order email..
No idea, received an email stating that it had been shipped.
How has dying light been shipped. its not out till the 27th Feb I thought?
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Milton Solo Travel Steriliser (White) NOW £5.69 RRP £10.99 (free delivery £10 spend/prime)

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We bought this for £8 back, so a fiver is a bargain. It leaks a bit from personal experience, so it's not perfect by any means, but it is quite liberating when you're out and about with a baby for a
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Avermedia Live Gamer Portable £89.90 @ AVerMedia Europe Fulfilled by Amazon

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Avermedia Game capture device that allows you to record on to an SD card, usually £107 ish. From amazon, sold by Avermedia. records in 1080p 30 fps or 720p at 60.
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is there a reason someone left the front door open.? ive heard some good things about these.

have I missed something? or is it thr hotukdealers voting cold due to not known what it is.?

is it cheaper elsewhere?
simplyjimbo
Thanks for the deal. I've added the price, image and merchant to your title for you :)
Ok thank you, completely forgot to add it since i was buying on as i posted it xD
Thanks for the deal. I've added the price, image and merchant to your title for you :)
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Fat Princess™: Piece of Cake PS Vita Free from PlayStation Store

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It's a free to play game so this doesn't look like a mis-price or anything. Compatible with PlayStation®Vita only. Not compatible with PlayStation®TV. Gameplay requires PlayStation®Vita memory
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Does it have trophy?
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greenhell
Played this loads on the iphone, works well but very grindy on later levels. On a separate note, the iphone version eats the battery like no other app and the phone goes roasting hot.
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eloo
For Android you can easily fix apps draining battery.
Download Greenify. It makes sure once it's closed it does not run in background :) it just hibernates it not force close like some task Killers which drain battery even more.

Thanks, but I just see a power drain when using "Fat Princess™: Piece of Cake".
thank you heat added
I really like this game and very pleased to see it turn up on Vita, seems like the natural home for it, just a shame the Android version doesn't work on many tablets (I have tried several and none work yet fine on my Nexus 5). Hopefully this will pave the way for other PlayStation mobile releases coming to Vita like Sackboy Run and Entwined Challenge.

Not sure why a lot of people seem to have issue with Fat Princess i.e. grinding, I find it no worse than any other free to play game (not many, if any, FTP games allow you free/easy progression) and the PS3 game freebie is a really nice touch.
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Played this loads on the iphone, works well but very grindy on later levels. On a separate note, the iphone version eats the battery like no other app and the phone goes roasting hot.

The Android version is just the same :(

[ http://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/free-code-for-fat-princess-ps3-2026223 ]
For Android you can easily fix apps draining battery.
Download Greenify. It makes sure once it's closed it does not run in background :) it just hibernates it not force close like some task Killers which drain battery even more.
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Puku S8 Portable Charger - £15.00 (turquoise) - Urban Outfitters

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Normal price appears to be around £90, which is doubtless a bit inflated because they look pretty. But this does seem like a decent deal for a portable USB/mini USB device charger. Specs and some g…
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Link not working :-(
It seems like a good deal to me. The product is worth no where near £90, but at £15 i think its good.
Cold voters: is this actually not very good, then? I was gonna get one myself, so it would be v useful if you let me know! Also if I did something wrong with the listing - it's my first time:P
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Samsung 2TB M3 Portable Hard Drive - USB3.0 @ Maplin (free delivery - 2.5% Quidco cashback) - £69.99

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Was £79.99, now £69.99 (Home Delivery and Click & Collect) Samsung 2TB M3 Portable Hard Drive - USB3.0 USB 3.0 for superfast transfer speeds also compatible with USB 2.0 Protect your valua…
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Good price
yea decent price for a 2tb
Thanks nice deal
Also available at this price from Dabs

Edited By: anooobist on Dec 30, 2014 14:48: Wrong supplier credited.
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Buffalo LS220 Twin Bay NAS with 2 x 3TB Drives (6TB Total) £180.00 @ Broadbandbuyer.co.uk

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Fantastic price here for a 6TB NAS drive, around £40 cheaper than the nearest competitor With cheapest UK Mainland Only (including tracking) shipping @ £3 the total is £183.60. - FlexR
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I dunno, I haven't tried streaming from it yet - I'm still copying stuff over to it atm. Was getting about 3MB/sec over wireless and 10MB/sec wired. Not sure if that's good/acceptable or not (am a noob at this too), or what the limiting factor is, but I would guess it's plenty for streaming a movie.
xena_wales
Mine had Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm in - I didn't make a note of the exact model no, and it's up and running now.

laxjxl
why I can only see one 3T drive....

Thanks for the info!

I'm a bit of a NAS noob, how good would this unit be to use as network storage for all my media and files? I would want to access the drives from a Raspberry Pi running XBMC and also map them to my desktop PC. I read a lot about these cheaper NAS boxes having sub-standard read/write speeds, but how much does this matter in the real world? Are they so slow that I couldn't watch a 1080p movie on the Pi? Or is the problem just for people who want to do frequent large file transfers like full PC back ups?

Thanks again!
xena_wales
laxjxl
why I can only see one 3T drive....
It's set as RAID 1 by default (or mine was).
thx, just checked the manual, you were right. :)
laxjxl
why I can only see one 3T drive....
It's set as RAID 1 by default (or mine was).
why I can only see one 3T drive....
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Anker® A7908 Large Portable Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker with Super-Sized 4W Driver & up to 20 Hours of Playtime - White @ £21.95 w/ code Sold by AnkerDirect and Fulfilled by Amazon.

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Saw the other Anker speaker deal posted by madhouse77 and thought this was worth sharing when I searched about and found this. Use code BOXDEALC to get it at this price. Not sure when this code ends s…
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Just received mine and can definitely say that it`s no better(sound qualitywise) than my cheapo Technika bluetooth speaker from Tesco.It looks really well but that`s the only plus point.My other speaker was about £7 from Tesco and easily matches the Anker.
I think I`ll return it.
I dunno what some of you lot are listening to, I took a punt on this and it's tinny and cheap sounding. Decidedly average. I think people have forgotten what good actually sounds like.
OH NO. I was waiting for Quidco pay run. Damn thing takes over 10 days for Amazon gift certificate....Wanted it for birthday present. Come on Anker do another code....
Ordered. Worth giving it a try at this price
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£10 off the usual and cheapest price ever? Now under £20. Use code: 22YXFEGY Fantastic speaker
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Delivery within a couple of days and over the moon with the speaker. Good build quality and sounds great for its size. It's just a shame you cant connect 2 of them together for stereo like you can do with sonos
My order arrived to day from Amazon...it's a very nice looking little speaker, paired it my iPad and watched a few clips from BBC iplayer ( which always sounds a bit low on the iPad volume ) and it has a terrific clear sound and good increase in the volume...very happy.

Does anyone know if two of these can be paired together...?

Thanks for posting this OP.
slimmyfan1
Great item, great company. I knew the founder, William, pretty well.

3 days later...I finally saw what you did there ;)
Nice one cheers, I'm still tempted by the bolse tho more universal for home too because I think it will be louder and fill the room more...mmm? Decisions?...

Don't do returns to Amazon unless faulty, I here they ban you for life after a certain amount of returns ? Can't be doing with that
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Crosley Cruiser Briefcase Style Three-Speed Portable Vinyl Turntable with Built-In Stereo Speakers black £61.81, Blue £61.80, Orange £62.15 @ Amazon Uk

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Makes me even more annoyed I didn't see it sooner!
ah sorry about that, all were in stock 3 days ago
All out of stock -.-
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Gear4 HouseParty Portable Wireless Speaker £37.95 @ total digital stores fulfilledby Amazon

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JBL Micro Wireless Portable Bluetooth Rechargeable speaker (Red/Black/Blue) in Currys/PCWorld @ £19.97

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About 5 black ones left in romford.
Thank you lokesh. Reserved a red one in Brixton. That's another xmas present sorted :)
Bought one last night. Great little speaker nice sound and quite loud too. £20 is a good price!

Didn't realise you had to order on-line, but I just asked the salesman and he got one for me from the cupboard.

HEAT added!
telf
try the mesh2 on amazon great sound plus SD card 12 to 15 hours use after a full charge I got it at £20 quality solid build also

Looks pretty good, shame it's only BT 2.1 EDR otherwise I would have purchased. Thanks for the heads up though :)
telf
try the mesh2 on amazon great sound plus SD card 12 to 15 hours use after a full charge I got it at £20 quality solid build also
interesting, so you'd say that the mesh is better than this?
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N3DS XL £169.99 via 365games.co.uk Pre order

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Still in stock
thingswelike
I ordered 2 yesterday (174.99) - I guess they might ship today yay!
Made a new account so got 5% on Quidco too.
Fingers crossed there will be no region issues further down the line - my boys will NOT be impressed!


They are PAL so will play UK/EU/AUS games no problem. It just won't play Japanese and US imports like any other 3DS sold in the UK.
I ordered 2 yesterday (174.99) - I guess they might ship today yay!
Made a new account so got 5% on Quidco too.
Fingers crossed there will be no region issues further down the line - my boys will NOT be impressed!
Back in stock but price has been increased, could a Mod please edit my post? It's now £179.99
They are available to pre-order again with stock expected on the 8th.
See here:
http://www.365games.co.uk/in-stock/3ds-consoles
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Western digital elements 2tb portable hard drive £44.99 @ Argos

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Saw this when I was looking for the 4tb hard drive so thought I'd share :) 282/1201
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Bugeyed
or you could just go get the newer version (USB3) from amazon for £59.98
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Elements-Desktop-Drive-Plug-Storage/dp/B00HOC75SC/ref=dp_ob_title_ce
you do understand the meaning of the word 'portable'?

And a lot more expensive!!
Bugeyed
or you could just go get the newer version (USB3) from amazon for £59.98
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Elements-Desktop-Drive-Plug-Storage/dp/B00HOC75SC/ref=dp_ob_title_ce
you do understand the meaning of the word 'portable'?
cold from me, as its expensive compared to the tescos goose'deals.
Just in Argos now it does exist but none in stock
LtfdTony
The catalogue number is in the photo
That catalogue number 282 3201 is a dud one.
See above link by 5nowman - it will take you to similar Argos catalogue number - 282 1201 which they clearly state doesn't exist!!

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Seagate 1TB WIRELESS Plus 2.5 Inch (PORTABLE) External Hard Drive - £99.99 @ Amazon

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I've had my eye on this for a while now and it's just hit the lowest price ever on Amazon (see post #1). Personally I've had excellent reliability with Seagate for years. The 500GB is currently sel…
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I've got this it's amazing with my iPad I paid £40 more heat added

I think it's getting cold because many people would not make use of the wireless and you can get normal 1TB drives for about £50. Never mind :)

Out of interest do you connect to your iPad using the Seagate app or something else?

Yes, you use the seagate app, just put the Hard drive on, select seagate HD from wireless network, then open the app, then you have access to everything stored on HD, it works great.

Thank You
jgsdesai
jezwillmar
I've got this it's amazing with my iPad I paid £40 more heat added

I think it's getting cold because many people would not make use of the wireless and you can get normal 1TB drives for about £50. Never mind :)

Out of interest do you connect to your iPad using the Seagate app or something else?


Yes, you use the seagate app, just put the Hard drive on, select seagate HD from wireless network, then open the app, then you have access to everything stored on HD, it works great.
jezwillmar
I've got this it's amazing with my iPad I paid £40 more heat added

I think it's getting cold because many people would not make use of the wireless and you can get normal 1TB drives for about £50. Never mind :)

Out of interest do you connect to your iPad using the Seagate app or something else?

Edited By: jgsdesai on Oct 30, 2014 20:27
I've got this it's amazing with my iPad I paid £40 more heat added
Please remember this is WIRELESS! I know it's not worth the extra premium for some people - but it's an excellent price for wireless.


http://charts.camelcamelcamel.com/uk/B00AZIRNP2/amazon.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0&lang=en



Edited By: jgsdesai on Oct 30, 2014 19:23: typo
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The great Amazon external hard drive price crash! (1TB from £45, 3TB from £79, 4TB from £95)

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If you want to have security in your backing up then you need a raid array.
That's what I'll be doing in 2015.
thanks to the OP for collating all this info.

I'm much more concerned about reliability/failure than bagging a rock bottom price. There've been a few useful comments on this, as well as a chart. I'd love to know if anyone has anything a bit more definitive.

I've bought 2 large-capacity hard drives over the years - a buffalo drivestation, and then a LaCie. I've used both a great deal, pretty much on a daily basis, and thankfully, have had no issues with either. neither were the cheapest available at the time, but had been recommended in reviews by people for whom alternatives (seagate, WD) had failed.

I don't know where things stand these days. As best as I recall, warranties on hard drives were much longer a few years ago than they are now (5 years vs. 2 years). That does not fill me with confidence.

If anyone has anything more useful on this, then please do share. I'm after a hard drive 4tb to 6tb, that is robust and not likely to pack up on me. If it's not the cheapest out there, then so be it.

many thanks.
Firstly, I have no clue about external hard drives so forgive me. I need a usb 3.0 compatible external hard drive for my xbox one. can someone recommend a decent 1tb one?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00CSH19PI/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

black 2TB wd passport ultra now £69.99, probably the best portable drive you can get
Has anyone tried using the seagate 2TB backup plus with a MBP?
would this be a decent choice for backing up basic media and using time machine?
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Seagate STBX2000401 2TB USB 3.0 portable (2.5") hard drive - £64.99 @ Amazon

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Just bleedin' posted about a desktop deal and then I saw this straight after. Definitely looks like the best price going for a 2TB portable (2.5") drive. Has never been cheaper than this according to
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2-4 week delivery? - ouch
I was waiting for this drive to go to £60 again... ordered, thanks OP
Gem1ni0
Vtec_Boy
It's £75.99 now....
That's a marketplace deal. On the right hand side of the page under "other sellers" you'll see Amazon listed as the top seller, priced at £59.99. When you add to basket from there, you get that price.

Oops. Sorry... My bad =)
Vtec_Boy
It's £75.99 now....
That's a marketplace deal. On the right hand side of the page under "other sellers" you'll see Amazon listed as the top seller, priced at £59.99. When you add to basket from there, you get that price.
It's £75.99 now....
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Beyerdynamic DTX350p (white) £26.63 (£4.25 delivery) @ Lambdatek/Amazon £30.88

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Gonna get filthy quick
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Portable rotary airer £15.60 delivered at School Surplus UK / Ebay SOLD OUT

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Bonus, was expecting a cheap poor quality one to turn up only to open the box and find the vango airer I'd had my eye on which costs twenty quid more than I paid. Thanks for the post op.
Just what I've been looking for <3
Very good price, looked for one this summer and all £25+
Good find these are handy
Not sure why so cold this is a good price
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Seagate Backup Plus 2TB (9mm) portable drive - £67.49 with code BUP25 @ PC World

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Use voucher code BUP25 at the basket to get 25% off any Seagate Backup Plus hard drive. 2TBs are £67.49, and the 1TBs are £44.99 with the code. The 2TB uses the Samsung M9T 9mm drive, so it's slimm…
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Can't believe the fuss over whether Seagate are good or bad. In 20 years I've had one drive fail. It was a maxtor. HDs can fail. I'm sure SSDs can fail. Hence this 2tb has been bought.
Good price at 67. Not often you say that for PC world. Heat added
mjbuckhurst
RustySpoons
AR2012
wenttoabetterplace
mjbuckhurst
chenzz
Get away from Seagate hard drive. No matter how cheap it is!

Presumably based on serious scientific research?

Personally I find reliability is much more a factor of how you use a drive, rather than the brand written on label, I've got IDE drives from Seagate that still work and are easily going to be more than 10 years old, but they were kept in a cool environment in a machine that never moved, whereas I've had WD and Hitachi laptop drives fail within a year, but the machine is a high end desktop replacement, gets hot and moves around all the time.

mike

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/blog-survival-drives-by-month.jpg

That was posted on the other Seagate thread...
BackBlaze used consumer drives in a Data Center environment. You can't make comparisons as some people me included use external hdds as cold storage. But maybe in a nas environment its not a good idea.


I thought he might want to crack them open and take out the drives to put them in a nas. Avoiding the crappy enclosure firmware that the Toshiba's have.

I don't honestly think even doing that, would get you anywhere close to the strain Backblaze put their disks under, they use high density arrays containing 45 hard drives, closely packed with cooling provided by 6 fans. These are then utilised pretty much 24x7, which means they're under a lot of strain, compared to a home NAS, likely to be lightly used most of the time, if not sitting in standby. My 4 bay NAS barely breaks into a sweat and rarely even turns the fans on, let alone to full power, so my disks sit at lovely cool temperatures.

The problem with using the Backblaze stats is they don't tell you were the disks failures occur, where the pods are in the racks or the sort of external cooling provided for the racks, this is all pertinent information, if by chance Seagate disks are in the pods in the middle of a rack, then temperatures are going to be higher, likewise the centre disks in the pods themselves are likely to be heated more.

Perhaps the biggest problem is if you run a consumer drive, designed for adhoc daily use, 24x7, then take it to the highest temperatures it's capable of supporting, then you're going to see a completely different failure rate. Heat would be my biggest concern, I don't know the recommendations for any particular drives, but they don't always have the same temperature range, if by chance you're taking one brand closer to their maximum operating temperature very frequently, then you can expect drive failure, but this would not be reflected in the same drive in a consumer environment where you probably would never take the temperatures that high.

Either way, form my experience of working with computers for rather more years than I'd like to think, and hard drives since the days of dustbin lid dimensions, you're better of making sure you backup than buy a particularly brand, none have ever stood out as being particularly unreliable, some series might have more problems than others, but that never normally reflects on the entire product range.

mike

In my 20+ years of experience working in the IT/Electronics field, I have seen failures of all brands, a lot of those failures are due to mishandling (user or shipping), temperature etc. Faulty drives are mostly faulty within the first few hours.

I have ancient WD/Seagate/Quantums/Samsungs that are still going strong, albeit noisy :D
Shame I threw out my old MFM drives as they still work, I also have 2 original MAC SE's which the bearings stick on the drives, wallop them and they will work.

I do remember the ill fated IBM Deskstar issue, what a nightmare that was, since then the name "Deathstar" has stuck for some.

I have a Supermicro 743 Chassis (http://www.supermicro.nl/products/chassis/4U/743/SC743TQ-865-SQ.cfm) with 8 Hitachi/Toshiba 5K3000's with dates starting from 2011, as this is the SQ chassis it's got the slower spinning RPM fans, I did add an additional one though, drives sit between 31-36 degrees. I have had this system in a rack which was pretty warm with a 4U UPS.

Not one failure and these are on 24/7, I had all the drives out this week to do a clean, check etc, all still fine with lots of hours on them.

That's why I stick with these as I have had good results, they are also RAID friendly either software or hardware, I myself run a LSI 9 207-8i HBA with a ZFS file system and 32gb RAM.

Funny thing is, all this Seagate bashing in this thread and the drive in question is actually a Samsung! and back to the OP's deal, it's a cracking little 2tb drive, amazing read/write speeds.

IMHO Seagate went downhill since the acquisition of Maxtor, the 7200.7 was the start of issues with Seagate.


Edited By: RustySpoons on Oct 10, 2014 12:27: ...
mjbuckhurst
RustySpoons
AR2012
wenttoabetterplace
mjbuckhurst
chenzz
Get away from Seagate hard drive. No matter how cheap it is!

Presumably based on serious scientific research?

Personally I find reliability is much more a factor of how you use a drive, rather than the brand written on label, I've got IDE drives from Seagate that still work and are easily going to be more than 10 years old, but they were kept in a cool environment in a machine that never moved, whereas I've had WD and Hitachi laptop drives fail within a year, but the machine is a high end desktop replacement, gets hot and moves around all the time.

mike

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/blog-survival-drives-by-month.jpg

That was posted on the other Seagate thread...
BackBlaze used consumer drives in a Data Center environment. You can't make comparisons as some people me included use external hdds as cold storage. But maybe in a nas environment its not a good idea.


I thought he might want to crack them open and take out the drives to put them in a nas. Avoiding the crappy enclosure firmware that the Toshiba's have.

I don't honestly think even doing that, would get you anywhere close to the strain Backblaze put their disks under, they use high density arrays containing 45 hard drives, closely packed with cooling provided by 6 fans. These are then utilised pretty much 24x7, which means they're under a lot of strain, compared to a home NAS, likely to be lightly used most of the time, if not sitting in standby. My 4 bay NAS barely breaks into a sweat and rarely even turns the fans on, let alone to full power, so my disks sit at lovely cool temperatures.

The problem with using the Backblaze stats is they don't tell you were the disks failures occur, where the pods are in the racks or the sort of external cooling provided for the racks, this is all pertinent information, if by chance Seagate disks are in the pods in the middle of a rack, then temperatures are going to be higher, likewise the centre disks in the pods themselves are likely to be heated more.

Perhaps the biggest problem is if you run a consumer drive, designed for adhoc daily use, 24x7, then take it to the highest temperatures it's capable of supporting, then you're going to see a completely different failure rate. Heat would be my biggest concern, I don't know the recommendations for any particular drives, but they don't always have the same temperature range, if by chance you're taking one brand closer to their maximum operating temperature very frequently, then you can expect drive failure, but this would not be reflected in the same drive in a consumer environment where you probably would never take the temperatures that high.

Either way, form my experience of working with computers for rather more years than I'd like to think, and hard drives since the days of dustbin lid dimensions, you're better of making sure you backup than buy a particularly brand, none have ever stood out as being particularly unreliable, some series might have more problems than others, but that never normally reflects on the entire product range.

mike

My point still stands. Assuming you can get price parity, why would anyone buy a Seagate drive instead of a Western Digital built drive?
The only reason backblaze use Seagate is because they are significantly cheaper - which offsets their failure rate. There is also no incentive or justification for Backblaze to put Seagate drives in vulnerable parts of their disk arrays (conversely, I imagine they are put in those places that are least susceptible to incur a failure to offset their lower reliability!)
Since my drives still get use after ten years, I want to give myself every chance that they will last that long.

Just out of curiosity, how would you go about testing a drives long term reliability? (I personally am glad that companies like this release such data. I've been stung before buying what turned out to be a hugely unreliable SSD drive; as such, I would rather give myself every chance to avoid failures in the future using whatever data is available).
RustySpoons
AR2012
wenttoabetterplace
mjbuckhurst
chenzz
Get away from Seagate hard drive. No matter how cheap it is!

Presumably based on serious scientific research?

Personally I find reliability is much more a factor of how you use a drive, rather than the brand written on label, I've got IDE drives from Seagate that still work and are easily going to be more than 10 years old, but they were kept in a cool environment in a machine that never moved, whereas I've had WD and Hitachi laptop drives fail within a year, but the machine is a high end desktop replacement, gets hot and moves around all the time.

mike

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/blog-survival-drives-by-month.jpg

That was posted on the other Seagate thread...
BackBlaze used consumer drives in a Data Center environment. You can't make comparisons as some people me included use external hdds as cold storage. But maybe in a nas environment its not a good idea.


I thought he might want to crack them open and take out the drives to put them in a nas. Avoiding the crappy enclosure firmware that the Toshiba's have.

I don't honestly think even doing that, would get you anywhere close to the strain Backblaze put their disks under, they use high density arrays containing 45 hard drives, closely packed with cooling provided by 6 fans. These are then utilised pretty much 24x7, which means they're under a lot of strain, compared to a home NAS, likely to be lightly used most of the time, if not sitting in standby. My 4 bay NAS barely breaks into a sweat and rarely even turns the fans on, let alone to full power, so my disks sit at lovely cool temperatures.

The problem with using the Backblaze stats is they don't tell you were the disks failures occur, where the pods are in the racks or the sort of external cooling provided for the racks, this is all pertinent information, if by chance Seagate disks are in the pods in the middle of a rack, then temperatures are going to be higher, likewise the centre disks in the pods themselves are likely to be heated more.

Perhaps the biggest problem is if you run a consumer drive, designed for adhoc daily use, 24x7, then take it to the highest temperatures it's capable of supporting, then you're going to see a completely different failure rate. Heat would be my biggest concern, I don't know the recommendations for any particular drives, but they don't always have the same temperature range, if by chance you're taking one brand closer to their maximum operating temperature very frequently, then you can expect drive failure, but this would not be reflected in the same drive in a consumer environment where you probably would never take the temperatures that high.

Either way, form my experience of working with computers for rather more years than I'd like to think, and hard drives since the days of dustbin lid dimensions, you're better of making sure you backup than buy a particularly brand, none have ever stood out as being particularly unreliable, some series might have more problems than others, but that never normally reflects on the entire product range.

mike
AR2012
wenttoabetterplace
mjbuckhurst
chenzz
Get away from Seagate hard drive. No matter how cheap it is!

Presumably based on serious scientific research?

Personally I find reliability is much more a factor of how you use a drive, rather than the brand written on label, I've got IDE drives from Seagate that still work and are easily going to be more than 10 years old, but they were kept in a cool environment in a machine that never moved, whereas I've had WD and Hitachi laptop drives fail within a year, but the machine is a high end desktop replacement, gets hot and moves around all the time.

mike

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/blog-survival-drives-by-month.jpg

That was posted on the other Seagate thread...
BackBlaze used consumer drives in a Data Center environment. You can't make comparisons as some people me included use external hdds as cold storage. But maybe in a nas environment its not a good idea.


I thought he might want to crack them open and take out the drives to put them in a nas. Avoiding the crappy enclosure firmware that the Toshiba's have.
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Brilliant price for this! Plugs in via car lighter socket. rscommunications are very reputable looking at feedback. £5.99 with free delivery. More than 10 available at posting but limited qua…
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I cut the cable and they appear to be correctly colour coded - yellow for composite video, with red & white for stereo audio, you can buy the cables from ebay (the right angled ones are cheaper), however I didn't want to spend £1 on a cable when the screen cost a fiver!
As for a dc socket to USB you will have to search hard for that - it may be easier to either re-terminate or make up the cable yourself...
Oh and the screen casing seems to be glued/welded = no neat easy way to crack it open! You would probably want to re-case it as theres no easy way to mount it, although depending on the project you could just keep it in the carry bag!

Any chance of a link to the ebay auction for the cable? Thanks.
I cut the cable and they appear to be correctly colour coded - yellow for composite video, with red & white for stereo audio, you can buy the cables from ebay (the right angled ones are cheaper), however I didn't want to spend £1 on a cable when the screen cost a fiver!
As for a dc socket to USB you will have to search hard for that - it may be easier to either re-terminate or make up the cable yourself...
Oh and the screen casing seems to be glued/welded = no neat easy way to crack it open! You would probably want to re-case it as theres no easy way to mount it, although depending on the project you could just keep it in the carry bag!
aLV426
uses a 3.5" 4 pole jack for audio/video = very easy to make up a cable.

For those wanting to use this with a raspberry pi, I believe you'd have all the connectivity you need with this item and this item, except power.

Those who already have cables going from the Pi to RCA/composite should be able to use this converter to 4-pole 3.5mm jack instead.

Will post if I order these and get a chance to test. Meanwhile, though I think the in-car cable suppled carries enough power for a Pi, obviously it has the wrong form factor. Anyone know of an adaptor that will go from the currently supplied connector to micro-usb?
unquestioned
Unlikely a misprice. Its obviously old stock, ps2 is 2 generations old, not many people still have one.

I still have mine hehe and even still have my ps1 :-s
Gutted. Finally got around to having a go and the screen lasted 5 minutes before going pop. Playing Space Channel 5 (first time my kids had seen it and my 3 year old was smitten) suddenly the screen went dark but the sound continued to play. The red led on the front went out to. Left it a while and tried again and the audio fine but video dead as. Hope you have more luck with yours. :o(

Edited By: R2Dom2 on Oct 04, 2014 15:41