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Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 Desktop Drive - Black £82.99 @ Argos eBay store
Found 17th JunFound 17th Jun
Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 Desktop Drive - Black -From the Argos Shop on ebay Brand New With a 12 Month Argos Guarantee The Seagate Expansion portable drive is compact and per… Read more

It is portable. Just a usb connection with no power supply needed


Thanks, is it desktop or portable


Delivered today and it’s 2.5


Will the work as storage for a Xbox x?


Does anyone know if you can you take out the Argos 3yr replacement warranty on these drives?

NETGEAR GS208-100UKS 8 Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switch £14.99 delivered (prime) or plus £4.49 (non-prime) Amazon
Found 14th JunFound 14th Jun
(Or free delivery with other items up to £20) This is a desktop version which means the ports are at the back and it has a plastic case. It is fanless. Good reviews at Amazon. Why … Read more

like that logic! already have a 8 port one so this can be a spare one


Not at the moment maybe, but can you predict the future? :) Most things (The Internet of Things) want the Internet, whether it is actually necessary or not, who knows. My Solar panels want the Internet to say that they are working properly. My printers upgrade their firmware themselves which is a lot safer than DIY! I think. You may have a one of more wireless network, but how cluttered is it?. It is easy to extend it via wire or via powerline to wire adapters (no cabling needed) And anyway, with anything computer related, it's always better to think bigger, I think, buy a bigger hard disk, buy a bigger display, and more ports than you need now. My two cents


Linksys is better for you, don't listen to op 8)


this or the linksys which was posted yesterday? dont really need 8 ports


Great basic switches -- plug and play and forget its there. Great value

Linksys LGS105 Business 5 Port Desktop Gigabit Unmanaged Network Switch, £13.98 (Prime) / £18.47 (non Prime) at Amazon
Found 13th JunFound 13th Jun
And Ebuyer. Wired connection speed up to 1000 Mbps Attribute of five Gigabit Ethernet auto-sensing ports Auto power-down disables unused ports Smart power for short cable runs… Read more

That is great for the community (cheeky)


Well, I was confused when I saw a 5 port switch going for almost as much as an 8 port switch and getting so hot. This is the first time I think I've ever seen a 5 port switch posted here, most posts have been for the more usual 8 port switch, but as none have been posted recently, I've just posted one.


You're confused :/


Why get a 5 port switch when you can get a 8 port switch for about £1 more?


Still useless

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NETGEAR GS316-100UKS 16-Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switch At 21% Off @ Amazon - £54.99 @ Amazon
Found 12th JunFound 12th Jun
16 auto-sensing Gigabit Ethernet ports. Unmanaged switch (plug-and-play) auto connect to router and modem using any port. LED's for power/port speed/link and activity. … Read more



I bought the gigabit rated version 3 years ago and I've never had an issue with it. Cheaper than the Netgear too.


Anyone know of a cheap good POE switch.


What's the benefit of this over the TP-Link SF1016DS for £35? EDIT: That's 10/100 and not gigabit, that explains it!


good price for a good switch...might be worth looking at the GS116UK model as this one has a lifetime warranmty with next day replacement...well worth it if it is somewthing you home or business will rely on

WD WDBBGB0080HBK-EESN My Book Desktop Hard Drive - 8TB - Black £155.98 @ Amazon
Found 11th JunFound 11th Jun
Equipped with WD Backup software for Windows and Apple Time Machine compatibility for Mac Works with acronis true image WD edition software to schedule full system backups Passwo… Read more
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Check out Slickdeals and maybe use the alert and it might drop to the special $135 while you are there. If you go in best buy make sure to get the made in Thailand version of the Easystore rather than China. Usually these drives are in 2 sections of the store.


I just checked the US best buy site and it's currently discounted to $169 (plus taxes depending on state). Still a better deal, but not as big a price difference. I only checked because I'm going to be in the USA soon and would jump at the chance to get this stuff so cheap! This is a good deal, considering the price it usually goes for in the UK.

malhal I have received two "my book 8TB" today from a german electronic market and have taken them apart: 2x WD80EZAZ (White label with metal strips) = US7SAL080 = Ultrastar He10-8 SATA (3.3v reset, source WDBBGB0080HBK-EESN) MADE IN THAILAND, 5400 rpm, 256MB Cache, Date: AUG 2017 TLER / SCT Error Recovery Control: Disabled BUT enableable with "smartctl -l scterc,70,70 <disk>" My "solution" was to pull the 3.3V (orange) wire from that particular sata connector and cap/tape it off (shown in linked pics). Look at that, immediately spun up and working. I've seen other people say use a molex to sata adapter as that also ignores the 3.3V line, but I've also seen a lot of posts about these melting, so do with that what you will.


Ah thanks that's good to know I will run that tool to see what it is without shucking. Luckily these are for a NAS so all good. We always pay over the odds so I am happy to save with these at least. Cheers.


Even if it is a red or has a generic white label its the same helium drive by HGST whom WD acquired. White obviously has lower resell value and can have enterprise power connector which needs a pin disconnected to work with some power supplies. The cache can also very. You can use DriveDX to see the model without shucking. If it is made in Thailand rather than CHina it is your best chance at a 256MB cache WD Red (vs 128MB in others). Still too expensive tho, cheaper in USA at $130 at Best Buy. These drives are extremely noisy so not suitable for inside a desktop

Asda - Polaroid Desktop PC USB Stereo Speakers in White or Black £2 instore
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Cheap as chips for a small set of USB 2.1 desktop speakers. White ones are £2 (reduced from £4.50) & black ones £6 (reduced from £7). Made by Polaroid so a brand we are all fa… Read more
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My case . so thanks to op


I will be having a look to see if my local ASDA have them. I have two PCs on a KVM and can do "too good" sound already using a set of JBL Pebbles speakers, these will allow me to have a "quiet" sound for incoming Viber/Whatapp messages. Heat added pokerbanter. Seems that some here see someone else having a use for something they would stick their nose up at as worth berating! On a deals site you can state an opinion but a downvote should really be paired with a BETTER deal. Regards, Ian Edit for the deal hunters. I found no sign of these at Ivybridge Asda or Hounslow Blenheim Centre Asda Superstore.


If you can afford £150 on a refurbished rig + £additional for games, you can do alot better than £2 speakers that sound like weedy tin cans...


If you can afford £500-£1000 for a rig you can afford to buy decent speakers. If your primary school child just wants to play games on their £150 refurbished desktop then I'd say these fit the bill :)



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Casio Computer Casio Calculator Desktop Battery Solar, £4 at Tesco
Found 6th JunFound 6th Jun
This calculator from Casio is easy to use. It has an extra large angled display, making it easy to read when sat at your desk, and plenty of functions including Euro/currency conve… Read more

Yeah, but with its "natural" display, that doesn't did the old upside down words trick as already mentioned!




Oos at that price


Why waste £4 on a basic calculator when for only £4 more you get a proper GT-85 Plus?


Is it a computer or a calculator? Looks like a calculator.

D-Link DGS-1016D 16-Port Gigabit Unmanaged Desktop Switch £42.99 Delivered @
Found 5th JunFound 5th Jun
Cheapest price I could see for this 16 port Gigabit switch. Perfect for networking needs at home or a small office. 16 Gigabit ports D-Link Green Technology Inexpensive … Read more
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Decent price. Bought one last March and had no issues with it. Does a decent job. It's a relatively compact unit but nice to see it is also supplied with rack brackets should you wish to stick it in a rack. Not something I need personally but useful for some!


Great price, ordered but price has now gone up to 48.56 including £2.95 delivery


Been looking for a silent 16-port Gb switch recently, this fits my needs perfectly. Thanks OP.


Good price. Thanks!

Seagate BarraCuda 4TB Desktop Hard Drive 3.5" SATA III 6GBs 256MB Cache - £85.49 @ Novatech
Found 2nd JunFound 2nd Jun
£10 cheaper than i can find elsewhere. Needed to find a bigger drive for all my games, and this came up via pc part picker. Bought one, installed in my PC and no issues so far. 2… Read more
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Can anybody comment if these are noisy? I had a 1TB WD that vibrated my pc like crazy


I’m sure it’s a good deal but having just tried to swap the head array assembly on my 5.4 year old ST3100524AS and noticed that the original heads crashed into the platter, I’m gonna take a break from Seagates for a while.


Don’t want to put this post down at all as for the price it is hot, but my personal preference with hard drives are the HGST drives which have very good ratings and and the lowest drive failure rates according to Backblaze. Imo it’s worth spending more if the data you store is important but obviously you should have backups separately. Just my two cents (embarrassed)


I've been building PCs for about 28 years. In that time I've had 3 Samsung spinpoint drives die, about 6 seagate drives die, 1 maxtor (pre seagate) which was about 10 years old and 0 WD drives die. The Samsung drives were those dodgy 3TB drives which had a high failure rate. Didn't have many read or write cycles as they were part of a server raid. I had 2 seagate drives which died after 18 months in a Raid. Died within a couple of weeks of each other. One external that died after being filled first use. One dead on arrival. One that went pop in a PC. Component on control board exploded. One had bad pins on the sata connector which bent when plugged into a Dock. Had to solder wires directly to the control board to get data off. Personal experience over a long time with different models, form factors, sizes and technologies can only point to one thing for me. Seagate drives are often cheaper than the equivalent WD but for me I'm only using WD from now on.


All hard drives fail eventually depending on load and usage. Everyone swears by one manufacturer and belittles anyone who disagrees with them - personal experience is good but if you want to make informed decisions based off of real testing take a look at Backblaze:

Seagate STEB4000200 Expansion 4 TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 Inch External Hard Drive for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 - Black, £88.61​, at Amazon
Found 29th MayFound 29th May
Seagate STEB4000200 Expansion 4 TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 Inch External Hard Drive for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 - Black, £88.61, at Amazon. It's now even cheaper now, then this… Read more

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I have this its great, loads games faster than the stock ps4 pro HDD by about 20% (there is a video online somewhere) the only thing I dislike is you need to plug it in! I have no plug sockets left now lol .. TV, Soundbar, ps4 pro, xbox, pc, router etc (lol)




Thanx. Correct. Try here instead: Thanx.


But that's a different model this post isn't for a backup plus model? :/

D-Link 8-Port Fast Ethernet 10/100 Unmanaged Desktop Switch £5.44 delivered @ Box
Found 29th MayFound 29th May
Cheapest i can see, £2.49 + £2.95 P&P, in stock at time of posting. D-Link 8-Port Fast Ethernet 10/100 Unmanaged Desktop Switch 8x 10/100Mbps fast ethernet ports Supports … Read more
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Heat added. Bought one :) Sure, it's not gigabit. It's not super fancy. But it'll be great for me :)


Fair enough. I still reckon it's a false economy to buy such antiquated technology, even if it would do the job.


The 3 things I listed do not have WiFi on them. They all need hard wired to a network connection.


I guess, but most of that stuff has WiFi doesn't it? I'd use WiFi for those devices, with the benefit of less cable

chtyrone2 I think this is it. Anybody got a picture of the underside? I want to see if it can be hooked on vertically.

Seagate 6 TB Backup Plus Hub USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 Inch External Hard Drive for PC and Mac with 2 Months Free Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan, £114.99​, at Amazon
Found 29th MayFound 29th May
Seagate 6 TB Backup Plus Hub USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 Inch External Hard Drive for PC and Mac with 2 Months Free Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan, £114.99, at Amazon. It's now eve… Read more

Sorry to hear, but on the plus side though, you eventually came up trump's still? (no U.S. Presidential reference intended, hehehe). So you're now good to go. :-) Ps. Personally speaking, I haven't heard of Disk Drill before ... I'm going to have to research me some of that too I think?, lol. Thanx for that head's up also. :-)


I've managed to get 'Disk Drill' to access the drive (Foolishly HFS+ formatted originally so limited to Mac). Allows you to mount the faulty drive and from there could copy over all files to a new drive. Cost £62 which I didn't want to spend, but at least I've got everything back. Found a 10% discount code online for it (HLP-WNNCR)


Yes yes, I forgot about that File Scavenger data recovery software ... lol. Another useful (and free), data recovery software, is this one also, called PC Inspector File Recovery. Both are worth a looking into I reckon?. :-)


Driver issue so operating at USB 2.0, or you had it set as a Quick removal device instead of Performance with write caching. If the drive spins up you should try File Scavenger. Just for future reference, you should run Crystal Disk Info in Resident Mode, then it will alert you if one of your drives starts to have issues which normally means its about to fail, you can run Crystal Disk Info at startup.


********** Update: ********** SeaTools, DiscWizard, and/or Seagate Drive Settings, for Seagate Drives ( + non-Seagate Drives) Profressional level Diagnostic Tool's, here: DiscWizard: SeaTools for Windows: Seagate Drive Settings: Tools from the above link's could perhaps also be worth baring in mind for future reference too, etc, etc, etc ... I've personally used both in the past - though to be fair, that was about a Decade ago?, lol. And needless to say, more Tool's (of varying level's of 'sophistication', and the like), from it's competitor's have since both come and gone (both been born, and suffered a timely death also). But all in all, this one still remains. So possibly worth baring in mind nonetheless?. :-)


400 for that GPU? O_o lol


You got a very good deal, the gpu itself is around 400 and ram is around 170.


No sorry that's why I didn't post it, there was only one available on the Currys eBay page, still £1599 on their website. Maybe keep an eye out on their eBay there have been some good deals there recently


I don't suppose you have a link to that one?


Its almost identical to the one I bought last autumn. It performs great.

NETGEAR GS308-100UKS 8 Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop/Wallmount Switch - £15.99 (Prime) £20.74 (Non Prime) @ Amazon
Found 22nd MayFound 22nd May
I have one myself, works well. I know it is not the cheapest it has been but it is still a decent price.

bought 2 cheers OP have some heat............


I use a cheap Tenda one I bought years ago on my desk and put this one in the attic for my Server/Raspberry pi. Out of sight out of mind aha


Really? I have a 16 port Netgear switch which has been going strong for many years. Plus the switch comes with 3 year warranty out of the box from Netgear themselves


Yeah, I have the same problem. I am thinking of either put two screws in the bottom of my desk and mounting it using the mount holes on the bottom or using 3m adhesive.


I have this one. it's great apart from it's rubbish on a desk because the power cable goes in the back and cat5 comes out the front. It looks so messy.

Asus G11CD Core I5-7400 8GB 1TB GeForce GTX 1060 Windows 10 Gaming Desktop £729.97 @ Laptops direct
Found 20th MayFound 20th May
The ASUS Republic of Gamers G11CD Gaming PC is part of our Gaming range, which features the most powerful PCs available today. It has superior graphics and processing performance t… Read more
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Well said.


re-googled and a ryzen build for way less (or similer price with a 1070) or coffee lake


where is the coffee lake+1060 deal you allude to?


just did a quick google and the first hit i see you can get a coffee lake prebuild with a 1060 for this money. imo anything that isnt 8th gen or Ryzen isnt worth considering unless its silly cheap. No kaby lake chip and mobo combo is worth more than £120 of the price. a 7400 is probably only worth having if it came free with a cooler. I feel sorry for retailers stuck with Stock of kabylake, but like any form of retailing they need to suck it up and give them the 'discontinued' price tickets they need.

Tronsmart 54W 5-Port USB Desktop Charger Quick Charge 3.0 Amazon Prime £8.99 / £13.48 non prime Sold by ShengTongTek and Fulfilled by Amazon
Found 13th MayFound 13th May
Another Tronsmart charger that's been discounted down recently. Backwards compatible with QC2 too. The usual blurb from the page: Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0: Charges compatible… Read more

It was charging an old iPad 2 the noise was very loud quite surprised me. Have messaged them in Germany to see about replacement as it really did charge well compared to my old one




Was that while charging or was it spontaneous? Good job you were in and you are alive and your place ok.


Does anyone know what I need to do to get a replacement I threw the box away because it has been working so well


Mine has been working great until I heard a funny electrical noise behind me was watching a Facebook video so thought it was that muted the phone and it did it again and burning smell. It has just burnt itself out good job I was here has been plugged in since I got it from this deal

Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB External Desktop Hard Drive Storage (STEL8000100) @ Amazon £147.01 US Import
Found 13th MayFound 13th May
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 … Read more

You are missing nothing !!! US Kit with no UK Plug and No Warranty -------> All Risk & Costs !!! Only of use to people who will be pulling the drives for use elsewhere i.e. their own NAS's or Servers etc and will take the Warranty hit for the saving. Personally, for one or two drives it is a NO. For more where there will be some coverage via their use as 'SPARES' in a RAID or ZFS setup for instance, it may be worth it. BTW: The price is constantly moving upwards due to exchange rates etc.


Am I missing something? Amazon UK offering this for £147.34, including delivery and import fees deposit: Here


Not much use without warranty !!! Unless you intend to pull the drives out and use them elsewhere, when you would lose the warranty anyway. Drives do fail and warranty at least gets the drive replaced.


No UK plug adaptor supplied?

HP OMEN Desktop PC 880-037ng Intel Core i7-7700K, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD + 2TB HDD, NVIDIA GTX 1080 SLI, Win 10 Home @ delivered £1991
Found 12th MayFound 12th May
Processor: Intel Core 7700 K (4.2 GHz frequency, up to 4.5 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 8 MB cache, 4 cores), graphics card: Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8 GB GDDR5X Ded… Read more

Seriously dont waste your time with SLI , although on paper a lot of games support it , the performance is often worse . I have tried this on two builds and neither offered any benefit .


Backtracking much? Never said the gpu wasn’t important, you seem to be changing your point. Now you are contradicting your previous comment “ not withstanding the fact the CPU will have no bearing on frame rates.” Proved that’s inaccurate. The examples in that article are typical modern AAA games, hence why they used them. Anyone looking at a high end gpu setup be it sli or not needs to consider the cpu. For those aiming for high FPS it becomes more important.


That's just a ridiculous statement 'pair a FX4300 with a 1080ti' quite obviously I'm talking modern CPUs, it's been demonstrated time & time again that if your PRIMARY use of a pc / laptop is gaming then the card is the most important factor ie if you have to compromise then, for example, getting an i5 and throwing the extra cash towards a decent card is a very wise move. If you need an all singing and dancing multimedia affair then CPU becomes more important. However for gaming you'll have very marginal losses on frame rate. An examples you provide are an exception not a rule, in general the vast majority of games are not looking to CPU for grunt, it's the graphic card.


So you could pair a FX4300 with a 1080Ti with no loss of fps? As I said the impact depends on many factors which includes the specific game. This review proves your clam that the cpu is not influential is wrong, these are all strong modern CPU's yet there are some significant differences in fps. You will see the 7700k never actually comes ahead of the 8600k when at stock or overclocked but they are so close you can consider them the same. The cpu is far less of a factor when running 4k and therefore lower fps but and lower resolutions pushing high fps the cpu makes a difference. So its back to you to add any support to your incorrect claims. Ive added support for my comments, you haven't.


I lost interest the minute you tried to argue that CPUs have major bearing in frame rates......incorrect on numerous levels. Back to CPU School for you.

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