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IT bargains
March 30, 2012, 02:21:08 pm
One for the geeks, an uber-geek collegue (his geeky-ness level is off the chart, in a good and very useful way!) pointed me towards this little bargain this morning...

http://www.ebuyer.com/281915-hp-proliant-turion-ii-n40l-microserver-100-cashback-658553-421

£140 (after cashback offer, which ends tomorrow) for a near silent micro-server. Perfect for as alternative to a NAS box at home.




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#1 Re: IT bargains
March 30, 2012, 03:36:13 pm

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#2 Re: IT bargains
March 30, 2012, 03:40:02 pm
Not a bad price but I'd only ever buy networked printers these days, having to have a PC/laptop on with it plugged in is a ballache.

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#4 Re: IT bargains
September 12, 2012, 12:09:25 pm
Picked up one of these the other day, its tiny, works great and is a bargain at £7

Kingston Technology 16GB Data Traveler Champagne SE9 USB Flash Drive


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#5 Re: IT bargains
October 02, 2012, 11:14:33 am
Picked up one of these the other day, its tiny, works great and is a bargain at £7

Kingston Technology 16GB Data Traveler Champagne SE9 USB Flash Drive



Now available as 32Gb drives for £15.

Also if your phone is capable of acting as a USB host then this microUSB to female USB cable is only £0.98 (incl. free delivery).

Handy if you want to back up pictures from say a camera to a phone whilst on holiday.  :clap2:


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#7 Re: IT bargains
October 08, 2012, 01:10:06 pm
That the sort of thing that I could run my OS off to make startup crazy fast?

WDigital 2TB Hard drive available on amazon for 60-70 squids right now

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003IPC21Y/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

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#8 Re: IT bargains
October 08, 2012, 01:11:22 pm
That the sort of thing that I could run my OS off to make startup crazy fast?

Yes.


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#9 Re: IT bargains
October 09, 2012, 08:34:03 am
It already sold out.
I will be getting a OCZ agility 3 SSD very shortly, about £40 ish for the 60gb version.

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#10 Re: IT bargains
October 11, 2012, 12:13:28 pm
If you're quick you could grab 128Gb SSD for £49

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#11 Re: IT bargains
October 18, 2012, 10:02:21 am
This looks good



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#12 Re: IT bargains
October 18, 2012, 11:14:21 am
that does look good

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#14 Re: IT bargains
December 10, 2012, 04:41:38 pm
There are some cheap NAS drives on Ebuyer too:
1 bay (diskless) £34
2 bay (diskless) £50

I was tempted by the former to use solely as the bank end for my raspi which is running XBMC as a cheaper alternative than upgrading both of HDDs in the current NAS to 2TB

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#15 Re: IT bargains
December 10, 2012, 06:37:13 pm
I got a Proliant, its awesome. Really easy to use (running m$ whs2011 on mine) and blistering fast over wireless network by comparison to the Readynas Duo it replaced.
It will read the readynas drives direct with a free utility I installed

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#16 Re: IT bargains
December 25, 2012, 11:34:00 am
Anyone got any leads on good online xmas sales? I could do with getting a good quality portable HD for work.

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#17 Re: IT bargains
January 14, 2013, 02:29:55 pm
I could do with getting a good quality portable HD for work fun.

Me too, anyone locate any in the 500gb - 1tb range?

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#18 Re: IT bargains
January 14, 2013, 03:01:13 pm
Anyone got any leads on good online xmas sales? I could do with getting a good quality portable HD for work.

Not got one, but clocked this 640Gb external HD @ £36.99)

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#19 Re: IT bargains
January 14, 2013, 03:04:27 pm
Nice one.

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#20 Re: IT bargains
January 29, 2013, 11:10:37 am
I'm sure Slackers will point out it's still infinity more expensive than Ubuntu, however if you think you might be in the market for Win8 in the next year or so, you have two days left to get it for £25 before it goes up to £190. If you can find a code you might even get it for £15 like JB did.

Even though the reviews aren't amazing, it's not going anywhere fast so probably worth getting a key. I might wait until SP1 comes out before moving fully off Win7, or have a play dual booting for a bit.

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msuk/en_GB/pdp/productID.257641900

Media Center is also free for a limited time

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-8/feature-packs

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#21 Re: IT bargains
January 29, 2013, 12:39:08 pm
10 fuck-alls to 76 is some hike!  :o

But don't worry the extra money may be contributing to eradicating Polio.

On a similar note M$ blast manufacturers for underwhelming Win 8 sales.  Nothing like a bit of self-assessment/critique is there?  :lol: 

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#22 Re: IT bargains
January 29, 2013, 02:20:06 pm
Media Center is also free for a limited time

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-8/feature-packs

I didn't realise you usually have to pay for Media Center, this makes XBMC look even better.

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#23 Re: IT bargains
January 29, 2013, 03:12:19 pm
I didn't realise you usually have to pay for Media Center, this makes XBMC look even better.
With Win7 it was included in certain versions.

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#24 Re: IT bargains
January 29, 2013, 03:15:06 pm
I didn't realise you usually have to pay for Media Center, this makes XBMC look even better.
With Win7 it was included in certain versions.

The more expensive versions?  :-\

 

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