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Western Digital WD60PURX - WD PURPLE 6TB CCTV / SURVEILLANCE CLASS 3.5 INCH DESKTOP SATA 6Gb/SEC INTERNAL HDD
Western Digital WD60PURX - WD PURPLE 6TB CCTV / SURVEILLANCE CLASS 3.5 INCH DESKTOP SATA 6Gb/SEC INTERNAL HDD
Offered by IvoryEgg
Price: £215.33

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Designed with CCTV in Mind, 31 Aug. 2015
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On first looking at these drives from the outside, there isn't a lot to look at with the drive. It's a 3.5-inch form factor SATA drive that isn't much different physically from the WD Green or WD Red products. The WD Purple hard drives offer low power consumption and advanced performance features usually only reserved for enterprise-level storage and are optimized to withstand the demands of always-on digital PVR, DVR and NVR recording environments. With ATA streaming support, WD's `AllFrame' technology helps to reduce video footage loss and to help improve data flow and playback. The only only other HD maker tailoring a drive for this market is Seagate, but their product is yet to be launched - at the time of writing this review.

Another built-in feature that helps guide installers on which Western Digital HDD model works best with a given system. As an example if choose 4TB drive and offers up to 32TB of capacity when configured with the maximum drive count of eight. In RAID 5, that would drop to 28TB of redundant storage. According to Western Digital's Capacity Selector tool, that is enough for 16 cameras recording at 1080p with 12 frames per second and storing a months worth footage.
However it is important to note, in larger systems with eight or more drives, Western Digital recommends either a Se or Re product taken from the enterprise product line up. The new Purple, like the Red model for NAS products, is a lower price unit designed for smaller systems that do not require the full array of enterprise features. So for small DVR builders this is probably the way to go, as it takes the guess work out of which hard drivers to select.

Key benefits:

1. Reduces video frame loss with surveillance-class storage.

2. Specifically tuned for surveillance security systems.

3. Caching algorithms are tuned for write-intensive, low bit rate, high stream count applications that are typical of surveillance applications.

4. Priority change for write allocations and pre-emptive caching policies.

5. TLER & ATA streaming support.

6. Supports up to eight drives.

Lastly best to shop around as the price for this hard drive can vary.

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Western Digital WD4000F9YZ - WD SE 4TB 3.5 SATA 7200RPM HDD
Western Digital WD4000F9YZ - WD SE 4TB 3.5 SATA 7200RPM HDD
Offered by IvoryEgg
Price: £189.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars WD Se 4TB Hard Drive Amended 3rd May 2015, 31 Aug. 2015
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On purchasing a Synology 1813+ I decided that I would install two WD Se drives using the Synology SHR hybrid RAID with 1-disk redundancy, instead of my normal choice of WD Red drives as there was just £40 cost difference in price and for the reasons I have outlined below.

My other reason for going with Se over the Red series is outlined here: I managed to attend IP EXPO at Earls Court 2013 and managed to speak with senior Western Digital people about the WD Red NAS drives, and they have confirmed what I have read on the WD website - that you should only have between 1 to 5 drives in anyone single NAS unit. If you, let us a say, have a unit like the Synology 1813+ (an 8 bay unit) you are strongly advised not place any more than 5 WD Reds in the unit. As clusters of above 5 drives will give vibration issues that can lead a drive to believe that it has `failed'. For that reason I have removed my WD Reds in the 1813+, and replaced them with WD Se.

Now I know, on the internet, there is some debate out there in the `forums' and blogs about this issue and its `validity' of the five drive maximum- but this is what I have heard from WD and thought best to share, however, it did influence my decision.

WD Se is a low-cost version of WD Re enterprise drive, which is very popular in the marketplace. The WD Se gives a MTBF (mean-time before failure) of about 800,000 hours.

Some more of the Technical Stuff:

Type: Hard drive - internal
Capacity: 4 TB
Form Factor: 3.5" x 1/3H
Interface: Serial ATA-600
Data Transfer Rate: 600 MBps
Buffer Size: 64 MB
Spindle Speed: 7200 rpm
Features: Native Command Queuing (NCQ), Rotary Acceleration Feed Forward (RAFF), Time-Limited Error Recovery (TLER), dual actuator technology, StableTrac, NoTouch ramp load technology, dual processor, Multi-axis shock sensor, S.M.A.R.T.
Dimensions (WxDxH): 101.6 mm x 147 mm x 26.1 mm
Weight: 750 g

In terms of temperature of the drives well they seem to vary now, from 45c to 38c. For me noise has not been an issue at all

However, what can I say? On the 3rd of May 2015, drive 7 on my 8 bay NAS failed - just died! I had it for less than a year in the new system, exceedingly disappointed – therefore, my amended rating for this drive. I do appreciate that I may have acquired a one off “bad” drive. That said I thought best to share as these drives have a premium price point and hence my rating.

If you do decide to utilise the warranty, you will be expected to bear the costs of return to their UK facility and you will be issued with a refurbished drive, and not a new replacement.. All this is worth bearing in mind.

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skinChemists Wrinkle Killer+ Snake Serum 30 ml
skinChemists Wrinkle Killer+ Snake Serum 30 ml
Price: £62.99

5.0 out of 5 stars skinChemists Wrinkle Killer, 31 Aug. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
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My Partners' review

Every day wonder creams hit the shelves capable all sorts. Anti-aging creams are largely moisturiser-based and products with biologically active constituents announcing to have medical or drug-like benefits. Skin care products are generally promoted with the promise of making the user look younger by reducing, masking or forestalling signs of skin aging.

Nonetheless, I gave this cream a shot(I would certainly recommended anyone trying this product out should do an initial “patch-test” to check for any possible adverse reactions), when it was offered on the Vine programme, the wrinkles around my forehead seems to be reducing, and I have been using it like few awhile now. On application, it is light but still intense in its consistency, without being heavy. It does not leave residue and smells great. Predominantly it does moisturiser well. The container itself does not lend itself to portability, and the sizing makes it look as if you are receiving more product then you are actually getting.

The course demanded that the user needed to get a few of these. You have to keep using the product for it to keep working so it’s quite expensive.

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Glide Pro-Health Floss Picks Clinical Protection 30'S (6 Pieces)
Glide Pro-Health Floss Picks Clinical Protection 30'S (6 Pieces)
Offered by Survival-32
Price: £24.89

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars These are an essential buy, 31 Aug. 2015
Not only are these floss picks reasonably good value,but there also pretty good at the job they do. without snapping or wearing thin quickly. Why these picks cannot be found more generally is a really mystery - to quote a recent reviewer. You would think that apart from good brushing of your teeth - flossing is really important as well to maintain good oral hygiene. Now some people maybe great at using just floss wrapped around their fingers - but i am not one of them, so I find these essential.


Drawstring Bags Backpack Rucksack School Book Bag With Corner Protectors / Large Front Zipped Pocket / Built- In Slot for Earphones Headphones / Sport Gym Swim PE Football Karate Ju-Jitsu Running Swimming Boxing Judo Netball Bag 'Brand New' (Lime Green)
Drawstring Bags Backpack Rucksack School Book Bag With Corner Protectors / Large Front Zipped Pocket / Built- In Slot for Earphones Headphones / Sport Gym Swim PE Football Karate Ju-Jitsu Running Swimming Boxing Judo Netball Bag 'Brand New' (Lime Green)
Offered by RayGar
Price: £4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It makes for a good sports bag/swim bag, 31 Aug. 2015
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Bought this bag, as others have said, it makes for a good sports bag/swim bag. The range of colours, from which you can choose from are good, and we went for the green. The bag when empty folds down well. It has a handy side zippered pocket. You then have the main zippered compartment, and draw string – that supplements the bag as a handle which can be carried via hand or shoulder. It seems reasonably robust, only time and continued use will be the judge of how well it holds up. It is well priced for what you get.

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Official Despicable Me Minions Filled Pencil Case Pencil Ruler Eraser Sharpener
Official Despicable Me Minions Filled Pencil Case Pencil Ruler Eraser Sharpener
Offered by WEGOTITFROM
Price: £1.89

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The quality is good to OK, and the pricing seems fair, 31 Aug. 2015
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Bought a few of these pencil cases as an add on presents, which we bundled with some Minions back packs. What you get is what you see the product picture. The quality is good to OK, and the pricing seems fair.


LEGO 60092 City Explorers Deep Sea Submarine
LEGO 60092 City Explorers Deep Sea Submarine
Offered by Warby 4 Games & Gifts
Price: £23.80

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Deep Sea Submarine, is the real gem in this set, 30 Aug. 2015
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The Deep Sea Submarine in this set is a beautiful piece, which would look good on any shelf. The build, itself-went quickly, and all parts were bagged by step, directions, for the build were clear and everything came together nicely. My one main criticism (as usual) is about the stickers, they are difficult to apply for a nice finish. The assembled sunken treasure chest/bone cage display are OK in the set, their adequate, but it's just kind of generic, especially when compared to the sub itself. Now the addition of two divers and a shark was nice touch and affords some room for play time scenarios. The submersible, though, is the jewel of the set and everything about the sub looks marvellous. Everything looks good in this set as whole, and if you can afford to marry up either the smaller sets in the theme, or one of the larger then you have a great set piece and lastly this beauty, meaning the sub, can float and it floats real well!

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Garnier Ambre Solaire Ultimate Blends Shine Conditioner 400 ml - Pack of 6
Garnier Ambre Solaire Ultimate Blends Shine Conditioner 400 ml - Pack of 6
Price: £11.52

4.0 out of 5 stars Represents relatively good value, with good results, 30 Aug. 2015
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This review is very much my partner’s review:

The Garnier Ambre Solaire Ultimate conditioner comes in a nice well sized pack, although I tend not to stock up on these items, as there is always one offer or anther at the drug store, pharmacy or super market.

This Garnier Ambre Solaire Ultimate conditioner was used after washing my hair with my regular shampoo. The conditioner its self was nice and viscous liquid but not thick and gloopy, and it made up into a nice lather, which I then applied to hair by massaging into my hair and scalp. I am sure it coated the hair cuticle well. The process was easy and the conditioner worked well enough. That said, rather as other reviewers have commented I noticed a citrusy smell - but could not pick out the other key note components. As mentioned in the product description.

As with “Ordinary conditioners”, this particular conditioner had the combined characteristics of both “pack” and “leave-in” products. The end results in the short term were OK, if not good – as combing through afterwards was good and less tangle free. A product that “Rapunzel” would be happy with, as the price point will not break the bank.


Repairing the Panzers: Volume 2: German Tank Maintenance in World War 2 by Friedli, Lukas (2011) Hardcover
Repairing the Panzers: Volume 2: German Tank Maintenance in World War 2 by Friedli, Lukas (2011) Hardcover
by Lukas Friedli
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr Friedli has produced a masterful compilation of the subject matter, 30 Aug. 2015
Volume 2 of this series is a much anticipated and worthy follow up to volume 1 of repairing the Panzers. This book brings a wealth of information and detail on WWII German armour. The photographs are real gems. What intrigues is the imaginative ways in which Germany tried both to maintain and hold on to its small tank force, if compared to that of the allies.

There no other books on this topic with this kind of photographic evidence and detail in my opinion. Mr Friedli has produced a masterful compilation of the subject matter, and his books are exceptional in all aspects.

I am sure this book would be of benefit to the avid modellers as well as a History buff on the use of repairing Amour and its various issues of battle recovery, as well as, the recovery in the most extreme of conditions.

This book is highly recommend.


[ REPAIRING THE PANZERS ] by Friedli, Lukas ( Author ) [ Sep- 01-2010 ] [ Hardback ]
[ REPAIRING THE PANZERS ] by Friedli, Lukas ( Author ) [ Sep- 01-2010 ] [ Hardback ]
by Lukas Friedli
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A 5 Star Classic, 30 Aug. 2015
Volume 1 of this very impressive series is a delight to read with a wealth of information and pictorial evidence, which this reader has never seen before. This book has real detail on WWII German armour and the great lengths the support staff and German army spent in recovery and field repair. I can only reiterate from my other review 'the photographs are real gems. What intrigues is the imaginative ways in which Germany tried both to maintain and hold on to its small tank force, if compared to the huge volumes of tanks produced by Russians and European Allies.

In my opinion there no other books on this topic with this kind of photographic evidence and detail. Mr Friedli has produced a masterful compilation of the subject matter and his books are exceptional in all aspects.

I am sure this book would be of benefit to the avid modellers as well as a History buff on the use of repairing Amour and its various issues of battle recovery, as well as, the recovery in the most extreme of conditions. I cannot recommend this title strongly enough and have thus rated a worthy 5 stars.


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