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Akasa Noir S AK-IC19U3-BK USB 3.0 2.5-inch SATA/SS&hellip by Akasa
I was pleased to find that the enclosure came with a screwdriver, an extra USB power cable for boosting power supply (5V, 2A I think), faux leather pouch and a proper (i.e. clear) manual with screenshots. I bought this in order to clone my existing internal drive before an upgrade but I might make more regular use of it by recycling my old hard drive in this enclosure. It may not be slick like LaCie products ('designed by Porsche') but it's not bad at all.

I used this product to clone a 350GB hard drive but throughout the process I have never had any problem with heat, noise, data transfer or anything like that. I know you can get a cheaper enclosure with USB 2.0 but that is… Read more
Komputerbay 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR3 PC3-10600 10666 133&hellip by Komputerbay
I bought this product in order to boost the memory capacity of my MacBook Pro. I had checked the specs beforehand and I knew that at least on paper this was suitable.

However, after installing these modules I started to get alarmingly frequent kernel panics and my hard disk became corrupted eventually. I took this opportunity to upgrade my internal hard drive but the kernel panics persisted with the new drive. However, as soon as I put my old memory modules back in and fixed the hard disk errors (using DiskWarrior), all the problems stopped. It has given me so much trouble and wasted so much of my time (I have cut the long story short for this review…). I shall be buying branded… Read more
Palestinian Walks: Notes on a Vanishing Landscape by Raja Shehadeh
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This is an intensely personal and political book by Raja Shehadeh, a human rights activist and a lawyer specialising in land laws. The author is a keen rambler who has walked the Palestinian hills for decades and the book has the surface appearance of a collection of essays about his outings (sarha) over these years.

However, the book is brilliantly multidimensional and intricately interwoven with the political and geographical history of Palestine and Israel. Its central theme is a "vanishing landscape", the subtitle of the book, which is partly environmental (decreasing water table, oversalinisation, etc.) but is mainly political, referring to Israel's aggressive policy of… Read more