David Jackson

Top Reviewer Ranking: 8,489
Helpful votes received on reviews: 96% (260 of 272)
Location: UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 8,489 - Total Helpful Votes: 260 of 272
Seagate ST2000DM001 2TB SATA III Performance Hard &hellip by Seagate
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Along with many other reviewers, I found the packaging of this disk to be barely adequate - the disk was wrapped in a layer of bubble wrap and placed in a cardboard box (with the brand name "Optimum Packaging" - which it certainly wasn't in this case). This was then held in a larger Amazon box by crushed brown paper - this absorbs more shock than many think so it isn't as bad as it looks - providing that the product can't roll around in the box. Luckily this one didn't.

As to the disk - it's standard Seagate fare - it's mostly quite in operation, with the over-riding noise being a mains harmonic hum and it seems reasonably fast to very fast, depending on what it's doing (and,… Read more
Cable Matters Gold Plated DisplayPort to DisplayPo&hellip by Cable Matters
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value cable., 23 Dec 2013
As others have said this is a good value, well made cable.

This has replaced a DVI connection between my PC and monitor and I have had no issues. In fact, better than that, it is sturdy, but doesn't remember the coil it had in the pocket - it straightened out immediately which I wish all cables would do. The plugs are of the locking variety (this is mentioned in the cable spec, but at the bottom) meaning the plugs won't accidentally come loose when moving the monitor, but, being a push type lock they are much easier to remove than the screw in DVI (and VGA) plugs on their respective cables.

I can't think of a reason to remove any stars, so it's also a five star review… Read more
[usb3.0 & 5V4A power adapter] Inateck Mini Portabl&hellip by Inateck
9 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sits in the middle, 18 Dec 2013
This USB 3.0 hub is an oddity - it's compact, but not compact enough to throw in a bag (with it's heavy power supply) without missing the space and noticing the weight; it looks space saving, but with 6 plugs in it (including the input cable and power supply) it actually requires a lot of desk space and it's neither very good nor bad as a result.

Positively, it's a USB 3.0 hub and does achieve the transfer speeds associated with the standard when connected to relevant devices; it looks well made and well finished; it has a light per input to show when they are in use and the sockets hold inserted plugs firmly.

The bad: it's quite lightweight so tends to tip up when… Read more