J. Shardlow

Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (43 of 54)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 26,527 - Total Helpful Votes: 43 of 54
WD Red 3TB for NAS 3.5-inch Desktop Hard Drive - O&hellip by Western Digital
I needed some drives for my new Synology DS214+, so I decided on these 3TB WD Red drives as they have been designed with NAS use in mind.

First off it was not made obvious anywhere that the Amazon fulfillment was from Germany. So even though I had Prime, next day delivery was out, so I had a NAS hanging around that I couldn't use. The packaging was terrible, with only some bubblewrap round the disk in each box, and those boxes not being supported by enough packing in the main box. And finally these are not UK OEM stock, so WD will make a bit of an issue of them being out of region, but should still offer 3 years (I think) warranty.

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Profiler, The by Pat Brown
Profiler, The by Pat Brown
I pretty much felt cheated by the time I'd finished the book. Whilst the title and synopsis sounded genuinely interesting, the actual content of the book is one big let down. Like some other reviewers I also was amazed that the efforts of Mrs Brown made absolutely no difference to any of the cases she describes. To that end I wondered what the point was of her even writing the book! Given that she is a self taught profiler, I honestly expected some sort of payoff to all her hard work, but there isn't any. I can only assume this book and the author's TV appearences cover the cost of all her result-free (from a conviction point of view) profiling.
Pimoroni PiHub 4 Port Raspberry Pi Hub (UK Version&hellip by Pimoroni/Cyntech
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Admittedly this is a tad pricey for a powered USB hub. However as it has been designed especially for the Raspberry Pi and is a semi-official (I think) product, then at least you know you're going to get enough power. In fact if you have a USB to microUSB cable handy, then this hub will actually power the Raspberry Pi! That's one of the reasons I purchased it, so as well as being able to plug more USB items in, I can get the required 1 Amp or so of power, which means that Raspbmc will run properly.

Also I'm sure if you plug it into a PC/Mac/whatever then it should work OK.

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