John Milbank

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Samsung M3 1TB USB 3.0 Slimline Portable Hard Driv&hellip by Samsung
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Died within a year, 2 Nov 2013
Hard drives of course can, and do fail. Unfortunately, this one died after eleven months. I've no doubt Amazon's customer service would have been as good as ever, but as this was used as my Time Machine backup, I didn't want to return it with all my data on (the disk would no longer mount, which could have been the drive or the controller).
Probably just unlucky, but I won't get another Samsung drive.
The drive was kept at home all the time, and rarely moved, so certainly didn't have a rough life. Disappointing, but replaced with a Seagate that has a much longer warranty...
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent performance with none of the problems of other reviews., 6 Oct 2013
Very impressed with these - they are of course much cheaper than the OE batteries, but they also seem to be very well made.

I had no issue with the size of them, as other reviewers had commented - they fitinside my Hero 3 Black just as the original does. They're of the same plastic and glossy paper build, which is fine. A particular bonus is that both cells come in a plastic case to keep them safe.

The charger is great, charging these and the OE pack fine, in about 2-3 hours.

While these are rated at a 50mAh larger capacity than the original, I'd take that with a pinch of salt. I ran these two, and my OE cell back-to-back, and while the original recorded for… Read more
Draper 13818 Metal Vage Stud Detector by Draper
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I too have had one of these for more than ten years - it's been used to locate live cables, studs and pipes without any problem. Take the time to calibrate it every time you use it - on a stud wall set it to be just off where you know there is a void.
On the electricity setting, make sure you have your opposite had on the wall to avoid spurious readings.
Of course it's not as good as a pro version, but I've used it in my own home, and several others with great success.
I recently bought another for my father-in-law, and I've just lent mine to some friends who said it was much better than the one they had, so are also going to buy one of these.

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