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For Sale – Clearout – 15 x 2TB HDDs CAN NOW POST!

Hi all,

I have for sale 15 x 2TB HDDs taken from one of my backup Unraid servers. These are a mixture of Hitachi, WD and Toshiba (Hitachi Rebrand) and have varying hours. NO WARRANTY is left on any of the drives. I have had no issues with the drives, 2 of which are recerts. None of the drives have errors.

I have attached all 15 drive’s preclear logs. Please pay attention to the “199-UDMA_CRC_Error_Count” line. These CRC errors were due to what I thought at the time was a dodgy SAS card when in fact was due to faulty cables. If you look at the logs you will see the initial count and cycle count has not increased and that the status count is zero.

For those not aware of “preclear”, it is essentially a stress test before you commit a drive to an array and compares S.M.A.R.T values to determine its health. You cannot complete a preclear with a duff drive, the preclear will just fail to start after checking values.

Reason for sale..I’ve moved my wedding forward and so am selling off a few bits of hardware to fund it!

I’m looking for £20 + delivery per HDD. If purchasing multiples then I can knock a few quid off. If you want to buy all 15 then i’m sure we can knock some more off, although I would insist they are collected. Delivery method would be either Collect+ or Royalmail.

All the drives are currently resting in new anti static bags awaiting a new owner(s).

Thanks

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For Sale – Huawei B535 4G LTE unlocked Modem £105 RMSD

Got this from 3 less than a month ago to bridge a few weeks between changing names on our virgin media account. Boxed as new, only used in a smoke-free home; extra antennae pictured are included.

Works perfectly… thought about putting it in a drawer, but will see if there’s any interest here. True, they’re £80 from aliexpress…. fill your boots and toss a coin as to whether it’ll arrive or not.

No sim or data included . Collection from B44 if preferred

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For Sale – Apple MacBook Air (Retina 13 inch 2018) Gold

Purchased this Retina MacBook Air direct from Apple on 21st November 2018 but is just not getting used so would like to move on to a good home. Has had minimal light use – internet and Football Manager only!!

1.6GHz dual‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
Intel UHD Graphics 617
8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
512GB SSD storage
Force Touch trackpad
Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
Touch ID
Retina display
Backlit Keyboard – British
Accessory Kit

Comes in original box with all original accessories.

Has had a hard case on top / bottom since day one so is immaculate with no dents or dings and screen is in mint condition

Will be reset to factory running

It has no Apple Care so warranty to November 2019.

Will be posted insured signed for at my cost and will advise delivery date once courier decided and funds received.

Can also collect from London SE9 evenings or weekends

Payment by PayPal Gift, Bank Transfer or Cash if collecting.

Will post pics tonight

To spec this on Apple now will be £1499 so asking only £1099 or feel free to make an offer

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For Sale – MacBook Pro 15″ w/ Retina Display Late 2013, Core i7, 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM

Up for sale is a MacBook Pro with Retina Display, 15″ and it is a late-2013 model.

It was purchased from Apple Direct and I’m sure it was close to £1600 at the time of purchase.

2GHz Core i7 Processor
8GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM
256GB SSD
Intel Iris Pro Graphics

I don’t have the box for this unfortunately, but I will pack it well and it comes with the official Apple Power Supply with MagSafe connector.

Laptop is absolutely mint with no scratches or dents as it was hardly used. I only used it occasionally for my work but even then it was light use.
Battery cycle count is at 102 and the battery still lasts absolutely ages.

Everything works 100% as it should.

I will take pictures over the weekend if people are interested.

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Consider these Office 365 alternatives to public folders

As more organizations consider a move from Exchange Server, public folders continue to vex many administrators for a variety of reasons.

Microsoft supports public folders in its latest Exchange Server 2019 as well as Exchange Online, but it is pushing companies to adopt some of its newer options, such as Office 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams. An organization pursuing alternatives to public folders will find there is no direct replacement for this Exchange feature. There reason for this is due to the nature of the cloud.

Microsoft set its intentions early on under Satya Nadella’s leadership with its “mobile first, cloud first” initiative back in 2014. Microsoft aggressively expanded its cloud suite with new services and features. This fast pace meant that migrations to cloud services, such as Office 365, would offer a different experience based on the timing. Depending on when you moved to Office 365, there might be different features than if you waited several months. This was the case for migrating public folders from on-premises Exchange Server to Exchange Online, which evolved over time and also coincided with the introduction of Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business and Office 365 Groups.

The following breakdown of how organizations use public folders can help Exchange administrators with their planning when moving to the new cloud model on Office 365.

Organizations that use public folders for email only

Public folders are a great place to store email that multiple people within an organization need to access. For example, an accounting department can use public folders to let department members use Outlook to access the accounting public folders and corresponding email content.

A shared mailbox has a few advantages over a public folder with the primary one being accessibility through the Outlook mobile app or from Outlook via the web.

Office 365 offers similar functionality to public folders through its shared mailbox feature in Exchange Online. A shared mailbox stores email in folders, which is accessible by multiple users.

A shared mailbox has a few advantages over a public folder with the primary one being accessibility through the Outlook mobile app or from Outlook via the web. This allows users to connect from their smartphones or a standard browser to review email going to the shared mailbox. This differs from public folder access which requires opening the Outlook client.

Organizations that use public folders for email and calendars

For organizations that rely on both email and calendars in their public folders, Microsoft has another cloud alternative that comes with a few extra perks.

Office 365 Groups not only lets users collaborate on email and calendars, but also stores files in a shared OneDrive for Business page, tasks in Planner and notes in OneNote. Office 365 Groups is another option for email and calendars made available on any device. Office 365 Groups owners manage their own permissions and membership to lift some of the burden of security administration from the IT department.

Microsoft provides migration scripts to assist with the move of content from public folders to Office 365 Groups.

Organizations that use public folders for data archiving

Some organizations that prefer to stay with a known quantity and keep the same user experience also have the choice to keep using public folders in Exchange Online.

The reasons for this preference will vary, but the most likely scenario is a company that wants to keep email for archival purposes only. The migration from Exchange on-premises public folders requires administrators to use Microsoft’s scripts at this link.

Organizations that use public folders for project communication and data sharing repository

The Exchange public folders feature is excellent for sharing email, contacts and calendar events. For teams working on projects, the platform shines as a way to centralize information that’s relevant to the specific project or department. But it’s not as expansive as other collaboration tools on Office 365.

Take a closer look at some of the other modern collaboration tools available in Office 365 in addition to Microsoft Teams and Office 365 Groups, such as Kaizala. These offerings extend the organization’s messaging abilities to include real-time chat, presence status and video conferencing.

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Microsoft announces new capabilities for a seamless, smart and secure IoT world – Stories

New solutions deliver IoT innovations from cloud to edge

REDMOND, Wash. — Oct. 28, 2019 — Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced new capabilities that further simplify the customer journey and deliver highly secured IoT solutions. These solutions help customers embrace IoT as a core strategy to drive better business outcomes, improve safety and address social issues by predicting and preventing equipment failures, optimizing smart buildings for space utilization and energy management, improving patient outcomes and worker safety, tracking assets across a supply chain, and more.

The proliferation of IoT devices is enabling companies to bring cloud intelligence to the edge, to create solutions that are adaptive and responsive to their environments. According to IDC,1 41.6 billion devices — including smartphones, smart home assistants and smart appliances — will be connected to the internet by 2025. Even sooner, by 2021, 94% of businesses surveyed will be using IoT, according to a recent Microsoft IoT Signals research report and, in nearly every case (97%), those companies are concerned about potential security risks.

“At Microsoft, we are committed to building a trusted, easy-to-use platform that allows our customers and partners to build seamless, smart, secure solutions regardless of where they are in the IoT journey,” said Sam George, CVP of Azure IoT at Microsoft. “That’s why we are investing $5B in IoT and intelligent edge — technology that is accelerating ubiquitous computing and bringing unparalleled opportunity across industries.”

Delivering new IoT innovations from cloud to edge

Our core focus is addressing the challenge of securing connected devices at every layer while advancing IoT to create a seamless experience between the physical and digital worlds. In the past year, we launched more than 100 new services and features that make IoT solutions more secure and scalable, reduce complexity, and create opportunities in new market areas.

Making IoT seamless

IoT Central is a fully managed IoT app platform that provides solution builders with built-in security, scale and extensibility needed to develop enterprise-grade IoT solutions. New features to IoT Central simplify challenges of building and deploying scalable and affordable enterprise applications:

  • 11 new industry-focused application templates to accelerate solution builders across retail, healthcare, government and energy.
  • API support for extending IoT Central or integrating it with other solutions, including API support for device modelling, provisioning, lifecycle management, operations and data querying.
  • IoT Edge support, including management for edge devices and IoT Edge module deployments, which enable customers to deploy cloud workloads, including AI, directly to connected devices.
  • IoT Plug and Play support, for rapid device development and connectivity.
  • The ability to Save & Load applications to enable application reusability.
  • More Data Export options for continually exporting data to other Azure PaaS services, such as storage for rich analytics.
  • Multitenancy support for building and managing a single application with multiple tenants, each with their own isolated data, devices, users and roles. And updates to that single application are visible to all tenants for easy manageability.
  • Custom user roles for fine-grained access control to data, actions and configurations in the system.
  • New pricing model for early 2020, designed to help customers and partners have predictable pricing as usage scales.

Making IoT smarter

Azure IoT Hub helps enterprise developers reduce costs and optimize operations through IoT cloud applications. New capabilities with IoT Hub message enrichment add the ability to stamp messages coming from devices with rich information before they are sent to downstream cloud services, making integration easy. IoT Hub integrates with Azure Event Grid, making it easy to consume IoT Hub device messages from an even broader variety of downstream services.

Azure Maps customers can add geospatial weather intelligence into their applications to enable scenarios like weather-based routing, weather-based targeted marketing and weather-based operations optimization, in partnership with AccuWeather. Azure Maps will now be available on Gov Cloud, simplifying the onboarding process for customers.

Azure Time Series Insights is announcing new preview capabilities including:

  • Multilayered storage provides the best of both worlds: lightning fast access to frequently used data (“warm data”) and fast access to infrequently used historical data (“cold data”).
  • Flexible cold storage: Historical data is stored in a customer’s own Azure Storage account, giving customers complete control of their IoT data. Data is stored in open source Apache Parquet format, enabling predictive analytics, machine learning and other custom computations using familiar technologies including Spark, Databricks and Jupyter.
  • Rich analytics: Rich query APIs and user experience support interpolation, new scalar and aggregate functions, categorical variables, scatter plots, and time shifting between time series signals for in-depth analysis.
  • Enterprise-grade scale: Scale and performance improvements at all layers, including ingestion, storage, query and metadata/model.
  • Extensibility and integration: New Time Series Insights Power BI connector allows customers to take queries from Time Series Insights into Power BI to get a unified view in a single pane of glass.

Through our Express Logic acquisition, Azure RTOS continues to enable new intelligent capabilities. It unlocks access to billions of new connected endpoints and grows the number of devices that can seamlessly connect to Azure. Renesas is a top microcontroller unit (MCU) manufacturer that shares our vision of making IoT development as easy and seamless as possible, and we are excited to announce that Azure RTOS will be broadly available across Renesas’ products, including the Synergy and RA MCU families. It is already integrated into the Renesas Synergy Software Package and will be integrated out of box with the Renesas RA Flexible Software Package.

Making IoT more secure

We have added new features to Azure Security Center for IoT with the announcement of a Security Partner program and support for national clouds, and we are excited to announce the upcoming general availability of Azure Sphere in February 2020.

Enabling a future of intelligent and secure computing at the edge for organizations, enterprises and consumers will require advances in computer architecture all the way down to the chip level, with security built in from the beginning. Microsoft Azure Sphere is taking a holistic approach to securing the intelligent edge and IoT from the silicon to the cloud in a way that gives customers flexibility and control. For example, Qualcomm recently announced a partnership with Microsoft to develop mobile hardware for Microsoft’s Azure Sphere IoT operating system.

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

1 IDC, Worldwide Global DataSphere IoT Device and Data Forecast, 2019–2023, Doc # US45066919, May 2019

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For Sale – Pristine Dell XPS 13″ 9370- 4k Touchscreen + 6 months Premium Warranty

I bought this laptop direct from Dell and extended the warranty through to March 2020 which is transferable and is onsite (they come to you)

Full specs and warranty details can be confirmed in the images

Dell XPS 9370
13″ 4k multi touch screen
Core i5-8250u Quad Core CPU
8GB DDR4
256GB SSD
Windows 10 Home

Laptop is in perfect condition including battery and comes as it was delivered from Dell, with original PSU and 1xUSB-C to USB-A adapter. paperwork and both boxes.

Review – Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018) review: The best all-round Windows laptop

Shipping price is a maximum cost, as I havent priced it up yet, but I will only ship insured and tracked.

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For Sale – Clearout – 15 x 2TB HDDs Hitachi/WD/Toshiba

Hi all,

I have for sale 15 x 2TB HDDs taken from one of my backup Unraid servers. These are a mixture of Hitachi, WD and Toshiba (Hitachi Rebrand) and have varying hours. NO WARRANTY is left on any of the drives. I have had no issues with the drives, 2 of which are recerts. None of the drives have errors.

I have attached all 15 drive’s preclear logs. Please pay attention to the “199-UDMA_CRC_Error_Count” line. These CRC errors were due to what I thought at the time was a dodgy SAS card when in fact was due to faulty cables. If you look at the logs you will see the initial count and cycle count has not increased and that the status count is zero.

For those not aware of “preclear”, it is essentially a stress test before you commit a drive to an array and compares S.M.A.R.T values to determine its health. You cannot complete a preclear with a duff drive, the preclear will just fail to start after checking values.

Reason for sale..I’ve moved my wedding forward and so am selling off a few bits of hardware to fund it!

I’m looking for £22 each collected as I don’t have boxes to post out. If purchasing 3+ i can knock a few quid off. If you want to buy all 15 then i’m sure we can knock some more off.

All the drives are currently resting in new anti static bags awaiting a new owner(s).

Thanks

IMG_20191022_163420.jpgIMG_20191022_163603.jpgIMG_20191022_163552.jpgIMG_20191022_163557.jpgIMG_20191022_172519.jpg

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For Sale – ideapad i3 8th, 2 x thinkpad i5 4th

hi

i have two laptops for sale. the thinkpads were recently fixed, i purchased them from ebay without ram and a dodgy hdd. changed hdds and added ram and works fine now.

1)
Lenovo ideapad 330s 15.6″
ryzen 5 2500u cpu – this was upgraded from the R3 it opriginallycame with, i didn;t do it, the person on ebay i got it from did.
4 gb of ddr4 ram
128 gb ssd drive
windows 10
small chip on screen caused by my missus! not really noticable in play, lovely overall laptop
£275.

2)
Thinkpad L440
core i5 4300M
8 GB of ddr3 ram
500 GB hdd’s
win 10
marks to casing from use, left vent plastic damage but good overall. £125 each.

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