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For Sale – Synology DS215j 2TB (WD RED)

Selling my DS215j which I’ve used for the past couple of years – however most of that time was with 2x6TB drives so the 2x1TB drives have seen comparatively little use (for a NAS-grade HDD that is).

The drives have about ~8600 hours powered on each, run in a RAID1 configuration and no bad sectors/issues of any kind.
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Comes as-new, immaculate condition with original box, network cable, power etc as pictured.
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An extremely capable box running the latest DSM – performance review here:
Synology DS215j Review | Trusted Reviews

Cheers

Dave

Price and currency: £120
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BACS, Cash on collection
Location: Central London
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Wanted – wifi dongle

looking to get wifi dongle, i was had three different in the past all rubbish, low signal or dropping , big lag , some dongles disturbing pc mouse to work properly.

might better with antenna sticking out and dual band? not too big or huge , just to use on media pc or laptop.

Location: Armagh

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For Sale – Components clear out

Right, so selling some components I have accrued over the past year or two.

Postage is at buyers cost

Noctua NH-D9L cooler with extra NF-A9 fan – £25 sold
This is in good condition, still a bit of dust on the fans and some small marks on the CPU plate see photos. Includes all accessories for AMD/Intel CPU’s, also includes noctua thermal compound which should still be good I think.

Silverstone SST-ST70F-ESG Gold PSU 700W£40
Unboxed, otherwise in good condition. Will be well packaged if posted.

Gigabyte X99 Designare EX Motherboard£130
Boxed with all accessories. Thunderbolt 3 certified motherboard.

Corsair 32GB (4x8GB) Vengeance LPX DDR4 Black 2666Mhz C16 – £210
Unboxed, will be well packaged.

Arctic 80mm F8TC x3 – £6 for all three, inc postage
Three 80mm fans – barely worth moving on, but yours for a few quid.

Asus X99-S Motherboard – £80
Boxed, should have most of the accessories still with it, definitely has all the essentials.

Streacom F12C Chassis – £90
In OK condition, see pictures. You can fit an impressive amount of stuff in this case, I managed to stuff the below EVGA 980 Hybrid and a Corsair h100 in there with an ATX motherboard.
The condition isn’t perfect, there are a few scratches and the wires from the switch and LED on the front have been bend 90degrees to get them under a fan. They still work but are delicate – I snapped two of them and had to solder them back together. If they break you will need to rewire the ends. Price reflects condition, as this is a £190 case.

EVGA 980 Hybrid 4GB – £200
Few small dinks in the radiator fins. There is a soft material that covers the pipes that was removed as it was fraying.
Intel Core i7 5820K s2011 v3 – £150
Unboxed but will be in plastic CPU clamshell and otherwise well packed. No pics but its a CPU, can provide them if you need them.

I think thats it for now. Will add a H100i in later, need to grab a photo or two.

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Price and currency: GBP
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PP or BT
Location: Manchester
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Components clear out

Right, so selling some components I have accrued over the past year or two.

Postage is at buyers cost

Noctua NH-D9L cooler with extra NF-A9 fan – £25 sold
This is in good condition, still a bit of dust on the fans and some small marks on the CPU plate see photos. Includes all accessories for AMD/Intel CPU’s, also includes noctua thermal compound which should still be good I think.

Silverstone SST-ST70F-ESG Gold PSU 700W£40
Unboxed, otherwise in good condition. Will be well packaged if posted.

Gigabyte X99 Designare EX Motherboard£130
Boxed with all accessories. Thunderbolt 3 certified motherboard.

Corsair 32GB (4x8GB) Vengeance LPX DDR4 Black 2666Mhz C16 – £210
Unboxed, will be well packaged.

Arctic 80mm F8TC x3 – £6 for all three, inc postage
Three 80mm fans – barely worth moving on, but yours for a few quid.

Asus X99-S Motherboard – £80
Boxed, should have most of the accessories still with it, definitely has all the essentials.

Streacom F12C Chassis – £90
In OK condition, see pictures. You can fit an impressive amount of stuff in this case, I managed to stuff the below EVGA 980 Hybrid and a Corsair h100 in there with an ATX motherboard.
The condition isn’t perfect, there are a few scratches and the wires from the switch and LED on the front have been bend 90degrees to get them under a fan. They still work but are delicate – I snapped two of them and had to solder them back together. If they break you will need to rewire the ends. Price reflects condition, as this is a £190 case.

EVGA 980 Hybrid 4GB – £200
Few small dinks in the radiator fins. There is a soft material that covers the pipes that was removed as it was fraying.
Intel Core i7 5820K s2011 v3 – £150
Unboxed but will be in plastic CPU clamshell and otherwise well packed. No pics but its a CPU, can provide them if you need them.

I think thats it for now. Will add a H100i in later, need to grab a photo or two.

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Price and currency: GBP
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PP or BT
Location: Manchester
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Components clear out

Right, so selling some components I have accrued over the past year or two.

Postage is at buyers cost

Noctua NH-D9L cooler with extra NF-A9 fan – £25 sold
This is in good condition, still a bit of dust on the fans and some small marks on the CPU plate see photos. Includes all accessories for AMD/Intel CPU’s, also includes noctua thermal compound which should still be good I think.

Silverstone SST-ST70F-ESG Gold PSU 700W£40
Unboxed, otherwise in good condition. Will be well packaged if posted.

Gigabyte X99 Designare EX Motherboard£130
Boxed with all accessories. Thunderbolt 3 certified motherboard.

Corsair 32GB (4x8GB) Vengeance LPX DDR4 Black 2666Mhz C16 – £210
Unboxed, will be well packaged.

Arctic 80mm F8TC x3 – £6 for all three, inc postage
Three 80mm fans – barely worth moving on, but yours for a few quid.

Asus X99-S Motherboard – £80
Boxed, should have most of the accessories still with it, definitely has all the essentials.

Streacom F12C Chassis – £90
In OK condition, see pictures. You can fit an impressive amount of stuff in this case, I managed to stuff the below EVGA 980 Hybrid and a Corsair h100 in there with an ATX motherboard.
The condition isn’t perfect, there are a few scratches and the wires from the switch and LED on the front have been bend 90degrees to get them under a fan. They still work but are delicate – I snapped two of them and had to solder them back together. If they break you will need to rewire the ends. Price reflects condition, as this is a £190 case.

EVGA 980 Hybrid 4GB – £200
Few small dinks in the radiator fins. There is a soft material that covers the pipes that was removed as it was fraying.
Intel Core i7 5820K s2011 v3 – £150
Unboxed but will be in plastic CPU clamshell and otherwise well packed. No pics but its a CPU, can provide them if you need them.

I think thats it for now. Will add a H100i in later, need to grab a photo or two.

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Price and currency: GBP
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PP or BT
Location: Manchester
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Components clear out

Right, so selling some components I have accrued over the past year or two.

Postage is at buyers cost

Noctua NH-D9L cooler with extra NF-A9 fan – £25 sold pending payment
This is in good condition, still a bit of dust on the fans and some small marks on the CPU plate see photos. Includes all accessories for AMD/Intel CPU’s, also includes noctua thermal compound which should still be good I think.

Silverstone SST-ST70F-ESG Gold PSU 700W£40
Unboxed, otherwise in good condition. Will be well packaged if posted.

Gigabyte X99 Designare EX Motherboard£130
Boxed with all accessories. Thunderbolt 3 certified motherboard.

Corsair 32GB (4x8GB) Vengeance LPX DDR4 Black 2666Mhz C16 – £210
Unboxed, will be well packaged.

Arctic 80mm F8TC x3 – £6 for all three, inc postage
Three 80mm fans – barely worth moving on, but yours for a few quid.

Asus X99-S Motherboard – £80
Boxed, should have most of the accessories still with it, definitely has all the essentials.

Streacom F12C Chassis – £90
In OK condition, see pictures. You can fit an impressive amount of stuff in this case, I managed to stuff the below EVGA 980 Hybrid and a Corsair h100 in there with an ATX motherboard.
The condition isn’t perfect, there are a few scratches and the wires from the switch and LED on the front have been bend 90degrees to get them under a fan. They still work but are delicate – I snapped two of them and had to solder them back together. If they break you will need to rewire the ends. Price reflects condition, as this is a £190 case.

EVGA 980 Hybrid 4GB – £200
Few small dinks in the radiator fins. There is a soft material that covers the pipes that was removed as it was fraying.
Intel Core i7 5820K s2011 v3 – £150
Unboxed but will be in plastic CPU clamshell and otherwise well packed. No pics but its a CPU, can provide them if you need them.

I think thats it for now. Will add a H100i in later, need to grab a photo or two.

IMAGES – Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

Price and currency: GBP
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PP or BT
Location: Manchester
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Accelerating the adoption of enterprise blockchain

Over the past year, we have had the pleasure of working with several customers on their business initiatives related to blockchain’s technology. During this time, we have been helping them to envision business scenarios, choose the right blockchain protocols and distributed ledgers, and most importantly, develop pilots focused on validating the technology capabilities to provide real value to their organizations.

When to use blockchain?

From the technical perspective, we could apply blockchain to many scenarios. However, not every situation requires blockchain, but there are some scenarios where it creates significant value compared to alternative technologies. Usually, these are shared business processes, with the organization in different industries such as financial services, manufacturing, or retail.

The recommendation to recognize blockchain scenarios is to make sure you are using the core capabilities of blockchain. You should respond positively to four key questions (see below), and there should be a real business case with measurable outcomes. If this is not the case, please consider using other more mature technologies.

Blockchain capabilities

The blockchain is one of the top emerging technologies revolutionizing today’s business models. Fundamentally, blockchain enables participants to exchange value without the need for intermediaries.

Blockchain capabilities

But what is blockchain exactly? And what capabilities make it so attractive for enterprises? The blockchain is a disruptive technology trend that enables a shared, authentic, decentralized ledger:

  • SECURE: Blockchain uses strong cryptography to create transactions that are impervious to fraud and establishes a shared truth. Also, all the transactions are signed with the digital certificate.
  • SHARED: The real benefits of blockchain, over conventional technology, are achieved when we use it to link organizations to share information on a distributed ledger.
  • DISTRIBUTED: A blockchain can be distributed across multiple organizations and becomes more secure as replicas are added.
  • LEDGER: Every transaction is written into the ledger once and cannot be changed after the fact.

Questions to be answered before developing a blockchain solution

Answering the following four questions can determine if blockchain is appropriate for the identified business scenario.

  • Do multiple parties share data?
  • Do multiple parties update data?
  • Is there a requirement for verification?
  • Can intermediaries be removed and reduce cost and complexity?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, then you have a potential scenario to apply blockchain.

Public blockchain vs. enterprise blockchain

A public blockchain (i.e., Bitcoin or Ethereum) is an Internet protocol managing the distribution of potential unique data with the following characteristics:

  • Many, anonymous, or pseudonymous participants
  • Open read and write by all participants
  • Consensus by proof of work

Too often organizations fail with blockchain because they try to use public blockchain networks, or their rules, for their enterprise solutions. Instead, the organization should consider the use of Enterprise Blockchain.

What do we mean with enterprise blockchain? An enterprise blockchain (i.e., Hyperlegder, Ethereum Enterprise, Ripple, Quorum, etc.) is a distributed ledger with the following characteristics:

  • All the participants, and their digital identities, are known from one or many trusted organizations
  • Writes and read permissions are roles-based and usually requires consensus of several participants
  • Multiple algorithms are used for consensus

You should know that we have two types of enterprise blockchain:

  • Private: Usually managed by a single organization. Typically, the network participants are internal business units or divisions. 
  • Consortium: In this case, the blockchain network is managed by multiple trusted organizations. New participants require a consensus of several participants.

Industries using blockchain

The potential impact of blockchain is significant across all sectors and industries—from banking to government to healthcare and beyond:

  • Eliminates intermediaries increasing efficiency and speed.
  • Simplifies operations by reducing cost and time related to reconciliations and disputes.
  • Potentially enables new business models increasing revenue and savings.

According to top market analysts and leading consulting firms, the top five industries that blockchain will likely disrupt by 2020 are financial services, government, real estate, supply chain management, and media distribution.

Reviewing our historical data, we also see that close to 80% of the customers using blockchain in Microsoft Azure are also financial services institutions, including insurance companies. However, as you can see in the following figure, the trend is changing if we just consider the existing engagement and pipeline.

Industries

On the other hand, double checking the solutions related to banking & capital markets, we had discovered that 60% of the blockchain implementations involved at least one participant from a second industry such as manufacturing, government, or retail. 

Common business patterns 

Just in the last 12 months, we were able to count 76 scenarios across seven industries. The good news is that based on our engagements with customers and partners, we also were able to reduce them in the following eight business patterns.

Common business patterns

By exploring business patterns, our customers can now learn how blockchain can promote operational simplification, reduce the role of intermediaries, and potentially enable new business models. For each pattern, we provide an overview of our common needs and challenges, the potential benefits from applying blockchain, key near-term milestones for initial blockchain applications, and an use case sequence diagram. Using this approach is helping us to define reference architectures, and developing IP to reduce the time-to-market of blockchain solutions.

As an illustrated example, below I’m sharing current blockchain applications and some public references:

Recommended engagement model

Based on our previous engagements, our experience delivering innovative projects and using our agile approach, we are now ready to help customers understand the potential impact of blockchain technology on their industries, as well as determine whether it is capable of delivering both cost efficiencies and competitive advantage for them.

Microsoft Services provides offers to help our customers have an improved understanding of blockchain, explore the potential of this technology through business scenarios and implement a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) based on Microsoft Azure.

Engagement model

Supported protocols

To finish, let us share our answer to the most frequently asked questions by our customers. Does Microsoft have its own blockchain ledger? The answer is NO.

Microsoft has been working on blockchain since November 2015 when we were the first major cloud provider to announce a Blockchain as a Service (BaaS). Our vision is to be the worldwide cloud platform leader powering the blockchain-based applications.

Microsoft is working with customers, partners, and the developer community to accelerate blockchain’s enterprise readiness. Our mission is to help companies thrive in this new era of secure multi-party collaboration by delivering open, scalable platforms and services that any company can use to improve shared business processes. Our roadmap is based on the following principles:

  • Blockchain on your terms: No one-size-fits-all approach — Microsoft’s platform and ecosystem partners make it easy to get started and iterate quickly with the blockchain of your choice, both on-premises and in the cloud.
  • Integrated with your business: Merge blockchain with the IT assets you already have. Azure lets you integrate blockchain with the cloud services your organization uses to power shared processes.
  • Ready for the enterprise: With the Coco Framework, Cryptlets, and our Azure services integrations, Microsoft is addressing existing technology gaps with blockchain and helps organizations build durable enterprise-grade applications.

Our active participation in industry consortiums such as R3, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, and IC3, also help us to understand core industry scenarios, and to continue learning to meet the needs of our customers.

Currently, Microsoft supports the most widely used blockchain and distributed ledger protocols on Azure, including HyperLedger Fabric, R3 Corda, Quorum, Chain Core, and BlockApps

For more information, please contact your Microsoft Services representative and ask for the BLOCKCHAIN ESSENTIALS Offer. You can also visit www.microsoft.com/services.

For Sale – Gaming PC ITX *no GPU* – £400

This PC has been my living room gaming PC for the past few months but I haven’t used it in weeks and it’s no use to me now.
It’s ready to go, just needs a GPU. I had a 980 in it and smashed pretty much everything at 1080p.

Thermaltake Core v1 Black
Intel i5 6500
CoolerMaster Hyper 412S with Coolink SWiF2-1201 (super quiet fan)
Corsair Vengeance DDR4 2133Mhz 16GB
ASRock Super Alloy H110M-ITX (the USB3 header has broken pins but there’s a USB2-USB3 header adaptor so all the front USB on the case work)
EVGA 600W PSU 80+ Bronze
Microsoft all-in-one keyboard+trackpad
USB3 hub with 4 extra USB3
120Gb Crucial SSD
500Gb HDD 5400rpm

Can ship for an extra £10 in the box the case came in so it will be super secure.

Price and currency: 400
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank transfer / PayPal
Location: Kingston
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Gaming PC ITX *no GPU* – £400

This PC has been my living room gaming PC for the past few months but I haven’t used it in weeks and it’s no use to me now.
It’s ready to go, just needs a GPU. I had a 980 in it and smashed pretty much everything at 1080p.

Thermaltake Core v1 Black
Intel i5 6500
CoolerMaster Hyper 412S with Coolink SWiF2-1201 (super quiet fan)
Corsair Vengeance DDR4 2133Mhz 16GB
ASRock Super Alloy H110M-ITX (the USB3 header has broken pins but there’s a USB2-USB3 header adaptor so all the front USB on the case work)
EVGA 600W PSU 80+ Bronze
Microsoft all-in-one keyboard+trackpad
USB3 hub with 4 extra USB3
120Gb Crucial SSD
500Gb HDD 5400rpm

Can ship for an extra £10 in the box the case came in so it will be super secure.

Price and currency: 400
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank transfer / PayPal
Location: Kingston
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Gaming PC ITX *no GPU* – £400

This PC has been my living room gaming PC for the past few months but I haven’t used it in weeks and it’s no use to me now.
It’s ready to go, just needs a GPU. I had a 980 in it and smashed pretty much everything at 1080p.

Thermaltake Core v1 Black
Intel i5 6500
CoolerMaster Hyper 412S with Coolink SWiF2-1201 (super quiet fan)
Corsair Vengeance DDR4 2133Mhz 16GB
ASRock Super Alloy H110M-ITX (the USB3 header has broken pins but there’s a USB2-USB3 header adaptor so all the front USB on the case work)
EVGA 600W PSU 80+ Bronze
Microsoft all-in-one keyboard+trackpad
USB3 hub with 4 extra USB3
120Gb Crucial SSD
500Gb HDD 5400rpm

Can ship for an extra £10 in the box the case came in so it will be super secure.

Price and currency: 400
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank transfer / PayPal
Location: Kingston
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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