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For Sale – HP Envy 15″ with Samsung 750 Evo SSD

Up for grabs is this lovely laptop.

It is quite MacBook Air-esqe, The standard HDD has been swapped out for a Samsung 750 Evo.

So this has literally not been used, The SSD was fitted from new and has only written 0.5TB which will be all updates. Was a gift that was not really needed.

It basically looks brand new, There may be the odd tiny mark but you would have to look close.

Specs are:
HP 15-AH151SA
AMD A10-8700P
Radeon R6
120GB Samsung SSD
8GB Ram
B&O Audio
Windows 10

I am unsure what I can add to this, As I say it’s been sat unused so battery was flat but powered right up and worked great. I still need to reinstall windows but plan to get that done this week.

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Price and currency: £250
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or PPG
Location: Kent
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Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – HP Envy 15″ with Samsung 750 Evo SSD

Up for grabs is this lovely laptop.

It is quite MacBook Air-esqe, The standard HDD has been swapped out for a Samsung 750 Evo.

So this has literally not been used, The SSD was fitted from new and has only written 0.5TB which will be all updates. Was a gift that was not really needed.

It basically looks brand new, There may be the odd tiny mark but you would have to look close.

Specs are:
HP 15-AH151SA
AMD A10-8700P
Radeon R6
120GB Samsung SSD
8GB Ram
B&O Audio
Windows 10

I am unsure what I can add to this, As I say it’s been sat unused so battery was flat but powered right up and worked great. I still need to reinstall windows but plan to get that done this week.

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Price and currency: £250
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or PPG
Location: Kent
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – HP Envy 15″ with Samsung 750 Evo SSD

Up for grabs is this lovely laptop.

It is quite MacBook Air-esqe, The standard HDD has been swapped out for a Samsung 750 Evo.

So this has literally not been used, The SSD was fitted from new and has only written 0.5TB which will be all updates. Was a gift that was not really needed.

It basically looks brand new, There may be the odd tiny mark but you would have to look close.

Specs are:
HP 15-AH151SA
AMD A10-8700P
Radeon R6
120GB Samsung SSD
8GB Ram
B&O Audio
Windows 10

I am unsure what I can add to this, As I say it’s been sat unused so battery was flat but powered right up and worked great. I still need to reinstall windows but plan to get that done this week.

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Price and currency: £250
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or PPG
Location: Kent
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – HP Envy 15″ with Samsung 750 Evo SSD

Up for grabs is this lovely laptop.

It is quite MacBook Air-esqe, The standard HDD has been swapped out for a Samsung 750 Evo.

So this has literally not been used, The SSD was fitted from new and has only written 0.5TB which will be all updates. Was a gift that was not really needed.

It basically looks brand new, There may be the odd tiny mark but you would have to look close.

Specs are:
HP 15-AH151SA
AMD A10-8700P
Radeon R6
120GB Samsung SSD
8GB Ram
B&O Audio
Windows 10

I am unsure what I can add to this, As I say it’s been sat unused so battery was flat but powered right up and worked great. I still need to reinstall windows but plan to get that done this week.

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Price and currency: £250
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or PPG
Location: Kent
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

______________________________________________________
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By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
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  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – HP Envy 15″ with Samsung 750 Evo SSD

Up for grabs is this lovely laptop.

It is quite MacBook Air-esqe, The standard HDD has been swapped out for a Samsung 750 Evo.

So this has literally not been used, The SSD was fitted from new and has only written 0.5TB which will be all updates. Was a gift that was not really needed.

It basically looks brand new, There may be the odd tiny mark but you would have to look close.

Specs are:
HP 15-AH151SA
AMD A10-8700P
Radeon R6
120GB Samsung SSD
8GB Ram
B&O Audio
Windows 10

I am unsure what I can add to this, As I say it’s been sat unused so battery was flat but powered right up and worked great. I still need to reinstall windows but plan to get that done this week.

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[​IMG]
[​IMG]

Price and currency: £250
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or PPG
Location: Kent
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

______________________________________________________
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By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

Ceph-based cloud block storage service debuts from Atlantic.Net

Atlantic.Net launched a cloud block storage service that uses standard HDDs to keep prices down and an NVMe-based flash cache to boost performance over major disk-based alternatives.

Alantic.Net claims its Secure Block Storage (SBS) performs sequential reads and writes faster than HDD-based block storage from AWS and Microsoft Azure. The hosting provider positions SBS as a choice between HDD and SSD Elastic Block Storage (EBS) options from AWS.

The Atlantic.Net SBS service uses open source, Ceph-based block storage, with a fast nonvolatile memory express SSD cache and inexpensive 7,200 RPM HDDs on the back end. The Ceph system makes three copies of the data, but the customer pays for only one of them, said Marty Puranik, president and CEO of Atlantic.Net.

Atlantic.Net offers 50 GB free for one year from the date the customer signs up for the service and charges 7.9 cents for each additional gigabyte per month. The 50 GB promotional offer is available to current customers through June 15, 2019.

Cloud block storage pricing

On-demand pricing for block storage in the U.S. was 5.5 cents per gigabyte, per month, in the second quarter, according to 451 Research’s Cloud Price Index. The index is based on the cheapest available option for a provider to fulfill a “small basket” specification of two web and two application servers, with 150 GB and 300 GB of attached storage, internet and inter-data center bandwidth for data ingress and egress, and round-the-clock support. The cloud providers generally use HDDs or SSDs for the block storage.

Atlantic.Net’s pricing is competitive against SSD-backed cloud block storage, but less so against HDD-backed block services, according to Deepak Mohan, a research director in IDC’s storage and infrastructure group. Much would depend on the IOPS level the provider can guarantee, he said.

Atlantic.Net offers a service-level agreement for uptime, Puranik said, but not for IOPS — unless the customer contracts for at least a year. The company negotiates IOPS into contracts with those customers and offers discounts based on the block storage quantity and term commitment, he said.

Atlantic.Net’s SBS price and performance level falls between the EBS hard-disk and SSD options, Puranik said. AWS charges 4.5 cents per gigabyte, per month, for its throughput-optimized HDD volumes; it charges 10 cents per gigabyte, per month, for its general-purpose SSD volumes and even more for provisioned IOPS SSD volumes.

“Our service gives better performance than their regular hard drives, and there’s no additional IOPS charge or overages or anything like that. It’s a straight 7.9 cents [per gigabyte] per month,” Puranik said.

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Founded in 1994, Atlantic.Net started out as a residential internet provider before moving to business-to-business connectivity and web hosting. The company operates out of its own data center in Orlando, Fla., and colocation facilities in New York, Dallas, San Francisco, Toronto and London. Additional options in Ashburn, Va., and Singapore are coming soon, Puranik said.

The SBS service is available only at Atlantic.Net’s Orlando data center, but the company plans to extend it to colocation facilities and offer multisite replication, snapshots and backup, Puranik said.

Atlantic.Net has long offered traditional SAN and NAS storage to customers running applications at its Orlando data center. But, Puranik said, the company wanted a cloud block storage service with a higher level of reliability than the limited-capacity, RAID 10-based local SSD storage Atlantic.Net offered in individual compute servers. The SSDs were overkill in some cases, and customers wanted to scale their storage and move volumes between servers, he said.

Atlantic.Net’s local SSD storage option maxed out at about 2 TB, Puranik said, whereas the SBS service enables as much as 16 TB per volume and eight volumes per server.

Atlantic.Net runs the latest Ceph release with the new BlueStore storage back end that improves performance, supports built-in data compression and provides full checksums to verify data integrity.

Atlantic.Net wrote its own control panel to simplify customers’ deployment of open source Ceph, Puranik said. Users see a slider, choose the size of the block storage volume, create it, name it, mount it and point it at the desired server, he said.

“You wouldn’t know Ceph is running on the back end,” Puranik said.

More storage services planned

SBS is Atlantic.Net’s first dedicated public-cloud-based storage service. Puranik said the company would add an object storage service later this year — also based on Ceph — to target unstructured data. Ceph software supports block-, file- and object-based storage, and it scales out through the addition of commodity server nodes.

Puranik said he expects most customers will use the new SBS service to provide cloud block storage for applications that also run on Atlantic.Net’s cloud compute infrastructure.

“Workloads on the block side are more transactional and compute-driven, and if the compute is close to the block storage service, that would make more sense. So, directionally, Atlantic.Net is probably on the right path. But [it] will face a lot of serious competition from someone like an Amazon,” said Amita Potnis, a research manager with IDC’s storage systems program.

Potnis said Atlantic.Net’s London colocation facility could work to its advantage, because there’s considerable room for growth for a niche provider outside of North America, where Amazon dominates.

Google adds single-tenant VMs for compliance, license cares

Google’s latest VM runs counter to standard public cloud frameworks, but its added flexibility checks off another box for enterprise clients.

Google Cloud customers can now access sole-tenant nodes on Google Compute Engine. The benefits for these single-tenant VMs, currently in beta, are threefold: They reduce the “noisy neighbor” issue that can arise on shared servers; add another layer of security, particularly for users with data residency concerns; and make it easier to migrate certain on-premises workloads with stringent licensing restrictions.

The public cloud model was built on the concept of multi-tenancy, which allows providers to squeeze more than one account onto the same physical host, and thus operate at economies of scale. Early customers happily waived some of those advantages of dedicated hardware in exchange for less infrastructure management and the ability to quickly scale out.

But as more traditional corporations adopt public cloud, providers have added isolation capabilities to approximate what’s inside enterprises’ own data centers, such as private networks, virtual private clouds and bare-metal servers. Single tenancy applies that approach down to the hardware level, while maintaining a virtualized architecture. AWS was the first to offer single-tenant VMs with its Dedicated Instances.

Customers access Google’s single-tenant VMs the same way as its other compute instances, except they’re placed on a dedicated server. The location of that node is either auto-selected through a placement algorithm, or customers can manually select the location at launch. These instances are customizable in size, and are charged per second for vCPU and system memory, as well as a 10% sole-tenancy premium.

Single-tenant VMs another step for Google Cloud’s enterprise appeal

Google still lags behind AWS and Microsoft Azure in public cloud capabilities, but it has added services and support in recent months to shake its image as a cloud valued solely for its engineering. Google must expand its enterprise customer base, especially with large organizations in which multiple stakeholders sign off on use of a particular cloud, said Fernando Montenegro, a 451 Research analyst.

Not all companies will pay the premium for this functionality, but it could be critical to those with compliance concerns, including those that must prove they’re on dedicated hardware in a specific location. For example, a DevOps team may want to build a CI/CD pipeline that releases into production, but a risk-averse security team might have some trepidations. With sole tenancy, that DevOps team has flexibility to spin up and down, while the security team can sign off on it because it meets some internal or external requirement.

“I can see security people being happy that, we can meet our DevOps team halfway, so they can have their DevOps cake and we can have our security compliance cake, too,” Montenegro said.

I can see security people being happy … our DevOps team … can have their DevOps cake and we can have our security compliance cake, too.
Fernando Montenegroanalyst, 451 Research

A less obvious benefit of dedicated hardware involves the lift and shift of legacy systems to the cloud. A traditional ERP contract may require a specific set of sockets or hosts, and it can be a daunting task to ensure a customer complies with licensing stipulations on a multi-tenant platform because the requirements aren’t tied to the VM.

In a bring-your-own-license scenario, these dedicated hosts can optimize customers’ license spending and reduce the cost to run those systems on a public cloud, said Deepak Mohan, an IDC analyst.

“This is certainly an important feature from an enterprise app migration perspective, where security and licensing are often top priority considerations when moving to cloud,” he said.

The noisy neighbor problem arises when a user is concerned that high CPU or IO usage by another VM on the same server will impact the performance of its own application, Mohan said.

“One of the interesting customer examples I heard was a latency-sensitive function that needed to compute and send the response within as short a duration as possible,” he said. “They used dedicated hosts on AWS because they could control resource usage on the server.”

Still, don’t expect this to be the type of feature that a ton of users rush to implement.

“[A single-tenant VM] is most useful where strict compliance/governance is required, and you need it in the public cloud,” said Abhi Dugar, an IDC analyst. “If operating under such strict criteria, it is likely easier to just keep it on prem, so I think it’s a relatively niche use case to put dedicated instances in the cloud.”

Hard drive/optical drive bundle

I’ve got the following for sale as a bundle

Blu ray optical reader
Standard dvd writer
500gb sata 3.5 hdd

Can’t remember model numbers of hand however will happily grab them alongside some photos if necessary in the morning

After £30 delivered for the lot
Cheers

Price and currency: £28.79
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal
Location: Fife
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Hard drive/optical drive bundle

Hard drive/optical drive bundle

I’ve got the following for sale as a bundle

Blu ray optical reader
Standard dvd writer
500gb sata 3.5 hdd

Can’t remember model numbers of hand however will happily grab them alongside some photos if necessary in the morning

After £30 delivered for the lot
Cheers

Price and currency: £28.79
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal
Location: Fife
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods…

Hard drive/optical drive bundle

Hard drive/optical drive bundle

I’ve got the following for sale as a bundle

Blu ray optical reader
Standard dvd writer
500gb sata 3.5 hdd

Can’t remember model numbers of hand however will happily grab them alongside some photos if necessary in the morning

After £30 delivered for the lot
Cheers

Price and currency: £28.79
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal
Location: Fife
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods…

Hard drive/optical drive bundle