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Ultimate Geek

  #1137706 25-Sep-2014 18:13
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SSD would replace my slow 5400rpm drive in my laptop!

Power bank would allow me to charge my phone whilst on the move, my poor SII barely survives the day now

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Ultimate Geek

  #1138016 26-Sep-2014 09:28
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Both for me.  

I recently managed to network up my house as Wifi just wasn't cutting the mustard for all my devices, this included a nice gigabit switch. I'm now in a situation where network transfers via FTP from my WDMyCloud run faster than my 3.25" 1TB drives can handle, resulting in end of download buffering (this actually fills me with glee knowing that everything is moving so fast). My colleague at work recently upgraded his family's laptops to SSDs and has been raving about the performance gain ever since, so, replacing my 3.25 disk with an SSD in my main computer should be my next upgrade, I am running sufficient things on it to be able to measure many kinds of (hopefully significant) performance gains.
I also have multiple portable devices, because while I could use one device for multiple purposes - I love gadgets and 'The more the merrier' works for me. this includes: iPad, iPod, HTC One X, GoPro (always using it, always running out of juice), Garmin GPS receiver. I actually rank the iPod as the most vital here, as a Misophonia sufferer the idea of my iPod running out of power fills me with sheer dread - I do own an old Solio solar charger which has now come to the end of it's well-used life. A good power pack will be well loved and well used.  

I'm a very kind person (so I'm told) and normally would use these items to upgrade the better half's laptop because:
and give her the power pack because:
but: 1) I reserve all tech improvements for myself first, and 2) she doesn't deserve it.  

Oh and if a picture gets me bonus points here is a picture of my cat. The Internet loves cats right?

Bean's one eye always judges my downloads.

Edited because cut-n-paste hates me.


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Wannabe Geek

  #1142826 27-Sep-2014 21:52
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I am gonna use them for my laptop

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Uber Geek


  #1142830 27-Sep-2014 21:59
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Just bought an Asus Vivobook from trademe for a more portable laptop for a family member. Apparently the slow 5400rpm drive is a real drag on the already sluggish Celeron processor so an SSD will be going in there at some point.
And someone in the house is always complaining of a dead phone battery (usually me) so the power bank would be getting a healthy work out too!

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Ultimate Geek


  #1142875 28-Sep-2014 07:45
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Would love to win either of these the powerbank would be great for my partners phone and the SSD would be a welcome addition to either my laptop (which since upgrading to 64 bit with all updates now takes 3 mins to boot up instead of previous 1 minute) or main pc which I've been wanting to try with a SSD for a few years now.

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Master Geek


  #1142877 28-Sep-2014 08:25
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The SSD would be a great replacement for my current drive.

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  #1142878 28-Sep-2014 08:31
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As i work on a ship and am away during the week the power bank would be great for keeping my phone charged

The HDD would probably go into my laptop to give it a bit more speed


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Ultimate Geek

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  #1142892 28-Sep-2014 10:18
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Hi there. I would put the SSD into my new i7 box to make it boot faster and use the power pack to charge my phone when travelling. Hope I win them both.

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  #1142906 28-Sep-2014 10:33
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Please put me in the draw for both. Would use the ssd for my Wife's new computer that is coming thanks to this thread. Would use the powerbank when traveling.

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Master Geek

  #1142920 28-Sep-2014 12:19
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please put me in the draw for both aswell. need a powerbank as i realised how important it is when travelling. you forget how many pics u take withy our phone and half a day in your down to 20%

SSD is going to be good since i wanna upgrade from SATA to SSD

fingers crossed 

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  #1143216 29-Sep-2014 00:01
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My iPhone doesn't last the full day on battery especially when I am out at jobs, so the power bank would be excellent.

My partner also needs a SSD in her laptop, seeing it take 5 minutes to start up really grinds my gears seeing as my Alienware takes ~10sec to boot.

So put me in for both ;)

Also if TimA complains "This guy always wins stuff" if I win, I'll donate him something like 20 line filters to help his VDSL along a bit.

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Uber Geek


  #1143760 29-Sep-2014 19:44
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The SSD would be a nice replacement for the old Vertex 2 I have running one of my machines and the Power Bank would be great for keeping my old S3 and iPad up and alive when I am out and about :)



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Master Geek

  #1143797 29-Sep-2014 20:33
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Either would be great please - really handy when tramping in the wilds.

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Master Geek

  #1143852 29-Sep-2014 21:52
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Please enter me for both.

The SSD would increase my home server performance greatly.  I have been considering buying one myself.

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  #1143880 29-Sep-2014 22:33
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The SSD will make a great (and much needed) addition to my ageing laptop!

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