Hardware Bargains - Open Thine Wallet

Dan C

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Well it drops at a slow, consistent rate from 63% to 0% (over 30 minutes) but why does it drop from 100% to 63% immediately? That is what I need to know.
Your batteries are not going to last long if you run them to 0%. UPSs are not meant to run things for a long period of time.
 

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Your batteries are not going to last long if you run them to 0%. UPSs are not meant to run things for a long period of time.
True, learnt that the hard way. Spotted some nice replacements for my ups though - these lithium ones. These are the ones you typically need for most 1/2/3 KVA ups. Bought two of them for my 2kva ups for R849 each using the vouchers lol. Delivery will be next week and after testing these babies I will report back. These handle discharhing to 0% much kinder and they will give you more cycles than lead-acid / gel.

Also replacing a lead acid 7ah/8ah with some chinese replacement battery is going to cost you R250+ for a decent quality, so after repeating the process about 3 times you have paid same price as lithium ones in any case and the lithium should still outlast them.
 

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Can't speak for which is "better" but I've had two Seagate drives fail.

When I contacted Seagate support to claim on the warranty (3 year), they said they were absolutely happy to replace it (if it's really broken), all I would have to do is ship the drive to their head office... in Amsterdam.

The shipping costs far outweigh the cost to just buy a new HDD.
Our individual experiences might vary and you can't realy draw conclusions from it. Some people like to look at the blackblaze failure rates but even that is not a true reflection as they use enterprise drives whereas we talking about a consumer 5400rpm drive.

But for the record, I have had better results with seagate. Currently have a backup plus 4tb 2.5" ext, 2 x 6tb 3.5" ext and a 8tb 3.5" ext running for more than a year.
 

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On a lighter note, maybe those of you buying all these "hardware bargain" for yourself have forgotten about your better half (or maybe even forgotten to treat her for valentine's) - here is your chance at a bargain :cool::sneaky:
You can even apply tryme07 and get it for R325!
 

Dan C

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On a lighter note, maybe those of you buying all these "hardware bargain" for yourself have forgotten about your better half (or maybe even forgotten to treat her for valentine's) - here is your chance at a bargain :cool::sneaky:
You can even apply tryme07 and get it for R325!
Raru says TRYAGAIN.
 

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True, learnt that the hard way. Spotted some nice replacements for my ups though - these lithium ones. These are the ones you typically need for most 1/2/3 KVA ups. Bought two of them for my 2kva ups for R849 each using the vouchers lol. Delivery will be next week and after testing these babies I will report back. These handle discharhing to 0% much kinder and they will give you more cycles than lead-acid / gel.

Also replacing a lead acid 7ah/8ah with some chinese replacement battery is going to cost you R250+ for a decent quality, so after repeating the process about 3 times you have paid same price as lithium ones in any case and the lithium should still outlast them.
Just be careful with the lithium. I think you need a special lithium charger for them. I bought one for my gate motor and after 2 months the battery would not last a four hour period of load shedding.
 

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Just be careful with the lithium. I think you need a special lithium charger for them. I bought one for my gate motor and after 2 months the battery would not last a four hour period of load shedding.
Thanks, will check with my ups supplier what they recommend.

Edit: did some googling and it seems a lead acid charger present in a "normal" ups wont cut it
 
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Just be careful with the lithium. I think you need a special lithium charger for them. I bought one for my gate motor and after 2 months the battery would not last a four hour period of load shedding.
Did you buy that exact one as per the link?
 

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Never h

Actually never had problems with them.
Most people don't. Until you have to get a refund for something that was not in stock. Then they first put your money in a 30 day call account before returning it to you lol.
 

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Most people don't. Until you have to get a refund for something that was not in stock. Then they first put your money in a 30 day call account before returning it to you lol.
Sounds like Takealot... oh wait the founder of Raru sold Takealot for billions.
 

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Actually never had problems with them. Just looked at my order history and all was good.
Mine too. Seems like those cases where a few people had a bad experience and now people think it's everyone. I had the same thing with Loot and other stores during the mining craze with stock shortages. In the end I always got my money in a few days by following the correct channels.
 

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Mine too. Seems like those cases where a few people had a bad experience and now people think it's everyone. I had the same thing with Loot and other stores during the mining craze with stock shortages. In the end I always got my money in a few days by following the correct channels.
Go back in this thread and you will see it is more than just a "few" people.
Besides if I buy something I know I might be returning I would rather buy from takealot. They have a 30 day no questions asked refund policy and even collects it from me for free.
 
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