Got another £15 voucher from my Amazon credit card so time to look for more gratuitous tat to purchase.
UPS has delivered the replacement HGST drive and the label does indeed say 250GB SATA this time. Of course, I really better plug it in and check it works. My confidence in HGST is not exactly at an all time high.
Got an eBay link from Kate to a Malaysian Army MP's officer's dress cap. Would be handy for posh kit night at Beltring but the problem is: where the frak would I get the rest of the kit from?!? A thought: MP, officer, Chinese. How unpopular would that be in the Malaysian Army? ;-)