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A top performer - fast, quiet, low heat.

Free next day delivery via AVForums:
http://www.avforums.com/forums/scan_offer.php

Edit: Was on sale for £109.28 in TODAY ONLY 10th-11th April, but the standard price is now £110.91 which is still about £20 cheaper than any other 1TB on offer at present.
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#1
Wow! The F1 is getting sold off cheep, as there is a new version coming out, but still a cracking price!
Heat & Rep coming ur way !
#2
Damn, i bought mine from ebuyer 2 days ago...! Could have saved myself £6 and got next day delivery! woops!!
#3
It’s getting to the point that I’m going to automatically vote any Samsung hard drive deal as cold as it will be posted within a few days for £5 less. :w00t:

I paid £80 for the 750GB from Ebuyer recently but might well have gone for this if it had been this price at the time. Hot.
#4
what a hottie :)
#5
you still got the better bang for buck, hope you're not serious about voting cold


im still waiting for External USB versions to dip under £100
banned#6
Sorry this needs to be about £50 before i think its a bargain
#7
jay_zizzle
Sorry this needs to be about £50 before i think its a bargain


You'll be waiting quite a while.....500Gb drives are only just getting in the 50-60 quid range.
banned#8
jay_zizzle
Sorry this needs to be about £50 before i think its a bargain


Just like a brand new Ferrari for under £20k would be a bargain worth waiting for.
#9
Just bought the 750 from Scan yesterday. Thats also a great price at the mo.
Hot.
#10
Please note: This does not work with HP EX470 or EX475.
banned#11
gary_rip
Please note: This does not work with HP EX470 or EX475.


How come?
#12
jay_zizzle
Sorry this needs to be about £50 before i think its a bargain


Jez, you dont ask for much, do you ?
#13
Will it be ok to use this hard drive in SkyHD?
#14
master_chief;1869055
How come?


Some issues when doing a restart the drives dont show up. Have to do a cold start.

Google has more info :thumbsup:
#15
What is the new model brining to the table then?

Seems pretty good to me 1tb for this price, but with computer stuff it will always generally get cheaper and cheaper. So I'll skip voting.
#16
punbros
Will it be ok to use this hard drive in SkyHD?


I think so check out http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689277&highlight=1tb
#17
Excuse my ignorance but would I be able to fit this as a second drive in my desktop computer? I know there's a physical space to fit it - is there anything else that I would need to check before ordering one of these?
All help appreciated !
#18
cbrynr
Excuse my ignorance but would I be able to fit this as a second drive in my desktop computer? I know there's a physical space to fit it - is there anything else that I would need to check before ordering one of these?
All help appreciated !


Yes, you'll need
a) a PSU with enough spare capacity for a second drive (usually fine)
b) a PSU with a spare SATA power cable (or you'll need a PSU with a spare Molex power cable and then a Molex to SATA power cable)
c) a motherboard with a spare SATA data connection and an SATA data cable attached (or an SATA card with an SATA data cable if your motherboard only has IDE connectors)
#19
But to back this drive up onto 3.5 inch diskettes you would need 694445 disks and at a cost of 10p each it would cost £69,444.50 and it would take 16 months changing the disks once every minute of every day...;-)
#20
Captain Hook
But to back this drive up onto 3.5 inch diskettes you would need 694445 disks and at a cost of 10p each it would cost £69,444.50 and it would take 16 months changing the disks once every minute of every day...;-)

What does that translate to in terms of 5” floppies?
#21
They are actually 5.25" floppies. The total number would depend on whether they were 1.2Mb (double sided, double density), 600k (single sided, double density) or 300k (single sided single density). I'm sure you can do the basic arithmetic with your chosen format :p
#22
1TB is just not big enough. What is 1000 Terabytes called?

With my 20MB fiberoptic Virign Media broadband connection I could fill up 80 of these in a year.

2.5 MB/sec
150 MB/min
9 GB/hour
193 GB/day
1.35 TB/week
5.4 TB/month
70.4 TB/year

(includes the 5-hour daily traffic shapng 4pm-9pm)

:thinking:
#23
^^ just 2 problems... youd be filling it with rubbish that youd never watch
and also virgin would kick you off after a few weeks (possibly sooner) of maxing out the line
#24
Captain Hook
But to back this drive up onto 3.5 inch diskettes you would need 694445 disks and at a cost of 10p each it would cost £69,444.50 and it would take 16 months changing the disks once every minute of every day...;-)


Nerd much?
#25
hhhhbk
^^ just 2 problems... youd be filling it with rubbish that youd never watch
and also virgin would kick you off after a few weeks (possibly sooner) of maxing out the line


Doubt they would. They have traffic shaping for the important hours of the day. The rest is a free ride.
banned#26
Houldey
Doubt they would. They have traffic shaping for the important hours of the day. The rest is a free ride.


Always ways around traffic shaping!
#27
1tb! Wow
#28
Houldey
Doubt they would. They have traffic shaping for the important hours of the day. The rest is a free ride.

VM are allowing the BPI to monitor theyre traffic, 3 strikes and you are banned:-
http://www.electronista.com/articles/08/03/31/virgin.piracy.filter.trial/
Carphone Warehouse are fighting it VM just said '#yes sir how far would you like me to bend over my customers'. Couldnt be anything to do with the fact that in a lot of areas they cannot provide the 20mb/s service:whistling:
#29
master_chief
Always ways around traffic shaping!


How?
#30
popoyaya
1TB is just not big enough. What is 1000 Terabytes called?

With my 20MB fiberoptic Virign Media broadband connection I could fill up 80 of these in a year.

2.5 MB/sec
150 MB/min
9 GB/hour
193 GB/day
1.35 TB/week
5.4 TB/month
70.4 TB/year

(includes the 5-hour daily traffic shapng 4pm-9pm)

:thinking:


1000 Bytes = 1 Kilobyte
1000 Kilobytes = 1 Megabyte
1000 Megabytes = 1 Gigabyte
1000 Gigabytes = 1 Terabyte
1000 Terabytes = 1 Petabyte
1000 Petabytes = 1 Exabyte
1000 Exabytes = 1 Zettabyte
1000 Zettabyte = 1 Zottabyte
1000 Zottabyte = 1 Brontobyte - that is a 1 followed by 27 zeroes
#31
your calculations would have been correct were it not for the missing 24 bytes

1024 bytes = 1K

etc
etc

:D
#32
flynnmeister
your calculations would have been correct were it not for the missing 24 bytes

1024 bytes = 1K

etc
etc

:D


actually I am correct... :w00t: :w00t:

what you are refering to is covered here http://www.scan.co.uk/tekspek/view.asp?a=22&p=1 :thumbsup:

EDIT: Quote "The most common exception, where it's very correct, is the hard disk, where 1GB of disk space does actually mean 1,000,000,000 bytes"
#33
Or for a more comprehensive article on binary prefixes and decimal prefixes checkout:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_prefix

Now if M$ and others would just stop misleading everyone and use the correct binary prefixes MiB and GiB instead of falsely reporting MB and GB, there would be a great deal less confusion ;-)
banned#34
Ditto
How?


VPN tunneling services.
#35
popoyaya
1TB is just not big enough. What is 1000 Terabytes called?

With my 20MB fiberoptic Virign Media broadband connection I could fill up 80 of these in a year.

2.5 MB/sec
150 MB/min
9 GB/hour
193 GB/day
1.35 TB/week
5.4 TB/month
70.4 TB/year

(includes the 5-hour daily traffic shapng 4pm-9pm)

:thinking:



Think you'll find Virgin shape you a little more than that mate!!!! :p
#36
peackshelb
Or for a more comprehensive article on binary prefixes and decimal prefixes checkout:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_prefix

Now if M$ and others would just stop misleading everyone and use the correct binary prefixes MiB and GiB instead of falsely reporting MB and GB, there would be a great deal less confusion ;-)


What you talking about, its the drive manufacturers that are using the decimel GB incorrectly , Microsoft are using the proper format....
#37
robo989
What you talking about, its the drive manufacturers that are using the decimel GB incorrectly , Microsoft are using the proper format....


A common misconception.
#38
peackshelb
Yes, you'll need
a) a PSU with enough spare capacity for a second drive (usually fine)
b) a PSU with a spare SATA power cable (or you'll need a PSU with a spare Molex power cable and then a Molex to SATA power cable)
c) a motherboard with a spare SATA data connection and an SATA data cable attached (or an SATA card with an SATA data cable if your motherboard only has IDE connectors)


Thanks for your help !:)
#39
popoyaya
1TB is just not big enough. What is 1000 Terabytes called?

With my 20MB fiberoptic Virign Media broadband connection I could fill up 80 of these in a year.

2.5 MB/sec
150 MB/min
9 GB/hour
193 GB/day
1.35 TB/week
5.4 TB/month
70.4 TB/year

(includes the 5-hour daily traffic shapng 4pm-9pm)

:thinking:


traffic shaping is 4pm - Midnight

also i find that if i upload at anything more than 10KB/s the download suffers heavily
#40
Traffic shaping is from 4PM till 9PM...

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