1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 7200RPM 32MB cache HD103SJ - £52.86 + Delivery @ Aria Tech - HotUKDeals
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Cheapest around?

£52.86 inc. VAT +Del

£61.03 inc 1-2 Day Delivery

This is one of the best performing HD around

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Description:
Key Features
MAX.500GB Formatted Capacity Per Platter Serial ATA II Interface Support Improved recording stability over temperature with PMR Advanced dynamic FOD control for best data integrity Intelligent compensation of external disturbance SATA Native Command Queuing Feature Device Initiated SATA Power Management Rotational vibration sensor Environment friendly product with RoHS compliance Improved performance with dual-ARM based firmware ATA S.M.A.R.T. Compliant ATA Automatic Acoustic Management Feature ATA 48-bit Address Feature ATA Device Configuration Overlay Feature NoiseGuard SilentSeek

Warranty Information
Warranty Type Aria Warranty Only
Manufacturer Website http://www.samsung.com/uk/support/main/supportSupportMain.do
Manufacturer Phone 0845 726 7864
Warranty Period (yrs) 3

Technical Details:
Product description Samsung SpinPoint F3 Desktop Class HD103SJ - hard drive - 1 TB - SATA-300
Type Hard drive - internal
Form factor 3.5" x 1/3H
Dimensions (wxdxh) 10.2 cm x 14.7 cm x 2.6 cm
Weight 0.63 kg
Capacity 1 TB
Interface type Serial ATA-300
Data transfer rate 300 MBps
Average seek time 8.9 ms
Spindle speed 7200 rpm
Buffer size 32 MB
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#1
eh,not sure why this is cold?
i bought the hitachi 2tb for 98+ 7 delivery, but this seems a good price for a 1tb

price is 52.86 inc vat plus delivery (delivery is 6.95), which isnt 61.03, can someone tell aria to sack their programmers...i suspect they havent adjusted their vat correctly
#2
royals
eh,not sure why this is cold?
i bought the hitachi 2tb for 98+ 7 delivery, but this seems a good price for a 1tb

price is 52.86 inc vat plus delivery (delivery is 6.95), which isnt 61.03, can someone tell aria to sack their programmers...i suspect they havent adjusted their vat correctly


Err... it is £61.03, since you pay VAT on the delivery as well.

Megamart.
#3
I would add that this is always the best performing disks on the market and a good price if buying a few more bits to make the delivery price worthwhile...
#4
Got one of these for £48.65 + £6.95 next-day delivery at overclock.co.uk. I think that was back at the 15% tax though.

It's back around £60-£70 on there now though, so this looks like a good deal.

Good disk, no problems here but I'm not using it as a primary.
#5
So is this the best deal on the HDD right now?
#6
momo_007
So is this the best deal on the HDD right now?


I *think* so, I ordered one anyway :thumbsup:
#7
kool thanks
#8
How good are Aria. £64 delivered from Ebuyer, I know its £3 more but a better known company so is it worth buying from there?
#9
Aria are fine - been around for years.
#10
Good price - I paid £67 for this HD just before Christmas.
#11
If your just after a cheap 1TB drive, its cheaper to buy an external and rip the disk out....
#12
J400uk
If your just after a cheap 1TB drive, its cheaper to buy an external and rip the disk out....


where can you get a cheaper external from than this?
#13
OOS now, missed it bummer i need a large drive for my backups.

J400uk if you could enlighten me as to where i can get a cheaper 1TB drive that also has a caddy then please do. Also if anyone knows a relatively cheap one with eSata aswell that'd be brilliant, thanks.
#14
J400uk
If your just after a cheap 1TB drive, its cheaper to buy an external and rip the disk out....


Be warned though, they usually come with a reduced cache (32mb becomes 8mb etc). Alright for storage - but thats all!
#15
If it's just for storage go for the Sammy 1TB Ecogreen at eBuyer @ £59.99 delivered

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164282

Or even better price per GB get the 1.5TB version @ £76.34

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/166989

Or even bettererer than that is the 1.5TB version at Scan on 'Today Only' if you have the free delivery @ £72.84 with free sata cable

http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx
#16
everyone is forgetting that this is a great system drive. the drive is split on just two platters and so is the fastest thing you can get to an SSD. it beats the raptors overall, so dont buy this as a storage drive or anything daft like that - this is the perfect thing to have your OS and programs on.

cracking deal, thanks for posting.
#17
Get 10% off ALL hard drives. Use the code 10HD in the basket

http://www.comet.co.uk/shopcomet/product/532509/IOMEGA-1TB-SELECT-3.5in-HARD-DRIVE?cm_sp=FeatureEnd-_-External_Hard_Drives-_-position

usually comes with a samsung HD103SI 32mb cache or a seagate ST3500410AS 32mb cache - just book on-line and collect

£59.99
Discount: -£6.00
(promotion code: 10HD) 1tb 3.5" external hard drive

Product description
Your total discount -£6.00
Subtotal (ex. Delivery) £53.99

HTH!:thumbsup:
#18
jbar1610;7588806
Get 10% off ALL hard drives. Use the code 10HD in the basket

http://www.comet.co.uk/shopcomet/product/532509/IOMEGA-1TB-SELECT-3.5in-HARD-DRIVE?cm_sp=FeatureEnd-_-External_Hard_Drives-_-position

usually comes with a samsung 32mb cache or a seagate 32mb cache - just book on-line and collect
Bought one of these on Saturday and ripped the drive out. Was a Seagate 7200.12 which is similar spec-wise to the Samsung F3. Damn thing started clicking loudly last night and is now in its death throes.. :x
#19
PhiL_P
Bought one of these on Saturday and ripped the drive out. Was a Seagate 7200.12 which is similar spec-wise to the Samsung F3. Damn thing started clicking loudly last night and is now in its death throes.. :x


Thats why not to buy an external drive to rip it out you don't know what your gonna get.
I only buy Samsung now after the horror stories of Seagates problems with Firmware & CLICK OF DEATH.
#20
PhiL_P
Bought one of these on Saturday and ripped the drive out. Was a Seagate 7200.12 which is similar spec-wise to the Samsung F3. Damn thing started clicking loudly last night and is now in its death throes.. :x

There illustrates why you should never buy an External drive and remove the caddy.

All Hard Drives fail at some point, and a drive without a warranty is utterly worthless.
#21
LOL When I do Google check out I get delivery charge of £11.69 standard, or the option for any of the others for only £117.50.. Thats pretty steep for a delivery charge.
#22
Ive got this drive but its not the quietest, which is odd since I'm fairly sure it was supposed to be... Can anyone that gets one, please give some feedback on the noise levels?
#23
back in stock now! so can be unexpired?
#24
good spot, how do I unexpire?
#25
Syanideuk
Be warned though, they usually come with a reduced cache (32mb becomes 8mb etc). Alright for storage - but thats all!


Ther are plenty of 8 and 16 meg cache drives that perform just as well as the rest of the drives out there*. The spinpoint drives are the fastest drives I have ever owned even beating my I-ram. I have 7 or 8 F1's [1] F2 no F3's yet. Was tempted to get a few of the f3's the other day but you have to pay delivery on each one.
#26
jbar1610
Get 10% off ALL hard drives. Use the code 10HD in the basket

http://www.comet.co.uk/shopcomet/product/532509/IOMEGA-1TB-SELECT-3.5in-HARD-DRIVE?cm_sp=FeatureEnd-_-External_Hard_Drives-_-position

usually comes with a samsung 32mb cache or a seagate 32mb cache - just book on-line and collect

£59.99
Discount: -£6.00
(promotion code: 10HD) 1tb 3.5" external hard drive

Product description
Your total discount -£6.00
Subtotal (ex. Delivery) £53.99

HTH!:thumbsup:


The one in mine (just picked it up) was a Seagate ST31000520AS drive. 5900RPM and 32Mb cache so ideal for what I'm after using it in (a demo server)
#27
Got this from dabs around nov time paid £57 delivered
1 Like #28
I'd never buy Seagate again since the firmware issues they had. Never had a Samsung fail yet, and the F3s are the business. If you want to lower the noise on them you need this:

http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/support/utilities/ES_Tool.html
#29
loopie;7591346
I'd never buy Seagate again since the firmware issues they had. Never had a Samsung fail yet, and the F3s are the business. If you want to lower the noise on them you need this:

http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/support/utilities/ES_Tool.html

How?
#30
It's a Samsung tool to download that allows you to turn on the acoustic management on the drive.
banned#31
Hi guys, i was wondering if someone could help me.

Ive got 4 hard drives in my computer,

2 x Samsung F1's
1 x maxtor
1 x hitachi

I hear the clicking noise (no whisltling yet) here and there, but as of yet im able to access all drives and their contents. I dont know which hard drive is on its way out. Sometimes when i go to "my computer", one of the F1's doesnt appear but upon restart it does, so im inclined to think it may be one of the F1's. Anyone know how i can make sure which drive it is?

Back tehn when i bought mine, there was quite allot of hype about faulty batches of f1's and how they were failing etc and an equal amount of people saying that hey ahve not experienced such problems and f1s have been the best drives they have owned. Anyone know how its been like for the f2's and the f3's? Have they had similar reputations as the F1s?
#32
As far as I know the F1's did have a bad batch like you say, the F2's should be the most reliable as they come with a reduced 5400 rpm, plus they carry a 3 year warranty and Samsung would not give that unless they were very reliable. I have not seen any reports of bad f3 batches and they are well regarded for their speed.
#33
kingosticks;7589457
Ive got this drive but its not the quietest, which is odd since I'm fairly sure it was supposed to be... Can anyone that gets one, please give some feedback on the noise levels?


Mines whisper quiet in use
#34
Easily the best drive I own, I love it and wish all my drives were this model.

Very fast, quietest drive I've used, good price. Consider this drive first is my advice.
#35
PhiL_P
Bought one of these on Saturday and ripped the drive out. Was a Seagate 7200.12 which is similar spec-wise to the Samsung F3. Damn thing started clicking loudly last night and is now in its death throes.. :x


you must of got a dodgy drive because I have purchased 6 and they are in a 'raid' and they are running sweet! I hope to get two more when the funds are available!!:?
#36
Picked one of these up from the store a few weeks back, excellent drive. Heat!
#37
I already have one of these if I get another would raid 0 make much difference for games?
1 Like #38
leedale30;7596988
I already have one of these if I get another would raid 0 make much difference for games?


You'll probably get on average a 30% boost in IO performance but you're also doubling your chances of losing it all. If that's not a problem because they are just games you've installed and can install again from source and you're comfortable setting up raid then that boost is pretty decent.

I've experimented with different ways of getting faster performance from hard drives and found two other ways of getting more speed. Short stepping and using a ramdisk as a cache.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/short-stroking-hdd,2157.html for short stepping

http://www.eboostr.com/ Eboostr is a commercial tool that will let you create a ramdisk that will cache only games you want accelerating. It works great if you've got enough ram. You can also create your own ramdisks and run games from them without paying for a tool.

The best pure ramdisk I've found is by superspeed http://www.superspeed.com/ which can automatically save the ram disk to hard drive so its there after a reboot. That's another tool that isn't free but you can automate this yourself with a free ramdisk like this one http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/05/27/free-ramdisk-for-windows-vista-xp-2000-and-2003-server/ and a little more freeware to do the backing up. synctoy or a batch script
#39
Syanideuk
Be warned though, they usually come with a reduced cache (32mb becomes 8mb etc). Alright for storage - but thats all!


mrBrian
where can you get a cheaper external from than this?


JasonAJB
OOS now, missed it bummer i need a large drive for my backups.

J400uk if you could enlighten me as to where i can get a cheaper 1TB drive that also has a caddy then please do. Also if anyone knows a relatively cheap one with eSata aswell that'd be brilliant, thanks.


Was referring to this, but price gone up now - http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/564954/hitachi-0s00062-1tb-3-5-inch-extern?

It has a Hitachi 1TB 32MB 7200RPM SATA drive inside.
#40
Price now gone up

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