1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3, SATAII, 7.2krpm, 32MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ @ Scan.co.uk *TODAY ONLY PAGE!* - £57.56 delivered - HotUKDeals
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Great price for the best value HDD around!

Go down about a 3rd of the way on the today only page, add straight to basket from there to get at this price.

As with all Scan deals, be sure to get the free delivery option via AVForums or Hexus, easy enough to do and well worth it!

Hexus free delivery details -
http://forums.hexus.net/general-discussion/138834-scan2hexus-free-shipping-setup-guide.html

AVForums free delivery details -
http://www.avforums.com/forums/scan_offer.php


The New Spinpoint F3 is Finally Here, quieter, faster, greener. Scan's best and fastest selling Hard Drive sku!

One of the Fastest drives available and famous for its quietness.

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
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#1
Damn good drive got one a month or so back, quick and quiet ;)
#2
Yeah great drive. I got 2 and put them in RAID 0. They are very very quick when striped.

Gav
#3
£66.95 including delivery.
#4
Chinny_racoon;8022120
£66.95 including delivery.


Or Hexus/AVForum free delivery as stated by OP.


Good price, might buy one to slot alongside my 500gb F3. Been pleased with it, very speedy.
#5
What do i do at checkout to get free delivery as ive posted enough alteady on the AV Forums.
#6
Good price, heat+.

Scan has always been brilliant with their service, but do check out their warranty cover though as I (and others) have had quite bad experience with a few returned HDDs (Samsung F1). Since the F1 has been discontinued, they would only give partial refund based on usage and age, eventhough it is still 'under warranty' period, they would not give you an equivalent like a F3 for replacement.

You cannot deal with the manufacturer directly as I think Scan source these outside UK, so the HDD must be returned to Scan.
#7
GQ Man
What do i do at checkout to get free delivery as ive posted enough alteady on the AV Forums.


Here you go :)

http://www.avforums.com/forums/scan_offer.php
#8


Job Done
#9
GQ Man;8022288
After going through the link and registering its still showing full price at the checkout.


Click recalculate on the summary screen and it should work.
I had this issue on my first few orders :thumbsup:

I'm a massive Scan fan, only started using them this year but have placed at least 6 or 7 orders and been very impressed.
#10
GQ Man
After going through the link and registering its still showing full price at the checkout.


Mmmm! Should be immediate, have you posted much on AVF? You need at least 20 posts, and also, the value of the order must be over £20 exc VAT? Maybe give it a couple of hours and see if free delivery works?
#11
EDEN188
Mmmm! Should be immediate, have you posted much on AVF? You need at least 20 posts, and also, the value of the order must be over £20 exc VAT? Maybe give it a couple of hours and see if free delivery works?


Had to close down the browser then log back on :thumbsup:
#12
Chinny_racoon
£66.95 including delivery.


Found a great deal for you -
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/623322/prescription-glasses-specs-9-99-ocu

:w00t:
#13
Gavster2002
Yeah great drive. I got 2 and put them in RAID 0. They are very very quick when striped.

Gav


increases latency for a small increase and read and write speeds, never really thought RAID was worth it. Oh and it also increases risk of failure. :thumbsup:
#14
RAID 1 (mirroring) is the way to go if you value your data and the ability to keep working even if there is a drive failure.
#15
jukkie;8022609


:-D

Gone for this, well spotted jukkie! (I mean the drive not the specs)
#16
Got the 500GB model a few weeks back - very impressed! Quiet and VERY fast!
#17
dcx_badass
Not just the best value, it's one of the fastest HDDs on the market atm.


:thumbsup:They are blazingly fast.

There have been reports of a few dodgy Samsung F1,F2, etc but the 8 or 9 I have have been fine.

Dunno If I have any f3's so time to order 4 I think.
#18
Voted hot.
#19
Well I would do if there were on todays deal

EDIT Samsung hard drives have their own section in Todays deals (or rather the deal of the day) further down the page
#20
droitwichgal
increases latency for a small increase and read and write speeds, never really thought RAID was worth it. Oh and it also increases risk of failure. :thumbsup:


Literally Had Raid 0 go wrong 2 months ago with the F1 Samsungs, never again, forget performance it aint worth it if you value your data:thumbsup:
#21
Any news on how this is on the old PS3s? There reports of SATA II drives giving an error message on start up occasionally on the original PS3s (I have a 60GB one).

Thanks!
#22
aleem
Any news on how this is on the old PS3s? There reports of SATA II drives giving an error message on start up occasionally on the original PS3s (I have a 60GB one).

Thanks!


This is a 3.5'' drive so wont fit your ps3
#23
How much warranty do these have on them from Scan?
#24
faz54
This is a 3.5'' drive so wont fit your ps3


Just noticed that, but thanks for the quick reply!

Pants, I got all excited :oops: :-D
#25
GQ Man
How much warranty do these have on them from Scan?


Details

Duration: 36 months

Type: Direct

DOA Period: 28 days

RTB Period: 1 months
#26
I clicked the link through AV, went to todays deals, checked out, still charging me for delivery. What am i doing wrong?
#27
Been looking at these as main HD is nr full- can I install programs on this drive instead of the 'master'???

Hot btw...
#28
Gavster2002
Yeah great drive. I got 2 and put them in RAID 0. They are very very quick when striped.

Gav



Yeh i herd that set up is really fast, good deal!
#29
Darthchaffinch
can I install programs on this drive instead of the 'master'???


Yes
#30
thanks dude. Buying now! :D
#31
K1LLER HORNET
Yes


You can but it is pointless doing so, would suggest clearing out the storage data (music, photos, vids etc) to this drive and then leaving more room on your OS drive.

If your OS ever crashes and you have to reinstall the progs anyway so you may be left with duplicated data, I keep the OS and progs on 1 drive and then data backup to another.
#32
Tempting to pick x2 up, and whack them in a Thecus, as per post the other day:
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Thecus-N2200-2xSATA-(35-25)-RAID-01JBOD-NAS-Gigabit-LAN-Server-with-256mb-RAM-and-4xUSB
£112.80+(2x£57.56) is not too shabby...
#33
Wierd. Price comes out at £60.44 incl when you click thru from the Today Only page.
#34
will this work in a SKY HD box?
#35
s1m0nc
Wierd. Price comes out at £60.44 incl when you click thru from the Today Only page.

Add direct to your basket from the Today Only page, don't click the 'info' button :) .
#36
A very good drive. I currently have a 1TB F1 and a 1TB F3 drive and they provide very good performance while still being quiet.
#37
jukkie
Add direct to your basket from the Today Only page, don't click the 'info' button :) .


Oooh, the cunning little beggars! Thanks for that - literally POUNDS saved! Off to spend it in the pub for lunch... :)
#38
dontasciime
Details

Duration: 36 months

Type: Direct

DOA Period: 28 days

RTB Period: 1 months


Do double check on this as stated in my 1st post. We (my friend and I) bought a batch of 4 x Samsung F1 hdd, 1 DOA which Scan replaced straight away, mine died just 16months later and only getting a partial refund (£41), my friends just sold 2 and buyer report 1 has died, which again, Scan will only partial refund. Remember, all these are within the 36months period.

I guess anyone who has got one already is to go to Samsung's warranty checker and see what warranty code it returns on your HDD, if its 103 (or is it 106), then you could be screwed if it fails and Samsung discontinues the F3.

Just my 2p worth, don't say I didn't tell you so :thumbsup:
#39
merb0786;8023397
I clicked the link through AV, went to todays deals, checked out, still charging me for delivery. What am i doing wrong?


AVF is telling me:
"Unfortunately you only have 15 posts, so please make 7 more useful posts on AVForums to qualify for the SCAN & AVForums loyalty programme."

Bummer
#40
Excellent find OP - thanks(!)

I was literally just about to buy this drive from Scan (at the HIGHER price!) before I saw this offer... Cool(!) :thumbsup:

Scan need to update their price system though - it's pretty unfair that they are selling exactly the same item at 2 different prices simultaneously?? I would never have found the lower price on their website if I hadn't read this thread...

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