2 x 1TB Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 HHD (Finally below £40 each!) £79.89 @ Scan - HotUKDeals
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Seems a lot of people have been waiting for these to smash the £40 barrier. OK, so you have to buy two, but its still a great deal for one of the fastest SATA HDD out there!

Remember to use AVFORUMS for free delivery otherwise it is £3.99.

***and as always, Hot or Cold, I don't care, I'm not in it for the plaudits, I just want great deals***

Deal is in the 'Super Savers' section of the 'Today Only' page, just scroll down to find it.
- jukkie

Also, add to basket directly from the 'Today Only' page, clicking 'Information' will show it at it's full price.
- jukkie
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#1
wow ur quick was typing up the post for this offer and as i was doing so, it came up as a duplicate lol very good product at now an awesome price
#2
Glad I waited - ordered with free postage via AVForums - hot from me
#3
this isn't hot at all!

you can get 1 X 2TB for less than £80 atm!
how is this hot?
#4
psd99
this isn't hot at all!

you can get 1 X 2TB for less than £80 atm!
how is this hot?


Whats your point?
#5
Erm... couldn't seem to find it (link takes you to main page of specials) and the only one that was listed was the 1TB model @ £43.45 - which still isn't bad if you only want the one.

Link here: http://www.scan.co.uk/product.aspx?ProductId=30855
#6
A 2tb disk should really cost more than two 1tb disks. However, this deal is for 1tb drives... which still is great value as you can't buy this model any cheaper afaik.

HOT from me, even though i'd only personally want 2tb drives now.. even with 8x sata i'm maxed out :/
#7
I just sold a load of 1tb drives on ebay for around £45 inc postage. Still not really cheap when you consider the cost of 2tb drives.
#8
psd99
this isn't hot at all!

you can get 1 X 2TB for less than £80 atm!
how is this hot?


This is the 7200rpm F3 drive, they don't make a 2TB capacity version except in the lower 5400rpm spindle speed. So there isn't a model to compare it to.

You could perhaps compare the price to other 2TB drives but these are widely recognised as brilliant reliable drives. Shame they didn't bring out a 2TB version.
#9
SamuraiHQ
Erm... couldn't seem to find it (link takes you to main page of specials) and the only one that was listed was the 1TB model @ £43.45 - which still isn't bad if you only want the one.

Link here: http://www.scan.co.uk/product.aspx?ProductId=30855


Yep, lots of people get confused with the SCAN Today only page.

Click the link above, scroll down to where it lists the 2 hard drives mentioned and click 'buy' - it will be added to your basket at the deal price.
#10
Great price!!! Great Find!!! Site stills shows in stock!!! why expired???
#11
hot........ however am just gutted i cant get any more of the 1.5TB F2 drives @ 46 quid :(

do i get 2x2TB F4's for 144 quid or 2x 1.5TB for 53 quid each....

sorry, i am rambling, the deal here is good!.
#12
not bad...depends what you want but id prefer a single 2tb drive
#13
mamboboy

CJSILVA
Great price!!! Great Find!!! Site stills shows in stock!!! why expired???


Because Scan posts always attract idiots who don't read descriptions. They'll expire because the shipping isn't free (when it actually is if they signed upto AVforums), or they click 'information' on the item and expire because it comes up at full price....

In all fairness, not everyone knows about Scan's 'Today Only' page and how it works.
I have updated the OP on how to get the drives at the posted price.

That being said, they should at least ask before expiring/voting cold.

Edited By: jukkie on Oct 04, 2010 16:48: ....
#14
Hot! Great price, for 1TB F3 drives, this great for people who want storage and to make it redundant, for example stick these two drives in mirror RAID config. All very well people banging on about 2TB drives being cheaper (ignoring fact they will be slower) but how you going to back it up? Hot from me!
#15
psd99
this isn't hot at all!

you can get 1 X 2TB for less than £80 atm!
how is this hot?


what the others said about it being 7200 drive and faster. some people still dont want to commit 2gb to a single drive as they die irrespective of warranty. 2x1 is safer.
#16
royals
not bad...depends what you want but id prefer a single 2tb drive

The 1TB F3 drives are better performers than the 2TB drives. And to get even more out of them you can always RAID0 them to improve performance even more (seeing as you have to buy 2 of them anyway .:p )
#17
Yeah, these drives are easily of the fastest on the market.

http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/common_drives.html

Check out this link, the only SATA drive that beats it is the 500GB version of the same drive!

The 2TB are much slower, plus with 2 drives you have a backup if one goes down.

I fear people are missing out on this deal though as others have wrongly expired it due to ignorance.

Edited By: Istanbul_Kop on Oct 04, 2010 17:02: Forgot to add link
#18
Nice deal. I have 2 of these mirrored in my main PC. Quick & quiet.
#19
Take care if you have problems with the drive. I recently had a drive delivered from Scan, which was shown as faulty in the manufacturer's diagnostics program. To be on the safe side, I even used my camera to take photos of the error (DOS based program, so couldn't easily do a screenshot).
However, Scan told me they tested it as working, and charged 15gbp plus vat before the refund, even though I offered the photos as proof. I was told these would not be accepted, unless they showed the serial number of the drive. A problem when the manufacturer's tool doesn't show the serial number on the error screen.
In the process, I had two emails ignored before I resorted to call them, and a promised email from a manager never arrived. I'm now attempting to get the full balance back via a chargeback. I won't be using them again.
#20
mr.potato_head
psd99
this isn't hot at all!

you can get 1 X 2TB for less than £80 atm!
how is this hot?


Whats your point?


My point is 2TB is better VFM.

Yes okay slightly faster instead of 5400 RPM but in this day and age most people use SSD for operating system and these drives end up being used to store data. So that speed will be negligible for that purpose.

I'd rather have 1 X 2TB drive as it allows my other SATA channels to be free for more 2TB drives.


Edited By: psd99 on Oct 04, 2010 17:49: son of a bitch
#21
psd99
but in this day and age most people use SSD for operating system and...


yeah right... oO

Faster drives exist but this is a good deal - voted hot.

Edited By: akexuk on Oct 04, 2010 17:57: added
#22
psd99
mr.potato_head
psd99
this isn't hot at all!

you can get 1 X 2TB for less than £80 atm!
how is this hot?


Whats your point?


My point is 2TB is better VFM.

Yes okay slightly faster instead of 5400 RPM but in this day and age most people use SSD for operating system and these drives end up being used to store data. So that speed will be negligible for that purpose.

I'd rather have 1 X 2TB drive as it allows my other SATA channels to be free for more 2TB drives.


VFM should also take performance into consideration.
Compare a Ford Transit, a VW Golf GTi and a Ferrari Enzo. (an extreme example, but you get the point).
The Transit (2TB F4 - Cheapest) wont perform that well, but you'll get a lot in it.
The Golf (1TB F3 - mid-price) will perform pretty well, while still carrying a decent amount of passengers.
And you may not get a family of 5 in an Enzo (SSD - Expensive!), but it flies down the road at incredible speeds.
Simples.

As for 'most people use SSD for operating system...'
That's about as far from the truth as you can get. Most people would LOVE to have an SSD as their boot drive, but a very low percentage of computer owners actually have them, thanks to the high price.









Edited By: jukkie on Oct 04, 2010 18:41: ....
#23
Can someone explain the free delivery... is it as simple as typing "AVFORUMS" (without quotes) somewhere in the checkout process? Or do you have to sign up to something first and if so what?
#24
speed doesn't really matter if you're using it in a NAS though does it? since they're all going to be faster than gigabit interface.. access times might still make a difference.
#25
mamboboy
Yea not really fair to say it isn't hot because 2TB is cheaper. 2TB drives have more platters so they run slower. I'd choose 2x 1TB drivers over 1x 2TB any day of the week...


If you are comparing to the Samsung F4 2TB hard drive then that only has 3x 677GB platters which is one more compared to this drive. Of course it is slightly slower but the results for the 2TB are very impressive and it actually works out cheaper. Running two of these on RAID of course will blow a 2TB away, it will blow any single drive anyway. The fact that you can get as much space in a single drive than compared to these two and get it cheaper aswell.

Edited By: PiracyX on Oct 04, 2010 20:39: updated
#26
Isn't 3TB for an extra £20 better? At £50 for 1.5TB?
#27
I have the 500gb version for my OS then these 2 1tb are Raid 0 and all of the drives are easily the fastest ive used.
#28
ultrak3wl
Can someone explain the free delivery... is it as simple as typing "AVFORUMS" (without quotes) somewhere in the checkout process? Or do you have to sign up to something first and if so what?


This may help :- http://www.avforums.com/forums/scan_offer.php

(There used to be a requirement that you make a minimum number of forum posts - Perhaps someone can clarify this?)
#29
correct its 20 posts as an AVforums member before free delivery is available.
#30
im been looking for a external/portable hardrive for awhile now and this one seems the best i can find on my budget. could anyone point me in the direction of a decent caddy which is suitable for these
#31
Just noticed the 2x1Tb Deskstars are even cheaper, shame they haven't been tested as working on a Sky HD box.
#32
Good price - voted hot
#33
johnnneyboy
Take care if you have problems with the drive. I recently had a drive delivered from Scan, which was shown as faulty in the manufacturer's diagnostics program. To be on the safe side, I even used my camera to take photos of the error (DOS based program, so couldn't easily do a screenshot).
However, Scan told me they tested it as working, and charged 15gbp plus vat before the refund, even though I offered the photos as proof. I was told these would not be accepted, unless they showed the serial number of the drive. A problem when the manufacturer's tool doesn't show the serial number on the error screen.
In the process, I had two emails ignored before I resorted to call them, and a promised email from a manager never arrived. I'm now attempting to get the full balance back via a chargeback. I won't be using them again.


Recently I have purchased one of these and have the same problem. The hard drive was faulty on the same day I received it after I copying over all my files to it!! >.< But luckily I managed to return it to Scan and get a replacement hard drive, though it took 2 weeks for them to send the replacement hard drive.
#34
I've recently bought a couple of these from Scan when they were £41.11 each. Fantastic drives. I use them in RAID0 to replace a couple of 501LJs in RAID0 and the performance increase is incredible. Before I would find videos played from the drive would stutter if, for example, a Usenet download was unrarring from and to the same drive. Now though, it can cope easily whilst extracting, say, a 4.5GB image file. Tested copying a 4.5GB file from an Intel SSD to the RAID and it did it in just under 30 seconds.
#35
dcx_badass
If you're buying two I'd rather spend £2 extra and use ebuyer.

And get screwed by ebuyers crap CS? Scan have much better after sales than ebuyer.
#36
dcx_badass
If you're buying two I'd rather spend £2 extra and use ebuyer.

I disagree. Scan deliver quicker and use more secure packing materials for transit. I'll admit I've had a couple of disagreements with them in the past, but I have with ebuyer too!

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