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2 x 2TB Samsung HD204UI/Z4 £117.59 @ Scan

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#1
These Drives are getting cheaper by the day, fantastic deal.
#2
Going_Digital
These Drives are getting cheaper by the day, fantastic deal.


They are, but why?? I'm suspicious...
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TheChopper
Going_Digital
These Drives are getting cheaper by the day, fantastic deal.


They are, but why?? I'm suspicious...


Because they shot JFK and were responsible for 9/11.

You have every right to be suspicious. Crafty little HDDs.
#4
cheap!!

paid about £75 each 6 mths ago
#5
Good deal, but today only; you won't be able to get free post via AVForums today from a new registration, as you need to be a member for at least a week plus other requirements.

Other sites still offer free Scan delivery too.
#6
Gone for a pair, thanks :-)
1 Like #7
Where would we be without the daily Scan Samsung HDD deal! :p
#8
TheChopper
Going_Digital
These Drives are getting cheaper by the day, fantastic deal.
They are, but why?? I'm suspicious...


Because that it is the way of technology, 3TB drives now occupy the top end so 2TB are becoming the mass market size, volumes are up competition is intense, prices go down.
#9
Anyone recommend a suitable NAS to go with drives. Thanks
#10
jimmyrook
Anyone recommend a suitable NAS to go with drives. Thanks


Basic: Netgear Stora.

Intermediate: LG N2B1DD2/D-Link Sharecentre Pulse 2
banned#11
jeez, 2TB drives...4TB of space LOL. Awesomeness
#12
jimmyrook
Anyone recommend a suitable NAS to go with drives. Thanks

dont get the icybox 5220 its suppose to be a gigabit and so is my comp and i only manage 14meg a sec...apart from that it can handle 2x2tb
#13
will65mcmanus
jimmyrook
Anyone recommend a suitable NAS to go with drives. Thanks

dont get the icybox 5220 its suppose to be a gigabit and so is my comp and i only manage 14meg a sec...apart from that it can handle 2x2tb


Assuming a draft N router and connected via Ethernet?
#14
I need 4 of these but cant get free delivery so wont be having them :-(
#15
thesilverfox
jimmyrook
Anyone recommend a suitable NAS to go with drives. Thanks

Basic: Netgear Stora.

Intermediate: LG N2B1DD2/D-Link Sharecentre Pulse 2

Just bought two of the these drives and D-Link DNS320 Sharecentre Pulse 2 from Scan. arrived today. I'll let you know how I got on when i got a chance to try it out
#16
jimmyrook
Anyone recommend a suitable NAS to go with drives. Thanks


I bought one the the HP Microservers that was on here. 4x2TB drives and the server only cost £112 after cashback. Its able to do faaaar more than a NAS and will have a have a long long life of usefullness.
#17
thesilverfox
Good deal, but today only; you won't be able to get free post via AVForums today from a new registration, as you need to be a member for at least a week plus other requirements.

Other sites still offer free Scan delivery too.


msharif911
I need 4 of these but cant get free delivery so wont be having them :-(


offer is on all weekend till monday afternoon.

free delivery via hexus
#18
Good deal. If you prefer ST or WD drives they are available for a bit more. Personally I will go for WD20EARS just because of WD drives never let me down in the past.
#19
Going_Digital
TheChopper
Going_Digital
These Drives are getting cheaper by the day, fantastic deal.
They are, but why?? I'm suspicious...


Because that it is the way of technology, 3TB drives now occupy the top end so 2TB are becoming the mass market size, volumes are up competition is intense, prices go down.


AFAIK for 3TB drives, similar to 4GB memory, the 32/64bit concept kick in. Old OS and hardware only support up to 2.19TB drives and thats why WD are giving 'free' AHCI PCIE cards with the 3TB drives. 2TB should be the mainstream for a while for this reason
#20
This is a very good deal, just need to source a good enclosure.
#21
hi guys,

what do you need 4TB for ?

I still have a laptop running on 16GB SSD happily.

please let me know cheers
#22
nvc
hi guys,

what do you need 4TB for ?

I still have a laptop running on 16GB SSD happily.

please let me know cheers


My iphone is loaded with more than 8GB of games and apps. To back up the phone+OS is already over 16GB in total. :p
#23
ive got two coming, would love to know the firmware situation with these, are they ok? do they need updating etc?
#24
nvc
hi guys,

what do you need 4TB for ?

I still have a laptop running on 16GB SSD happily.

please let me know cheers


Are you kidding?

I'm not like some users who go on about how much storage I have as if it's some type of competition but do you really think that 16gb is a normal amount.

Let me give you some insight into what you might need this amount of storage for:

DVD's and Blu-Ray collection (Hundreds of films, most Blu-rays are 50gb in size) Even if you only have 20 Blu-ray movies that's 1tb.

Music. Ripped Cds are usually about 500mb in size.

Photos. Raw files can be 40mb per photo, jpegs 10mb.

This all then needs to be backed up. 16gb maybe enough for you but a lot of people need far more than that.
#25
mr.potato_head
nvc
hi guys,

what do you need 4TB for ?

I still have a laptop running on 16GB SSD happily.

please let me know cheers

Are you kidding?

I'm not like some users who go on about how much storage I have as if it's some type of competition but do you really think that 16gb is a normal amount.

Let me give you some insight into what you might need this amount of storage for:

DVD's and Blu-Ray collection (Hundreds of films, most Blu-rays are 50gb in size) Even if you only have 20 Blu-ray movies that's 1tb.

Music. Ripped Cds are usually about 500mb in size.

Photos. Raw files can be 40mb per photo, jpegs 10mb.

This all then needs to be backed up. 16gb maybe enough for you but a lot of people need far more than that.


agreed.16gb wouldnt even hold my pictures
#26
I would personally either go for the Western Digital WD20EARS or Seagate ST32000542AS

nvc
hi guys,

what do you need 4TB for ?

I still have a laptop running on 16GB SSD happily.

please let me know cheers


oO

One of the movies on my HDD occupies more than that.
My cameras photo's occupy 25GB & videos consume another 80GB.

How can you live with 16GB?!?
Just my OS uses more than that.


Edited By: K1LLER HORNET on Feb 04, 2011 22:48
#27
The stress of holding so much data across various devices is unbelievable.
I still resort to blank DVD despite my multiple drives, internal and external.
#28
ciro
Good deal. If you prefer ST or WD drives they are available for a bit more. Personally I will go for WD20EARS just because of WD drives never let me down in the past.


WD20EARS have a dumb idle3 timer of 8 seconds. I turned mine off completely.
#29
thesilverfox
jimmyrook
Anyone recommend a suitable NAS to go with drives. Thanks

Basic: Netgear Stora.

Intermediate: LG N2B1DD2/D-Link Sharecentre Pulse 2

I would recommend the Synology DS211J - only concern is that these hard drives are not on the Synology hard drive compatibility list. Just means they have not tested the drives against the NAS appliance.
#30
ok , so my terabite drives are currently 7200 rot speed, these are 5400 what differance will that make, and what will that effect
#31
thesilverfox
ciro
Good deal. If you prefer ST or WD drives they are available for a bit more. Personally I will go for WD20EARS just because of WD drives never let me down in the past.


WD20EARS have a dumb idle3 timer of 8 seconds. I turned mine off completely.


You are correct about the issue. That is the major reason I am still struggling which drive to go for.
Samsung = unknown in long run for me
WD= need to manually set the idle timer to 5mins for NAS usage
ST= slightly noisier and warmer
hmmmm....:|
#32
tyson25
ok , so my terabite drives are currently 7200 rot speed, these are 5400 what differance will that make, and what will that effect
Makes them OK for media storage, inferior as a system drive with your OS or frequently used programs.

If you stick them in an existing PC and fill them up with music films and photos you probably won't notice, if you install an OS on them it will be a bit slower to boot upo.
#33
royals
cheap!!

paid about £75 each 6 mths ago


Yeah, mee too. Paid £300 for four of em' early October.

Bought them ready to install into a ReadyNAS Ultra 4 Plus which was supposed to go on sale around August, then September, then October last year and which is still not out yet. Grrrrr.

Still sitting in a box on the shelf behind me now.

Shoulda bleedin' waited and saved £65 methinx. :(

Hot from me.
#34
will65mcmanus
jimmyrook
Anyone recommend a suitable NAS to go with drives. Thanks

dont get the icybox 5220 its suppose to be a gigabit and so is my comp and i only manage 14meg a sec...apart from that it can handle 2x2tb


It may have a gigabit network controller but the CPU on the NAS's just can't take pushing out the data any faster. The expensive NAS's like Synology and QNAP can usually push out 30 - 35MB/s. The best option is to use either a windows home server or a proper server. I personally use a passively cooled windows home server with Atom 1.6 CPU and see around 80MB/sec over gigabit.

By the way you're lucky really. I had the old Icybox NAS (can't remember the model) and that thing only pushed out 4MB/sec!

Edited By: GFunk on Feb 05, 2011 11:33
#35
GFunk
will65mcmanus
jimmyrook
Anyone recommend a suitable NAS to go with drives. Thanks

dont get the icybox 5220 its suppose to be a gigabit and so is my comp and i only manage 14meg a sec...apart from that it can handle 2x2tb


It may have a gigabit network controller but the CPU on the NAS's just can't take pushing out the data any faster. The expensive NAS's like Synology and QNAP can usually push out 30 - 35MB/s. The best option is to use either a windows home server or a proper server. I personally use a passively cooled windows home server with Atom 1.6 CPU and see around 80MB/sec over gigabit.

By the way you're lucky really. I had the old Icybox NAS (can't remember the model) and that thing only pushed out 4MB/sec!


Synology quoted transfer rates of up to 115MB/s on those expensive latest products, is this another marketing scam?
#36
mr.potato_head
nvc
hi guys,

what do you need 4TB for ?

I still have a laptop running on 16GB SSD happily.

please let me know cheers


Are you kidding?

I'm not like some users who go on about how much storage I have as if it's some type of competition but do you really think that 16gb is a normal amount.

Let me give you some insight into what you might need this amount of storage for:

DVD's and Blu-Ray collection (Hundreds of films, most Blu-rays are 50gb in size) Even if you only have 20 Blu-ray movies that's 1tb.

Music. Ripped Cds are usually about 500mb in size.

Photos. Raw files can be 40mb per photo, jpegs 10mb.

This all then needs to be backed up. 16gb maybe enough for you but a lot of people need far more than that.


Agreed with all the above apart from the Blue-Ray back-up. Why don't you rip them in h264 and save yourself some 75% storage? Most of them vary from 8-12GB in size - that is a hell lot of saving of your time and money in the long run ;)

Very hot deal, works out at £29.40 per 1TB of storage (although the real capacity will be close to 3.724TB after formatting). Especially good for storing important data, Raid 1 comes to mind.
#37
thesilverfox
will65mcmanus
jimmyrook
Anyone recommend a suitable NAS to go with drives. Thanks

dont get the icybox 5220 its suppose to be a gigabit and so is my comp and i only manage 14meg a sec...apart from that it can handle 2x2tb


Assuming a draft N router and connected via Ethernet?

yes m8

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