2 x Samsung 2TB F4 HD204UI/Z4 SATA HDD £117.59 + del (free for AVForums, BitTech etc) @ Scan - HotUKDeals
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Info on how to get free delivery at Scan is at the bottom of this description.

This is for a PAIR of 2TB Samsung F4 drives and it works out as £58.80 per drive (rounded up).

If the "Go to deal" button doesn't add a *pair* of these drives into your basket at £117.59 then cut'n'paste this link...

https://secure.scan.co.uk/aspnet/Shop/AddToBasket.aspx?WebProductId=1435063

These deal is on until just after 1pm Mon 21st Feb, the price will go up after that time not before.

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

http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=186923

http://forums.hexus.net/scan-care-hexus/138836-scan2hexus-free-shipping-setup-guide.html

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#1
It's the cheapest yet so far


Actually cheaper last week (http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/2-x-2tb-samsung-hd204ui-z4-spinpoint-ecogreen-f4eg-115-19-today-only-scan/874004), but i missed them so these'll have to do!
banned#2
£2....
#3
nice one :)
#4
God I hope these don't fail any more i've just lost a lot of data. Google the ncq bug! There's a firmware update you should check out. Rma to scan for me
banned#5
dangel
God I hope these don't fail any more i've just lost a lot of data. Google the ncq bug! There's a firmware update you should check out. Rma to scan for me

When have you bought the drives?Did you had a look on them, was it REV A or REV B?
#6
I've been a member of avforums for ages but can't work out how to get the free delivery deal at Scan. The link above doesn't explain what to do. Can anyone tell me exactly how to get free delivery on the Scan site if you're an avforums member?
#7
This link? http://www.avforums.com/forums/scan_offer.php

Login and click through the link at the bottom and I think it adds it to your Scan account automatically if I remember right...
#8
will these be happy in the D-Link NAS posted yesterday, anyone know ?
#9
TheHoodedclaw
will these be happy in the D-Link NAS posted yesterday, anyone know ?


I'm interested to know as well. I read that due to the 4K sectoring on these drives there could be compatibility issues but couldn't find any definitive proof that they would not work, only a lot of heresay about performance time being dramatically slower

Any tech people know?
#10
yea the worrying stories of needing to upgrade the firmware puts me off a little and im a IT tech :)
#11
Snuffy
TheHoodedclaw
will these be happy in the D-Link NAS posted yesterday, anyone know ?


I'm interested to know as well. I read that due to the 4K sectoring on these drives there could be compatibility issues but couldn't find any definitive proof that they would not work, only a lot of heresay about performance time being dramatically slower

Any tech people know?


The D-Link does support 2TB drives with firmware 1.08+. New drives come with 1.09.
http://www.dlink.com/products/default.aspx?pid=DNS-323&tab=3
And upgrading the firmware is a breeze on the D-Link NAS drive. Just save settings before doing the upgrade via the hard link.
#12
TheHoodedclaw
yea the worrying stories of needing to upgrade the firmware puts me off a little and im a IT tech :)


I have one of these and have updated the firmware. If you follow this link you should be fine http://forum.synology.com/enu/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=27905&start=150

Someone has created the ISO required, you just need to burn it (exploded not as a data file) to a cd and boot from it. All done in about 5 mins.

I was about to buy another for the D0Link NAS listed yesterday, but where does it say that there may be an issue?
#13
terr9898
The D-Link does support 2TB drives with firmware 1.08+. New drives come with 1.09.
http://www.dlink.com/products/default.aspx?pid=DNS-323&tab=3
And upgrading the firmware is a breeze on the D-Link NAS drive. Just save settings before doing the upgrade via the hard link.


While it does support 2tb HDDs I believe the issue is with HDDs that use a 4kb sector size. Unfortunately, most 2tb HDDs now use this. AFAICT the issue has not been solved but I'd be happy to hear differently.
#14
OK, a quick bit of research suggests that a new firmware (1.10) will soon be released with 4kb sector support.

http://forum.dsmg600.info/viewtopic.php?pid=41127

no time to do a full check but look in the link above
#15
sod it ordered , thaks for the info Terr
#16
I ordered too! :)
#17
Firmware 1.09 (current) does NOT support drives with 4k sectors (like these)
#18
From how I read it, it does not support it natively but they still work through emulation, using 512bit chunks, but there is a new FW version to be released very shortly.

Edited By: Traveller on Feb 17, 2011 15:13
#19
yea god knows when that update will drop tho ;s
#20
It is supposed to be going into testing next week and a beta version will be released then.
#21
And once it does arrive, the drives will both need formatting to work properly with 4k sectors. BTW although the "work" now they are supposedly very slow.
#22
Hopefully fast enough to stream data. I'm not looking for anything blisteringly quick.

When looking for a new hard drive before, everyone suggested the F4EG over the F3EG as it is the better drive. So hopefully once the firmware update arrives, these will be spot on.
#23
This deal is on again across the weekend until just after lunchtime Monday. New link is...

https://secure.scan.co.uk/aspnet/Shop/AddToBasket.aspx?WebProductId=1435063

If you can't get free delivery or you only want one of these drives then the Amazon offer (with free super saver delivery) is cheaper at £59.37inc del each...

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-f4-ecogreen-2tb-sata-hard-drive-59-37-inc-del-amazon/879165
#24
DAMN!! lol The go to deal link takes me to what most probably the most expensive drives on the planet

Total of £12,004.78 oO

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