2 x Samsung 2TB F4 HD204UI/Z4 SATA HDD £119.99 + del (free for AVForums, BitTech etc) @ Scan - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HUKD, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HUKD app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit
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 £59.99 per drive. It's the cheapest yet so far but only if you want two of them of course!

If the "Go to deal" button doesn't add a *pair* of these drives into your basket at £119.99 then cut'n'paste this link...

https://secure.scan.co.uk/aspnet/Shop/AddToBasket.aspx?WebProductId=1418619

If you only want one of these 2TB drives then it's £63.00, cut'n'paste this link instead...

https://secure.scan.co.uk/aspnet/Shop/AddToBasket.aspx?WebProductId=1418751

These deal is on until just after 1pm Mon 24th Jan, the price will go up after that time not before.

--[ Free delivery info ]--------------------

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


---------------------
*** It is recommended to update the firmware on these drives as there is a good risk of losing data on the shipped one ***

Details in this thread :

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/2tb-samsung-hd204ui-z4-spinpoint-ec/845276

Link to firmware on Samsung's forum...

http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/faqView.do?b2b_bbs_msg_id=386

---[ as posted by Mecoconuts ]-------------------------------
More From Scan:

All Comments

(48) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
Page:
2 Likes #1
Don't think this is until Monday, more likely to change tomorrow early afternoon, although knowing Scan you'll get the same sort of offer cropping up every few days (give or take a pound here or there).

Good price but usual caveat: be aware that these will almost certainly be 'grey imports' which means you go through Scan for the 3 year warranty, not Samsung direct.

Prepare for usual 'avoid Scan like the plague' v 'Scan are brilliant and can have my babies' comments...

Edited By: marktime on Jan 20, 2011 15:38
#2
marktime


Good price but usual caveat: be aware that these will almost certainly be 'grey imports' which means you go through Scan for the 3 year warranty, not Samsung direct.



I have bought 4 Samsung 1.5TB F2s and 2 Samsung 2TB F4s off of Scan in the past 6 months and every one has come up as OK on Samsung's Warranty checker
#3
Am I right then, these can't be ordered until tomorrow or Monday??
#4
Just a heads up, I got my HD204UI delivered from SCAN yesterday, its not the Z4 model (which is a good thing), but it's also not vaild for 3 warranty with SAMSUNG, it's an out of area serial code! meaning, you should def.take out their insurance thingy, if you want a leg to stand on with RMA & have no choice but to deal with scan if anything goes wrong!

Hope that helps some people decide if this deal is for them! as for the drive itself, can't fault it, wish I could afford 2!

;)


Edited By: richx45 on Jan 20, 2011 16:00
#5
barneydog
marktime
Good price but usual caveat: be aware that these will almost certainly be 'grey imports' which means you go through Scan for the 3 year warranty, not Samsung direct.
I have bought 4 Samsung 1.5TB F2s and 2 Samsung 2TB F4s off of Scan in the past 6 months and every one has come up as OK on Samsung's Warranty checker

That's good to know. Certainly wasn't the case with the 1Tb F3s I bought from them recently. If a few others can confirm this it would help to clarify the issue.
#6
georgieboy123
Am I right then, these can't be ordered until tomorrow or Monday??

No, the deal will expire tomorrow so get your skates on if you want some.
#7
these are 5400 rpm right?
#8
koalauk
these are 5400 rpm right?

Correct. They're fast though, due to the high platter density.
#9
Would one of these work in an original modded xbox with a IDE to SATA adaptor?
#10
I've had one for about 2 months. Used in an open drop in caddy for playing VOB files through a Samsung Blu Ray media player and editing video on a PC, plus Humax Foxsat HDR movie storage. Very quiet and so far very reliable. Please note when formatting this hard drive go for a quick format not the full format....it takes hours and hours.
1 Like #11
Must have had about 5 Samsung Spinpointers from Scan over the years and not one have had the Warranty direct with Samsung - just means that Scan will process the RMA which usually adds 3 or 4 days to the whole procedure.

Overclockers are doing a similar deal £61.99 for one - but you will have to be damn quick.;)
#12
Great price, i have 5 of these in a RAID 5 array and are rapid, quiet and low temp. Can't fault them :)
#13
princesspeanut
Would one of these work in an original modded xbox with a IDE to SATA adaptor?


It is possible to mount a 2TB drive in the original xbox if you split it into 1 gig or less partitions. However, the F4 is a 4K sector drive which is unlikely to work well or at all I'd imagine. Don't think I would even want to try.
#14
Bought 2X2TB WD20EARS yesterday for £132, received this morning. Cant be bothered to send it back to save a tenner plus these WD's have a higher cache which makes a difference apparently.
#15
Cheers just ordered as my server was getting low on disk space.
#16
marktime
Good price but usual caveat: be aware that these will almost certainly be 'grey imports' which means you go through Scan for the 3 year warranty, not Samsung direct.


Any product that breaks under warranty you go through the dealer, your beef if with them there's with the supplier.

Edited By: MrPickles on Jan 20, 2011 18:06
#17
qalih
these WD's have a higher cache which makes a difference apparently.

Not really.
#18
MrPickles
marktime
Good price but usual caveat: be aware that these will almost certainly be 'grey imports' which means you go through Scan for the 3 year warranty, not Samsung direct.


Any product that breaks under warranty you go through the dealer, your beef if with them there's with the supplier.

The first year is through the dealer, after that you (usually) go to the manufacturer.
#19

The first year is through the dealer, after that you (usually) go to the manufacturer.


Nope no need to I certainly never have, your contract is with the shop.

http://lyxus.net/hmdu

Edited By: MrPickles on Jan 20, 2011 18:36: Link added
#20
Agharta
qalih
these WD's have a higher cache which makes a difference apparently.

Not really.


No, really it does
#21
Hopefully by the time I get my Synology DS710+ there are still deals on harddrives running :D
#22
guv


The four 2TB drives I bought for my server didnt... but an email direct to scan told me I was fine and the 3 year warranty was with them.


It seems to depend on luck then as to whether you get a grey import or not depending on where Scan got that particular batch from.
#23
Currently having massive issues with Scan regarding an faulty item return. Basically my ASUS Media Player always crashes when left on standby for longer periods. Firstly from many electrical items in my house, no other item I have bought has repeatedly failed to wake from standby. Secondly, with no power off switch and no manufacturers recommendation to the contrary I would presume leaving it in standby between uses is classed as normal operation.

In my house it was wired behind a cabinet and at a high location. As such every time I decide to put a program on in the bed I end up out of bed climbing up on a stool to pull it out and unplug to reboot. I stuck with this through numerous firmware changes for months before giving up and requesting an RMA.

I then arranged a recorded return at my own expense November. In the paperwork I put in the box and online I specifically told them it was an intermittant fault which required them to leave the item plugged in for a long period such as a week before trying. Three days after sending they told me my item wasn't faulty by email. I called them up about this, told them they had not tested as per my description of the fault and was told this would be raised with the customer service manager.

A few weeks passed by and still no update or contact. Called again and was told that I had been told my item wasn't faulty weeks ago. Asked to speak to the customer service manager who then went on to say that this was to be expected as normal operation and was some sort of common occurrence in electrical items (can't remember the technical term as I had not heard it). When pressed on testing he said they could not possibly test like that and came up with more rubbish about needing to kill the power either overnight or at weekends or such like. I asked him to forward me details of this common electrical fault and preferably a copy of the ASUS instruction to unplug if leaving for any period of time.

Waited till after Christmas for his email then rang to chase this up again in Jan as they still had not contacted me. The manager was too busy to talk to me at the time and then I finally got an email from him. Now he was claiming that without informing me of their change of heart they had tested how I had asked by leaving it connected over Christmas and still found no fault. Not only that but they had not bothered to contact me after finding no fault, I just conveniently jogged their memory.

Clearly this is a little suspect, if I knew I had told a customer I could not complete his request I would inform him if I had gone out of my way to accommodate it. If I had then got to the bottom of an issue you can bet that I would again contact a customer straight afterwards. I told them so and requested either refund, replace or return to me so I can get an electrical engineer to test as part of a small claims court case or suggest an alternative course of action. Unsurprisingly no response. Waited a week and then told them I was very disappointed with their lack of response, please could they let me know what course of action they wanted to take. We are a week on from that and still no response. Now I am left around £100 out of pocket with not even a faulty media player to show for it. Looks like my only option is to go legal, what a joke.

3XS philosophy is supposed to be Specification, Service and Satisfaction. Don't make me laugh, more like Steal, Shirk and Scam.
#24
That's a good price for 4TB of storage, but I will be sticking with my F3 & F1 1TB 7200rpm drives.
#25
Heres a question for the "experts"

Is it better to leave a 2TB hdd single partitioned? I'm thinking a whole 2TB drive could get easily congested and fragmented and have several partitions could help maintain performance...

(The drive will only be used as a storage drive, no software/os will be running on it.
#26
Would this be a suitable replacement in a SKY hd box would anyone know
#27
I think the os on all sky boxes use's 32bit signed addressing which means the OS can only address 2^31bits = just over 1tb of space.
#28
Ordered 4

Thanks for posting
#29
Can someone explain why the Z4 version of the HD204UI is considered 'bad' please?

richx45
Just a heads up, I got my HD204UI delivered from SCAN yesterday, its not the Z4 model (which is a good thing), but it's also not vaild for 3 warranty with SAMSUNG, it's an out of area serial code! meaning, you should def.take out their insurance thingy, if you want a leg to stand on with RMA & have no choice but to deal with scan if anything goes wrong!

Hope that helps some people decide if this deal is for them! as for the drive itself, can't fault it, wish I could afford 2!

;)

#30
Damn. Just bought 2 of these at the individual price on Tuesday, along with a Qnap TS-210. No problems so far and Scan delivery service was excellent
1 Like #31
*** THESE DRIVES NEED A FIRMWARE UPDATE Or YOU RISK LOSING YOUR DATA !!! ***

Details in this thread :

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/2tb-samsung-hd204ui-z4-spinpoint-ec/845276

AND HERE'S THE FIRMWARE UPDATE :

http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/faqView.do?b2b_bbs_msg_id=386






Edited By: Mecoconuts on Jan 21, 2011 08:47: .
#32
kowalski
Can someone explain why the Z4 version of the HD204UI is considered 'bad' please?


I'd like to also know this? Thanks
#33
I'd like to get these for my synology 210J but there seems to be a lot on confusions as to if they're compatible or not.
#34
I would order if not for the firmware propblem. I don't want to faffa round with firmware updating - will wait for a reliable version or get Western Digital drives instead.

Thanks for posting though, OP! :)
#35
Mine were delivered this morning after ordering at 5:40pm last night, excellent delivery time.

Looks like they are grey imports as the Samsung checker is give me the 103-Out Of Area code.
1 Like #36
eilz
kowalski
Can someone explain why the Z4 version of the HD204UI is considered 'bad' please?


I'd like to also know this? Thanks

AFAIK /Z4 can means it *may* be a grey import which means you would be limited the retailer support for either 1 or 3 years and not Samsung directly.

One of my Sammy's is a Z4 (bought from Amazon) and i checked the Samsung warrant checker and it's got a valid warranty with them til 2013 so it doesn't seem to apply to all Z4's. Either way if the retailer states it comes with a 3 year warranty they must honour it and tbh that isn't a bad thing, easier to send a drive to a UK supplier than somewhere in Holland or where ever.
#37
qalih
Bought 2X2TB WD20EARS yesterday for £132, received this morning. Cant be bothered to send it back to save a tenner plus these WD's have a higher cache which makes a difference apparently.


I have the samsung F4 and WD20EARS - can't really see any difference in performance; although the detailed speed comparisons I'd seen online showed the F4 was faster despite the cache.
If you're going to use the WD20EARS in a NAS make sure you fix the load cycle count (LCC) issue with wdidle3 or your drive is likely to fail within a year...

Edited By: wombat6025 on Jan 21, 2011 14:19
#38
btw - the Western Digital WD20EARS will also need a firmware upgrade if you intend on using it in a Synology (according to this 17 page thread on the support forums)

I went ahead and bought a DS411+ and 4x 2TB HD204UI/Z4 from Dabs
#39
This deal is on again today (until Monday early afternoon) same price - definitely z4 version this time.
#40
marktime
This deal is on again today (until Monday early afternoon) same price - definitely z4 version this time.


Indeed. The new link to use is...

https://secure.scan.co.uk/aspnet/Shop/AddToBasket.aspx?WebProductId=1418619

I can't edit the deal url, mods/admins only, so this along with an updated description will have to do for now :)

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Top of Page
Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!