2TB Samsung HD203WI F3EG, SATA 3Gb/s, 32MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ, OEM - £64.61 delivered @ Scan - HotUKDeals
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Yet another great HDD deal from Scan. On the 'Today Only' page, under 'SATA Hard Drive Mix' about 1/3 of the way down.
It's promoted at a data storage drive with it's 'EcoGreen' status, but it's no slouch.

Remmember to buy straight from the Today Only page, clicking the info button will show it at full price.

Free delivery for AVForums members, with my usual reminder on how to get it -
http://www.avforums.com/forums/scan_offer.php


If you need extra storage space for data, the HD203WI EcoGreen from Samsung will suit you down to the ground!

The HD203WI comes with 2 TB of storage space and an incredible rotation speed of 5400 rpm. It also has a 32 MB buffer memory, making it a powerful and efficient hard drive.

Plus, with EcoTriangle technology and high capacity bays, this drive uses 15 to 50% less power than a traditional model with an equivalent capacity. In fact, it only requires 5 to 6 watts of power when in operation

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#1
Its £62.99(ex VAT) £74.01(inc VAT)
#2
lambelo
Its £62.99(ex VAT) £74.01(inc VAT)


Showing quoted price for me, £64.61 delivered, F4EG also for a coupla squid more!

Edited By: AugQX on Dec 12, 2010 15:09: .
#3
I ordered 2 x f4eg on friday

total cost 131.01
#4
£78.70 with carriage and vat.
#5
Today Only page :
£54.99 before VAT £64.61 with VAT
And the way to get free delivery is above !!
#6
Jumpingphil
lambelo
Its £62.99(ex VAT) £74.01(inc VAT)


Are you looking at this one?......
2 x 1TB Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ, OEM

Sorry my mistake....heat added.





It's not the same product.
1 Like #7
comes up as 67.62 inc vat for me
1 Like #8
Good price, for an F3 2TB...
... however you can get the more efficient F4 2TB at Novatech.co.uk for only £66 delivered & £2 cashback.
#9
coerce86
comes up as 67.62 inc vat for me


Same, when you click on the link.
#10
Been keeping an eye out for some PC bits, including a HDD, and Scan has few good deals on. But I have been a bit put off by people making it somewhat unclear as to what the warranty situation is. Allegedly this is "OEM version", basically SCAN-provided warranty. People on the net made some not-so-great comments about Scan warranties [implying that it would be better to get a Samsung one]. Any first-hand exp?
Do you know what the deal is jukkie?

Hot deal though. (_;)
1 Like #11
amok82
Good price, for an F3 2TB...
... however you can get the more efficient F4 2TB at Novatech.co.uk for only £66 delivered & £2 cashback.


Exactamundo.
#12
Net Total: £62.99
Carriage: £3.99
VAT: £11.72
Total: £78.70

I almost bought it on the spot until I realised the price they highlighted didn't include VAT. Not hot.
EDIT: My bad, I was looking at the wrong one, silly me :)This is the correct one

Edited By: lukec123 on Dec 12, 2010 16:09
#13
lukec123
Net Total: £62.99
Carriage: £3.99
VAT: £11.72
Total: £78.70

I almost bought it on the spot until I realised the price they highlighted didn't include VAT. Not hot.


What are you buying ?? !! And you didn't apply for the free delivery ;)
#14
jpearn
lukec123
Net Total: £62.99
Carriage: £3.99
VAT: £11.72
Total: £78.70

I almost bought it on the spot until I realised the price they highlighted didn't include VAT. Not hot.


What are you buying ?? !! And you didn't apply for the free delivery ;)

Heh, you beat me to my update, I was looking at the 2x 1Tb instead of the 2Tb one. And I still need a few more posts on AVForums before I can get the free delivery :P
#15
If you look about half way down there are 2 of these for £123.36. Maybe that is what the OP meant.
#16
amok82
Good price, for an F3 2TB...
... however you can get the more efficient F4 2TB at Novatech.co.uk for only £66 delivered & £2 cashback.


Slightly even cheaper @Aria and Free next working day delivery (if you don't want to wait around for cashback):
http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Samsung+2TB+HD204UI+Spinpoint+F4+SATA-II+3.5%22+Hard+Drive+?productId=41535
#17
Bought two of these from Scan in today only yesterday or Friday, invoice says 11th, anyway:

1 Today Only Item 104.99 123.36
2 2TB SSUNG F3EG HD203WI SATA2 0.00 0.00

Makes them just under £62 each. :D
banned#18
I bought the 2x 1tb f3s almost 2weeks ago, few days later saw the 2tb at novatech for cheaper(well got the email). not sure if it's better to have 1 big capacity hard disk or 2 smaller capacity disks, with the big capacity if the disk breaks down you loose everything wheres with the 2 smaller you at least have some of the data save.
#19
fowler002
I bought the 2x 1tb f3s almost 2weeks ago, few days later saw the 2tb at novatech for cheaper(well got the email). not sure if it's better to have 1 big capacity hard disk or 2 smaller capacity disks, with the big capacity if the disk breaks down you loose everything wheres with the 2 smaller you at least have some of the data save.


2 disks twice as much likelihood to experience a breakdown
#20
fowler002
I bought the 2x 1tb f3s almost 2weeks ago, few days later saw the 2tb at novatech for cheaper(well got the email). not sure if it's better to have 1 big capacity hard disk or 2 smaller capacity disks, with the big capacity if the disk breaks down you loose everything wheres with the 2 smaller you at least have some of the data save.


Whilst that sounds good in theory ... I would say you are far less likely to have a hard drive failure if you have ONLY one 2TB hard drive compared to two 1TB drives ... quite easy to do the maths!!
#21
Good find, Im so tempted but I know I should really look into all the wasted space on my current drives before upgrading by another couple of TBs.
#22
It's not quite that simple. A 2TB drive is more likely to fail than a 1TB drive of the same generation because it uses more platters, which places extra stress on the motor and bearing. Exactly how much more likely is something only the manufacturer knows, but it's not insignificant.
#23
crofter
fowler002
I bought the 2x 1tb f3s almost 2weeks ago, few days later saw the 2tb at novatech for cheaper(well got the email). not sure if it's better to have 1 big capacity hard disk or 2 smaller capacity disks, with the big capacity if the disk breaks down you loose everything wheres with the 2 smaller you at least have some of the data save.

Whilst that sounds good in theory ... I would say you are far less likely to have a hard drive failure if you have ONLY one 2TB hard drive compared to two 1TB drives ... quite easy to do the maths!!

Or perhaps you they're from the same bad batch and they both die. Horses for courses. I had 4x1Gb sticks of ram from the same batch. They all eventually died on me. Sods law huh but fortunately covered by warranty.

So what's the deal with warranty on these OEM drives? They used to have 3/5yrs warranty as standard but have things changed?
1 Like #24
I was tempted to quote the complete numpties who failed to even read my post, stating how to get it for the price quoted, but then realised I'd be wasting my time as they are obviously illiterate and wouldn't understand plain English no matter how many times I told them...
We get these on every thread, I'm Amazed some of them earn enough money to even buy some of the items posted.

You people really try my patience.


xenept
So what's the deal with warranty on these OEM drives? They used to have 3/5yrs warranty as standard but have things changed?
3yr warranty provided by Scan, not Samsung.


Kenshin
Bought two of these from Scan in today only yesterday or Friday, invoice says 11th, anyway:1 Today Only Item 104.99 123.362 2TB SSUNG F3EG HD203WI SATA2 0.00 0.00Makes them just under £62 each. :D
Well spotted, even better for those wanting 2, or can split the cost with someone else.
They've had some great deals on HDD's lately.

Someone else can post that one, I've done enough for Scan lately, hehe.




Edited By: jukkie on Dec 12, 2010 18:22: .
#25
I can see 2 x1tb at that price, not a 2tb.
No wait, beg pardon - yes. 2tb one
Good deal that.
#26
jukkie

You people really try my patience.

Don't make yourself worse than the people you complain about man.
#27
NectarPoint
Good find, Im so tempted but I know I should really look into all the wasted space on my current drives before upgrading by another couple of TBs.

My attitude exactly.
EXCELLENT deal, just really, REALLY don't need it with more than enough room already in my comp.
#28
Can any one recommend some good hard drive enclosures to go with this plz i wud be very grateful :)
banned#29
I'm using an icy dock mb561s-4s, it's a 4 esata enclosure but they also do a esata + usb as well.
1 Like #30
"incredible rotation speed of 5400 rpm" remind me what is so incredible about that!
banned#31
Sorry but i have to vote this cold, considering for about £1.50 more u can get an F4.
#32
Adnan786
Sorry but i have to vote this cold, considering for about £1.50 more u can get an F4.
It may make a very, very small difference, but I doubt any performance increase would even be noticable (and as most people would only be using these for storage it matters very little anyway.
Don't forget, the 2TB F4 is also an EcoGreen drive, built for efficient power usage just like this F3EG, not to be confused with the 320GB F4's, which are performance drives.

Also, the F3's are tried and tested, known to be very reliable. Where'as the F4's have already had teething problems and require a firmware update as soon as you install it, otherwise you risk data loss.
Only time will tell if they have further problems (although most of their drives are great, Samsung have made duff drives in the past - F1's being the prime example)


Edited By: jukkie on Dec 13, 2010 13:25: .
#33
What is the difference between the F3 and F4 for a few extra pounds
#34
Abraxas
Been keeping an eye out for some PC bits, including a HDD, and Scan has few good deals on. But I have been a bit put off by people making it somewhat unclear as to what the warranty situation is. Allegedly this is "OEM version", basically SCAN-provided warranty. People on the net made some not-so-great comments about Scan warranties [implying that it would be better to get a Samsung one]. Any first-hand exp? Do you know what the deal is jukkie?Hot deal though. (_;)

Scan have just altered their warranty description to "return to base" ie no manufacturer warranty. A lot of confusion in the past on this- eg see
http://forums.hexus.net/scan-care-hexus-after-sales-support/192097-direct-samsung-warranty-invalid.html
Basically the Samsung warranty if you can get one, is a no quibble one, bit like John Lewis and Costco. If there's an issue over whether there's a fault, you're more likely to get a refund/replacement. Whereas not with Scan if they disagree, and they'll charge you for collection/inspection. It's in their terms and conditions. (This shouldn't be an issue with a clear cut fault but in the past I had exactly that problem ie an unacceptably noisy hard drive and bad sectors that I decided to live with rather than risk their inspection saying it's not faulty). Recently a helpful guy in Scan technical support advised me that Samsung's warranty was better than their own due to this! Question is whether you can get this or other Samsung hard drives with the 3 year Samsung warranty elsewhere, not sure what Aria and Novatech offer....



Edited By: antonio1 on Dec 13, 2010 09:44
#35
Mister_E
"incredible rotation speed of 5400 rpm" remind me what is so incredible about that!

If you need something to put your data on - buy this it stores data. yeah! And it's incredible.
1 Like #36
mr keys
What is the difference between the F3 and F4 for a few extra pounds
F3 = 4 x 500GB platters
F4 = 3 x 667GB platters

That's the main difference, and will give a little better performance, but not enough to make it a suitable OS/Apps drive (I think there are some other minor changes, but nothing that makes a huge difference).

The F4 is also a little more power efficient, and I think a little quieter.

I know the F4 has already had a major issue with data loss, which Samsung have already resolved with a firmware patch (although you'll have to update the firmware if it has the old revision, unless you feel like sending Samsung your HDD).

The F4 would be a better choice if it had a good reliability track record, but it's not been around long and it hasn't had a great start. It is the better drive on paper.

I'd rather stick with the F3, as they've been around longer and are known to be very reliable.



Edited By: jukkie on Dec 13, 2010 15:05
#37
jukkie
mr keys
What is the difference between the F3 and F4 for a few extra pounds

F3 = 4 x 500GB platters
F4 = 3 x 667GB platters

That's the main difference, and will give a little better performance, but not enough to make it a suitable OS/Apps drive (I think there are some other minor changes, but nothing that makes a huge difference).

The F4 is also a little more power efficient, and I think a little quieter.

I know the F4 has already had a major issue with data loss, which Samsung have already resolved with a firmware patch (although you'll have to update the firmware if it has the old revision, unless you feel like sending Samsung your HDD).

The F4 would be a better choice if it had a good reliability track record, but it's not been around long and it hasn't had a great start. It is the better drive on paper.

I'd rather stick with the F3, as they've been around longer and are known to be very reliable.




Jukkie, Thank you very much for all the very informative info. I will stay with the F3 based on your reply:-)
#38
Anyone's dispatched yet? Ordered two on Xmas Eve and still nothing showing up in order history on the website?!
#39
Scrub that - arrived this morning

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