2TB Samsung HD203WI Spinpoint F3EG, EcoGreen, SATA 3Gb/s, 32MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ, OEM Hard Drive £89.29 if you get free delivery or £97.50 if you don't @ Scan - HotUKDeals
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2TB Samsung HD203WI Spinpoint F3EG, EcoGreen, SATA 3Gb/s, 32MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ, OEM Hard Drive £89.29 if you get free delivery or £97.50 if you don't @ Scan

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On the Today Only page. Offer back on for the weekend. 2TB Samsung HD203WI Spinpoint F3EG, EcoGreen, SATA 3Gb/s, 32MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ, OEM Free delivery with AVForums, Hexus, i29 etc otherwis…
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On the Today Only page. Offer back on for the weekend.

2TB Samsung HD203WI Spinpoint F3EG, EcoGreen, SATA 3Gb/s, 32MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ, OEM

Free delivery with AVForums, Hexus, i29 etc otherwise it's £102.20 with delivery charge.
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#1
should of waited would of saved 4 pound :) ordered from aria for £98


hmmm i see the £94 price on the "today only" page but when you add it to basket it and the view basket it comes at total £102.20

http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/3664/not94pound.png
#2
Don't think the Avforums free delivery still works.
#3
Free delivery with AVForums, Hexus, i29 etc otherwise it's £102.20 with delivery charge
#4
J400uk
Don't think the Avforums free delivery still works.


http://www.avforums.com/forums/scan_offer.php
#5
is it just me or are drives just getting cheaper and cheaper
#6
fingermouse
is it just me or are drives just getting cheaper and cheaper


yep and it's been happening for about 30 years and I think it may well continue to happen :thumbsup:
#7
HDDs are also covered by Moore's Law...so till we begin to hit sub-atomic levels, I expect capacities/$ to double every 18-24 months. Of course, there are short-term supply/demand overhangs but the general trend will be the same.

Oh, great deal btw, OP.
#8
[size="3"]i Like Good Deals And This Is A Stonker!!!
Eat My Heat!!!![/size]
#9
beware.. Rotation Speed: 5400 rpm

don't expect it to be the fastest drive, and being eco it will save you about 3.7p over a year compared to a newer proper 7200 rpm drive.

And its a samsung, a unproven hard drive maker, who don't excel at any product but a jack of all trades.
#10
Shock

And its a samsung, a unproven hard drive maker, who don't excel at any product but a jack of all trades.

Samsung unproven?, every version of their F drives has been the hard drive class leader since 2007, how long do you need to be proven?

Before anyone says it, yes this is their slow Eco green drive, but compare it to Western Digitials Green Power Drive.

Samsungs runs cooler; 10c cooler for me, it also is considerably faster than WD's pathetically slow green power.
#11
Shock
beware.. Rotation Speed: 5400 rpm

don't expect it to be the fastest drive, and being eco it will save you about 3.7p over a year compared to a newer proper 7200 rpm drive.

And its a samsung, a unproven hard drive maker, who don't excel at any product but a jack of all trades.


If there was an award for the most incorrect post then this would win the lifetime achivement award.

It wont be the fastest drive but still more than adequate, only thing it wont be useful for is an OS. But who buys 2tb hard drive to stick an OS on. This drive is perfect for storing movies, music, software and photos, it will also run near silent and be very, very cool. Ideal if you put it into a NAS like most people will.

You will save well over 3.7p a year but not sure about the exact amount. Maybe £10?

Everybody has varying views on the reliability of Hard drives depending on their make, they all will eventually fail regardless of who makes them. Some swear by Western Digital, some swear by Seagate but nobody, apart from you would say that Samsung are an unproven hard drive producer. I think the 1tb F3 shows this as its one of the quickest hdd's around.
#12
mr.potato_head
If there was an award for the most incorrect post then this would win the lifetime achivement award.

It wont be the fastest drive but still more than adequate, only thing it wont be useful for is an OS. But who buys 2tb hard drive to stick an OS on. This drive is perfect for storing movies, music, software and photos, it will also run near silent and be very, very cool. Ideal if you put it into a NAS like most people will.

You will save well over 3.7p a year but not sure about the exact amount. Maybe £10?

Everybody has varying views on the reliability of Hard drives depending on their make, they all will eventually fail regardless of who makes them. Some swear by Western Digital, some swear by Seagate but nobody, apart from you would say that Samsung are an unproven hard drive producer. I think the 1tb F3 shows this as its one of the quickest hdd's around.


YES.
banned#13
mr.potato_head
If there was an award for the most incorrect post then this would win the lifetime achivement award.

It wont be the fastest drive but still more than adequate, only thing it wont be useful for is an OS. But who buys 2tb hard drive to stick an OS on. This drive is perfect for storing movies, music, software and photos, it will also run near silent and be very, very cool. Ideal if you put it into a NAS like most people will.

You will save well over 3.7p a year but not sure about the exact amount. Maybe £10?

Everybody has varying views on the reliability of Hard drives depending on their make, they all will eventually fail regardless of who makes them. Some swear by Western Digital, some swear by Seagate but nobody, apart from you would say that Samsung are an unproven hard drive producer. I think the 1tb F3 shows this as its one of the quickest hdd's around.


I for one have 2 F3's & 2 F1's, 1 tb versions and think they are great so far touch wood. I have had a Maxtor fail on me after a few years and Hitachi has been great too......but its very silly of me to single Maxtor off and vow to never buy a another Maxtor branded hard drive (although i know ur thinking u cant even if i wanted to, unless a old or used model) or a Seagate. Samsung are definately not unproven. :thumbsup:
#14
frogman
HDDs are also covered by Moore's Law...so till we begin to hit sub-atomic levels, I expect capacities/$ to double every 18-24 months. Of course, there are short-term supply/demand overhangs but the general trend will be the same.

Oh, great deal btw, OP.


It's not a 'law' its an observation of a pattern in statistical data. E = mc^2 is a law. It's only through the continued efforts of some incredibly talented engineers that it continues to come to fruition. I didn't mean to troll! I know they call it a 'law' just bugs me thats all..

I'd go for the 2TB F3 7200rpm 64MB Cache version when it finally rears its head. This would be great for a low - mid range NAS though for data storage or a PC for the same purpose. The only thing to be weary of would be installing games or your operating system onto the drive as they would be slower to load than a regular desktop drive.
#15
It's not a 'law'

Wikipedia says it is, so it must be true :-)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore%27s_law
#16
Dammit, i bought this a few days ago for £105, does Scan re-imburse like Amazon?
#17
J400uk;8588464
Don't think the Avforums free delivery still works.


Doesn't work for me either.

I might start using Hexus forums...
#18
Shock
beware.. Rotation Speed: 5400 rpm

don't expect it to be the fastest drive, and being eco it will save you about 3.7p over a year compared to a newer proper 7200 rpm drive.

And its a samsung, a unproven hard drive maker, who don't excel at any product but a jack of all trades.


What rock have you been living under? For years now Samsung drives have been very highly regarded and the F3 drives are possibly the best series out there right now.

Plus UK based warranty centre (surrey) if you do have a problem and don't want to deal with the shop/etailer.
#19
aron311
It's not a 'law' its an observation of a pattern in statistical data. E = mc^2 is a law. It's only through the continued efforts of some incredibly talented engineers that it continues to come to fruition. I didn't mean to troll! I know they call it a 'law' just bugs me thats all..

I'd go for the 2TB F3 7200rpm 64MB Cache version when it finally rears its head. This would be great for a low - mid range NAS though for data storage or a PC for the same purpose. The only thing to be weary of would be installing games or your operating system onto the drive as they would be slower to load than a regular desktop drive.


It's called Moores LAW by just about everyone in IT EVER so quit being ridiculously pedantic no one else cares but you
#20
sweet collection on way home for me! sweet deal
#21


I followed that link again and it's now working again. Perhaps it's cookie based...

:thumbsup:
#22
marcosdjcm
Dammit, i bought this a few days ago for £105, does Scan re-imburse like Amazon?


Amazon stopped paying back the difference long ago ;-)
1 Like #23
gizmouk
Amazon stopped paying back the difference long ago ;-)


They oficially dropped it but if you send them a nice email you usually get your wish.
#24
the posts are more interesting than the products
#25
Rich44
What rock have you been living under? For years now Samsung drives have been very highly regarded and the F3 drives are possibly the best series out there right now.

Plus UK based warranty centre (surrey) if you do have a problem and don't want to deal with the shop/etailer.



I have heard scan's samsung drives are grey imports and thus you have to deal with scan for the warranty
banned#26
steve9999
I have heard scan's samsung drives are grey imports and thus you have to deal with scan for the warranty


Correct. That goes for ebuyer, ebay and possibly aria too.
#27
Thanks, ordered one. At 4.7p per GB you can't complain
#28
simonspeakeasy
Wikipedia says it is, so it must be true :-)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore%27s_law


"Moore's law describes a long-term trend.."
#29
The drives that I will never buy again are Maxtor. They really are maxdie. WD I think are the best, but Samsungs are fine and ive got several that contiue to be good runners.

These drives are idea for storage. It's a big drive though so if you fill it and it goes down that's a lot of data.
#30
Rich44
It's called Moores LAW by just about everyone in IT EVER so quit being ridiculously pedantic no one else cares but you


What I'm saying is that it's not a law of nature as it's name makes out, it's just a trend and in my view we should think a little bit more about the people who make these things happen, rather than the ones who sit there and proclaim these things.

I don't think its pedantic to recognise the technological achievements of man kind in any way, perhaps you want to store your data on something else, not designed by an engineer? :whistling:
#31
999tigger
The drives that I will never buy again are Maxtor. They really are maxdie. WD I think are the best, but Samsungs are fine and ive got several that contiue to be good runners.

These drives are idea for storage. It's a big drive though so if you fill it and it goes down that's a lot of data.


WD: Good hardware, HORRIBLE SmartWare software on their external drives has tainted their image forever
#32
Samsung is now my preferred hard drive maker and has been for years. They are fast, silent and reliable drives never had a problem. The 1TB F3 7200rpms are best, they are faster and surprisingly quieter than these 2tb f3 5400rpms. That's the only criticism I have of this drive, it is a little noisy. Seems to be clicking (maybe seeking) sometimes even when idle and its not doing a thing, so theres a light clicking noise over its noisier than the f3 7200rpms hum, and when writing this drive is most definitely a loud clicker.

However, it is very fast and almost matches the f3 1tbs for speed and I'm sure reliability. So as long as you aren't hoping for a silent drive which this is billed as you cannot go wrong
#33
999tigger
The drives that I will never buy again are Maxtor. They really are maxdie. WD I think are the best, but Samsungs are fine and ive got several that contiue to be good runners.
These drives are idea for storage. It's a big drive though so if you fill it and it goes down that's a lot of data.

I have four external 1.5TB Maxtor drives for backup and thus far they have performed flawlessly. OK so they're not the fastest drives but they are covered by three year warranties which to me counts for a lot. I have had Western Digital, LaCie and, Samsung drives all fail on me in the past so I'm keeping my fingers crossed with the Maxtors.
#34
Am I being a lemon here? :?

Aria.co.uk: (£90.46) + £8.17 postage = £98.63
https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Samsung+HD203WI+2TB+Spinpoint+F3+EcoGreen+3.5%22+SATA+II+Hard+Drive+?productId=39322

Or eBuyer? £99.99 with free delivery...
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190145
#35
I highly suggest anyone considering getting this drive from other retailers, go with Scan instead.

Most of the other retailers are only offering a 12 month warranty, where as Scan offer 36 months. Not sure how they can do this, but I have confirmed this with pre-sales.

Just a heads up anyways, heat + rep added!
#36
danielbriggs
Am I being a lemon here? :?

Aria.co.uk: (£90.46) + £8.17 postage = £98.63
https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Samsung+HD203WI+2TB+Spinpoint+F3+EcoGreen+3.5%22+SATA+II+Hard+Drive+?productId=39322

Or eBuyer? £99.99 with free delivery...
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190145


Yes, its very easy to get free shipping at scan, so they are cheaper
#37
will this fit in my ps3? ;)
#38
I've had 3 Samsung HDD's and all of them have died on me. One within a couple of weeks. I'm tempted but can't help being a bit put off by personal experience.

WD's, on the other hand, have never let me down.
#39
999tigger;8593207
The drives that I will never buy again are Maxtor. They really are maxdie. WD I think are the best, but Samsungs are fine and ive got several that contiue to be good runners.

These drives are idea for storage. It's a big drive though so if you fill it and it goes down that's a lot of data.


Seagate own Maxtor now.
#40
uni;8593667
will this fit in my ps3? ;)


If you rip out all the internals I'm sure there will be plenty of room for one :thumbsup:

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