2TB Samsung HD203WI Spinpoint F3EG, EcoGreen, SATA 3Gb £89.29 inc VAT @ Scan - HotUKDeals
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On the "Today Only" page, in the Samsung Hard Drives section.
Price includes VAT. Delivery free for avforums members etc, otherwise extra.
First time below £90 at Scan I believe!
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#2
It's a today only deal, it only shows as that price on the today only page.
#3
plus £6.99 postage
#4
I couldn't get free del via avforum last night then the price went up during checkout so how do u get the free del??
#5
Another scan 'Today only' 2 tb hard drive.

Another couple of quid saved. Pretty much standard price now.

Not voted either way
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*Insert generic "I would never buy from X manufacturer" comment*

:P
#7
Cheap but its Samsung. Too many failed drives from them personally to ever buy again especially this size.
#8
*Insert generic "I would never buy from X manufacturer" comment*

:P


Cheap but its Samsung. Too many failed drives from them personally to ever buy again especially this size.


lol
#9
its cheaper on Aria.co.uk today if your not an AVforum member
#10
Purchased this when it was £79.99 (ex-vat, today only) which was a steal, heat.
#11
I'm currently looking for a bigger backup drive.but 2TB is too large for me lol..would make a good storage/backup drive..heat added
#12
Thanks - been thinking about these for ages and even though I do get free delivery, have just ordered 3 for delivery on saturday before midday so I can spend the weekend installing them in my NAS. Will be a nice upgrade to replace my 4x500gb drives :)
#13
2tb is too big for me. I think the 1.5tb is where the sweet point is at the moment. Good deal though and I have no problem with samsung.
#14
Redkachina
I'm currently looking for a bigger backup drive.but 2TB is too large for me lol..would make a good storage/backup drive..heat added


999tigger
2tb is too big for me. I think the 1.5tb is where the sweet point is at the moment. Good deal though and I have no problem with samsung.


How can a drive be too big? It's not like all that empty space is gonna annoy you, like if you had a house that was too big and cost loads to heat!:?
#15
Having bought two Samsung Spinpoint drives before - they were 1TB - one failed real quick - catastrophic fail - the other is still going strong! ....

....I personally will never buy a Samsung Drive again - ever ever ever.

Do not get me wrong - I was offered support etc. but it all involved sending the "used" faulty disc back. The very disc that I used as part of a mirror array within my main PC.
It’s the PC that I do all my banking, buying, & nefarious stuff on ........yeah .... I would send that back in the blink of an eye .....NOT!

But Still - H&R added – it’s a good price – but are you willing to take the risk – a 2TB kill is a big hit!
#16
I like Samsungs, not had a failure yet, nice and quiet too
#17
kinell
Having bought two Samsung Spinpoint drives before - they were 1TB - one failed real quick - catastrophic fail - the other is still going strong! ....

....I personally will never buy a Samsung Drive again - ever ever ever.

Do not get me wrong - I was offered support etc. but it all involved sending the "used" faulty disc back. The very disc that I used as part of a mirror array within my main PC.
It’s the PC that I do all my banking, buying, & nefarious stuff on ........yeah .... I would send that back in the blink of an eye .....NOT!

But Still - H&R added – it’s a good price – but are you willing to take the risk – a 2TB kill is a big hit!


You make it sound like drive failures dont happen to other manufacturer's drives :thinking:
#18
craigstephens
How can a drive be too big? It's not like all that empty space is gonna annoy you, like if you had a house that was too big and cost loads to heat!:?


They cost more and are more likely to fail?
#19
I think it should be pointed out that these drives are 'just' 5,400rpm [compared to the 'normal' 7,200rpm] and therefore quite likely won't perform just as quick.

It probably helps with power useage - hence the Eco status...
#20
marcosdjcm;8707832
You make it sound like drive failures dont happen to other manufacturer's drives :thinking:

Oh they happen to other manufacturers drives all right - just not as quickly ;-)
#21
kinell
Oh they happen to other manufacturers drives all right - just not as quickly ;-)


Check Amazon and other place with reviews for drives. There is not one HDD manufacturer that wont have at least one review stating how there drive only lasted a few months.

They are a lottery regardless of manufacturer, thats just the way HDDs are. Obviously if you have had problems with a certain drive you wont go back to them, say you hate Samsung and choose WD but at the same time there will be somebody else somehwere saying the same thing about WD and decide to go with a Samsung instead.
#22
kinell
Oh they happen to other manufacturers drives all right - just not as quickly ;-)


I have 4 Samsung 1TB F3 drives in this PC, and a further 6 upstairs in 2 servers (4 in one, 2 in another) ... not one has missed a beat.

So help me here ... did you have a point to your post(s) ?
And, can you post a link to evidence that Samsung HDDs fail more quickly than other manufacturers. I suspect you can't :w00t:
#23
Just bought one thanks - should give some more downloading space for a couple of months at least :thumbsup:

Heat added
#24
Athia
They cost more and are more likely to fail?


Why are they more likely to fail?
#25
craigstephens
Why are they more likely to fail?


These ain't likely to fail any more or less that the next manufactures. What you have to acknowledge is that allot of damage can be caused to Hard drives in transit that's why people get DOA (dead on arrival) drives and get allot of problems later on. Remember all drives are tested before they are shelved at the manufactures. The manufacturers cant odds what's going to happen between them and there distributor, plus there distributor and you, that's down to them post men / couriers.

Another area allot of people get problems is with compatibility issues, they don't recognise that and cry drive failure as they don't know what they are doing.

People assume you can stick any size drive in a machine and it will work...Wrong!!!! You cant..

There's a word called compatibility for a reason and it needs to be that. Things you could find compatibility issues with are Raid Controller's, external USB enclosures and NAS drives. If a manufacture of them devices doesn't list the Hard Drive your buying as supported, it doesn't mean it wont work, it means there's a good possibility that it wont; or it will but not properly or even maybe under stress.

Anyway, If your setting these up in a compatible RAID 1 configuration you've definitely got nothing to worry about for at least 3 years, as they have a 3 years replacement warranty and its not very likely that you will have two drives die on you at the same time. When you get that its normally a raid controller failing.
#26
This isnt expired. Its on Today Only again for the weekend at the same price.
#27
xavk
This isnt expired. Its on Today Only again for the weekend at the same price.


Yeah I noticed that too...

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