2x 2TB Samsung HD203WI Spinpoint F3EG EcoGreen SATA Internal disk drive - £166.85 @ Scan under Today Only - 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
2TB not enough? Then you want this! Works out at £83.43 each inc VAT.

Free delivery through AVForums etc, otherwise I believe its £6.99 + VAT.

Remember this is under TODAY ONLY, it's the first item on the page so you cant miss it.

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


The marketing,,,

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
More From Scan:

All Comments

(55) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
Page:
#1
To get free delivery, check this out - http://www.avforums.com/forums/scan_offer.php
#2
hmm tempting... ;)
#3
incredible rotation speed of 5400 rpm

truly incredible :w00t:
#4
Narkodrom
truly incredible :w00t:


Yeah its marketing rubbish really! It is an "eco" drive afterall...


Although lets face it, if you are just using it for personal storage then it will be fast enough.
#5
Wow, why would you need this much space though?
#6
vir3us
Wow, why would you need this much space though?


The same thing was said for 40meg
#8
lukehunter69

Although lets face it, if you are just using it for porn then it will be more than fast enough.


Fixed that for you :thumbsup:
#9
vir3us
Wow, why would you need this much space though?


Ever ripped a Blu Ray disc in full 1080p? 4TB doesn't take long to fill ...

If these were £150, I'd be on it, but not quite past my desired price point yet. Getting there though! As mentioned, 5400rpm is perfect for file storage.
#10
Worth mentioning that samsung have a uk based service centre in case you need to make a warranty claim.
#11
Mmmmm space.
#12
vir3us
Wow, why would you need this much space though?


If you store dvds or blue rays on HD then you will soon fill it up.
#13
vir3us
Wow, why would you need this much space though?


To store a personal library of HD video content for movie buffs:thumbsup:.
#14
I use a couple of these in a NAS to store all of my favourite TV series in xvid which are accessible to every TV in the house. The Mrs has every single episode of Friends, Sex and the City and many other crap US sitcoms whilst I have all my favourites and my son has his Thomas, Night Gardens etc. With storage this cheap, there is no need to delete anything - just keep it all archived and we never need to go back to the original disks so they dont get lost or damaged. Love my setup and you can never have too much storage!
#15
masai
Worth mentioning that samsung have a uk based service centre in case you need to make a warranty claim.


Indeed have made that point several times on here recently, Surrey I believe
#16
masai
Worth mentioning that samsung have a uk based service centre in case you need to make a warranty claim.


But check that you have warranty on them as if non Euro drives warranty is with Seller only.

Rich44
Indeed have made that point several times on here recently, Surrey I believe
#17
masai
Worth mentioning that samsung have a uk based service centre in case you need to make a warranty claim.


Scan do not sell EU sourced Samsung HDDs therefore Rexo Limited who are Samsungs UK service partner will refuse to touch these drives!

You are at the mercy of Scan for that claimed 3 year warranty.
#18
guv
Booger.... I just ordered 2 of these today (confirmed shipped) from Scan for £176 (inc free shippings)


http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/customavatars/avatar42588_18.gif
#19
grumpyone
Scan do not sell EU sourced Samsung HDDs therefore Rexo Limited who are Samsungs UK service partner will refuse to touch these drives!

You are at the mercy of Scan for that claimed 3 year warranty.


Bought 3 x 1TB Samsung F2's from Scan last year and had no problem with Rexo when 2 of them failed...

Mark
#20
MarkSwift
Bought 3 x 1TB Samsung F2's from Scan last year and had no problem with Rexo when 2 of them failed...

Mark


Last year Scan were selling UK sourced Samsung HDD stock this year they choose not to!

Go ahead and buy a Samsung HDD from Scan today, call Rexo on 0208 337 3901, quote the serial number on your drive and let me know their response.

It's all perfectly legal since the Ts&Cs of the Sale of Goods Act refer you to the selller of the goods not the manufacturer - but please lets not give Samsung UK any advantage due to local service agents, when they tacitly agree to their UK retailers selling grey imports!
#21
999tigger
If you store dvds or blue rays on HD then you will soon fill it up.


What happens if and when the HD goes tits up then? If you've got to back up your back ups, it kinda defeats the purpose. What's the point?:?

Unless of course you're using it to store pirated material... in which case you're just a thief and deserve to get burgled and have your own stuff nicked!:p
banned#22
masai
Worth mentioning that samsung have a uk based service centre in case you need to make a warranty claim.


Yeah but will that be any good for these grey imported drives that have been purchased by the retailers from abroad? If you check any of the serial numbers from these drives against the samsungs website for warranty details, it will confirm that they are grey imports. So the uk based service centre may not want to know.
#23
cheapskate58
What happens if and when the HD goes tits up then? If you've got to back up your back ups, it kinda defeats the purpose. What's the point?:?

Unless of course you're using it to store pirated material... in which case you're just a thief and deserve to get burgled and have your own stuff nicked!:p


So what about your home movies, digital photos and the like? They're certainly not 'pirated' digital material and perfectly legitimate. Why bother storing anything on a hard disk if the drive will fail?

Not that people who've made rips will care - they'll have the original disc to revert to if they weren't smart enough to mirror their 2TB drives or make a backup :thumbsup:
#24
imafish2002
hmm tempting... ;)


Is that gonna come off the iPad/iPhone 4/beer fund? ;-)
#25
thesilverfox
So what about your home movies, digital photos and the like? They're certainly not 'pirated' digital material and perfectly legitimate. Why bother storing anything on a hard disk if the drive will fail?


Jeez, anyone who has that amount of home movies and digital pictures to store must have spent their whole life doing nothing else but taking pictures - they'll never have the time to watch them:whistling:

thesilverfox
Not that people who've made rips will care - they'll have the original disc to revert to if they weren't smart enough to mirror their 2TB drives or make a backup :thumbsup:
Thieves!:p
#26
Last year Scan were selling UK sourced Samsung HDD stock this year they choose not to!

Go ahead and buy a Samsung HDD from Scan today, call Rexo on 0208 337 3901, quote the serial number on your drive and let me know their response.


How do you determine, in advance, if a drive is part of a legitimate delivery for the U.K. and not a grey import?

Cheers.
#27
cheapskate58
Jeez, anyone who has that amount of home movies and digital pictures to store must have spent their whole life doing nothing else but taking pictures - they'll never have the time to watch them:whistling:



Not really, The old DV tapes took 13GB per 1 hour... So you can only imagine how much space 1 hour of umcompressed 1080p video would use up... You'd need more than 2 of these in no time...
You're also forgetting CCTV, Perhaps 3-4GB a day with low res, with 1 cam, if you have 4 HD Cams on the go..... Recording Live TV with Windows Media Center, (That's 2GB an hour or so at standard defintion, I guess a lot more with HD)

Personally I can't get through all that, but for some people 4TB would be used up in a matter of months...

Although most people won't actually use both HDD's like that, they have one for their comp, and one for USB backup.
#28
So yesterday the deal of the day was a small discount off these drives (compared to elsewhere), today you get a discount but you have to buy two....
#29
Crimea
How do you determine, in advance, if a drive is part of a legitimate delivery for the U.K. and not a grey import?

Cheers.


You can't - you could try asking the retailer, but they often don't want to tell you the truth.

BTW Scan are not the only ones doing this - Ebuyer and Dabs indulge in this aswell.
#30
good price
#31
Intrepid
So yesterday the deal of the day was a small discount off these drives (compared to elsewhere), today you get a discount but you have to buy two....


Useful for those that want 2 drives...
#32
Perfect - was about to get these yesterday, at this price I had to order today with a Tsunami ULTIMATE-II 3500 and free next day delivery too... ;)

4TB in a fairly small single package, powered with 1 adapter for less than £200; I like it! [yes - I know the Tsunami's USB2 only, it's one of the cheapest dual bay storage solutions I could find on there.]
#33
cheapskate58
Jeez, anyone who has that amount of home movies and digital pictures to store must have spent their whole life doing nothing else but taking pictures - they'll never have the time to watch them:whistling:

Thieves!:p


Never shot a movie in 24mbps AVCHD I take it? Or used RAW for taking photos either?

As for being thieves, I don't follow you - if someone has ripped their own films from their own purchased discs, what's the problem? It's for personal use ... they're hardly 'thieving' are they?
#34
grumpyone
You can't - you could try asking the retailer, but they often don't want to tell you the truth.

BTW Scan are not the only ones doing this - Ebuyer and Dabs indulge in this aswell.


I had one of my Samsungs from Ebuyer fail and checking on the internet it was not covered by Samsung. Ebuyer however arranged pickup and sent me a replacement within a week. Scan could be different as they seem to calculate the return value if the part is no longer available as something like (age of part / warranty) * original price so after a year you may only get 2/3 the cost back if it fails.
#35
Could someone please tell me if these would fit in a Mac pro?

Cheers :)
#36
guv
Or 4! :whistling:

I ordered 2 yesterday (before this OOTD discount) and will probably order another 2 at lunchtime)

8TB on a Media Server isnt that much really.:-D


I'd say 8TB is a fair whack to have on a media server! I'm at 9.5TB but I dont need any more just yet. But at these prices its becoming more tempting to start off a RAID5 array of these...
#37
JONNIEFIVE
Could someone please tell me if these would fit in a Mac pro?

Cheers :)


Yes, Mac Pro machines take 3.5inch SATA drives which these are so you will be fine.
#38
Thanks :thumbsup:
#39
guv
How are 2 drives powered by one adaptor? Not with ya!

Annoyingly, the PC I'm using as a server is IDE only (so will either buy a PCI adaptor or IDE to SATA convertor)...... but intrigued by your comment! (Especially as i'll probably whack 4 of these drives into the one PC)


http://tsunamitech.webnode.com/products-/a2-bays-3-5-hdd-enclosure/

http://tsunamitech.webnode.com/products-/a2-bays-3-5-hdd-enclosure/ultimateii-jbod/

follow link for raid version

Go with a pci card
#40
guv
How are 2 drives powered by one adaptor? Not with ya!

Annoyingly, the PC I'm using as a server is IDE only (so will either buy a PCI adaptor or IDE to SATA convertor)...... but intrigued by your comment! (Especially as i'll probably whack 4 of these drives into the one PC)


Oh - the Tsunami is a 2-bay USB 2.0 external enclosure; most external enclosures have their own PSUs. See here: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Tsunami-ULTIMATE-II-3500-2xSATA-JOBD-RED-Black-Green-with-aluminium-material-desgin



I was considering the Lacie external enclosure in an earlier "deal" here:
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/13864103/LaCie-Box-External-USB-SATA-Hard-Drive-Enclosure-Design-by-Neil-Poulton/Product.html?_$ja=tsid:11518|cc:|prd:13864103|cat:Hard+Drives

but the convenience of 2 drives in one enclosure beats the sexy piano black Lacie.



The other option was an Edimax enclosure:
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Edimax-NS-2502-2-Bay-SATA-Gigabit-NAS-Server-Gigabit-(FTPHTTPP2PUPnPDLNAiTunes)

But I have no idea what it's like :)

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!