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750GB Samsung HD753LJ Spinpoint F1 £96.34

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8y, 10m agoFound 8 years, 10 months ago
I have been looking around for an affordable hard drive that's larger than 500GBytes and came across this Spinpoint F1 on offer at Scan.co.uk today for £96.34 (click the link on the site "Today Only" instead of their usual price of £98.84

This Spinpoint F1 series is a good high performance drive for under a £100, can also be put in an external enclosure to provide a high capacity external backup system

(Not done this before - so hope I set it up right)
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#1
I should have added that if like me, you belong to one of the forums where Scan is a sponsor like "bit-tech.net" you get free postage, otherwise you pay an extra £5.95 plus VAT for carriage
#2
AVForums members can also get fee delivery here.

Heat and Rep added

Chris
#3
The problem with putting a disk inside a separately bought enclosure (or caddy) is that there are no enclosures available that spin down the disk when not in use, thus constantly run hot and consume more power. The western digital externals spin down after a period of non-use.
#4
zebrum
The problem with putting a disk inside a separately bought enclousure (or caddy) is that there are no enclosures available that spin down the disk when not in use, thus constantly run hot and consume more power. The western digital externals spin down after a period of non-use.


Yeah but is that a "problem" as such?

There's an "on\off" switch on all caddys, you turn it on when you want to use it...Most drives are pretty darn silent these days even when spinning if not being accessed.
#5
500GB is better value one~~~
#6
anthonylei
500GB is better value one~~~


It depends on your use for it. This has 50% more space and the space might be required. You could say this is better value than a 1TB drive as the difference in space really isn't that much - relatively.

There's not many things a 1TB drive can do that a 750GB can't. But a 750GB drive is a nice big boost over 500GB IMO.
#7
zebrum;1553845
The problem with putting a disk inside a separately bought enclousure (or caddy) is that there are no enclosures available that spin down the disk when not in use, thus constantly run hot and consume more power. The western digital externals spin down after a period of non-use.


My WD didn't spin down, but there are plenty of tools that will spin down a drive that hasn't been in use or the PC powers down. Some drives have it built in if you get hold of manufacturers programs to configure the drive.

Looking at Samsungs tools, you can set the acoustic management but not a spin down time on the drive itself.
suspended#8
this samsung is a very fast drive, its a nice deal, its similar speed to the 750gb WD.
#9
the more drives u add thus more power is consumed thus making your pc hotter, the 500gb were supposed to be the dogs bits but ive had 2 fail in 6 months and i had to modify my pc for the extra heat etc, u could just by a raptor.....lol
your best bet is to have it as an external drives then like u said power up when u need it as these units have small psu to keep it cool u can buy cheap enclosures at svp that are very good.
#10
anthonylei
500GB is better value one~~~


Yes I agree that 500GB is cheaper per Gigabyte, but I am looking to replace a 400GB drive so the 750 is the most economical way of doing that. Would like a 1 TB but the cost is far too high
#11
wewontgetfooleda
the more drives u add thus more power is consumed thus making your pc hotter, the 500gb were supposed to be the dogs bits but ive had 2 fail in 6 months and i had to modify my pc for the extra heat etc, u could just by a raptor.....lol
your best bet is to have it as an external drives then like u said power up when u need it as these units have small psu to keep it cool u can buy cheap enclosures at svp that are very good.


agree heat is a big problem in a PC. When I built my rig I went with an Antec P182 case, so got 4 drives sitting in the bottom of the cage cooled with a dedicated fan. Current drive temps are 20C and rarely get above 35C

Think that one of these in my eSATA would make a very nice backup drive as well, just wish they were maybe £20 cheaper then I would buy 2
#12
I have never had any problems with my samsung spinpoints i bought one when i built my first ever rig 3 years ago and its been working like a charm. God knows what the HD has gone through but still lies in my case working like the day it was put in. i had to buy the 500gb version that popped up a while back for £56 from ebuyer.

Heat and Repp added its obvious you have done ur research.
#13
Nice price, **** company, I ordered an Nvidia 6600GT last year from Scam, they sent me a VERY used one covered in dust, under he fan was disgusting, I emailed them photos but they were no help at all, I will never use them again, ever, no matter how cheap they sell something for.
#14
simate
Nice price, **** company, I ordered an Nvidia 6600GT last year from Scam, they sent me a VERY used one covered in dust, under he fan was disgusting, I emailed them photos but they were no help at all, I will never use them again, ever, no matter how cheap they sell something for.


If you received a used product - sold as new - then that is not acceptable, trading standards can prosecute them for that. Under the "distance selling regs" you have a legal right to return any product bought over the internet / mail order within 7-days of receipt, NO QUESTIONS or refusal from the seller. If you don't want it your entitled to a full refund

http://www.oft.gov.uk/advice_and_resources/resource_base/legal/distance-selling-regulations/
#15
be very careful of this deal.

i bought one from scan the other week, it came with one of the contacts snapped off the sata data connector and scan refused to give me a refund or replacement as they claimed it was my fault, personally i think they sent me a previously rma'd drive.

this was well within their 10 days rma deadline and samsung even said its down to scan to refund/replace as they doubt it was a manufacturing defect. so mastercard are onto them now, if that doesn't work, i guess its the office of fair trading or something, as they still have my 100ukp+ and the drive!

i'm buying everything from ebuyer now - just ordered a seagate drive, not touching samsung anymore.
#16
Samsung Spinpoint hdd's are gr8 - quiet and reliable.
banned#17
Hmmm i may order one after hearing some reviews on it here.
#18
Based upon the glowing recommendations about Scan, think I would rather spend more money elsewhere.
#19
These Spinpoint F1 drives are the leading edge 3.5 inch form factor hard drives at 750GB and 1TB. Not only good performance, but they are also quite. Make sure you get the model listed above - HD753LJ - and not the one with the small 16MB buffer.
#20
cosmic48
These Spinpoint F1 drives are the leading edge 3.5 inch form factor hard drives at 750GB and 1TB. Not only good performance, but they are also quite. Make sure you get the model listed above - HD753LJ - and not the one with the small 16MB buffer.


yeah sure - just don't get it from Scan (or should i say SCAM)

also note that some sata controllers (like silicon image 3114) don't seem to like drives bigger than 500gb.
#21
I also ordered one of these drives, picking it up next week...I have been using Samsung HDs now for a couple of years and they are great.

Only had one drive fail (my fault) and that got RMAed pretty easily through Samsung.

I have to say that Scan have always been fine with me and have always accepted returns from me without a problem.

Just because two people on a forum say that had a problem *does* not mean that the company is bad...how many people out there order from companies and never say anything good on here?

Now of course if everyone complained then there is a problem ;-)

Nigel.
#22
I ordered one of these - my first order from Scan. It came two days later - correct model, great quiet drive, has been working very well so far.

Thanks OP. :)

P.S. I noticed this deal is back in Scan's 'Today Only' section today for anyone interested who missed out last time. :thumbsup:

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