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Good price: 200GB Samsung PATA internal hard drive only £43.53!!!!

£43.53 @ SVP
Great price for a 200GB Samsung internal PATA hard drive - only £43.53 delivered from SVP. This price is achieved by using both the HUKD member SVP discount, and the £5 off SVP voucher. Details:…
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Great price for a 200GB Samsung internal PATA hard drive - only £43.53 delivered from SVP. This price is achieved by using both the HUKD member SVP discount, and the £5 off SVP voucher.

Details: Samsung's SpinPoint P120 Series Hard Drives provide spacious storage capacities - suitable for the handling of massive multimedia content such as movies and MP3 songs, and offering itself as an optimal storage solution to a variety of digital consumer electronics devices as well as desktop PC systems. With the introduction of the P120 Series, Samsung continues to demonstrate the quality and reliability of its SpinPoint hard disc drive products.
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#1
P.S> That's 21p per GB :)
#2
good price
only if was maxtor/seagate
#3
wheres the hot button?
#4
steffcip
wheres the hot button?


It's disappeared?!?
#5
steffcip
good price
only if was maxtor/seagate


I have 2 Samsung drives and I have found them to be excellent..very quiet and very reliable..they always come top of any PCPRO hard drive tests.

I also have a Maxtor 300gb ATA drive that just drives me mad with all the racket..like distant machine gun firing...I have changed it once but I guess it must be a Maxtor trait????..but maybe I've just got a poor sample.

Also the 2 x Seagate 7200/7s on my son's Dell (SATA raid ) make much the same noise.
#6
thanks for the reply currychops
#7
What is the difference between SATA and PATA???
#8
sata is the newer interface
should be faster...
ata/pata drives will disappear soon
#9
Hi,

Whilst I cannot recommend Maxtor highly enough and generally do not think a lot of Samsung UK Customer Service where their MP3 players are concerned their hard disk drives do seem to be good bits of kit. Think that they carry a 3-year warranty but not 100% on that one. They're generally quieter hard disk drives than other PATA hard disk drives that are on the market. Cannot comment on their SATA hard disk drives as haven't bought one of those. I've been using one of their 2.5" hard disk drives on my Mini-ITX PC that FTP's weather data every 10-minutes 24/7. As for the noise, I cannot hear the any read/write activity at all it's so quiet.

Recommended product.

HTH.
1 Like #10
Maxtor drives ship with the acoustic management turned off (fast seek, but noisy clunk). Turn it on and they go silent, just like samsungs.

oh, and steffcip, SATA interface may be quicker (300Meg/sec), but since no drive can max out ATA at 133MBytes/sec yet you won't notice the difference at all.
The top drives only manage 70meg/sec.
#11
mikerr
Maxtor drives ship with the acoustic management turned off (fast seek, but noisy clunk). Turn it on and they go silent, just like samsungs.


Hi Mikerr,

Thank you. Wasn't aware of that. Does a utility need to be downloaded in order to be able to switch on the acoustic management (for OEM hard disk drives as opposed to Retail Boxed ones)?. :thumbsup:
Best Regards.
#12
Samsungs are very good. Much better than IBM ones.
#13
setacm for quietening maxtor drives: (needs to be run from a dos boot disk)
http://maxtor.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/maxtor.cfg/php/enduser/maxtor_EULA.phph?setacm.exe

there's also "ibmftool", but can't find the download for that right now
#14
Thanks for the info regarding Maxtor drives...i'll give it a go....is there anything that will do the same for Seagate drives???...I tried changing the bios hard drive setting on my son's DELL to "quiet" but it made no difference.
#15
Guys, I got the voting buttons fixed on this post - feel free to use them ! LOL
#16
If you want information on hard drives from the point of silent running you should read the articles on silentpcreview.com. Certain Samsung, Seagate and Western Digital models are the only ones to consider as far as I know.
#17
willdashwood
If you want information on hard drives from the point of silent running you should read the articles on silentpcreview.com. Certain Samsung, Seagate and Western Digital models are the only ones to consider as far as I know.


Thanks for that info will - that looks like a useful site. However it looks quite technical, and most people tend to ask questions on here and get help from one of our member techies!
#18
Yeah it is indeed. Once you get bitten by the silent pc bug you tend to obsess over the details. However here's there handy top 10 list for hard drives (skip the first bit on 2.5" drives as they're for laptops or people going that extra mile for quietness). They also list top 10s for other pc components (cpu's, psu's, heatsinks, etc) and unlike many other hardware sites they do care about the performance/cost ratio rather than the faster/quietest thing money can buy.

Edit: Sorry they used to keep top 10s but now it just seems they only list what they recommend. If you read reviews they often mention other devices by which they compare. Also check out forums, they're a friendly bunch.
#19
just to confirm that there is no utility to adjust the acoustics on a Seagate drive..I've just checked on the Seagate website and they recommend to claim a warranty exchange if the drive is very noisy.

Thanks willdashwood for your guidance..from what I read Samsung drives are up there with the best and are very quiet.
#20
I have 2 Samsungs, they're pretty good but not a patch on my old 40GB Seagate. Seagate got in to trouble with patents on their version of acoustic management so they've had to work around it.

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