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Form Factor
3.5" x 1/3H
Capacity
750 GB
Interface Type
Serial ATA-300
Buffer Size
32 MB
Features
NoiseGuard, ImpacGuard, SilentSeek technology, Rotational Vibration Safeguard (RVS), Native Command Queuing (NCQ), Perpendicular Recording
Compliant Standards
S.M.A.R.T.
Performance
Drive Transfer Rate
300 MBps (external) / 175 MBps (internal)
Seek Time
8.9 ms (average) / 20 ms (max)
Track-to-Track Seek Time
0.8 ms
Average Latency
4.17 ms
Spindle Speed
7200 rpm
Reliability
MTBF
600,000 hour(s)
Non-Recoverable Errors
1 per 10^14
Start / Stop Cycles
50,000
Expansion / Connectivity
Interfaces
1 x Serial ATA-300 - 7 pin Serial ATA
Compatible Bays
1 x internal - 3.5" x 1/3H
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature
0 °C
Max Operating Temperature
60 °C
Humidity Range Operating
5 - 90%
Shock Tolerance
70 g @ 2ms half-sine pulse (operating) / 350 g @ 2ms half-sine pulse (non-operating)
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#1
Nice price !
#2
Thanks. I’ve needed to upgrade for a while and at this price I just did. :thumbsup:
#3
Wow! Isn't this only £10 more than the 500GB version?
#4
good price, in need of an upgrade
#5
blammo
Wow! Isn't this only £10 more than the 500GB version?

No, that's been as low as £55 with Scan on Today Only. It's still cheaper per GB though.
#6
Incredible price!
#7
damm good!! I am gonna buy 9 for my raid controller!!
#8
great price. Voted hot
#9
Sweet :) I need to add more drivespace to my NSLU2.
#10
will prob put one of these into my dell (the hdd that came with it is sooooooo loud!!)
#11
markwills
will prob put one of these into my dell (the hdd that came with it is sooooooo loud!!)

Which Dell do you have? The Vostro 200 & 400 use a poor method of mounting the drives which passes the vibration through to the flimsy case with no easy way to decouple it.

Which drive do you have in the Dell currently?
#12
I am impressed, only placed the order this morning for one of these discs with free shipping and just gotten my dispatch confirmation, that is a saving of £9.99 for next day shipment. Not had that before from ebuyer.
#13
A great price for a massive disk - and from the same series to be voted the best disk in the PC Pro tests (500gig version tested).

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/129818/samsung-spinpoint-t.html

Making it an even better bet - the 750 comes with a 32meg buffer rather than the 16meg in the tests - so will offer even greater performance.

I think i will just wait another couple of weeks until the terabyte capacity version falls to this price.:whistling::whistling::whistling:
#14
MrLondon
I am impressed, only placed the order this morning for one of these discs with free shipping and just gotten my dispatch confirmation, that is a saving of £9.99 for next day shipment. Not had that before from ebuyer.

Same here; it's showing as delivery on Monday with CityLink. :thumbsup:
#15
Anyone know what the Manufacturer Warranty is on these?
The Seagate ones have 5 years warranty.

Also how the manufacturer warranty work with Samsgung? Do they come and collect it? Do they recover the data? How long for a replacement? The normal questions...
#16
Mebster
Anyone know what the Manufacturer Warranty is on these?
The Seagate ones have 5 years warranty.
Also how the manufacturer warranty work with Samsgung? Do they come and collect it? Do they recover the data? How long for a replacement? The normal questions...

Its three years and you have to send it to back them. I had to do so last year with a 3 year old drive that was failing according to the SMART data but it hadn’t failed yet and it took 3 days in total.

I don’t think any hard drive manufacturer will recover the data for you and certainly not for free.
#17
Ive already got 2 Sata Drives in my PC can anyone recommend a good raid Card for me to install another sata drive like this one.
#18
Mansfield193
Ive already got 2 Sata Drives in my PC can anyone recommend a good raid Card for me to install another sata drive like this one.

It depends what you are after. Do you require RAID 5 or 10? Full hardware RAID? PCI or PCIe?
If you nail down the options you require then someone here may be able to help you.
#19
Agharta
It depends what you are after. Do you require RAID 5 or 10? Full hardware RAID? PCI or PCIe?
If you nail down the options you require then someone here may be able to help you.


Now you've got me,
If i give you my spec AMd 4800 Dualx2 , 4 Gig 800mhz Ram, Geforce 8800GTX 768mb Ram, ( The motherboard has 4 sata ports that are taken up with CDrom , DVD Writer and the 2 Hard Drives i have in my machine,) so i want to add another Hard Drive via Sata ( infact this samsung drive. )

Dont know if you can help.
#20
Sounds like you just need a standard PCI SATA controller which shouldn’t cost you much; try eBay.
Remember to attach your main boot drive to the motherboard as it should have better performance. Attach the least important drive to the PCI controller.

Alternatively, if your motherboard has a free PATA port you could buy a cheap PATA optical drive and use that instead of your SATA CD drive which will free up a SATA port. You can buy PATA DVD-ROM/CD-RW drives for about £10.
#21
I had the same one a week ago for £89.99.

Anyone knows if they do price promice?

Thanks
#22
Mansfield193;1684787
Now you've got me,
If i give you my spec AMd 4800 Dualx2 , 4 Gig 800mhz Ram, Geforce 8800GTX 768mb Ram, ( The motherboard has 4 sata ports that are taken up with CDrom , DVD Writer and the 2 Hard Drives i have in my machine,) so i want to add another Hard Drive via Sata ( infact this samsung drive. )

Dont know if you can help.

Yea you can get a 'clunk-clunk-fail' card that's either slow or just plain nasty ... OR you can buy a decent one from £30 upwards ... then theres my solution ...

Decent card = say £35.

Decent dual core mobo with 5 SATA ports = £71 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/129125
Highly overclockable Intel dual core CPU = £49 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/132064
This CPU can go a long way in overclocking terms.
Cooler for the overclock = £15 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/105994

Total: £135

For a decent card = £35, so lets take that away and you have £100.

Sell current mobo + CPU for a reasonable @ £50 = £50 for upgrade.
You could probably get more.

Get this, better, mobo for another £25 if you can afford it for yet another SATA and 2 x eSATA instead of 1 as well as better overclocking = http://www.ebuyer.com/product/129126

Overclocking isn't all that difficult, some people think it is but it's mainly down to hardware. Theres MILLIONS of help on it. This setup is lightyears ahead of AMD's.

Pros: This setup means you have the expansion you want plus you can go buy a cheapo quad core later if you want to as well as having compatabilty with the brand new 45n chips, which will also will be cheaper when the next gen arrives.

Cons: £50 or £75 over comparison. Crossfire technology and you have an 8800 - though this will ONLY be a problem if you want 2 cards, which you probably wont since ATIs x2 card is better bang for buck.

I'd go for the overhaul because major changes in RAM, like DD3, and also the bottlenecks created won't dramatically affect this setup until it needs another major overhaul, ie this extra 50 now could save 100s over the course of the next few years. All you need to do untill then is chip away at it with small upgrades. I'd take the £95 Asus board and look at buying a Quad Q6600 or E8xx later.

Before anyone says about OCZ RAM and P5k's not running together ... they do ... you just have to set the timings and voltage, not that I know if the posters RAM is OCZ.
#23
I got a 500gb Samsung hard drive from eBuyer about 4 months ago for £60 i think, everybody was saying how quiet it was but its honestly the loudest hard drive i have ever heard, my old 160gb Western Digital was much much quieter.

Do you reckon the hard drive i got was faulty? It’s not so much when its idle, its the seeking noise which is awful. Loading up, starting a program etc. I've only formatted 100gb of the hard drive, is this possibly why?

I guess I could have sent it back, but by the time i fitted it, installed the OS etc i really couldn’t be bothered. I don’t personally use it much as i got a laptop but it would drive me mental if used regularly.

Any advice appreciated,

Matt

[ Sorry completly forgot I posted this on the origional thread as well, any more suggestions? http://hotukdeals.com/item/97081/samsung-500gb-hd501lj-16mb-7200rpm-/?p=1014919#post1014919 ]
#24
Mansfield193
Now you've got me,
If i give you my spec AMd 4800 Dualx2 , 4 Gig 800mhz Ram, Geforce 8800GTX 768mb Ram, ( The motherboard has 4 sata ports that are taken up with CDrom , DVD Writer and the 2 Hard Drives i have in my machine,) so i want to add another Hard Drive via Sata ( infact this samsung drive. )

Dont know if you can help.


Try this; XFX REVO Card
It's only £9.99 +p&p (unless you have the free Scan delivery).

The XFX card is PCI based, and has capacity for 3 SATA drives.
It'll do RAID 0,1, JBOD etc, also has 64MB on board cache and best of all its hardware based therefore taking most (if not all) the processing needs away from your CPU.

People may say that you're limiting bandwith across the PCI interface and so on, but overall sustained data transfers are quite good, and if you're really worried, move your 2 optical drives and 1 of your current drives to the card.
#25
Matt`
I got a 500gb Samsung hard drive from eBuyer but its the loudest hard drive i have ever heard, do you reckon the hard drive i got was faulty? It’s not so much when its idle, its the seeking noise which is awful. Loading up, starting a program etc. I've only formatted 100gb of the hard drive, is this possibly why?

Only formatting 100GB of the drive makes no difference.
If the seek noise is annoying you should turn the Acoustic Management on to the quietest setting as that will help. You’ll need to download a utility from Samsung to do this.
The other way to quieten a drive is to mount it to the chassis using rubber grommets or something that helps decouple the drive from the chassis. Much of the noise that we hear from drives is due to its contact with the case. I sit my drive on a strip of acoustic foam which rests on the floor of my case and have an 80mm fan blu-tacked to its top to cool it. The fan is a low noise one and I reduce the voltage to ~5V so it’s completely silent and the temperature is ~36C. It’s a Samsung 500GB and I can’t hear any seek noise at all, not a whisper.
#26
TishoG
I had the same one a week ago for £89.99.

Anyone knows if they do price promice?

Thanks


me too :(

anyone??
#27
bluestreak56
me too :( anyone??

I don’t think they do; try asking them.
#28
Great Deal. Lowest in the market!!!
#29
Is it good for the Sky HD upgrade?
#30
TishoG
I had the same one a week ago for £89.99.

Anyone knows if they do price promice?

Thanks


Asked them. Here is the reply:


Thank you for your contact with our Customer Support Team.

As our prices change daily depending on where we source the goods from I
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If you would like to purchase the goods at the revised price you may
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#31
Help needed i have an ide pc can i use this sata drive with a sata caddy connected to my usb
#32
Anyone know how to swap this for my boot drive - ie make an exact image of my bootable drive and then remove the original boot drive?
#33
You should be able to use a program called acronis true image. It will create a image of the hard drive and put it on the new one.
#34
konky
Help needed i have an ide pc can i use this sata drive with a sata caddy connected to my usb

Yes you can.
#35
konky
Help needed i have an ide pc can i use this sata drive with a sata caddy connected to my usb


Yes I have done the same.
#36
m1chaels
Anyone know how to swap this for my boot drive - ie make an exact image of my bootable drive and then remove the original boot drive?


deathtrap3000
You should be able to use a program called acronis true image. It will create a image of the hard drive and put it on the new one.


Just used Acronis true image tonight to do exactly this. I plugged the new 750gb in, quick formatted it, fired acronis up and chose 'clone disk'

It copied both partitions from my old 250gb ide disk C and D to the new sata one and it asked me to press any key to shut down.

When shut down, I removed the old ide disk and tried to reboot, it wouldnt :-( Vista said I needed to repair some files, so I booted the vista disk, chose repair and now it booted and is running perfectly!

Easy peasy! :thumbsup:
#37
jbrad
Just used Acronis true image tonight to do exactly this. I plugged the new 750gb in, 'quick formatted' it, fired acronis up and chose 'clone disk':

It’s recommended that you do a ‘full format’ of a new drive as this picks up most errors on the disc and saves you down the line. It’s especially important that you do this for the partition that the OS is installed on as if that’s get corrupt you can start seeing strange errors and instabilities that you might think are due to something else.
It does take a long time to run a full format of a 750GB drive though.

I installed mine last night and am pleased so far by how quiet and cool running it initially seems; I haven’t fully tested it yet. I’ve left it on the standard settings as the seek noise is inaudible due to the way I’ve installed it. In the past I’ve always set it to the quietest setting which does reduce performance. I copied over 400GB of data to the drive and couldn’t hear it at all and it only reached 35C.

Note: You can download a tool from Samsung’s website which allows you to set the drive’s parameters and test it for artefacts. There have been a lot of reports that the utility reports false negatives on this new series of drives so if you do use this software I suggest you find out whether this issue has been resolved.
#38
Agharta
It’s recommended that you do a ‘full format’ of a new drive as this picks up most errors on the disc and saves you down the line. It’s especially important that you do this for the partition that the OS is installed on as if that’s get corrupt you can start seeing strange errors and instabilities that you might think are due to something else.
It does take a long time to run a full format of a 750GB drive though.


Thanks for the info, I'll try to be more patient next time :thumbsup:

I also didnt realise you can set the drive to a quieter setting, its not a lot of use to me (see below) but would be to a mate, I presume this setting is done with the tool from samsung website?

My htpc which contained 4 hard drives, c2d plus an 8800 card all crammed in a silverstone case was impossible to keep cool and quiet. I got so fed up with it I took all the guts out, put them in a cheap large akasa case and buried it under the floor in the large crawl space below my lounge, peace at last and cool as a cucumber! Its been there 6 months now and doesnt even get as dusty as the pc in my office.

I kept the silverstone case rather than have a large gap in my rack but now it only acts as the on/off switch and usb2 dvd drive holder, if we ever get burgled, some scrote is going to be well disappointed when he takes the lid off :-D
#39
jbrad
I also didnt realise you can set the drive to a quieter setting, its not a lot of use to me (see below) but would be to a mate, I presume this setting is done with the tool from samsung website?

Yes it is. It needs to run from a bootable medium such as a floppy disk and they don’t provide a bootable ISO image that you can burn to CD unlike Hitachi and Seagate; I find that the most convenient way to use these utilities.
#40
woop just ordered!

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