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**was £56.49 price went up to £57.99 9th Feb 2010 just updated the price**

I bought a few of these from saverstore when they just came out, have not had a problem with them.
works out to be about 5.5p per GB

Samsung's F2 Series EcoGreen Drive is the ideal high capacity drive for green computing environments.The new eco-friendly hard drive, F2EG is designed to meet demand for high performance devices with lower power consumption. Samsungs EcoGreen F2 makes it possible to design storage systems with the right balance of high capacity, fast performance and energy conservation. Samsung F2EG has the worlds best areal density at 5400RPM rotation speeds. High density means more bits pass under the head faster, and it improves the drive performance. Samsung employs an advanced data recording technology, which brings the next generation technology into todays single disk platform, enabling Samsungs new 5400RPM drives to perform at current 7200RPM drive speeds. The internal SysMark test results confirms that F2EG performs as same as 7200RPM drive speeds, and even 10% faster than other green drives.
Power Requirements Voltage +5V±5%, +12V±10%
Spin-up Current (Max.) 2.0A
Seek (typical) 5.2W
Read/Write (typical) 5.6W
Idle (typical) 4.4W
Standby (typical) 1W
Sleep (typical) 1W
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#1
http://www.eksenbilgisayar.com/images/products/02/33/13/23313_buyuk.jpg
#2
looks good. might have to get one. 1tb drives seem to be quite expensive at the moment but this seems a good price. Will be good as a storage drive.


edit: although looking at prices of hard drives now they seemed to have dropped a bit since when i last looked a week or so ago.
#3
good price
#4
Good find, here's a working link!
1 Like #5
product number 173804

Is an alternative F3 version slightly more reliable, for a fiver more.

Read reviews etc.

I bought 1 of the F2's but sent it back as it was DOA.

May have been bad luck on my part, but many others had the same problem with the F2. F3 has been running fine as a MP3 drive in my PC for 7 months now.
#6
speric07
product number 173804

Is an alternative F3 version slightly more reliable, for a fiver more.

Read reviews etc.

I bought 1 of the F2's but sent it back as it was DOA.

May have been bad luck on my part, but many others had the same problem with the F2. F3 has been running fine as a MP3 drive in my PC for 7 months now.


:| I guess I was lucky to have received 7 working ones at one go, they have all been brilliant.
#7
speric07
product number 173804

Is an alternative F3 version slightly more reliable, for a fiver more.

Read reviews etc.

I bought 1 of the F2's but sent it back as it was DOA.

May have been bad luck on my part, but many others had the same problem with the F2. F3 has been running fine as a MP3 drive in my PC for 7 months now.


Nice find...was looking for a F3. Rep+
#8
Get the F3 for £58 or the F2 1.5tb for £70. Prices are changing daily on these things.
#9
Are these any good for upgrading Sky HD Boxes?
#10
f3 1tb, cant praise it enough, had a samsung spin point 250gb and there is a big difference extracting 4gb rar movies and loading apps and games and a few seconds off windows, also seems quieter, not as clunky as the spinpoint 250
#11
Seen that drive yesterday , looked ok till i seen the F3

so went for it instead from aria

ordered at 3pm here the next day by 10am :-)

my god its fast and dead quiet , cant fault it with Win 7
#12
f3 is just under £59 on scan (if you get free del) and comes with a sata cable. would say thats better value due to the increased performance you get from the higher rpm and dual 500gb platters
#13
Nice find, I wonder what one of these would be like shortstroked @100GB
Should be quite fast for a 56 quid drive...
#14
The *F3* 1TB is available at scan as a special today for £58.74 plus delivery (£6.99) = £66.95 including a SATA II cable (thanks Marshalex)
http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

Folks with more than 30 posts at AV forums get free delivery
"We have teamed up with SCAN computers to create the SCAN & AVForums loyalty programme. All AVForums members with 30 or more posts are eligible for free delivery on all orders worth £50+VAT from SCAN." See http://www.avforums.com/forums/scan_offer.php

which makes it cheaper than the ebuyer 5 day delivery at £61.40 (no cable)

for those who don't have free delivery, at scan and don't want to use ebuyer, the "special web" price from Aria (including delivery, but no cable) is £63.38 - thanks Tom-Tec!
http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/1TB+Samsung+Spinpoint+F3+SATA2+7200RPM+32MB+cache+HD103SJ+?operation=shoppingCartAdd&productId=37726&context=superSpecial
#15
Anyone know if this is suitable for a power mac g4 mirror drive doors model?

Im told i need a 3.5inch ATa 100 7200.
#16
AndyYam
Anyone know if this is suitable for a power mac g4 mirror drive doors model?

Im told i need a 3.5inch ATa 100 7200.


dont think so, try look for 3.5" IDE drives

something like this:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/129413

bit pricey probably due to manufacturers fading out production (like they are with DDR2 rams)
banned#17
If you guys want to but this drive because of its eco friendly status then thats fair enough. But if you want a faster drive, (7200rpm) and 500gb platters then you should pay £4.50 more and get the F3. Also, with the F3 from aria, you get 3 years warranty, with ebuyer, im not sure they will honour more then one.

Im not voting either way.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/599450/1tb-samsung-spinpoint-f3-sata2-7200
#18
samsungs do often get returned as they dont last very long weeks sometimes pot luck im afraid.
#19
copystuff
samsungs do often get returned as they dont last very long weeks sometimes pot luck im afraid.


Isn't this the same with all Hard drives? as long as you stay away from Maxtor(owned by Seagate) then you should be quite ok.
I am currently using 12 Samsung drives, not had a problem with any of them, same goes for the many Western Digital drives I use.
#20
888
Isn't this the same with all Hard drives? as long as you stay away from Maxtor(owned by Seagate) then you should be quite ok.
I am currently using 12 Samsung drives, not had a problem with any of them, same goes for the many Western Digital drives I use.


Nothing wrong with Maxtor. I had several drives from them before they were taken over by Seagate and they are still going strong in a frequent use environment. I also have a couple post-Seagate takeover that are also operating just fine.
#21
Hi all, I am wanting more GB and have been looking at the desktop hard-drive route, i would prefer to go down this route but im not too sure how easy these things are to install? Could anyone help??? Cheers :thumbsup:
#22
simmonds31
Hi all, I am wanting more GB and have been looking at the desktop hard-drive route, i would prefer to go down this route but im not too sure how easy these things are to install? Could anyone help??? Cheers :thumbsup:


Are you going to replace an existing one or install a new hard drive?
#23
simmonds31
Hi all, I am wanting more GB and have been looking at the desktop hard-drive route, i would prefer to go down this route but im not too sure how easy these things are to install? Could anyone help??? Cheers :thumbsup:


Google how to install a hard drive and there are loads of links and you tube videos as well...

Its easy to install..
#24
bit more expensive - but I've been using the new WD EARs drives (Green) and they are superb - much more reliable than hte older Green drives from WD apparently, use 500gb platters, and use a new type of formatting which allows for more available space :) Be warned - not so ideal for XP - as you have to go through some hoops to use on XP. For a 5400 rpm drive they are very quick

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/15TB-Western-Digital-WD15EARS-Caviar-Green-5400plusrpm-64Mb-Cache-8ms
#25
Sounds good.

Excuse my noobness, but how can a 5400rpm hard drive perform the same as a 7200rpm? Surely that would make the it a 7200 as well? :S
#26
Klis
Sounds good.
Excuse my noobness, but how can a 5400rpm hard drive perform the same as a 7200rpm? Surely that would make the it a 7200 as well? :S


A little bit of technical trickery I expect, but it still does not mean its a 7200 if it performs on par with one.
#27
jazzy1
Are you going to replace an existing one or install a new hard drive?


keep existing one in with windows on it and install an extra one hopefully. Cheers for the help guys, ill 'google it' and have a go.
#28
oops just noticed I put the image link into the direct link, its sorted now
#29
Klis
Sounds good.

Excuse my noobness, but how can a 5400rpm hard drive perform the same as a 7200rpm? Surely that would make the it a 7200 as well? :S


I'm not sure but isn't it something to do with denser platters (500gb per platter) older drives uses 334gb, 200gb

something about the older F1 drive: http://techreport.com/articles.x/14200
#30
Are these good for Sky HD box upgrades?
#31
amino
Are these good for Sky HD box upgrades?


I think so

http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/sky-hd/20734-sky-hd-harddrive-upgrade.html

I think the Sky HD box takes SATA and not IDE so this should fit. But I cant say for sure, I don't have a Sky HD box to check :)
suspended#32
REMEMBER this---If you format them useing the new format system (of which Windows 7 uses) and you use them in External cases, they will NOT work on XP or Vista PCs. So if I was u I would reformat as good old NTFS.
#33
fake price £57.99. real price £63.04

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