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Samsung F1 1tb HDD 32mb cache: £87.95 delivered

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Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB Hard Drive SATAII *32MB Cache* - OEM Specification Value Product Description Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD103UJ - hard drive - 1 TB - SATA-300 Type Hard drive - interna… Read More
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Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB Hard Drive SATAII *32MB Cache* - OEM

Specification Value
Product Description Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD103UJ - hard drive - 1 TB - SATA-300
Type Hard drive - internal
Form Factor 3.5" x 1/3H
Dimensions (WxDxH) 10.2 cm x 14.7 cm x 2.6 cm
Weight 0.6 kg
Capacity 1 TB
Interface Type Serial ATA-300
Data Transfer Rate 300 MBps
Average Seek Time 8.9 ms
Spindle Speed 7200 rpm
Buffer Size 32 MB
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#1
http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/8858/f1kt2.jpg
#2
:thumbsup:Great price
#3
Is 8.9ms a good seek time?
#4
Bigfootpete
Is 8.9ms a good seek time?


You won't get much faster unless you pay the extra for a raptor or SSD.
#5
This seems to be posted constantly, although I did order (another) one earlier today from ebuyer.
#6
Can we now have the Samsung HD reliability debate? :whistling:

Good price. Rated.
#7
I have just heard from ebuyer that my first one of these has been tested as faulty and is being replaced. Used in a good quality external metal case, no knocks and running faily cool. Be wary!
#9
Just spent half and hour destroying two hard discs so the computers can be taken to be recycled. Immense fun :)
#10
Prices are still falling, good buy at around £70..
#11
bought this last week from overclockers.co.uk => great drive! Gives 931MB
#12
Sybarite
Can we now have the Samsung HD reliability debate? :whistling:

Good price. Rated.


I've only bought samsung drives for the past 5 years, is there a debate about reliability? Ive found them to be very reliable and silent

are they going downhill?
#13
lara400
bought this last week from overclockers.co.uk => great drive! Gives 931MB


931GB ;)
#14
MBeeching
Just spent half and hour destroying two hard discs so the computers can be taken to be recycled. Immense fun :)


Half an hour???

Nail hammered through each with a club hammer and jobs done in 20 secs.
I should know, I had the task of destroying Nationwide ATM hard drives before the ATMs were de-commissioned. It was very theraputic :roll:
#15
marcosdjcm
I've only bought samsung drives for the past 5 years, is there a debate about reliability? Ive found them to be very reliable and silent

are they going downhill?


TBH I'm still undecided, but there seem to have been some reliability issues with Samsung spinpoint drives judging from the feedback on some of the retailers' websites and on here; they can die suddenly. They're certainly supposed to be quiter than average and for a branded drive v competitively priced, I'm erring towards a Seagate one though, on the grounds I'd prefer to have the 5yr guarantee, and balance that against a smaller cache and slower access time.
#16
If you are after one of these I thing these are the best value out there at the moment. According to this they are also one of the quietist!

The 750GB ones are slightly better value click (Scan - £61.09)click (Dabs - £61.94)click (Overclockers - £62.26) (£87 / 1000 * 750 = £65 - although Ebuyer have free delivery), and may be slightly quieter as they have less density.

Heated + Repped!
#17
Bad Actor;2549272
Half an hour???

Nail hammered through each with a club hammer and jobs done in 20 secs.
I should know, I had the task of destroying Nationwide ATM hard drives before the ATMs were de-commissioned. It was very theraputic :roll:


yep thats how i do it........worked in computer for 20+ years - alot as a freelance contractor...safest way and immense fun, evironmentally friendly, no but would you trsu some plonker to do it for you?....some companies advetise and charge you to 'safety' dispose of hard drives....er what? give it to someone else to remove the data, no thanks! and PAY...lol!
#18
It *is* a great price, for a great HDD.
But, you are paying a premium for a 1TB drive.

Buy a similar spec'd 750GB drive (as I did recently to fit into my FreeNAS - although, they are now discontinued) and you'll pay around £55(inc).
A shade over £42 will get you a 0.5TB drive.

If 750GB is 0.5TB + 50%. Then the cost should be: £42+£21 = £63
Therefore, £55 is excellent value for a 750GB drive.

However, if 0.5TB is £42, then 2x£42=£84
And yet this drive is more than that.

So, this is a good buy if you want as much storage as possible, in as few drives as possible.
Bad buy if you calculate cost per GB compared to other options.
And that's why I opted for 3x750GB drives in my NAS.

But... good deal for a 1TB drive. So, heat added.
#19
For those that don't want to smash their old HDD's with nails/hammers/etc, check out: DBAN.
You'll need to download an image (eg. floppy), and boot from it, before it can securely wipe your HDD. This may be of use to you if you want to give a HDD to someone else (relative/friend/etc), but, want the details on it securely removed.

Of course: this utility will destroy the data on the HDD - so make *absolutely* sure you are booting the correct PC/HDD before wiping!
Bazza's top tip: disconnect your other HDDs before you run this utility - just to make sure.
#20
Surely a nail through the hard drive won't destroy most of the data on the platters?
#21
depends if you shatter the platters :)
#22
i wouldnt even look at this if it were £50 because of it being a gamble on reliability, cold deal, samsung hard drives are rubbish. For 5 pound extra you can get Good Ol maxtor 1tb with free del http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/213263/maxtor-st3410000340as-1tb-hard-driv/ and also for £7 extra you can get a seagate 1tb hard drive with 5 years warranty, i prob wouldnt even need the warranty on both of these as have had lots of diff maxtos/seagate for 4/5 yrs now
#23
The 750GB Seagate at Aria is a much better deal (£55 delivered).
#24
blineboy
i wouldnt even look at this if it were £50 because of it being a gamble on reliability, cold deal, samsung hard drives are rubbish. For 5 pound extra you can get Good Ol maxtor 1tb with free del http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/213263/maxtor-st3410000340as-1tb-hard-driv/ and also for £7 extra you can get a seagate 1tb hard drive with 5 years warranty, i prob wouldnt even need the warranty on both of these as have had lots of diff maxtos/seagate for 4/5 yrs now

LMAO!

Maxtor more reliable than Samsung? Wow, you really missed some history in the HDD department, no one professional trusts maxtor, especially not over Samsung
#25
I thought Maxtor had been bought by Seagate, and for some time now all drives are actually Seagate rebadged?
But havent been in the know for drvies for a while now, so can someone confirm?
#26
Sybarite;2549468
TBH I'm still undecided, but there seem to have been some reliability issues with Samsung spinpoint drives judging from the feedback on some of the retailers' websites and on here; they can die suddenly. They're certainly supposed to be quiter than average and for a branded drive v competitively priced, I'm erring towards a Seagate one though, on the grounds I'd prefer to have the 5yr guarantee, and balance that against a smaller cache and slower access time.


one thing to remeber is the middleman. the couriers who deliver arent the most careful of people, and who knows how the drive has been treated throughout its journey,

in other words, it may have left the retailer or even factory in perfect working order, but by the time it gets delivered its a different story,
#27
marcosdjcm
LMAO!

Maxtor more reliable than Samsung? Wow, you really missed some history in the HDD department, no one professional trusts maxtor, especially not over Samsung


well ive had them for years and never had them messed up on me, must be "professionals" like yourself who prob cant look after them, thats why they moan about maxtor/seagate. I would go with maxtor or seagate anyday :thumbsup: maybe you need glasses the only hard drives people are having problems with that can be seen on this forum is SAMSUNG!! plus maxtor were making hard drives way before samsung, if you dont like maxtor you can always go for seagate. but wouldnt touch a samsung, id rather throw my money in a gutter,
#28
£86.94 @ Novatech ... I live locally to Novatech so these was at a better price.

I just noticed that Novatech also do free delivery which takes 3-4 days. So it's cheaper at Novatech.
#29
Two factors are the biggest causes of Hard drive deaths.

1) Mishandling of the HD at the store/warehouse, couriers and sometimes even end user..

2) Heat

Hard drives are generally really old technology (very mechanical based). I've had many HDDs over the years and currently using in my system/external drives the following old and new:

Samsung 4
Hitachi 1
Mactor 3
Seagate 2
WD 2

I've only had one HDD failure and that was a Seagate (not listed above), it came with my computer about 10 years ago. All the above drives I've got are running fine (Touch wood!).


As for Maxtor, they' seem to have had a lot of failures over the years, but they were bought out by Seagate about 3 years ago I think.
#30
tweetee
I thought Maxtor had been bought by Seagate, and for some time now all drives are actually Seagate rebadged?
But havent been in the know for drvies for a while now, so can someone confirm?


Maxtor were bought out by seagate quite a while ago. But Maxtor still have their own plant and still make their own drives.
#31
Sybarite
TBH I'm still undecided, but there seem to have been some reliability issues with Samsung spinpoint drives judging from the feedback on some of the retailers' websites and on here; they can die suddenly. They're certainly supposed to be quiter than average and for a branded drive v competitively priced, I'm erring towards a Seagate one though, on the grounds I'd prefer to have the 5yr guarantee, and balance that against a smaller cache and slower access time.


In my preference - I'd go for the Seagate 7200.11 series. They seem just as good as the Samsung's F1 in performance terms but for me the Seagate's have proved far more reliable along with Western Digital.

Performance comparisons can be made here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/3-5-hard-drive-charts/average-writetransfer-performance,659.html?p=1783%2C2028%2C1827%2C1826%2C1784
#32
To those discussing 750gb drives (I'm assuming for RAID in a NAS) .... I'd pay a bit more (ok, compared to the Aria 750Gb deal, a lot more) and go for a WD Green Power drive. Silent, long warranty, decent speed and low power consumption.
#33
blineboy
wouldnt touch a samsung, id rather throw my money in a gutter,


Wow!
#34
Bad Actor;2549272
Half an hour???

Nail hammered through each with a club hammer and jobs done in 20 secs.
I should know, I had the task of destroying Nationwide ATM hard drives before the ATMs were de-commissioned. It was very theraputic :roll:



A lot of that time was spent just looking at the 12 year old Compaq LTE5100 laptop, with its 90mhz processor. We couldn't get it to boot unfortunately.

We didn't have nails or a hammer in the office so we destroyed them through brute force.
#35
anti5580
£86.94 @ Novatech ... I live locally to Novatech so these was at a better price.

I just noticed that Novatech also do free delivery which takes 3-4 days. So it's cheaper at Novatech.



Was just coming to post this. Also the 750 gig one (which I bought) for £59.97. Both great deals. Posted that last time this was posted as a deal here - prices have always been this at novatech PLUS you get 3% quidco! :)
#36
found an even better deal today

at Aria - they are doing the WD 750GB AAKS - superb drive - very fast - very reliable

89 at Scan, 91 at novatech etc etc - £49 + VAT in superspecials comes to £66 delivered ! stonking deal :thumbsup:

IMO WELL worth the 10 quid or so over the 7200.10 - which can be a bit flaky (luck of the draw) - I had one go a bit dodgey (started failing SMART tests) and another that was dodgey on arrival - have stuck with WD since

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