Samsung F1 HD640JJ 640GB SATAII 16MB - £58.39 Delivered!!! Fastest NON-RAPTOR DRIVE!!! - HotUKDeals
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This drive has just been released, it uses 2 * 320gb platters and gives about 95mb/sec avg read, its the same speed as the 1TB samsung f1, it has less cache than it but has 1 less platter so less movement is needed so the speed is the same.

VERY fast drive, very quiet:) The western digital 640gb isnt as good, it has about same read speed but slower access times and noisier and more expensive. This is the new best bang for buck drive, atleast until the 320gb version hits the uk shores.

Free delivery if you signed up for the free delivery for life deal or sign up here: Free delivery at Scan with AVSForums and 5 posts http://www.avforums.com/forums/scan_offer.php

This will beat the 150GB raptor in the vast majority of tests btw, only slower in access times and 1 or 2 tests. The 300GB Velociraptor is faster than this in virtually all tests but is £193 and noisy and less than half the capacity.
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#1
[size=2]Free delivery at Scan with AVSForums and 5 posts http://www.avforums.com/forums/scan_offer.php[/size]

:thumbsup:
suspended#2
thx for the link, updated post now. This is also probably the best GB/£1 drive too!
suspended#3
31p short, buy these for 42p to qualify for free delivery: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=594398

Those who signed up for free delivery for life from the deals posted over the last 2yrs have a £20 min order instead of £50 so we dont have to worry about that:)

You can signup for the £20 exc.VAT min order here:

http://forums.hexus.net/scan-care-hexus/138839-scan2hexus-free-shipping-information-rules.html
http://forums.hexus.net/scan-care-hexus/138836-scan2hexus-free-shipping-setup-guide.html
banned#4
The limit is 50 ex vat.

you'll need to buy something else to get to the correct price
#5
vixygwim
A few pennies short of the £50 ex VAT MOV, don't think they'd cancel the order just because of that though.


Sounds like you've not taken advantage of Scan Free del before. If the order doesn't meet the required value for free del then the option for free del simply doesn't appear at checkout. It works much better this way than allowing all orders to come through and then spending another age to chase customers up (and delaying their order whilst doing so) to say that they're a tuppence short :)
#6
How does it compare against this one in terms of access times?
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139739
suspended#7
mikeyp;2186851
How does it compare against this one in terms of access times?
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139739


The 640gb is faster than the 750gb, the 750gb isnt as fast as the 1TB as it uses 3 * 250gb platters or atleast the earlier batches did, no-one is sure of the newer batches. The 640gb uses 2 * 320gb platters which have high disk density per square inch so can read more data with a smaller amount of movement so is faster. There are rumours newer batches of teh 750gb use 3 * 320gb platters but are short stroked so that all of the 1tb isnt usable only 750gb of it but no-one is sure, samsung refuses to answer.

Hopefully some proper reviews will be out of this drive soon showing access times for bootup speed, game loading times etc, at the moment we've been going off people's own review on forums as some european countries have had the 320gb samsung f1 and 640gb samsung f1 for over 1 month now, samsung cant make these fast enough as the F1 series is incredibly popular and samsung isnt a volume harddrive maker but will likely expand as its received an order of about 250,000 drives from an OEM recently.

So go for the 640gb unless you need more space get the 1TB.
#8
Should be good have the 750gb and its excellent
#9
vixygwim
Well I put through an order for ~£15 ex. VAT a few months ago by "accident" when I first signed up through Avforums.. it went through with free delivery.

I read a post the other day reporting the same experience.. order value below £20 ex VAT slipped through.


I put in an order to the value of £25 ex VAT on Friday and it got rejected. I shortly afterwards received an email to give me the option of paynig 6 or 7 quid shipping. I ended up cancelling.

So...

Is it 20 or 50??? This is getting confusing. I have an avforums account, but I see the hexus links above say 20. So what should someone in my position do in order to purchase a £25 ex VAT item and get free shipping from scan (without needing to bundle a bunch of items with it)? Is there a way anymore?

Thanks!
#10
Ive ordered stuff off of scan for less than £20 sometimes £5 and still got my avforums free delivery.
#11
Would I be able to use this along side this? - [email protected][email protected][email protected]wItem" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://[email protected][email protected][email protected]wItem
#12
RobG81
Ive ordered stuff off of scan for less than £20 sometimes £5 and still got my avforums free delivery.


How recently was that? Myself and another person on Friday didn't get through on that deal with items of approx £25 ex VAT. On a prior occassion I ordered something and got free shipping though.
banned#13
sounds like they've tightened up cos of people taking the pee...

it's 50 quid ex vat on av forums now anyway.
#14
Zak_K
Would I be able to use this along side this? - [email protected][email protected][email protected]wItem" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://[email protected][email protected][email protected]wItem


Not unless you manage to squash the 3.5" drive into 2.5" size :)

father murphy
sounds like they've tightened up cos of people taking the pee...

it's 50 quid ex vat on av forums now anyway.


Sounds like it, and I think people need to start considering this when they go about voting retail items cold in future. For example, there was a drive dock at Maplins for 24 quid that people were voting cold because it's just under 20 at Scan. However factoring in the carriage charges at Scan, the Maplins item was cheaper, yet numpties were coming in saying it's cold.
banned#15
I have a hammer you can use to fit it in....
#16
zetsurin
Not unless you manage to squash the 3.5" drive into 2.5" size :)


In that case, would you be able to recommend anything I can use to add an extra HDD (this one) to my laptop.
#17
Ordered after I missed the 1TB deal. Cheers for this mate, hottt
#18
Zak_K
In that case, would you be able to recommend anything I can use to add an extra HDD (this one) to my laptop.


Yes, bangs for bucks this is very hard to beat: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=788371

I am in the same situation as you though, and cannot decide on precisely the enclosure or whether I even want an enclosure as the drive is for backup and I have a number of drives I want to switch between frequently yet only use a laptop and a PS3. I have also been considering this (and I know the risks with exposed electronics :thumbsup:)

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/productinfo.asp?WebProductID=550155

or

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/productinfo.asp?WebProductID=810288

If you only have the 1 drive to play with, the IcyBox in the 1st link is a good option I would say.

I'm currently suffering quite a deal of bruising due to my feet regularly hitting my face as I ponder the fact that I could have bundled my £30 item with the 1tb drive I bought from scan not a week prior :(
#19
Theres mention of the scan free delivery being just short of the threshold, if was to purchase the Icybox, as well as this HDD would I be able to weave the shipping costs? Just registering to AVForums now...
#20
Zak_K
Theres mention of the scan free delivery being just short of the threshold, if was to purchase the Icybox, as well as this HDD would I be able to weave the shipping costs? Just registering to AVForums now...


Actually, it seems you will have to pay shipping. Just dug up a link someone originally recommended to me in the 1tb drive thread that appears to come out cheaper shipped:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143544

Not sure what the quality is like in comparison to the IcyBox enclosure though, anyone qualified care to chime in?

EDIT (again): If someone can vouch for the Sumvision at ebuyer I might just grab that.
banned#21
Zak_K
Theres mention of the scan free delivery being just short of the threshold, if was to purchase the Icybox, as well as this HDD would I be able to weave the shipping costs? Just registering to AVForums now...


If it's over 50 ex vat - you should be fine.
#22
zetsurin
Actually, it seems you will have to pay shipping. Just dug up a link someone originally recommended to me in the 1tb drive thread that appears to come out cheaper shipped:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143544

Not sure what the quality is like in comparison to the IcyBox enclosure though, anyone qualified care to chime in?

EDIT (again): If someone can vouch for the Sumvision at ebuyer I might just grab that.

Going by the ebuyer reviews I'm leaning towards this:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/130454
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143544
suspended#23
Zak_K;2188157
Going by the ebuyer reviews I'm leaning towards this:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/130454
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143544


the 500gb samsung uses 2 * 250gb platters, not 320gb platters so it only gets 80mb/sec avg read instead of 95mb/sec avg read but as you arent using it as your OS drive and just to store things on that shouldnt matter too much.
#24
"This drive has just been released..."

I'm a little wary of drives new on the market. Unless you need that speed (and most of us don't) it can be better to go for the proven product unless you are going to mirror these at least. Hard drives are not what they used to be.
suspended#25
first of all the drive has been out for nearly 2 months in some countries, 2nd of all new drives are far more reliable than older drives, we arent talking about a new car which might have electrical problems or a dodgy gear box, we are talking about a harddrive.
#26
#27
the f1 1tb has terrible crash issues on the web there proving unreliable so id be hesitant on this being new as well....
suspended#28
pav;2189016


Only by £1, would work out at £66.60 if the 640gb was 750gb but this is a faster drive so definately worth £1 more!!!
#29
Seen reviews on these and they are VERY fast by all accounts!
Voted hot!
#30
Any reviews of this beast?
#31
actually the WD640gb doesn't have the same slower seek times as the 320gb model so i'd say the samsung isn't any faster.

and they're the same price give or take a pound where i am looking at least.

my money goes to WD, i trust WD which is why i also have 8TB of lovely WD drives :whistling:....samsung F1 has a shady reputation so far....lot's of reported RMA's.
suspended#32
the 640gb WD does have slow seek times, maybe not as much as the 320gb WD but its still slower than the samsung, more expensive and noisier. Win Win for samsung:) As for a shady rep i've seen VERY few reports of the drives having problems.
#33
If i get a hard drive caddy would it make this a external drive.
#34
hajj_3
the 640gb WD does have slow seek times, maybe not as much as the 320gb WD but its still slower than the samsung, more expensive and noisier. Win Win for samsung:) As for a shady rep i've seen VERY few reports of the drives having problems.


it's not wise to talk absolute BS sometimes - http://techreport.com/articles.x/14380/13

you know more than tech report? :whistling:

and the only reason the 320GB has slow seeks is because of the default AAM which can be disabled easily - both companies 320gb platter drives are extremely fast and very similar.

as far as RMA's on the 1TB F1 ...unless you've been living in a hole or you don't frequent many forums there's no way you would have missed it.

pwned? :p
suspended#35
i suggest you read some more reviews mate as the access times differ from review to review. And yes i do read forums, i read overclockers.co.uk forums daily, seen VERY few rmas of samsung f1 drives on there.

So definately not pwned:P
#36
If the handbags are away could you help with my question you's seem to know your stuff. :thumbsup: :)
#37
Yes mate the appropriate caddy would make this a external and portable HD ;)
#38
Could you point me to one that would work with this?

Thanks in advance
#39
This Will give you the 31p needed to make it £50 ex vat if anyone is worried about it not being enough.
banned#40
Or if you're not a tight-ass - go to offer one on today only (super saves) for some other cheap goodies.... :)

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