Samsung F4 EcoGreen 2TB 32MB 5400RPM 3.5 Inch SATA-II Internal Hard Drive - 3 Year Warranty - £55.98 @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Samsung F4 EcoGreen 2TB 32MB 5400RPM 3.5 Inch SATA-II Internal Hard Drive - 3 Year Warranty - £55.98 @ Amazon

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Samsung F4 EcoGreen 2TB 32MB 5400RPM 3.5 Inch SATA-II Internal Hard Drive - 3 Year Warranty £55.98 @ Amazon
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1 Like #1
Make sure you select 'traditional packaging', it's the same price (£55.98) but there's a much better chance of your drive turning up in full working order over the rather skimpy 'Frustration-Free' postage option.
#2
Cheapest yet? Voted hot!
#3
Loving the way that these drives are coming down in price.

I've almost used up my 4TB of storage across 2x RAID0 & 2x 1.5TB.
May have to grab a couple of these soon.
#4
Thanks. Just ordered.
suspended#5
ace price!
#6
Are these the ones that dont work well in NAS? I have a Dlink-320 (i think) will this work?
#7
*Sloman*
Are these the ones that dont work well in NAS? I have a Dlink-320 (i think) will this work?
My friend has 2 in Netgear NAS duo without any problems.
#8
LD2DVD
*Sloman*
Are these the ones that dont work well in NAS? I have a Dlink-320 (i think) will this work?

My friend has 2 in Netgear NAS duo without any problems.

Coolio thank you will order 2, anyone want to buy a samsung f3 1TB ? ;)
#9
Does anyone know if it was this drive that had the issue with firmware that needed to be upgrade to stop data corruption or was it another manf.

All1
#10
Ordered one so i can finally be fully backed up!

Edited By: marcosdjcm on May 03, 2011 13:36
#11
These are the drives that need to firmware upgrade
1 Like #12
Same price on Ebuyer

Also i posted this a month ago & some info in here you might find interesting

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-hd204ui-spinpoint-f4-2tb-hard-drive-sata-5400rpm-32mb-cache-oem-59-79-de/903668
#13
Great value for money pound per gb heat added
#14
Mikuru
Same price on Ebuyer

Also i posted this a month ago & some info in here you might find interesting

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-hd204ui-spinpoint-f4-2tb-hard-drive-sata-5400rpm-32mb-cache-oem-59-79-de/903668


Does ebuyer have the 3 year warranty?
#15
Be really careful with Amazons packaging, its a joke. A hdd, in a tiny plastic container and then jammed into a cardboard envelope. If the postie drops it through your mailbox, it could very easily bork your drive. You would invalidate your warranty if you returned the drive to Samsung in the same packaging. None of the drives being made in the last couple of months will need a firmware upgrade.

Im not sure what samsung were playing at, releasing a firmware update with the same revision number but get some of these before Seagate destroy them.

Edited By: botler on May 03, 2011 15:32
#16
Are These compatible with Imacs (17",1.9ghz,(160gb Serial ATA 1.5Gb/s (removed))
Just bought one without memory/hard drive?
Would you need to buy the other two items bits aswell i.e.
(This item: Samsung F4 EcoGreen 2TB 32MB 5400RPM 3.5 Inch SATA-II Internal Hard Drive - 3 Year Warranty - OEM by Samsung £55.98)
1X SATA POWER ADAPTER CABLE AND 1X SATA DATA CABLE by NO BRAND £0.90
Molex to 2 SATA Internal Power Splitter Cable by Startech £0.32
Cheers
#17
I ordered one from Amazon about a month ago and I didn't have any problem with the packaging.

They probably had a lot of complaints.

It came in a box with bubble rap and the drive was in a plastic shell.

I have 3 of these, good drives for storage, saves the time and space of dvds but I would recommend buying in pairs and making two copies of all data.

Not the fastest drives and nowhere as fast as the 7200rpm F3 drives.
It's about time Samsung made a 7200rpm version of this drive.
1 Like #18
You only need the cables if you don't already have them!

Have a look inside the Mac, chances are you have the sata psu since the old sata drive was removed, just get the sata data cable.
#19
StealMySoda
These are the drives that need to firmware upgrade

Many thanks for the info StealMySoda does anyone know how we can tell if they are older ones that need fix or newer one that have had the firmware update done.

All1
banned#20
Finally bought this drive. Im glad its from Amazon aswell, as it means that the 3 year warranty will be with Samsung, as the drive will not be a grey import. Even if it was directly with Amazon, it still wouldnt be a problem, since their CS is very good. Voted hot and also went for the traditional packaging.
2 Likes #21
Alloneword
StealMySoda
These are the drives that need to firmware upgrade

Many thanks for the info StealMySoda does anyone know how we can tell if they are older ones that need fix or newer one that have had the firmware update done.

All1


If it is manufactured after November 2010 it will have the updated firmware.
banned#22
BTW guys, for your peace of mind, I would 'update' the firmware anyway, since its simple enough.

Heres the link: http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/faqView.do?b2b_bbs_msg_id=386

Basically, all you do is download the firmware and burn it to a cd. Disconnect all other drives other then the F4 and restart the computer with the new created CD. Make sure that the optical drive is the first bootable drive in your bios and follow the instructions.

I know people have said that any of these drives manufactures past November 2010 should have the new firmware, but ebuyer have in red writing "FOR USE WITH NAS DRIVES, WE RECOMMEND INSTALLING THIS FIRMWARE UPDATE BEFORE USING:"

Im sure ebuyer wont have outstanding stock from last November, yet they have not removed the message. Even if u dont intend to use the hard drive in a NAS setup, the firmware updated after November 2010 should have removed the need for updating the firmware and for ebuyer to display that message.
#23
crofter
If it is manufactured after November 2010 it will have the updated firmware.

Bingo that's what i needed to know many thanks crofter

All1
#24
Is there much real world performance difference between this and say a 7200 RPM drive?

I know it wont make any difference for movies etc, but how about say gaming, or running the OS from the drive?
#25
Anyone have one of these installed in Windows XP? If so, how did you go about setting it up (Align Tool, Gparted, etc?), and has it caused any issues?

If you use this under XP and then later on switch to Windows 7, will you get any benefits that you would have if you had installed it in Windows 7 in the first place (assuming there are benefits, maybe more space?).

I have both XP and Windows 7 installed on my main drive but still use XP only rather than 7, this would be my secondary storage drive to replace my Samsung 1.5tb.

Edited By: Xad on May 03, 2011 16:49
banned#26
Xad
Anyone have one of these installed in Windows XP? If so, how did you go about setting it up (Align Tool, Gparted, etc?), and has it caused any issues?

If you use this under XP and then later on switch to Windows 7, will you get any benefits that you would have if you had installed it in Windows 7 in the first place (assuming there are benefits, maybe more space?).

I have both XP and Windows 7 installed on my main drive but still use XP only rather than 7, this would be my secondary storage drive to replace my Samsung 1.5tb.


I too have both XP and Windows 7 installed on my computer but tend to use the XP only, so would be interested in the answer to this aswell.

I intend to carry on using xp on a 7200rpm drive and have this as an additional drive for storage of videos and pictures. Would i need to do anything other then plug and play?
#27
Damn I just ordered this from Amazon 24 hours ago and paid £6 more for it! :(
banned#28
I purchased two of these from Scan for £107.98 for my LG NAS, they reguarly appear on their today only pages. Superb drives. Filling up with my ripped Blu Ray collection.
#29
There is a big difference between this and say a 7200 F3. I wouldn't use it for the os. but for storage.

The last one I bought from Amazon a few months back was manufactured in January.
You only need the firmware if you use it for AHCI or RAID. (NCQ - Native Command Queuing).

I used a USB stick to boot into Dos. I think you can check the firmware version before hand.
1 Like #30
FatherTed
Damn I just ordered this from Amazon 24 hours ago and paid £6 more for it! :(
Send them an email via their contact form, they'll give you back difference, i know it worked for my for my last drive.
#31
im thinking of upgrading my old pc hdd with this will it support it??? its a philips ,MT2000
#32
ronc011
Are These compatible with Imacs (17",1.9ghz,(160gb Serial ATA 1.5Gb/s (removed))
Just bought one without memory/hard drive?
Would you need to buy the other two items bits aswell i.e.
(This item: Samsung F4 EcoGreen 2TB 32MB 5400RPM 3.5 Inch SATA-II Internal Hard Drive - 3 Year Warranty - OEM by Samsung £55.98)
1X SATA POWER ADAPTER CABLE AND 1X SATA DATA CABLE by NO BRAND £0.90
Molex to 2 SATA Internal Power Splitter Cable by Startech £0.32
Cheers


Im changing my 1tb in my 27" iMac and also putting in the crucial 64 gb which is also on HUKD today in the spare hdd slot. Cant wait
#33
GFunk
Cheapest yet?
Not quite, scan has a pair on sale for 108 every once in a while. But for a single drive it does seem the best deal.
#34
Mikuru
Same price on Ebuyer

Also i posted this a month ago & some info in here you might find interesting

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-hd204ui-spinpoint-f4-2tb-hard-drive-sata-5400rpm-32mb-cache-oem-59-79-de/903668


just ordered one with ebuyer. that was the push I needed :)
#35
caddyroo
ronc011
Are These compatible with Imacs (17",1.9ghz,(160gb Serial ATA 1.5Gb/s (removed))
Just bought one without memory/hard drive?
Would you need to buy the other two items bits aswell i.e.
(This item: Samsung F4 EcoGreen 2TB 32MB 5400RPM 3.5 Inch SATA-II Internal Hard Drive - 3 Year Warranty - OEM by Samsung £55.98)
1X SATA POWER ADAPTER CABLE AND 1X SATA DATA CABLE by NO BRAND £0.90
Molex to 2 SATA Internal Power Splitter Cable by Startech £0.32
Cheers


Im changing my 1tb in my 27" iMac and also putting in the crucial 64 gb which is also on HUKD today in the spare hdd slot. Cant wait


Dont know if The Powerpc g5 I'm hoping to 'resurrect' can handle SSD, perhaps my Early 2006 Intel Mac can handle SSD, not sure?
It has a dead optical drive can you remove it and put the SSD in it's place?
Anyone know the hard drive capacity limit on a 17" Power PC 1.9ghz? (Serial ATA (1.5Gb/s))?
#36
Xad
FatherTed
Damn I just ordered this from Amazon 24 hours ago and paid £6 more for it! :(
Send them an email via their contact form, they'll give you back difference, i know it worked for my for my last drive.


Ok, I've just contacted them to see. Thanks :)
#37
WTF! The price has gone up to £60.65! :(
#38
Just got this shoved through my letterbox.

Yes - even with "traditional packaging" it fitted through my small letterbox. I'm absoutely fuming. It has a 1mm thick outer carboard packaging and the hard drive is in the standard thin plastic antistatic clam. It fell the 1 meter drop from my letterbox onto a solid hard surface.

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#39
When are Amazon going to understand the need to pack these delicate items properly? Goodness knows how many of us have left feedback about it on their site. I know they are very good about replacing goods or refunding money but quite frankly we just don't need the hassle. Order from Scan or Dabs and see how a hard drive should be packaged.
#40
I had the same. 2 hard drives rattling around inside a cardboard box with a flimsy bit of paper for filing. Absolutely no protection. I have returned mine and aasked for replacements as I can not risk loosing all my data due to a hard drive failure because of their lack of packing to protect the item.

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