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Samsung F4 EcoGreen 2TB 32MB 5400RPM 3.5 inch SATA-II Internal Hard Drive £61.94 delivered @ Amazon

£61.94 @ Amazon
Credit to PhilK and Going_Digital in the eBuyer thread. Brand: Samsung Mfr Part Number: HD204UI Hard Drive Size: 2 TB Hard Disk Rotational Speed: 5400 rpm + 3 year warranty direct w… Read More
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6y, 4m agoFound 6 years, 4 months ago
Credit to PhilK and Going_Digital in the eBuyer thread.

Brand: Samsung
Mfr Part Number: HD204UI
Hard Drive Size: 2 TB
Hard Disk Rotational Speed: 5400 rpm

+ 3 year warranty direct with Samsung confirmed with warranty checker

+ Firmware upgrade recommended http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/faqView.do?b2b_bbs_msg_id=386
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#1
How certain are you of the 3yr warranty with this OEM drive?
#2
As you say it's the same price at Ebuyer http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-f4-2tb-3-5-hard-drive-ebuyer-61-94-delivered/862086 - (Amazon price matching again?).

Remember to perform your firmware update as going_digital advised in his thread:-

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

I bought one of these before Christmas at this price - no problems so far - (I haven't performed the firmware update yet...)
banned#3
McMike
How certain are you of the 3yr warranty with this OEM drive?


I bought this from Amazon you get a 3 year Manufacturer warrenty. Why would you not just because it is OEM? You always get warrentys with OEM why would this be any different?

Most HDD come OEM these days.

Also he wrote in his post that he confirmed it with the Samsung warrenty checker. How more certain does he need to be to satisy you?


Edited By: Reser on Jan 27, 2011 10:27
#4
I think it's because 'traditionally' anything PC wise which was OEM [original equipment manufacturer] always used to have a single year warranty, and 9 times out of 10, that was with the supplier, not the manufacturer.

At least, that was my understanding.

However nowadays the situation seems a bit blurred. The only way you can evere be fully sure is to use an online warranty checker with the actual serial number as advised above.

Good deal [and I'd use Amazon over Ebuyer any day]
#5
Good price, thanks
#6
Could they not at least have waited for my £66 drive to arrive before they dropped the price oO
#7
Nice and fast too, mine arrived two days ago

Here's my ATTO benchmark (on ICH9R)

http://bleddyn.co.uk/forums/ocuk/samsungf4.png
#8
I'm a bit worried about the upgrade required, looks a bit confusing.
Was just about to order, but got cold feet
1 Like #9
catherton
I'm a bit worried about the upgrade required, looks a bit confusing.Was just about to order, but got cold feet

The update is fairly straightforward if you know how to create a bootable cd/usb flash drive. Don't be put off, I'm sure one of us will helpyou out when your ready.
#10
marktime
catherton
I'm a bit worried about the upgrade required, looks a bit confusing.Was just about to order, but got cold feet


The update is fairly straightforward if you know how to create a bootable cd/usb flash drive. Don't be put off, I'm sure one of us will helpyou out when your ready.


I need to do one also. Don't have time to get to it.
Ordered mine when they were 66. GRRRR...
#11
marktime
catherton
I'm a bit worried about the upgrade required, looks a bit confusing.Was just about to order, but got cold feet
The update is fairly straightforward if you know how to create a bootable cd/usb flash drive. Don't be put off, I'm sure one of us will helpyou out when your ready.

Thanks, appreciate that help
#12
Green-> slow

IMO the extra time it takes to copy large files, defragging etc and power of the whole PC being on whilst this is being completed negates the energy saving ;)
#13
jaydeeuk1
Green-> slow

IMO the extra time it takes to copy large files, defragging etc and power of the whole PC being on whilst this is being completed negates the energy saving ;)


This is a storage drive - no need to defragment. Green series are not good for OS installation. As a storage you do not need it to be very fast.
#14
jaydeeuk1
Green-> slow

IMO the extra time it takes to copy large files, defragging etc and power of the whole PC being on whilst this is being completed negates the energy saving ;)


What a useless comment;

In the age of SSD's who is going to use this as a system drive? It's NOT slow. So stop making up ****, It's an AWESOME drive for an AWESOME Price. Get over it already. Jeez!
#15
Bought for my server! Cheers OP
#16
im thinking of getting this to replace a 500GB drive in my external USB drive box. BUT will i be able to upgrade the drive's firmware using the download that is available? i think the drive may have to be connected to the primary SATA which on my system it wont be..i dont have SATA on my motherboard. The external USB box has 2x500GB drives mirrored using RAID.
This is a great price of 2TB drive AND its latest generation (F4) which has large 677GB platters.
banned#17
2 x F3 or one of these?
#18
Will Amazon price match themselves? I was already thinking of returning my £66 one because I don't think I'll use 2tb!
#19
montblanc
Will Amazon price match themselves? I was already thinking of returning my £66 one because I don't think I'll use 2tb!


I bought this drive 4 days ago, had it delivered today and I too have emailed them about the price difference. I had a reply pretty much within 5 minutes by some dunce that they would NOT refund the difference. I have subsequently made a more detailed enquiry, outlining that I can easily return the £66 order and re-order for £61 and waste Amazon resources in doing so. Yet to receive a subsequent response.

:)

EDIT: Just got another mail.. "Refunds usually go through within 2 to 3 business days and you will see this amount credited on your next statement". win!



Edited By: r5ingh on Jan 27, 2011 18:30: pwnt
#20
r5ingh
montblanc
Will Amazon price match themselves? I was already thinking of returning my £66 one because I don't think I'll use 2tb!


I bought this drive 4 days ago, had it delivered today and I too have emailed them about the price difference. I had a reply pretty much within 5 minutes by some dunce that they would NOT refund the difference. I have subsequently made a more enquiry, outlining that I can easily return the £66 order and re-order for £61 and waste Amazon resources in doing so. Yet to receive a subsequent response.

:)

EDIT: Just got another mail.. "Refunds usually go through within 2 to 3 business days and you will see this amount credited on your next statement". win!



Well done! Glad to see some of the folks at Amazon are reasonable about these things :)
#21
The reason I asked about the warranty is I have been stung before with OEM drives (ebuyer) and the product page on Amazon didn't state a warranty period that I could see. This is what Amazon had to say when I queried it with them (asking why the 1.5Tb explicitly states 3yr warranty but the 2Tb doesn't).

"Hello Mr M,

Thank you for contacting Amazon.co.uk with your enquiry.

All electronic items purchased from Amazon.co.uk come with a one year warranty from the manufacturer, unless otherwise stated.

Hence I can confirm the item "Samsung F4 EcoGreen 2TB 32MB 5400RPM 3.5 inch SATA-II Internal Hard Drive - OEM" has a warranty of one year.

"We currently do not offer an extended warranty on the electronics items sold on our website. If the details on the Product Description page state that the item has a warranty greater than 12 months, then this warranty is with the manufacturer and not Amazon.co.uk. If you believe you are eligible under this warranty you will need to contact the manufacturer directly."

Scan seem to be on the ball with OEM warranties, and the warranty reverts to them if the manufacturer won't honour what Scan have stated on their product page.
#22
My F4 from Amazon has a 3 year warranty.
#23
I checked my drive with the Samsung warranty checker - shows warranty till 2014 - Purchased from Amazon 4 days ago.
#24
hwat..
so now the 2TB single one is cheap..

any guesses when we will have the 10TB hdd at this price?
#25
Sorry can someone unexpire, touchscreen :(
#26
Great price,I just ordered one,not sure how to upgrade the firmware but will work it out. :)
1 Like #27
I've already got the an F4 (HD204UI) - wasn't aware of the need to firmware update till I read this.
The drives been perfect. No issues so far.
But want to update firmware, just in case.
Can I use Hirens Boot CD - http://www.hiren.info/
OR this http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd-on-usb-disk
I'm assuming the boot disk needs SATA drivers/support for it to work.
Anyone have any other suggestions?
Many thanks

Edited By: simbachips on Jan 27, 2011 23:47
#28
simbachips
I've already got the an F4 (HD204UI) - wasn't aware of the need to firmware update till I read this.
The drives been perfect. No issues so far.
But want to update firmware, just in case.
Can I use Hirens Boot CD - http://www.hiren.info/
OR this http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd-on-usb-disk
I'm assuming the boot disk needs SATA drivers/support for it to work.
Anyone have any other suggestions?
Many thanks

Use this guide to upgrade firmware, dead simple

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1597038
#29
Heh, ordered for £66
#30
Thanks Ashfp, will give it a try later 2nite
#31
Do not buy!! Mine arrived today with a THUD on the ground!!! Sent via royal mail. I contacted amazon to complain and they agreed that an item such as this should of been sent via a courier. So theyve sent a reurns form and I've ordered http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/western-digital-caviar-2tb-sataii-64mb-amazon-co-uk-69/867550


as this item comes boxed!!!! http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61L731zNX4L._AA1500_.jpg
#32
Mine arrived yesterday in their standard DVD style boxes and indeed did THUD on the doormat. Confidence of this surviving the warranty - low. I'll be returning the drive.

Amazon 'Packaging' for this deal.
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs242.snc6/179007_10150095742891494_582546493_6460918_2538633_n.jpg



Edited By: hambrook on Feb 03, 2011 13:23: Added picture
#33
Ha - Did you guys actually open it? Blessing in disguise. Mine came in DVD style boxes. In fact, they had a Plexor DVD drive label on as well as a Samsung sticker. Odd. Opened it - I'd been sent 2 DVD drives!
#34
Yesss opened it up hence the picture, even plugged it in but confidence not high as I heard the thud it made when it hit the deck. Identical drive, £2 cheaper coming tomorrow with free next day delivery from Scan, courier not Daily Mail frizbee service :-D
#35
Just a note to say that the same thing happened to me too; the packaging was exactly the same as the photo above. Unfortunately, I think it may have damaged the drive because I tried it on three computers and the bios on them just won't detect the drive. I've sent it back for a replacement; fingers crossed it's the drive that was damaged and not my computers having issues with new hard drives ;)
#36
hambrook
Mine arrived yesterday in their standard DVD style boxes and indeed did THUD on the doormat. Confidence of this surviving the warranty - low. I'll be returning the drive.

Amazon 'Packaging' for this deal.
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs242.snc6/179007_10150095742891494_582546493_6460918_2538633_n.jpg




For a hard disk that packaging really is poor. I'm assuming this is Amazon standard practice? Enough to make me purchase elsewhere tbh.
#37
catherton
marktime
catherton
I'm a bit worried about the upgrade required, looks a bit confusing.Was just about to order, but got cold feet
The update is fairly straightforward if you know how to create a bootable cd/usb flash drive. Don't be put off, I'm sure one of us will helpyou out when your ready.
Thanks, appreciate that help

Well,
if you're still watching this thread..................

I'm running XP, the HD is recognised by the computer, is in the list of devices in device manager, but not present in my computer and I can't access or use it. After a lot of internet reading I don't appear to have a sata controller & can't find a driver so it looks like it will have to go back.
#38
@catherton the drive connects to the computer via SATA. if you dont have one of those then how can the computer recognise the drive??
there should be two cables running from the drive, a power and a data cable.
#39
northerngeek
@catherton the drive connects to the computer via SATA. if you dont have one of those then how can the computer recognise the drive??there should be two cables running from the drive, a power and a data cable.

I have a sata cable connecting the drive to the board and it is the list of devices. I said sata controller, not cable seems to be missing

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