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Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB £39.59 delivered @ebuyer ebay outlet

£39.59 @ eBay
use dicount coupon code C2EBUYE The New Spinpoint F3, quieter, faster, greener. BY FAR the best and fastest selling Hard Drive - EVER! - 2 Platters, 32Mb Cache @ 7200rpm makes this driv… Read More
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The New Spinpoint F3, quieter, faster, greener. BY FAR the best and fastest selling Hard Drive - EVER! -

2 Platters, 32Mb Cache @ 7200rpm makes this drive a no brainer. One of the Fastest drives available and famous for its quietness.

It also features Samsung's industry-leading NoiseGuard and SilentSeek‚ technologies to eliminate acoustic noise. Servers, high-end desktops, RAID systems and DVRs are among the applications well suited to the Spinpoint drive. Only 2.8 Bel when Flat Out!

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The Samsung Spinpoint drive offers a superior combination of density, recording quality and reliability. It also features Samsung's industry-leading NoiseGuard and SilentSeek‚ technologies to eliminate acoustic noise. Servers, high-end desktops, RAID systems and DVRs are among the applications well suited to the Spinpoint drive.

• MAX.500GB Formatted Capacity Per Platter
• Serial ATA II Interface Support
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#2
The seller have 2 of the same one at a higher price any ideas? From the spec's they look the same.
Any warranty on these - ebay after all...
#3
http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/3381/hmmf.jpg

Is one OEM and one retail or..?
#4
One says Free P&P the other says + Postage and Packaging.

That might be it.
1 Like #5
Didn't notice that (Y)
#6
purchased, nice find.
#7
Is this ok to be used as the main hard drive with the OS on? I only have one slot you see :-(
#8
Nice find luqyno1. Ordered.
#9
Amazon have it for £40.99 including delivery so a saving of £1.40 not that much of a saving... maybe better with warranty etc.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-HD103SJ-internal-SATAII-7200RPM/dp/B002MQC0P8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1290256965&sr=8-1
1 Like #10
seandon2000
Is this ok to be used as the main hard drive with the OS on? I only have one slot you see :-(

Read:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/HDD-6Gbit,2528-3.html
#11
sparky.shark
Amazon have it for £40.99 including delivery so a saving of £1.40 not that much of a saving... maybe better with warranty etc.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-HD103SJ-internal-SATAII-7200RPM/dp/B002MQC0P8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1290256965&sr=8-1


http://www.scan.co.uk/products/ss1tb-samsung-hd103sj-spinpoint-f3-sata-3gb-s-7200rpm-32mb-cache-89-ms-ncq-oem

£40.46 if you live near to Bolton and can go pick it up.
1 Like #12
seandon2000
Is this ok to be used as the main hard drive with the OS on? I only have one slot you see :-(


Yes it's fine. I use it on a SFF PC with one partition for the o/s and a 900Gb data partition.
The disc is very quiet and runs cool. It is also faster than some of the older SSD discs!

http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/high_end_drives.html
#13
Tommoxyz
seandon2000
Is this ok to be used as the main hard drive with the OS on? I only have one slot you see :-(


Yes it's fine. I use it on a SFF PC with one partition for the o/s and a 900Gb data partition.
The disc is very quiet and runs cool. It is also faster than some of the older SSD discs!
[url=%0Ahttp://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/high_end_drives.html]
http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/high_end_drives.html[/url]


No it is not faster than an SSD. Maybe transfer speeds.

Random writes/reads and seek times no chance, any SSD will be faster.
#14
Tommoxyz
seandon2000
Is this ok to be used as the main hard drive with the OS on? I only have one slot you see :-(
Yes it's fine. I use it on a SFF PC with one partition for the o/s and a 900Gb data partition. The disc is very quiet and runs cool. It is also faster than some of the older SSD discs!http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/high_end_drives.html

Is there any point to having 2 partitions? The only benefit I see is that you know whats where really. If your aim was to increase speed you'd need 2 disks. 1 for os 1 for data.
1 Like #15
sparky.shark

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Any warranty on these - ebay after all...

12 months stated in t&cs. It's handled through your normal ebuyer account in any case. If that's not enough putting the serial number through Samsung's site shows their own warranty extends to Jan 2014. That's 3 years.

I got one on their previous 1-day offer.
#16
Horrorwood
Tommoxyz
seandon2000
Is this ok to be used as the main hard drive with the OS on? I only have one slot you see :-(


Yes it's fine. I use it on a SFF PC with one partition for the o/s and a 900Gb data partition.
The disc is very quiet and runs cool. It is also faster than some of the older SSD discs!
[url=%0Ahttp://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/high_end_drives.html][/url]
http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/high_end_drives.html


No it is not faster than an SSD. Maybe transfer speeds.

Random writes/reads and seek times no chance, any SSD will be faster.


Please check the performance stats on the link provided.

I have several and installed several of these disks in other peoples PCs and have an old SSD (kingston) and the Samsung disc is at least as good.
#17
Horrorwood
Tommoxyz
seandon2000
Is this ok to be used as the main hard drive with the OS on? I only have one slot you see :-(


Yes it's fine. I use it on a SFF PC with one partition for the o/s and a 900Gb data partition.
The disc is very quiet and runs cool. It is also faster than some of the older SSD discs!
[url=%0Ahttp://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/high_end_drives.html][/url]
http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/high_end_drives.html


No it is not faster than an SSD. Maybe transfer speeds.

Random writes/reads and seek times no chance, any SSD will be faster.


Please check the performance stats on the link provided.

I have several and installed several of these disks in other peoples PCs and have an old SSD (kingston) and the Samsung disc is at least as good.
sparky.shark
Tommoxyz
seandon2000
Is this ok to be used as the main hard drive with the OS on? I only have one slot you see :-(
Yes it's fine. I use it on a SFF PC with one partition for the o/s and a 900Gb data partition. The disc is very quiet and runs cool. It is also faster than some of the older SSD discs!http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/high_end_drives.html


Is there any point to having 2 partitions? The only benefit I see is that you know whats where really. If your aim was to increase speed you'd need 2 disks. 1 for os 1 for data.


I have two partition for backup purposes - I image C: and Synchronise D: to an external NAS box with Synctoy. DCX_badass is right you can work on C: and restore it with you data, usually, unaffected.
#18
dcx_badass
seandon2000
Is this ok to be used as the main hard drive with the OS on? I only have one slot you see :-(
This is one of the fastest standard drives out there at the moment. Also one of the cheapest for the capacity and the mostp opular.
sparky.shark
Is there any point to having 2 partitions? The only benefit I see is that you know whats where really. If your aim was to increase speed you'd need 2 disks. 1 for os 1 for data.
Yes, keep your files and my documents etc on the 2nd partition and install windows on the first, then if you have to reinstall windows all your files are unaffected.

cool good tip.
#19
Anyone seen a cheap 2.5" sata drive lately? :)
#20
Will order one tmoz thx hot item!
#21
Tommoxyz
Horrorwood
Tommoxyz
seandon2000
Is this ok to be used as the main hard drive with the OS on? I only have one slot you see :-(


Yes it's fine. I use it on a SFF PC with one partition for the o/s and a 900Gb data partition.
The disc is very quiet and runs cool. It is also faster than some of the older SSD discs!
[url=%0Ahttp://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/high_end_drives.html][/url][url=%0Ahttp://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/high_end_drives.html]
http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/high_end_drives.html[/url]


No it is not faster than an SSD. Maybe transfer speeds.

Random writes/reads and seek times no chance, any SSD will be faster.


Please check the performance stats on the link provided.

I have several and installed several of these disks in other peoples PCs and have an old SSD (kingston) and the Samsung disc is at least as good.


I also had a first generation samsung SSD (no trim etc). It was faster than this drive in general usage.

I have two of these drives in raid 0 and they are not faster than any SSD.

Like your link says, the benchmark only measures the read speed and write speed and access time (access time obviously SSD's should be 1000x quicker) and then somehow comes up with an average score. It obviously does not rate access time as a main factor in the overall score.

Here you go.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2527/6

This is basically the first consumer SSD's released and they beat the samsung F1 and even the WD velociraptor in most tests. So I am pretty damn sure they'd beat the F3.
1 Like #22
Tommoxyz
I have several and installed several of these disks in other peoples PCs and have an old SSD (kingston) and the Samsung disc is at least as good.


there's something very wrong with your SSD then!

i have one of these and an x25-m and the F3 has under half the read performance (under 120mbps max and 70mbps average as apposed to over 280mbps of the ssd) hell my ssd writes faster than the f3 reads!

its more reliable/quiet than the f1 or f2 thankfully, as it hasn't died after 6 months! personally i think my wd caviar black is faster (but i can hear that beast downstairs!)

for this price, why worry, its half the price of the cheapest ssd and most of us would use this as a data drive not boot drive anyway.

Edited By: sej7278 on Nov 21, 2010 11:17
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