Samsung HD204UI Spinpoint F4 2TB Hard Drive SATA 5400RPM 32MB Cache - OEM £72.98 @ Ebuyer delivered - HotUKDeals
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Posted a week ago here for £74.99, now £2 cheaper, every penny counts :)
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-hd204ui-spinpoint-f4-2tb-ha/768952

Samsung HD204UI Spinpoint F4 2TB Hard Drive SATA 5400RPM 32MB Cache OEM

667GB Formatted Capacity Per Platter
Serial ATA 3.0Gbps Interface Support
Improved recording stability over temperature with PMR
Advanced dynamic FOD control for best data integrity
Intelligent compensation of external disturbance
SATA Native Command Queuing Feature Device Initiated SATA Power Management
Shock & Rotational vibration sensor
Environment friendly product with RoHS compliance
Improved performance with dual-ARM based firmware
ATA S.M.A.R.T. Compliant
ATA Automatic Acoustic Management Feature
ATA 48-bit Address Feature
ATA Device Configuration Overlay Feature
NoiseGuard
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#1
good spot OP
#2
If you can fill one of these with home use then have a good time keeping it organised.....HOT
#3
They are £70.99 at Aria ...
#4
Free delivery at Aria?
#5
Gabriel959
They are £70.99 at Aria ...

with £8 delivery so total price is £79.83
#6
sonicdeathmonkey
If you can fill one of these with home use then have a good time keeping it organised.....HOT


And backed up oO
#7
sorry OP your post is way off, the actual price is 72.98 :p
#8
jaybear88
sorry OP your post is way off, the actual price is 72.98 :p

apologies lol...corrected it now :D
#9
Anyone got one of these running? Bit precarious about the 5400 rpm seen as I'm used to 10k+ and Raid 0 :/
#10
asl9791
jaybear88
sorry OP your post is way off, the actual price is 72.98 :p


apologies lol...corrected it now :D


Glad to hear it, wouldn't want to be misleading all those folks out there ;)

Anyway, Hot deal!
#11
If you fancy upgrading your Humax HDR FOX-T2 PVR with this 2TB Samsung F4 hard drive follow my instructions here:

http://www.avforums.com/forums/pvrs-vcrs/1335706-full-instructions-upgrading-humax-hdr-fox-t2-2tb-hard-drive.html
#12
zefal
sonicdeathmonkey
If you can fill one of these with home use then have a good time keeping it organised.....HOT


And backed up oO


get 2 if your that worried, and not tight.

Great deal OP - Bargain.

Edited By: Deal_HUNT3R on Oct 11, 2010 14:25: a
#13
Anyone know the differences between F1'2 F2's F3's F4's by samsung?

Also anyone know the warranty?

And pro's and Con's versus http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/2tb-seagate-st32000542as-barracuda-/772176 ?

btw - Great price, Heat added ;)
#14
i have a Dell XPS One with a WDC WD3200AAKS-75VYA0 Hard drive .. anyone knows if this one would fit my PC ? any help appreciated , Thanks ..
#15
brookheather
If you fancy upgrading your Humax HDR FOX-T2 PVR with this 2TB Samsung F4 hard drive follow my instructions here:

http://www.avforums.com/forums/pvrs-vcrs/1335706-full-instructions-upgrading-humax-hdr-fox-t2-2tb-hard-drive.html


Mate do you know if this drive is suitable for the Humax FOXSAT-HDR Freesat aswell?
#16
Are these ok for OS HDD?
#17
5400 drives are better off being used as storage not OS drives, but it will be fine none the less..
#18
GQ Man
brookheather
If you fancy upgrading your Humax HDR FOX-T2 PVR with this 2TB Samsung F4 hard drive follow my instructions here:
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http://www.avforums.com/forums/pvrs-vcrs/1335706-full-instructions-upgrading-humax-hdr-fox-t2-2tb-hard-drive.html


Mate do you know if this drive is suitable for the Humax FOXSAT-HDR Freesat aswell?


Yes it is fine.
#19
spakkker
Are these ok for OS HDD?


Yes though performance for boot up and loading applications will be a bit slower than some other drives - see here for a benchmark review of this drive:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1076-page3.html
#20
If you use it for your OS, do yourself a favour and partition it. Keep your OS and apps in a smaller partition (60-250GB) and your data (music, videos, photos) in a partition filling the remaining space.
#21
Cheers for replies

Edited By: spakkker on Oct 11, 2010 17:14: sp
#22
I have two F4's bought from Ebuyer - both have 3 years warranty according to the Samsung warranty checker. These drives are definitely fast enough to put an OS on (heck, I have 6 OS'es on one of my F4's already!) - the next big jump up in speed is to get something like a Vertex 2 SSD, which will be my next purchase when the price comes down some more (one pound per GB is the obvious price point I'm waiting for).

As ever, I'll remind folks that these are "Advanced Format" (4K sector) drives that present their sector size as 512 bytes for backwards compatibility. Therefore you must align your partitions on 8-sector (512-byte sector size) boundaries otherwise you'll impair the write performance of anything on that partition.

The F4's tick all the boxes for me - cheap, fast, quiet, run cool and have a huge capacity. I don't think there's a better bang for your buck on the market at the moment.

Edited By: rkl on Oct 11, 2010 19:23: Typo
#23
I have 2 of these in a media pc, 1 of which boots Windows 7. They're quick enough, even with the OS, but wont compare with 10k rpm drives natch.
Ideal imho for media pcs: cool, quiet, quick enough etc. Just a whine when they spool up, and the occasional chonk chonk when competing processes hit them.
Split into 8 ptns to manage backups etc. Data ptns are 64kb, no indexing etc.
3rd drive used for off-site data backup of 450 films etc...
Good deal, and will buy another when space runs out!
banned#24
Would it be faster and better to get two x 1tb samsung f3?
#25
It might be faster for certain things depending on how you use them, however this is £73 for 2TB and that would be £80 for 2x1TB. Also you will take up more room in your case, two power connectors, two SATA ports and create more heat and noise inside your case with two drives.
#26
rkl


As ever, I'll remind folks that these are "Advanced Format" (4K sector) drives that present their sector size as 512 bytes for backwards compatibility. Therefore you must align your partitions on 8-sector (512-byte sector size) boundaries otherwise you'll impair the write performance of anything on that partition.



Do you have further info on this or a useful link?

I'll be using an F4 with a couple of partitions for media storage, is the hit on write performance really big?
#28
rkl
As ever, I'll remind folks that these are "Advanced Format" (4K sector) drives that present their sector size as 512 bytes for backwards compatibility. Therefore you must align your partitions on 8-sector (512-byte sector size) boundaries otherwise you'll impair the write performance of anything on that partition.

yeah, give us some more info.

I have 2 drives on my desk at the mo and intend to put them in my synology 408 NAS

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