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Samsung HD204UI Spinpoint F4 2TB Hard Drive - £57.59 Delivered @ Box

£57.59 @ Box.co.uk
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#1
Does this come with a 3 yr warranty?
#2
mbison88
Does this come with a 3 yr warranty?

Manufacturers Warranty is 36 months
#3
I've had firmware issues with three of these drives, resulted in total loss of data on one of the drives, thankfully all backed up.

Personally I'd stick to the 1tb 7200rpm spinpoints, far more reliable
#4
whistlingdogg
mbison88
Does this come with a 3 yr warranty?
Manufacturers Warranty is 36 months
Not if it's OEM/Grey import, which most of the cheap drives are.
Samsung refuse to touch them at all, which is why the like of Scan/Ebuyer/etc provide their own 3 year warranty.

Box says NOTHING about warranty or whether the drive is OEM or retail, so I wouldn't bother...
I'd rather buy from an etailer that actually states 3 year warranty, for only £1 or so more.


blackster
I've had firmware issues with three of these drives, resulted in total loss of data on one of the drives, thankfully all backed up.

Personally I'd stick to the 1tb 7200rpm spinpoints, far more reliable
There has been a known fix for this (firmware update) for a long, long time.



Edited By: jukkie on Apr 13, 2011 10:47: .
#5
Theres still issues trust me, a couple of over-clockers with same problem (purchased from scan), I got mine from amazon.

Even when the firmware is updated it still shows old version.

The Drives don't like being unplugged from USB (when in a caddy), I get lots of delay write errors, this happens on more than one machine and using different branded caddies.

Edited By: blackster on Apr 13, 2011 10:44
#6
Well ive had mine in a caddie since ive had it which is a while and never had any probs didnt even no there was any prbs till reading it just now ?
#7
blackster
Theres still issues trust me, a couple of over-clockers with same problem (purchased from scan), I got mine from amazon.

Even when the firmware is updated it still shows old version.

The Drives don't like being unplugged from USB (when in a caddy), I get lots of delay write errors, this happens on more than one machine and using different branded caddies.
Even with the new firmare, the old revision is shown after updating. It doesn't mean it still has the bad firmware on the drive.
I've not heard of anyone having the same problems after updating...
Have you disabled write caching on the drive?

Edited By: jukkie on Apr 13, 2011 10:58: .
#8
I've had mine for +6 months now on USB without problems, but I am running it on Mac OS formatted, maybe that helps?
#9
I use these drives in my WHS v1 server to add to the storage pool. I've never had any issues with them myself. very good value - I wouldn't touch the equivalent seagate and I don't need 7200 for large storage. All files are duplicated so if one does go then I can recover - just as long as they all don't go at the same time I suppose. By the time the age of the drive becomes an issue I would have probably replaced them by 10Tb drives or whatever is available.
#10
Had two of them with the updated firmware formatted as NTFS in USB external enclosures, plugged in + unplugged a few times a day with lots of data being written and haven't had any delayed write errors.

Edited By: James123 on Apr 13, 2011 11:12
#11
These are grey imports as the part number is HD204UI/Z4
#12
I'm still waiting for them to drop to £50 delivered. But heat.
#13
I have a d-link NAS, anyone used one of these in a NAS?
#14
msharif911
I'm still waiting for them to drop to £50 delivered. But heat.

I wish then i would buy 6
#15
Scan had two of these as a deal and worked out at £55 each. But i didnt have chance to pay for it and the deals changed.
Waiting for them to appear back at Scan at £55 or less then buying, cant wait any longer for drives in my Proliant.
#16
*Sloman*
I have a d-link NAS, anyone used one of these in a NAS?


yep, on a DNS-320 two on a Raid 1, works sweet
#17
copystuff
These are grey imports as the part number is HD204UI/Z4
That much we knew already, what we need to know is what warranty will be supplied by Box.

If it's not 3 years, you're better off elsewhere (Novatech doing it for £59.99 delivered at the moment with the 3 year warranty/Scan pretty much the same if you have free delivery).
#18
The link only takes you to the home page...
#19
Bigfootpete
The link only takes you to the home page...

yeh - odd that - when I edit the link it is correct:

http://www.box.co.uk/Samsung_2TB_Sata_SpinPoint_EcoGreen_Inte_1007254.html



Edited By: whistlingdogg on Apr 13, 2011 14:04
#20
I've been using a Z4 in a desktop, and a non Z4 on a XBOX 360; no issues with either. Both are connected via Sata, but I do hotswap the Desktop drive.
#21
Obviously the guy with the delayed write errors is a numpty and hasn't disabled write caching and is failing to "safely remove" or "eject" the drive.
#22
alasrati
Obviously the guy with the delayed write errors is a numpty and hasn't disabled write caching and is failing to "safely remove" or "eject" the drive.


Nice to meet you too!!

Don't you think I checked that before hand!

Think before you shoot your mouth off and go throwing insults :|
#23
jukkie
blackster
Theres still issues trust me, a couple of over-clockers with same problem (purchased from scan), I got mine from amazon.

Even when the firmware is updated it still shows old version.

The Drives don't like being unplugged from USB (when in a caddy), I get lots of delay write errors, this happens on more than one machine and using different branded caddies.

Even with the new firmare, the old revision is shown after updating. It doesn't mean it still has the bad firmware on the drive.
I've not heard of anyone having the same problems after updating...
Have you disabled write caching on the drive?



Well the drives got sent to Samsung after doing the firmware upgrade and still being problematic and I got a refund in the form of a cheque and a letter outlining a hardware problem, however they never said if they where a bad batch or still to do with the firmware issue.

Nothing I'm doing wrong, I've got several 1tb samsung drives which I use with the same systems/caddies and not had one single problem.

The drives still had issues at the time, maybe i had the early batch of drives? and have corrected the problem now with new hardware on future drives.
#24
I'm sorry but you sounded like a numpty.

Maybe you have magnetic hands?
#25
alasrati
I'm sorry but you sounded like a numpty.

Maybe you have magnetic hands?


I merely give a brief explaination of a few methods that I tried, so I don't know how you can make out how I sound like a numpty from that?, this is also discussed on other forums, been reading about a guy who purchased the same drives from scan and still also had issues, he also sent back to samsung going via scan.

Anyways the drives have gone now and as I never got a full explaination from Samsung I was assuming that there might still be problems.

Lets just leave it there now


Edited By: blackster on Apr 14, 2011 00:13
#26
Same price on Scan today only deal.
Was going to get two but wont be delivered till Monday now so not worth it.

Might wait and see if i can save a couple of quid on weekend deals.
#27
formsm2000comp
Same price on Scan today only deal.
Was going to get two but wont be delivered till Monday now so not worth it.

Might wait and see if i can save a couple of quid on weekend deals.



Here is a link to it cheaper SCAN than the today only price.
#28
GAVINLEWISHUKD
formsm2000comp
Same price on Scan today only deal.
Was going to get two but wont be delivered till Monday now so not worth it.

Might wait and see if i can save a couple of quid on weekend deals.



Here is a link to it cheaper SCAN than the today only price.


Your link doesnt work but i spam f5 on Scan to get the latest deals and saw it.
I was going to post it on here but the inclusion of that card reader is putting me off.
Be about £56 each for the deal for non AV members, members get them for around £54. Thats just dividing the price by 2. If you sold the card reader for £4 you'd get the drives for £52/£50 each.

Not seen any card readers on Ebay though.
#29
formsm2000comp
GAVINLEWISHUKD
formsm2000comp
Same price on Scan today only deal.
Was going to get two but wont be delivered till Monday now so not worth it.

Might wait and see if i can save a couple of quid on weekend deals.



Here is a link to it cheaper SCAN than the today only price.


Your link doesnt work but i spam f5 on Scan to get the latest deals and saw it.
I was going to post it on here but the inclusion of that card reader is putting me off.
Be about £56 each for the deal for non AV members, members get them for around £54. Thats just dividing the price by 2. If you sold the card reader for £4 you'd get the drives for £52/£50 each.

Not seen any card readers on Ebay though.


The spam filter blocked it out. It was the link from the Scan FB offer of the day. Basically items are a few pounds cheaper than the today only price.

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