Samsung S2 1TB Portable Hard Drive - USB 2.0 - Retail Black : £69.99 @ Ebuyer - HotUKDeals
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I know this was posted a little while back but its now a few quid cheaper !


With an elegant, high glossy front cover combined with luxurious leather like reverse side, Samsung's external hard drive S series complement your style. A sophisticated pattern on the cover is the essence of the sleek and modern design.
The compact S2 Portable - which fits in a pocket - is an ideal storage solution for those who want to carry massive amounts of digital content.

EXTRA FEATURES
- AutoBackup and SafetyKey Software
- SecretZone encrypts data on a virtual drive.

Good reviews and free delivery !!
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#2
Yes Amazon have it at the same price too.

Personally i dont think theres much in it with amazon and ebuyer. Now if play.com were doing the same offer then the first 2 would definately get my business over play !
#3
I use both but at least you get Nectar points with Amazon.
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Samsung Hard Drives *shudders whilst remembering terrible experiences in the past*

...never again!
#5
never had a Samsung drive fail and I have few in the desktop and 4 external ones
#6
I agree with steffcip, I've used many Samsung HDDs and not one has failed. I've had quite a few Seagates fail though. Shame, they're mean't to be very good.
#7
£10.00 more for USB 3.0

Samsung S2 - 1TB USB 3.0-Powered 2.5 Portable Hard Drive -Midnight Black

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-S2-3-0-Powered-Portable-Midnight/dp/B004AUDO86
#8
nice price!
#9
steffcip
never had a Samsung drive fail and I have few in the desktop and 4 external ones

Likewise had a few Samsung's now and so far not one failure
#10
Does anybody know if usb 3.0 drives work with the ps3? Theres no reason they shouldn't but I couldn't get a WD 1tb usb 3.0 drive to get recognised (it was formatted to fat32).
#11
moneyforme
£10.00 more for USB 3.0

Samsung S2 - 1TB USB 3.0-Powered 2.5 Portable Hard Drive -Midnight Black
[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FSamsung-S2-3-0-Powered-Portable-Midnight%2Fdp%2FB004AUDO86]
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-S2-3-0-Powered-Portable-Midnight/dp/B004AUDO86[/url]


I looked at a review for the usb3.0 version and it seemed to say that it may draw too much power from your onboard usb3.0 ports and could in theory cripple that port or lose your data altogether - kind of got my attention thats for sure.oO
#12
crofter
moneyforme
£10.00 more for USB 3.0

Samsung S2 - 1TB USB 3.0-Powered 2.5 Portable Hard Drive -Midnight Black
[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FSamsung-S2-3-0-Powered-Portable-Midnight%2Fdp%2FB004AUDO86][/url][url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FSamsung-S2-3-0-Powered-Portable-Midnight%2Fdp%2FB004AUDO86]
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-S2-3-0-Powered-Portable-Midnight/dp/B004AUDO86[/url]


I looked at a review for the usb3.0 version and it seemed to say that it may draw too much power from your onboard usb3.0 ports and could in theory cripple that port or lose your data altogether - kind of got my attention thats for sure.oO


Thanks, I will have to look at this one in more detail now, I was going to buy it when money has cleared.
#13
moneyforme
crofter
moneyforme
£10.00 more for USB 3.0

Samsung S2 - 1TB USB 3.0-Powered 2.5 Portable Hard Drive -Midnight Black
[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FSamsung-S2-3-0-Powered-Portable-Midnight%2Fdp%2FB004AUDO86][/url][url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FSamsung-S2-3-0-Powered-Portable-Midnight%2Fdp%2FB004AUDO86][/url][url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FSamsung-S2-3-0-Powered-Portable-Midnight%2Fdp%2FB004AUDO86]
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-S2-3-0-Powered-Portable-Midnight/dp/B004AUDO86[/url]


I looked at a review for the usb3.0 version and it seemed to say that it may draw too much power from your onboard usb3.0 ports and could in theory cripple that port or lose your data altogether - kind of got my attention thats for sure.oO


Thanks, I will have to look at this one in more detail now, I was going to buy it when money has cleared.


Here is the review, check out the comments section for the apparent problem?? May be nothing of course and just a few trouble makers hating on Samsung ...

http://www.myce.com/review/samsung-s2-portable-3-1tb-usb3-2-5-hdd-review-39665/
#14
sean2390
I agree with steffcip, I've used many Samsung HDDs and not one has failed. I've had quite a few Seagates fail though. Shame, they're mean't to be very good.

Hummm, ive had opposite experience. never had a seagate, maxtor or WD Drive fail, had 2 samsungs (one 15gb another 320gb) and both gave up after about 18 months or so. Optical drives and memory ive had a similair experience too (although the drive i have now is a Toshiba/Samsung DVD-RW drive and it is OK so far.) maybe i was just unlucky because other people swear by them. Not htat samsung are a bad company lol, i have a blu-ray player, TV and had phones made by Samsung and they are all fine. (_;)
#15
crofter

Here is the review, check out the comments section for the apparent problem?? May be nothing of course and just a few trouble makers hating on Samsung ...

http://www.myce.com/review/samsung-s2-portable-3-1tb-usb3-2-5-hdd-review-39665/


The person making the comment seems to be a little weird. He basically has a problem with Samsung not keeping within the official USB specs.
Problem is, all USB bus powered 2.5" HDD's violate the offical USB spec :p (whether they be USB2.0 or USB 3.0).
The thread was moved but, check out some more comments he makes http://club.myce.com/f138/do-portable-hdd-manufacturers-know-usb-power-specs-319663/
Bus powered HDDs are cheating

Y-cables are evil (even if they work sometimes)


Then check what he says about external USB DVD drives
http://www.myce.com/review/samsung-se-s084c-external-dvd-writer-review-22442/Reading-performance-3/
Please be aware that USB powered optical drives violate the USB specs and heavily overload the USB ports. An USB port is specified to deliver 500mA if demanded by the device, an USB powered optical drive needs up to 1500mA. You should ask the manufacturer of your computer if it can handle this massive, 200% overload


He basically takes a worse case scenario view of any peripheral that doesn't stay within the official USB spec. But all of these USB powered HDD & optical drives actually rely on being able to break the USB spec in order to work.
Whilst I agree it's safer to use a powered USB hub, pretty much everyone uses these USB powered HDD's & optical drives without their USB slots dying like this guy seems to be telling everyone.

The guy who wrote the review gives quite a few examples of what machines he's tested it on without problems. I think the USB3.0 will be safe to use (if that's what you're after) :)
#16
what is the difference between usb2.0 and usb3.0? even the system should have usb 3.0 port?
#17
Thanks for the review and thanks for clearing up the bad comments from it.

I think it is worth paying a little bit more for the faster port and convenience it will offer.

But I am now wondering do I pay more for a Samsung, or buy an Iomega. I am just wondering as all my Iomega desktop drives have contained Samsung drives inside, so I am guessing the latest Iomega USB 3 drives will also be Samsung inside.

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