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500GB is plenty of storage for a lot of people (including me) and this is dirt cheap :) It's also the premium, full-speed Samsung drives rather than the slower, power-saving Green range.

31.99 and is a free delivery item.

Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache - OEM
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It's an okay price for the unit, but £16 more buys you double the capacity and with about a 5-10% performance increase, making this pretty poor value.
#2
You're correct of course, it is worse value for money purely on a GB/£ basis.

However, if you're anything like me and will never use 500GB, let alone 1TB, then buying a bigger drive means spending more to buy more capacity than you'll never use, which really would be a false economy. That's always the problem with this site - people can't see beyond their own needs and requirements to see how this could be a fantastic deal for others.

I have a 60GB SSD for Windows 7 and use less than 200GB on my 500GB Samsung F1 that I've had a few years now. I'll never fill it at my current rate and I'll probably have a 500GB SSD by the time I ever need that much storage space!
#3
good price for the item, so hot for me even if u can get 4x the capacity for £40 more lol, its fine for people who are only looking for 500gb.
#4
I've just bought two of the 1TB drives from Scan for £84.58 but This is still a hot deal if you are looking for a fast drive for a great price.
#5
Very nice, need some more HDD space. May hit this up or wait a bit.
#6
Would this by any chance be PS3 compatible?
#7
lcooper.bs
Would this by any chance be PS3 compatible?


nope you need a 2.5 drive
#8
Been lloking at these as they are fast drives for their capacity. Looking to buy two to RAID0 together so 500GB is plenty as you get about 931GB usable space from the RAID setup. Two 1TB drives would be slightly quicker, but an extra £35 for them makes it not worth it on cost alone, let alone i wouldn't use 2TB as a primary drive anyway.

Heat added :)

BFM
#9
this is a 3.5 inch drive for a ps3 hd (internal u need a 2.5 inch )
#10
oh right...

+ Heat.
#11
its ok if its genhinely enough , but much better value as above is the 1tb for c £45. You say you dont need the space but you invariably end up using it.
#12
which NOOB put 2.5" drive pic there?
#13
great for a sky HD hard drive upgrade as upto 500GB its an easy swap to upgrade it.
#14
Great drive, bought this one in Feb and have been very impressed.
Just installed the 1tb version as a secondary drive this evening (should I make it primary?)
#15
eezray
which NOOB put 2.5" drive pic there?


who cares it's just a stock HD picture ffs
#16
Extra £12.88 for 1TB Samsung delivered at Aria here
#17
Don't do Free Delivery to the centre of Scotland! Minimum charge £5.99 makes it uneconomical. Lost order E-Buyer.
#18
Great deal, fantastic little drive, mine boots in Win7 in 45 seconds.
#19
2 x 500gb in RAID 0 as an OS drive is better then a single 1tb drive
#20
eezray
which NOOB put 2.5" drive pic there?


Does it really matter...... Which **** couldn't figure it out for himself?
banned#21
mrpipster
Extra £12.88 for 1TB Samsung delivered at Aria here

Different drive.... That's the Eco F2... Much slower in benchmarks
banned#22
Thanks, I've been looking for a new drive (My SSD keeps filling up too quick)... Have bought the 1TB version for £48 delivered from AWD

Good price for this but gotta agree that you've gotta be mad not to pay the extra £16 for double the stirage and better performance (as shown on toms hardware 1TB is about 8% faster)
#23
When browsing through the recent deals I saw "Samsung" and "500GB" and "£31.99", then I saw a picture of a 2.5" laptop drive... And I thought "Holy cr*p, the best deal ever!!!".

And then re-read the F3 part which is of course a desktop drive. Pfffft...

It's a decent deal in that it's the cheapest I've seen THIS drive for, but in terms of GB/£, it's very poor value. I'm voting hot because the deal itself is decent, but it's just poor value based on capacity...
#24
PoisonJam
You're correct of course, it is worse value for money purely on a GB/£ basis.

However, if you're anything like me and will never use 500GB, let alone 1TB, then buying a bigger drive means spending more to buy more capacity than you'll never use, which really would be a false economy.


Yeah, I remember feeling the same way back in 1997 with my 6GB HD! ;)
#25
woohoomoo
When browsing through the recent deals I saw "Samsung" and "500GB" and "£31.99", then I saw a picture of a 2.5" laptop drive... And I thought "Holy cr*p, the best deal ever!!!".

And then re-read the F3 part which is of course a desktop drive. Pfffft...


Great minds think alike... :{
#26
Been looking for some more 500gb drives! Thanks!
#27
great for a 0S
#28
cruisecars
great for a 0S
how so?
#29
shadow_boxer
Great deal, fantastic little drive, mine boots in Win7 in 45 seconds.


Mine used to be 45 seconds but is over a minute now it's half-full. Same startup programs...

shadow_boxer
Good price for this but gotta agree that you've gotta be mad not to pay the extra £16 for double the stirage and better performance (as shown on toms hardware 1TB is about 8% faster)


I compared the two on HDTune and the 1tb seemed to be around 20% faster (though this may be affected by the 50% usage mentioned above).
However it also makes occasional clicks and I can hear the spin-up so I am not as happy as I was with the 500gb. Wish I'd gone RAID 0 instead now.
#30
mrpremium
Thanks, I've been looking for a new drive (My SSD keeps filling up too quick)... Have bought the 1TB version for £48 delivered from AWD

Good price for this but gotta agree that you've gotta be mad not to pay the extra £16 for double the stirage and better performance (as shown on toms hardware 1TB is about 8% faster)


Not always a better deal!

How about people who want to use this for raid 0 for an o/s. 1tb would be pointless and nunneccessary so this is a hot deal.
#31
mr.potato_head
mrpremium
Thanks, I've been looking for a new drive (My SSD keeps filling up too quick)... Have bought the 1TB version for £48 delivered from AWD

Good price for this but gotta agree that you've gotta be mad not to pay the extra £16 for double the stirage and better performance (as shown on toms hardware 1TB is about 8% faster)


Not always a better deal!

How about people who want to use two of these for raid 0 for an o/s. 1tb would be pointless and nunneccessary so this is a hot deal.
#32
mr.potato_head
mr.potato_head
mrpremium
Thanks, I've been looking for a new drive (My SSD keeps filling up too quick)... Have bought the 1TB version for £48 delivered from AWD

Good price for this but gotta agree that you've gotta be mad not to pay the extra £16 for double the stirage and better performance (as shown on toms hardware 1TB is about 8% faster)




Not always a better deal!

How about people who want to use two of these for raid 0 for an o/s. 1tb would be pointless and nunneccessary so this is a hot deal.
#33
Good price for this capacity. I don't recommend such a drive for OS though. Much better having a second small drive 40GB 7200rpm which could have an OS and use this purely for data, then if you OS ever messed up, just wipe the 40GB drive and off you go again. The other way is to partition it, but then you lose some of the performance advantages. I used both methods on my PC's and use Acronis to image the drives. If something goes wrong, it takes me 5 minutes to have a fully working OS again!
#34
Oh, and for anyone interested in the possibly not-as-fast 'green' versions (also quiter, less heat) - they are called Samsung SpinPoint Ecogreen and are about the same price.
#35
eezray
which NOOB put 2.5" drive pic there?


You're absolutely right - I put it up and just used the image Ebuyer had for it (at the time). I should have noticed it was a 2.5" but I was just trying to get it up quickly during my lunch hour in work.

Edited By: PoisonJam on Jul 23, 2010 12:52: Added detail...
#36
999tigger
its ok if its genhinely enough , but much better value as above is the 1tb for c £45. You say you dont need the space but you invariably end up using it.


Speak for yourself :)

When I bought a 500GB F1 when they first came out I was using about 160GB, now I'm using about 200GB.

I don't store videos so it's pretty difficult to fill a 500GB drive. That's the difference - if you store/download movies you need 2TB+. If you use your DVD/Blu-Ray collection for that then you'll probably never need 2TB.
#37
This should have a pic of a 3.5" drive, or no pic at all.

Or should at least say 3.5" in the title, to save people wasting time.

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