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Samsung SpinPoint HD501LJ 500GB SATAII Hard Drive 16MB Cache - £60.95 delivered

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Samsung SpinPoint HD501LJ 500GB SATAII Hard Drive 16MB Cache - OEM Good price and free delviery, hold me back !!! :-D Also for those with Scan free delivery: Available on Scan Today only page for £… Read More
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9y, 10m agoFound 9 years, 10 months ago
Samsung SpinPoint HD501LJ 500GB SATAII Hard Drive 16MB Cache - OEM

Good price and free delviery, hold me back !!! :-D

Also for those with Scan free delivery:

Available on Scan Today only page for £59.33

www.scan.co.uk/todayonly
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Scan Price of £59.33 will be available all week

See the very bottom of the Today Only page under: 'All Week - i31 Multiplay Mix '
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#1
I ordered one yesterday as I thought it was a good deal too. Can't understand - why the cold votes!
#2
Good Price. Hot
#3
Yea, anyone voting cold has to atleast TRY and justify it !! :p

These are the drives of choice at the moment, and when google checkout was on this drive was still a shade under a pound more and everyone was buying them in bucket loads :-D
#4
For those of us with Scan free postage this same drive is avaialble for £59.33 on Scans today only page today !! :)

[url]www.scan.co.uk/todayonly[/url]
#5
That is a superb price! I bought 2 X 320GB's a while back for £68 each.

Past 5 HD's have been Samsung, can't fault them . . absolutely superb!


VOTED HOT!
banned#6
Now a whole 6p cheaper (and it's been this price before too!)
#7
not with the free delivery though has it ?

And definitely not at the scan price :)
banned#8
Lexeus
not with the free delivery though has it ?

And definitely not at the scan price :)
Yes, it has been at that price before including delivery. The Scam price quoted above excludes delivery of £7.03 for those who don't qualify (which I suspect is a lot of people here) = £66.36 delivered.
#9
This can be used in a Sky+ box for an upgrade.
#10
Funnily enough this was the same price with free postage at Ebuyer earlier in the week because I ordered one there. It's now over £70 including the VAT....
#11
Currently showing at £70.82 on Ebuyer, with FREE (five day) delivery.

(Edit) But Scan came up at £66.36 inc. delivery, so they are cheaper at the moment.
#12
Grrr, just bought a 400GB Samsung T IDE one for about the same price. Don't stick to old technology boys and girls!
#13
I purchased this drive from Scan this morning and already have a shipping confirmation.
#14
hmm, still showing at £60.89 and free shipping for me at ebuyer ??? :?
#15
Blanco
This can be used in a Sky+ box for an upgrade.


Are these the best hard drive for Sky HD upgrades?
#16
Is it still possible to get that Scan shipping offer? Man, it'd save me a huge amount...
banned#17
PoisonJam
Is it still possible to get that Scan shipping offer? Man, it'd save me a huge amount...


No, it was a offer last year. Scan were overwhelmed by people signing up for it. They said they would honor as long as people didn't take the p155 by ordering low value items.
#18
You can stil get free postage at scan if you are a regular poster at a "six sided" forum site....
#19
kowalski
Are these the best hard drive for Sky HD upgrades?


My Sky + box takes an IDE drive, not sure about SkyHD boxes?

Blanco
This can be used in a Sky+ box for an upgrade.


You've upgraded with a Sata drive???
#20
mikerr
You can stil get free postage at scan if you are a regular poster at a "six sided" forum site....


Thanks, will look into it :thumbsup:
#21
These are nice drives - i bought two when they were on special at overclockers for £55 a few weeks ago. Very quiet, very speedy.
banned#22
And....

...back down to £60.85 :D
#23
hehe, got to love the ebuyer price system's dynamic pricing engine :-D
#24
Lexeus
hehe, got to love the ebuyer price system's dynamic pricing engine :-D


Yeah :)

Maybe we should just do an average? :whistling:
#25
Not a bad price, but if you're lucky enough to have a computer fair near you, you can do slightly better... They were selling these at £58 (cash). I got an HGST 7k500 16gb one for the same price (and then £2 extra for credit card purchase).

I guess it's only any good if you have one near you, else the fuel to get there outweighs the saving.
banned#26
I'd hate to try to make a warranty claim on a drive bought from a fair!
#27
#28
Hi chaps, I'm new.

I was just wondering whether this hard-drive was compatible with the SATA card I have installed. It is a VT6421L and, although this seems like a really stupid question, I would just like to make sure it works before I buy it.

Cheers folks.
#29
my-planet, your welcome! :thumbsup:

rnem170, the HGST is the Hitachi drive though right? Those aren't as quiet or reliable as Samsung from what I have heard. Plus I have seen those drives for £58 and a couple of pounds cheaper on the net recently.


NICKZS, This drive is SATA II which means, although I haven't even looked at your card, it should work fine as SATA II is backwards compatible with SATA I, you just have to usually set a jumper on the front of the drive to put it in the mode you want.
My Seagate drives came set to SATA I, just took a min to change the jumper to SATA II.

The only thing you may want to check is that your SATA card supports large drives like 500GB, I would think it would if it's SATA :)

So yea I would think it would be fine :thumbsup:
#30
Thanks Lexeus, for both the advice and the deal ;)
#31
Just a word of warning. I bought two of these drives to use in RAID 1 configuration. One of the two drives waited until I had loaded everything onto the PC and then failed a few hours later. Fortunately, with RAID 1, nothing was lost, and I have just received the replacement drive. Still, my experience of these drives is a 50% failure rate within 24 hours use.
#32
Well I have to say all hard drive should be tested for a month, or atleast a week before you can be sure it is a working drive. I always keep my important data on my old drives for a few months before I trust any new drives

If it doesn't fail in the first few months, thats when you should be able to relie on it for a few years atleast ;-) well if it's not a deathstar that is! :)
1 Like #33
NICKZS
Hi chaps, I'm new.

I was just wondering whether this hard-drive was compatible with the SATA card I have installed. It is a VT6421L and, although this seems like a really stupid question, I would just like to make sure it works before I buy it.

Cheers folks.


According to the Samsung blurb that comes with the drive, they do a downloadable utility that can slow down the interface if there are any compatibility problems. See

[url]www.samsunghdd.com[/url]
#34
Lexeus
Well I have to say all hard drive should be tested for a month, or atleast a week before you can be sure it is a working drive. I always keep my important data on my old drives for a few months before I trust any new drives

If it doesn't fail in the first few months, thats when you should be able to relie on it for a few years atleast ;-) well if it's not a deathstar that is! :)


My recollection is that the Deskstar was regarded as the bee's knees until it started failing all over the place.
#35
I don't know, all I know is the first hard drive I ever bought my self was a 40Gb IBM Vancouver drive, that broke after 10months, sent it off and got a Deskstar in replacment, that broke after 3 months.
Apart from a 80Gb maxtor which I bought for my father that failed in 2.5months I have never had any of my other drives fail on me.
A pin came detached from the IDE connection on a Western digital 15Gb drive I had but it still worked if I pulled it out :-D

But I don't think IBM/Hitachi drives are as respected as Seagate or Samsung, maybe on a par with Maxtor now as they aren't too great either I have heard since Seagate bought them.
#36
Lexeus

But I don't think IBM/Hitachi drives are as respected as Seagate or Samsung, maybe on a par with Maxtor now as they aren't too great either I have heard since Seagate bought them.


Ultimately all drives are prone to failure. I've got lots of IBM/Hitachi drives. All different generations (although not the latest 7k1000 series). In that time, I've had one failure, on a six year old one. The rest have been solid as a rock.
I've also had Maxtor drives (6YM0160 (or something like that)) one failed after 24hrs (after I stupidly moved (yes moved) data onto it), another started getting lots of bad sectors.

Ultimately, if you want your data to be secure, put it in a raid 1/5 or above config.

In answer to another post above, where I've bought stuff from computer fairs that have been faulty, they've been replaced no questions asked. A vendor even swapped one of the maxtor 160gb's out when I told him that the sector count was different on them. I popped one in to repace my dodgy one in a raid array, and it didn't accept it. Luckily, he had another one with the right count. A mail order supplier wouldn't do that.
#37
Thanks for the link, have to say my 250Gb version is quiet as a mouse been working fine for months now :)

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