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Samsung Story Station 2TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive - £69.99 @ Ebuyer

£69.99 @ Ebuyer
2TB 3.5 External Hard Drive. Lowest price I've seen this particular drive for. Read More
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2TB 3.5 External Hard Drive.
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#1
Free delivery with 5 day option.

Can't comment on quality of drive but seems good value. Heat given
#2
excellent deal!
#3
Any info on the disk inside not a fan of the 5400 disks.
#4
* Hard disk drive capacity: 2000 GB
* Internal: N
* Hard disk rotational speed: 5400 RPM
* Hard disk interface: USB 2.0
* Hard disk size: 8.89 cm (3.5 ")
#5
I would suspect USB2 would be the thing to slow transfers down, not the 5400 drive speed?
#6
mhaslip
I would suspect USB2 would be the thing to slow transfers down, not the 5400 drive speed?

Good point.
#7
It'll be a Spinpopint F4 in the box, so worth making sure it has the latest firmware to avoind the risk of data loss.
#8
This is a great drive- I liked it so much I got a second after I filled my first.
#9
jukkie
It'll be a Spinpopint F4 in the box, so worth making sure it has the latest firmware to avoind the risk of data loss.


how would you check it though?
#10
I like these, and i like samsung, but my 1.5TB story did recently fail

So....do backup
#11
Why is this better than the (cheaper) 2tb western digital elements from dixons?

Cause it's a sammy?

Edited By: andysmoore on Apr 16, 2011 00:56
#12
marcosdjcm
I like these, and i like samsung, but my 1.5TB story did recently fail

So....do backup


damn that's bad news, also have the 1.5TB Samsung Storystation, which I really like (quiet, spins down, well built), but didn't know it had firmware problems? what actual drive was it inside in yours that failed? what was the cause of the failure?
#13
No1_Dave
marcosdjcm
I like these, and i like samsung, but my 1.5TB story did recently fail

So....do backup


damn that's bad news, also have the 1.5TB Samsung Storystation, which I really like (quiet, spins down, well built), but didn't know it had firmware problems? what actual drive was it inside in yours that failed? what was the cause of the failure?


I didnt look at the drive model, but i've been running it for about 1.5 years, and then one day i left it copying a full 1TB+ from another drive, went to work, and came back to find it continuously failing to start up spinning. The first 3 seconds were normal then CLUNK, then repeat.

So the PSU must have been ok, just the drive ceased up

Edited By: marcosdjcm on Apr 16, 2011 06:33
#14
marcosdjcm
No1_Dave
marcosdjcm
I like these, and i like samsung, but my 1.5TB story did recently fail

So....do backup


damn that's bad news, also have the 1.5TB Samsung Storystation, which I really like (quiet, spins down, well built), but didn't know it had firmware problems? what actual drive was it inside in yours that failed? what was the cause of the failure?


I didnt look at the drive model, but i've been running it for about 1.5 years, and then one day i left it copying a full 1TB+ from another drive, went to work, and came back to find it continuously failing to start up spinning. The first 3 seconds were normal then CLUNK, then repeat.

So the PSU must have been ok, just the drive ceased up


thanks for the info, sorry to hear that, and a bit worrying for my own drive :(


also is there this firmware problem for Spinpoint F4?
#15
I put a brand new internal Samsung Spinpoint F1 753LJ 750GB in an external enclosure for use for archive storage 2 years ago. So it was only turned on when archiving on occasions in the past. All in all, according to SMART, start/stop count of 79 times! Last week I tried to backup the entire drive precisely for the reason of having a backup copy. I discovered that it stop copying after 30 mins of continuous read. So I opened up the external encosure and discovered that the hard disk was so hot it could not he held in the hand. After it cooled down I put the disk in the open air (using one of those SATA external port where the SATA port disk connects to a dock) and managed to copy all the data pausing every 20 mins for it to cool down to room temperature. So very disappointed in this overheating problem. Luckily I discovered this overheat problem right away. If I left it unattended to copy, it would have melted itself inside with the overheating... I suspect it was bearing friction. Very surprised for a disk that has only had a start/stop count of 79 times, switched on only for archiving once in a while.
There is enough of these "rare" disk failures that I am now in the process of having two backup copies on two different makes of branded disk for all my data (though I have had two/three copies for vital data already), in my personal experience none of the big brands should be relied on for all data on a single disk. That's why RAID was brought in decades ago.



Edited By: splender on Apr 16, 2011 08:39
#16
splender
I put a brand new internal Samsung Spinpoint F1
I got that far and just skimmed the rest. There were major flaws with the F1's and they had a huge failure rate.
Thankfully it's replacement, the F3, is very, very reliable.
#17
My F1 failed after 1 year 1 month of very light use :(
#18
so which of the samsung "F" series model is the best/most reliable?
1 Like #19
F3 by far

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