1.5TB Samsung HD154UI EcoGreen F2 DT, SATA 3Gb/s, £78.19 @ Scan
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1.5TB Samsung HD154UI EcoGreen F2 DT, SATA 3Gb/s, £78.19 @ Scan

£78.19
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Found 29th Jun 2009Made hot 29th Jun 2009
MAX.500 GB Formatted Capacity Per Disk
Environment friendly product with RoHS compliance
Serial ATA 3.0 Gbps Interface Support
Improved performance with dual-ARM based firmware
Improved recording stability over temperature with PMR
ATA S.M.A.R.T. Compliant
Advanced dynamic FOD control for best data integrity
see av forums for free delivery

ATA Automatic Acoustic Management Feature
Intelligent compensation of external disturbance
ATA 48-bit Address Feature
SATA Native Command Queuing Feature
ATA Device Configuration Overlay Feature
Device Initiated SATA Power Management
NoiseGuard
Rotational vibration sensor
SilentSeek

Use this link secure.scan.co.uk/asp…504
- eldaras

20 Comments

Nice find raptorcigs! Use ]this link to add it to your basket

If you are interested in this make sure you buy it before 12pm today, as this is a Today Only special price and these change every weekday between 12 & 1pm. Then it will return to its original price of £80.26 as per the below deal thread.

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samsung are bringing out a non-ecogreen drive soon which will be far faster and probably similar price if anyone is thinking about holding out.

Unless you are a member of AV forums with the required number of posts, delivery is £6.99.

Banned

or a hexus member

This is only a 5400 RPM drive good for storage but not for streaming HD i think.

5400rpm is plenty for streaming HD!

alfie786;5618291

This is only a 5400 RPM drive good for storage but not for streaming HD i … This is only a 5400 RPM drive good for storage but not for streaming HD i think.



Will be more than adequate for steaming, I wouldn't use it as my primary drive though, I'd get a 7200rpm drive for that

MAX.500 GB Formatted Capacity Per Disk

Huh? At first I thought it may mean per platter but thats not possible because you'll never get 1500GB for 3 once formatted.

Thats really annoying as i bought it on saturday for £80.12 from scan. Tbh I am fussing about £2.00.

Well its an even better deal for everyone else!

raptorcigs;5618431

WRONG 3GB PER SECOND SUPPORT



raptorcigs;5619249

WRONG THE STANDARD THAT HARD DISK MANUFACTURERS USE IS GIBI BYTES WHICH … WRONG THE STANDARD THAT HARD DISK MANUFACTURERS USE IS GIBI BYTES WHICH UNLIKE GIGA BYTES ARE DECIMAL



Saying 'wrong' and then typing in caps doesn't make you sound more intelligent you know.

Anyway whether Gibi or Giga how can it be 500GB formatted per platter or per disk?
Gibi = 500 x 3 = 1500GibiWibi's = 1.46TB formatted (which is too high).
Giga = 5120 x 3 = 1.536TB (again too high).

raptorcigs;5619249

WRONG THE STANDARD THAT HARD DISK MANUFACTURERS USE IS GIBI BYTES WHICH … WRONG THE STANDARD THAT HARD DISK MANUFACTURERS USE IS GIBI BYTES WHICH UNLIKE GIGA BYTES ARE DECIMAL


Ermm..when data tarnsfer is being considered i think it's right to use Giga bits/s therefore 3Gbit/s will = 0.375 Gigabyte/s 375 MegaByte a Second theoritical maximum

raptorcigs;5618431

WRONG 3GB PER SECOND SUPPORT


That means its SATA-II nothing to do with access / transfer speeds

rsachoc;5618452

Will be more than adequate for steaming, I wouldn't use it as my primary … Will be more than adequate for steaming, I wouldn't use it as my primary drive though, I'd get a 7200rpm drive for that



This will beat older 7200rpm with transfer rates and access times, however wont be as quick as newer 7200.12 drives, but will be quieter and vibrate less.

n00b;5619980

Saying 'wrong' and then typing in caps doesn't make you sound more … Saying 'wrong' and then typing in caps doesn't make you sound more intelligent you know.Anyway whether Gibi or Giga how can it be 500GB formatted per platter or per disk?Gibi = 500 x 3 = 1500GibiWibi's = 1.46TB formatted (which is too high).Giga = 5120 x 3 = 1.536TB (again too high).



500GB capacity per Disk just means it has 3 "platters", formatted capacity doesn't mean with any specific file system.
Also its not measures the way Windows does, 1000KB = 1MB 1000MB=1GB 1000GB=1TB, Its the way Hard drives have been doing it before windows.

I make it 1.364242052659392 TB

that's (1.5*10^12)/(2^40)

muzzzzzzzzzy;5620361

Ermm..when data tarnsfer is being considered i think it's right to use … Ermm..when data tarnsfer is being considered i think it's right to use Giga bits/s therefore 3Gbit/s will = 0.375 Gigabyte/s 375 MegaByte a Second theoritical maximum



Sorry for sounding geeky...

I just want to correct people's understanding. Your calculations are theoretical maximums for transfer rate of the SATA interface. i.e. once the data is at the SATA drive controller then throughput will be around 3Gb/s to the SATA controller on the Motherboard.

However the actual bottleneck of any drive is the media data rate. i.e. how quick can the drive supply data to the drive electronics/interface board.

If you look on the Samsung website for specifications you will see:

Data Transfer Rate / Media to/from Buffer(Max.) 166 MB/sec
Data Transfer Rate / Buffer to/from Host(Max.) 300 MB/sec

Therefore the disc can only really supply 166MB/s maximum continuously. This figure is does not take into consideration onboard cache, and seek times. I say this because depending upon the actual use case (what is being asked of the hard drive), these can affect the result. i.e. seek times will have a larger effect when the drive is fragmented or you are transferring many small files. Naturally cache only is of benefit if the drive can predict and fetch the data assuming it has time in-between physical accesses to do so. So a large file may not benefit from the cache at all.

I’ll stop here, the safe assumption would be that the drive can sustain upto 166MB/sec continuously. Naturally as technology progresses (disk densities and head technology), rotation speeds all help to improve the media data rate.

Again sorry for being too technical. Probably way too much information for this thread.

Taff

Taff;5628038

Sorry for sounding geeky...I just want to correct people's understanding. … Sorry for sounding geeky...I just want to correct people's understanding. Your calculations are theoretical maximums for transfer rate of the SATA interface. i.e. once the data is at the SATA drive controller then throughput will be around 3Gb/s to the SATA controller on the Motherboard.However the actual bottleneck of any drive is the media data rate. i.e. how quick can the drive supply data to the drive electronics/interface board.If you look on the Samsung website for specifications you will see:Data Transfer Rate / Media to/from Buffer(Max.) 166 MB/sec Data Transfer Rate / Buffer to/from Host(Max.) 300 MB/sec Therefore the disc can only really supply 166MB/s maximum continuously. This figure is does not take into consideration onboard cache, and seek times. I say this because depending upon the actual use case (what is being asked of the hard drive), these can affect the result. i.e. seek times will have a larger effect when the drive is fragmented or you are transferring many small files. Naturally cache only is of benefit if the drive can predict and fetch the data assuming it has time in-between physical accesses to do so. So a large file may not benefit from the cache at all.I’ll stop here, the safe assumption would be that the drive can sustain upto 166MB/sec continuously. Naturally as technology progresses (disk densities and head technology), rotation speeds all help to improve the media data rate.Again sorry for being too technical. Probably way too much information for this thread.Taff


No problem.

Taff;5628038

Sorry for sounding geeky...I just want to correct people's understanding. … Sorry for sounding geeky...I just want to correct people's understanding. Your calculations are theoretical maximums for transfer rate of the SATA interface. i.e. once the data is at the SATA drive controller then throughput will be around 3Gb/s to the SATA controller on the Motherboard.However the actual bottleneck of any drive is the media data rate. i.e. how quick can the drive supply data to the drive electronics/interface board.If you look on the Samsung website for specifications you will see:Data Transfer Rate / Media to/from Buffer(Max.) 166 MB/sec Data Transfer Rate / Buffer to/from Host(Max.) 300 MB/sec Therefore the disc can only really supply 166MB/s maximum continuously. This figure is does not take into consideration onboard cache, and seek times. I say this because depending upon the actual use case (what is being asked of the hard drive), these can affect the result. i.e. seek times will have a larger effect when the drive is fragmented or you are transferring many small files. Naturally cache only is of benefit if the drive can predict and fetch the data assuming it has time in-between physical accesses to do so. So a large file may not benefit from the cache at all.I’ll stop here, the safe assumption would be that the drive can sustain upto 166MB/sec continuously. Naturally as technology progresses (disk densities and head technology), rotation speeds all help to improve the media data rate.Again sorry for being too technical. Probably way too much information for this thread.Taff



yes u r way TOOOO much :whistling:

good price. heated

Sadly mine has arrived and is broken (can't format it except via 'quick format') and it keeps on failing to be recognised soon after starting to transfer data (I keep on having to restart it). I've tried multiple things like double checking the cables are properly connected but now I have to see how good Scan's exchange policy is.

:x

Got one here, and it has been brilliant.

Replaced a Raid 5 system with 6 Samsung 400 GB Hard Drives, and while it is slower it does the job as a media drive...

Well recommended.
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