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1TB Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3, 32MB Cache now under £50 @ Scan
1TB Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3, 32MB Cache now under £50 @ Scan

1TB Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3, 32MB Cache now under £50 @ Scan

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This award-winning drive is now under £50. Absolutely incredible price and performance from this drive and this retailer.

Listed in their "Today-only" section.

Make sure you add it to your basket from the today-only page, to get the special price, if you go to the product page and add it you'll pay over £2 more!

Usual free-delivery tricks from Scan apply.

Now bundled with a 45cm Serial ATA Stright Connector with Latch
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Or you could pay the extra £14 and go for the 1.5TB F3 @scan/todayonly ....:whistling:

Nice drive BTW. I have had one for a while now. Nice and fast!

Not the cheepest £/gig, but a really good drive if you need something fast.
1st time iv'e seen less than £50, so voted hot!

What about the 1.5TB Samsung HD154UI for £8 more?

Can anyone tell me if these would be okay for a Apple macbook pro 17"??
the one in the laptop is a Intel ST9160823AS (ICH8-M AHCI) 160gb

thanks in advance

wadz;8907913

What about the 1.5TB Samsung HD154UI for £8 more?Can anyone tell me if … What about the 1.5TB Samsung HD154UI for £8 more?Can anyone tell me if these would be okay for a Apple macbook pro 17"??the one in the laptop is a Intel ST9160823AS (ICH8-M AHCI) 160gbthanks in advance



The F3 is faster. If performance is not an issue, go for the HD154UI.

ST9160823AS is a laptop hard drive, so you need a 2.5" drive if you want to replace it.

Maybee the 500GB Samsung HM500JI on the same page?

djfluff;8907974

The F3 is faster. If performance is not an issue, go for the … The F3 is faster. If performance is not an issue, go for the HD154UI.ST9160823AS is a laptop hard drive, so you need a 2.5" drive if you want to replace it.Maybee the 500GB Samsung HM500JI on the same page?



Thanks for the reply.
I have no idea abot Apple Macbook books. This is the first one I have had & have only been using it for 2 weeks! I would prefer to upgrade the hard drive to 1tb however I thought the HD154UI was a fab price. However i am not sure if it would be compatible to my machine!?:?
any ideas?

wadz;8908172

Thanks for the reply.I have no idea abot Apple Macbook books. This is the … Thanks for the reply.I have no idea abot Apple Macbook books. This is the first one I have had & have only been using it for 2 weeks! I would prefer to upgrade the hard drive to 1tb however I thought the HD154UI was a fab price. However i am not sure if it would be compatible to my machine!?:?any ideas?



you can't get 1Tb 2.5" laptop drives I'm afraid

Uridium;8908196

you can't get 1Tb 2.5" laptop drives I'm afraid



Thanks for the reply. So can i just check the one in the machine is a 2.5"?

wadz;8908218

Thanks for the reply. So can i just check the one in the machine is a … Thanks for the reply. So can i just check the one in the machine is a 2.5"?



Oh it is a 2.5" inside! thanks for the reply.
Sorry one last question:
Can I put any 2.5" in or does it need to me mac compatible?

WG47;8908230

ORLY?http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductID=1161214



Ooo 1.5tb nice however way over my budget :thumbsup:

nice ordered. & free delivery

if only 2gb was this much I'd pounce on it

psd99;8908560

if only 2gb was this much I'd pounce on it



that would be very expensive for a 2gb im sure u mean 2tb

I bought the 1.5TB from Scan today for £58.74 for my HTPC, timings just right for all the Glastonbury coverage

Will this work in a Sky+ HD box? If not, can you suggest one that will please...

Ok i cant get free delivery as im not a member of the forums and i think it will take me ages ot get the required number of posts even if i joined now... is there any where else selling it at similar price with free delivery? ive been meaning to upgrade storage for ages now... please help!

I'm building a pc at the moment, hence I've been shopping for this hard drive!

Voted cold by me, why;

First it's OEM, meaning warranty is with scan. If it breaks down after a few months, scan will only offer you a partial refund!

- Total with scan + delivery is £57.55
- Amazon + free delivery £58.75 (3 yr samsung warranty)

My choice is Aria aria.co.uk/Pro…726

- Aria is £56.33 (£46.99 + £7.95 delivery!!!!) Thou I recommend to buy many things at once as carriage stays the same.....and its NEXT DAY DELIVERY :-)

Hey can anyone comment on the loudness of the f3 or f2? Tempted but still considering a caviar green.....

WG47;8908230

ORLY?http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductID=1161214



That drive is 12.5mm in hight; its too big for a laptop, you need a 9.5mm drive.

The largest capacity 9.5mm drive is this one

scan.co.uk/Pro…-25

jaybear88;8909227

Hey can anyone comment on the loudness of the f3 or f2? Tempted but still … Hey can anyone comment on the loudness of the f3 or f2? Tempted but still considering a caviar green.....


They are basically silent, you get a samsung wooshing noise on power up but even that is silent.

Compared to the Cavier greens the Samsungs are night and day better, the caviers run much hotter and are considerably slower than the Samsung green power 5400RPM.

If you went for the 7200RPM Samsung you will be amazed it is the fastest drive you can currently get.

However the reason these are so cheap is because the Samsung F4 640GB/platter drives were announced last week for release in July/August.

Chief Wiggum;8909093

I'm building a pc at the moment, hence I've been shopping for this hard … I'm building a pc at the moment, hence I've been shopping for this hard drive!Voted cold by me, why;First it's OEM, meaning warranty is with scan. If it breaks down after a few months, scan will only offer you a partial refund!- Total with scan + delivery is £57.55- Amazon + free delivery £58.75 (3 yr samsung warranty)My choice is Aria https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Hard+Drives/Serial+ATA/Samsung+HD103SJ+SpinPoint+F3+1TB+SATA-II+3.5%22+Hard+Drive+?productId=37726- Aria is £56.33 (£46.99 + £7.95 delivery!!!!) Thou I recommend to buy many things at once as carriage stays the same.....and its NEXT DAY DELIVERY :-)



work for aria at all? :whistling:

it's fairly easy to get free (next day) delivery from scan by the way and the drive comes with a 3 year warranty if you read the warranty info.
i'd choose scan over aria any day.

jaybear88;8909227

Hey can anyone comment on the loudness of the f3 or f2? Tempted but still … Hey can anyone comment on the loudness of the f3 or f2? Tempted but still considering a caviar green.....



i've got the 1tb f3 and it's nice and quiet.

Uridium;8908196

you can't get 1Tb 2.5" laptop drives I'm afraid



Yes you can.
Example: novatech.co.uk/nov…tml

However, be aware that as they require an extra platter, they're thicker and therefore one should check whether their laptop can accommodate the extra height.
From memory I think "normal" 2.5" drives are 9.5mm thick. 1TB drives are 12.5mm thick.

jaybear88;8909227

Hey can anyone comment on the loudness of the f3 or f2? Tempted but still … Hey can anyone comment on the loudness of the f3 or f2? Tempted but still considering a caviar green.....



I have 4 qty 1TB F3s in one of my servers ... absolutely "silent". No way can you hear them over the fans.
Hope that helps :thumbsup:

miffyl;8908870

Will this work in a Sky+ HD box? If not, can you suggest one that will … Will this work in a Sky+ HD box? If not, can you suggest one that will please...



Yup, definately.
I have the exact same HDD in mine :thumbsup:

I bought 2 of these drives last week when they were on offer by Scan for just under £100 for the pair. I would highly recommend them. Quite and fast as I expected.

The 3 year warranty is definitely with Samsung, and not Scan. I checked my drives on the Samsung site... samsunghddvalue.com/Web…spx

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f193/primiximus/samsungwarranty.jpg

Chief Wiggum;8909093

Voted cold by me, why;First it's OEM, meaning warranty is with scan. If … Voted cold by me, why;First it's OEM, meaning warranty is with scan. If it breaks down after a few months, scan will only offer you a partial refund!



What a load of cobblers :roll:

Chief Wiggum;8909093

I'm building a pc at the moment, hence I've been shopping for this hard … I'm building a pc at the moment, hence I've been shopping for this hard drive!Voted cold by me, why;First it's OEM, meaning warranty is with scan. If it breaks down after a few months, scan will only offer you a partial refund!- Total with scan + delivery is £57.55- Amazon + free delivery £58.75 (3 yr samsung warranty)My choice is Aria https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Hard+Drives/Serial+ATA/Samsung+HD103SJ+SpinPoint+F3+1TB+SATA-II+3.5%22+Hard+Drive+?productId=37726- Aria is £56.33 (£46.99 + £7.95 delivery!!!!) Thou I recommend to buy many things at once as carriage stays the same.....and its NEXT DAY DELIVERY :-)



Chief Wiggum raises an interesting point about OEM drives and warranties. However, I'm not sure he is 100% right in this case and is perhaps being over cautious. For starters SCAN state a warranty period on this drive of 36 months. If the documentation that comes with the drive specifically excludes OEM warranty cover then you can instantly return to scan for full refund.
Or you can find out if that manufacturer doesn't that really care about OEM and will still service your HD. Samsung appear to be a hard liner on OEM warranties, whereas someone like Seagate don't care as much.
There is also the small point of EU consumer law, which falls on Scan (I believe, I'm no lawyer) which means all consumer electrical goods are covered for 2 years (this does not affect your statutory rights which are local to this country which you could actually argue that it is reasonable for a hard drive to last longer!). And before someone says OEM are not consumer they are! I as an individual am agreeing to purchase electrical goods from scan (ie consuming) no matter how scan label them, (again I am no lawyer so I am willing to be corrected). But if you are going down that route prepare to argue!

The company that will deal with the RMA should the drive become faulty are based in South London.

rexo.co.uk/war…php

It says on that page..
"we cannot accept OEM drives for warranty service. For warranty service on OEM drives please contact your computer's manufacturer. You can determine if your drive is an OEM drive by looking at the model number. If the model number contains /SCC, /OMD, /NBM or /DOM then it is an OEM drive."

My model and serial numbers dont' have any of those 3 letters so all good there!

Seems a very good price tempted to get two and put them aside ready for the next NAS offer. I have an HD103UJ, are these drives better/worse?

masai;8909578

I bought 2 of these drives last week when they were on offer by Scan for … I bought 2 of these drives last week when they were on offer by Scan for just under £100 for the pair. I would highly recommend them. Quite and fast as I expected. The 3 year warranty is definitely with Samsung, and not Scan. I checked my drives on the Samsung site... http://www.samsunghddvalue.com/WebRMA/WarrantyCheck/endUserWarrantychecker.aspx



Hey masai, do u remember if the one's you bought from scan had OEM in the product description?

gizmouk;8909529

Yes you can.Example: … Yes you can.Example: http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Components/HardDrives-Internal/2.5inchHardDrive/WD10TPVT.htmlHowever, be aware that as they require an extra platter, they're thicker and therefore one should check whether their laptop can accommodate the extra height. From memory I think "normal" 2.5" drives are 9.5mm thick. 1TB drives are 12.5mm thick.



Fantastic contradiction

dont big drives fail quicker than smaller ones. how long do you think this drive will last providing its not faulty?

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Anthonyuk;8909304

That drive is 12.5mm in hight; its too big for a laptop, you need a 9.5mm … That drive is 12.5mm in hight; its too big for a laptop, you need a 9.5mm drive.The largest capacity 9.5mm drive is this onehttp://www.scan.co.uk/Products/750GB-western-WD7500BPVT-5400RPM-8MB-SATA20-3Gb-s-25



Hold your horses. The chap mentioned he had a 17" Macbook Pro. Those have always been able to accommodate 12.5mm drives, although I can't vouch for the new Unibody design

Original Poster

crse2004;8909882

dont big drives fail quicker than smaller ones. how long do you think … dont big drives fail quicker than smaller ones. how long do you think this drive will last providing its not faulty?



Please explain how you think this might be possible..

Since the warranty is 3 years, you can expect it to last that long. Your mileage will vary though, but Samsung have obviously worked out the MTTF is longer than 3 years.

I personally have a paid of WD drives that have lasted 8 years.. I probably ought to replace them though!

craigstephens;8909876

Fantastic contradiction



No contradiction at all

Try using sentences, or, have an adult help you

F.P

miffyl;8908870

Will this work in a Sky+ HD box? If not, can you suggest one that will … Will this work in a Sky+ HD box? If not, can you suggest one that will please...



Yep, I've been using this drive in my Sky HD box for a couple of months with no problems at all. You will need to format it and transfer your existing recordings over using Copy+ though, and I reccomend using the samsung drive utility to turn on the silent mode too.:thumbsup:

well if one of these drives do die on you, you'll lose A LOT. me personally i stick to mid price range drives ( So mid consumer market spec ) and never above 500 GB... ive found doing anything else risky and Annoying (Like losing everything).

Banned

I just bought some Samsung 1.5TB HD145UI drives from Scan, they fraudulently claim these products have a 3 year warranty with Samsung - they even imply in their wording that buying Samsung drives is safe from them.

But, when I checked Samsungs web site here ...

samsunghddvalue.com/Web…spx

it said ...

"Code 103 - The product has been brought in from outside of this service region and cannot be serviced. Please contact your reseller or distributor"

In fact Rexo Ltd - the UK's authorised Samsung end-user HDD warranty service centre, has emailed me to say the following ...

"If you have CODE 103 with our warranty checker on the website, your drive is from out of UK, so we can not accept your drive for service or replacement"

It seems Scan and others are routinely shipping drives in from anywhere in the world where they are cheap and you then have to rely on their goodwill and continued existence for that claimed 3 year warranty!

Be warned!

I have 2 of these F3 1tb in a RAID 0 and its the fastest ive ever seen.

crse2004;8910866

well if one of these drives do die on you, you'll lose A LOT. me … well if one of these drives do die on you, you'll lose A LOT. me personally i stick to mid price range drives ( So mid consumer market spec ) and never above 500 GB... ive found doing anything else risky and Annoying (Like losing everything).



Members of the sensible tribe here on planet Earth have a ritual called "backup". A novel concept that might come to your planet, once your race has suitably evolved.

When employing the ritual called "backup", the frustration called "lose everything" is lost. It'll be up to you whether you wish to upgrade to the ritual.
:w00t:
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