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2 x 2TB Samsung F4 (HD204UI/Z4) HDD £158.61 inc Del @ Scan
2 x 2TB Samsung F4 (HD204UI/Z4) HDD £158.61 inc Del @ Scan

2 x 2TB Samsung F4 (HD204UI/Z4) HDD £158.61 inc Del @ Scan

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Great price for these brand new drives.

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Cache: 32MB
Access Time: 8.9 ms
Form Factor: 3.5"
Rotation Speed: 5,400 RPM

• Serial ATA 3.0Gbps Interface Support.
• Improved recording stability over temperature with PMR.
• Advanced dynamic FOD control for best data integrity.
• Intelligent compensation of external disturbance.
• SATA Native Command Queuing Feature.
• Device Initiated SATA Power Management.
• Shock & Rotational vibration sensor.
• Environment friendly product with RoHS compliance.
• Improved performance with dual-ARM based firmware.
• ATA S.M.A.R.T. Compliant.
• ATA Automatic Acoustic Management Feature.
• ATA 48-bit Address Feature.
• ATA Device Configuration Overlay Feature.
• NoiseGuard™.
• SilentSeek™.

(No, this will not fit in a PS3)

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Or 2 x 2TB Western Digital WD20EARS for £151 which is probably a better deal?

Ugggh I neeed....

brookheather

Or 2 x 2TB Western Digital WD20EARS for £151 which is probably a better … Or 2 x 2TB Western Digital WD20EARS for £151 which is probably a better deal?


It's worth noting that these drives have 4k sectors though.

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brookheather

Or 2 x 2TB Western Digital WD20EARS for £151 which is probably a better … Or 2 x 2TB Western Digital WD20EARS for £151 which is probably a better deal?



I would say for the extra £7 the Samsung is a far better deal.

Brand new out
3 platters instead of 4 meaning it's faster and less chance of failure.
It's a Samsung
Very fast for a 5,400 RPM drive

Reckon these are good enough for Windows Home Server? What I mean is will it cope with several 7MC machines accessing the HDD at the same time?

Thanks.
Edited by: "EDEN188" 22nd Sep 2010

FWIW:
I got one of the Samsungs from Scan a few weeks ago and can confirm that in a "real world" usage scenario it performs very well indeed.

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Benchmark Test

http://i1034.photobucket.com/albums/a426/drescherjm/SamsungF4.png
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