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2 x 2TB Samsung F4EG HDD's £99.59 @ Scan
2 x 2TB Samsung F4EG HDD's £99.59 @ Scan

2 x 2TB Samsung F4EG HDD's £99.59 @ Scan

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Today Only price, add from page - free delivery for AVForums/Hexus members.

Valid for the weekend.

Brand: Samsung
Mfr Part Number: HD204UI
Hard Drive Size: 2 TB
Hard Disk Rotational Speed: 5400 rpm
Warranty 36 Months (I believe this is fulfilled by Scan and not direct with the manufacturer).

To get this price you need to do the following:
1. Add the drives to your basket directly from the 'buy' link on the 'Today only' page.
2. Remove the Scansure insurance when you go to pay
3. If you have a qualifying AV Forums or Hexus membership it needs to be associated with your Scan account to get free delivery. Otherwise it's £3.99.

54 Comments

buy 2x f3s instead for 80 pound.. COLD

Original Poster

yoyo59

buy 2x f3s instead for 80 pound.. COLD


Sounds like an amazing deal. I've never seen them that cheap. Please post link.

yoyo59

buy 2x f3s instead for 80 pound.. COLD


And get half the storage! What a great idea. Read before commenting next time ;).

Great price, only downside is the grey import warranty. Still, they are reliable drives, so not a biggie.

dabs.com/pro…200

hah its 4tb.. my bad thought it was 2tb!!
Edited by: "yoyo59" 17th Jun 2011

These were 50 each on ebuyer recently and on amazon. Anyone who doesn't need two might want to hold on

Original Poster

vik1

These were 50 each on ebuyer recently and on amazon. Anyone who doesn't … These were 50 each on ebuyer recently and on amazon. Anyone who doesn't need two might want to hold on



I don't think they had the 3 year warranty. I think the ones with 3 years were £55+. The £50 ones had 12 month warranty.

Anyone had to return anything to scan? They get lot of flack on here. I know these drive supposed to be reliable but my friend just had 4 samsung drive fail on him.

Know that it can happen on any drive which is why customer service is important.

Original Poster

vik1

Anyone had to return anything to scan? They get lot of flack on here. I … Anyone had to return anything to scan? They get lot of flack on here. I know these drive supposed to be reliable but my friend just had 4 samsung drive fail on him. Know that it can happen on any drive which is why customer service is important.



I had to return a drive direct to Samsung recently. They were not all that helpful either.

Serious review of the drive Storage Review.com

Review date : 10th March 2011

Conclusion


When being run through synthetic testing, Samsung's Spinpoint F4EG put in a strong showing if not the strongest. At that point we're really looking at two classes of drives: the older four-platter drives (the Western Digital Caviar Green and the Spinpoint F3EG) and the newer three-platter drives (the Seagate Barracuda Green and the Spinpoint F4EG). There are simply advantages that are going to be imparted by virtue of being able to ditch one of the platters and still keep capacity up. While Seagate has strapped all the newest trimmings to their drive in the form of a 64MB cache and SATA III interface, Samsung elected to stick with the tried and true, opting to keep the cache at 32MB and stick with the old (and not liable to be saturated by a mechanical drive) SATA II interface.

The problem is that while the F4EG was fun to talk to backstage, when we finally pulled up the curtain and asked her to dance she tripped over her own two feet. Synthetic testing showed a strong drive, but people don't run IOMeter for kicks, and when real-world workloads were applied the F4EG slowed compared to its predecessor.

Of course, performance isn't absolutely everything and Samsung still has two strongholds: price and power consumption. Seagate's 2TB Barracuda Green may be faster, but it's also $30 more expensive. Power consumption also weighs heavily in the F4EG's favor, and simulated server loads seem to suggest a good niche for it.

Pros:
•Least expensive drive in this class
•Strong synthetic and server load performance
•Remarkably low power consumption, especially in idle

Cons:
•Slower than previous generation in real-world testing


Bottom Line

While the Samsung Spinpoint F4EG did well with synthetic tests, it stumbled behind the prior generation drive in our battery of real world tests. But the green drives aren't about performance; here power is king, along with price. If those two variables are key in your purchase decision, then in the 2TB capacity there isn't a better choice than the F4EG

I want this as well. But can't be bothered with poor customer service. Hope amazon will match this

I'd order in a heart beat if I had any working SATA ports free .

Bulldozer can't come soon enough.

vik1

These were 50 each on ebuyer recently and on amazon. Anyone who doesn't … These were 50 each on ebuyer recently and on amazon. Anyone who doesn't need two might want to hold on



Do Amazon not have a shoddy history of packaging their drives poorly, a quick look at the reviews for this hdd on their website hightlight some shocking stories.

Has anyone ordered HDDs from Scan before? Do they package them properly?

Scan package really well. Ive had hard drive from amazon packaged fine. Just ensure you select traditional rather than frustration free

Have used Scan for years & them & aria have given me great rma service & always deliver on time etc. They move a lot of stock & you rarely get people posting on forums to say they got it on time etc., so there's bound to be negatives posts about

Tempted to get these as extras for the hp microserver i had off here a while back

(no i dont work for eitiher scan or aria )
Edited by: "andyz4m" 17th Jun 2011

Scan hard drives are wrapped in tons of bubble wrap.

Drives from amazon are in a box that gets thrown through your letter box.

gordies

Scan hard drives are wrapped in tons of bubble wrap.Drives from amazon … Scan hard drives are wrapped in tons of bubble wrap.Drives from amazon are in a box that gets thrown through your letter box.



Not at the moment, I ordered a set of hard drives from Amazon (rather than risk Scan's customer service) and each of the drives was in its own padded box packaged securely within a larger box.

John

yoyo59

buy 2x f3s instead for 80 pound.. COLD



Yeah great deal. 2 x f3s = 2TB for £80 (FROWN)

OR

2 x f4s = 4TB for £99.59

hmmm what's the best deal............
Edited by: "jonnypb" 17th Jun 2011

Anyone had to return anything to scan?

I did once, I placed an order for a light-up keyboard and a caddy for a hard disk.
The keyboard was quite dim even though it had a brightness key and the caddy was the wrong color. Contacted Scan and they collected both at their cost and instant refund.

I've also bought hard disks from them and they come in a plastic shell, if I remember they come in a cardboard box. Don't think they use City Link anymore.

hmmm what's the best deal............

Both as the F3's are fast, the F4's are slower.
Edited by: "Gort1951" 17th Jun 2011

Its funny how HDD prices are crashing so fast since SSD came out. However, I'd rather see a price crash in SSD as they are frickin fast oO

How do they know you are a member of AVforums, theres nowhere it asks you as far as i can see.....

DaveMc

there £40 each on scan … there £40 each on scan :)http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-samsung-hd103sj-spinpoint-f3-sata-3gb-s-7200rpm-32mb-cache-89ms-ncq




That link is to 1tb drives so thats 2tb for £80, Original Poster was 4TB for £99 so yours is not soo good a deal i think.
Edited by: "a7mag3ddon" 17th Jun 2011

Very tempted by this, I am starting to run out of space

Running out of space here too!

Anyone got a direct link to the deal, or got details on how to get the £99.59 price? When I add 2 to my basket, I'm paying over £111.88 (inc delivery)

Ignore that last comment.. me being stupid.

TypicalAsianFindingDeals

Its funny how HDD prices are crashing so fast since SSD came out. … Its funny how HDD prices are crashing so fast since SSD came out. However, I'd rather see a price crash in SSD as they are frickin fast oO



SSD's & HDD's are 2 different things for 2 completely different purposes.

HDD prices will always decrease as storage capacities increase.
3TB will soon become the norm as 2TB now has, then 4TB & so on.

rapster_m

Do Amazon not have a shoddy history of packaging their drives poorly, a … Do Amazon not have a shoddy history of packaging their drives poorly, a quick look at the reviews for this hdd on their website hightlight some shocking stories.Has anyone ordered HDDs from Scan before? Do they package them properly?



Oh yea, my OEM drive had some anti static packaging and a little air packs(By little I mean around 5-6) in a decent sized cardboard box, I was pretty **** but the drive works fine, so didn't bother complaining + Amazon is pretty decent with returns and I purchase a lot from them and it is usually packaged and delivered fine.

Scan package hard disks VERY well. They come in a plastic shell and then a good few inches of bubble wrap around them. Took me five minutes to get to it when I ordered one recently.

Also very good service from their courier. I forget who it is, but they text you to say when they're going to deliver, and even an approximate time, and you can just text back to change the day of delivery. It's a no brainer if you've got AV Forums free delivery to shop from them.

stanleyboy1

Anyone got a direct link to the deal, or got details on how to get the … Anyone got a direct link to the deal, or got details on how to get the £99.59 price? When I add 2 to my basket, I'm paying over £111.88 (inc delivery)



scan.co.uk/tod…nly

TypicalAsianFindingDeals

Its funny how HDD prices are crashing so fast since SSD came out. … Its funny how HDD prices are crashing so fast since SSD came out. However, I'd rather see a price crash in SSD as they are frickin fast oO



Prices have probably been crashing ever since hard-drives were introduced. I've got a 20 or 28 MB (yes, MB) HD in the loft somewhere which cost around £800 at the time it was bought new, and no doubt at the time that seemed like a bargain compared to what came before it

rapster_m

How do they know you are a member of AVforums, theres nowhere it asks you … How do they know you are a member of AVforums, theres nowhere it asks you as far as i can see.....



You have to to register via AV forums after being a member for >14 days.
avforums.com/for…php

Original Poster

rapster_m

How do they know you are a member of AVforums, theres nowhere it asks you … How do they know you are a member of AVforums, theres nowhere it asks you as far as i can see.....


I'm not sure on AV Forums but for Hexus there is a page which explains how to associate you ID to your Scan account to get free delivery. I think the process with AV Forums is similar.
forums.hexus.net/sca…tml

Original Poster

For all of those saying that Scan warranty is questionable...

I've never had to use Scan's service, so I can't comment on it. However I had to deal direct with Samsung for one HDD I purchased. Their process left a bit to be desired.

Their warranty T's & C's stipulate you need a specific type of packaging to send the HDD back in. They reserve the right to refuse the warranty if you send it in a box that does not conform - and they will hold onto the disc rather than send it back to you. The packaging costs about £8 if you don't already have it. I managed to blag a box from the IT team at work.

Then you need to send the HDD back at your own expense to Samsung in Poland. They send you a replacement which is typically a refurbished unti - the whole process took about 3 weeks in my case.

I ordered a single one of these drives from Scan last month and it came with a full UK warranty direct from Samsung.
It also arrived extremely quickly and was properly packaged.

Was almost put off by all the rumours on here of Scan only selling grey imports but thankfully that turned out to be false.

ronray

For all of those saying that Scan warranty is questionable...I've never … For all of those saying that Scan warranty is questionable...I've never had to use Scan's service, so I can't comment on it. However I had to deal direct with Samsung for one HDD I purchased. Their process left a bit to be desired. Their warranty T's & C's stipulate you need a specific type of packaging to send the HDD back in. They reserve the right to refuse the warranty if you send it in a box that does not conform - and they will hold onto the disc rather than send it back to you. The packaging costs about £8 if you don't already have it. I managed to blag a box from the IT team at work. Then you need to send the HDD back at your own expense to Samsung in Poland. They send you a replacement which is typically a refurbished unti - the whole process took about 3 weeks in my case.



Thanks - I guess I'll leave it then.

Original Poster

K1LLER HORNET

Thanks - I guess I'll leave it then.



The point I was trying to make is that if Scan do provide the warranty it might be better than Samsung's own service anyway.

ronray

The point I was trying to make is that if Scan do provide the warranty it … The point I was trying to make is that if Scan do provide the warranty it might be better than Samsung's own service anyway.



But if I end up with a non import, I'll be dealing with Samsung if anything goes wrong...

Seems like more hassle than it's worth.

I think I'll just stick to Seagate.

Original Poster

K1LLER HORNET

But if I end up with a non import, I'll be dealing with Samsung if … But if I end up with a non import, I'll be dealing with Samsung if anything goes wrong...Seems like more hassle than it's worth.I think I'll just stick to Seagate.



How does the Seagate warranty work?

The Samsung I had that had to be RMA'd was an old generation product. I've had 2 x 2TB F3's running 24x7 without a hitch for the last 12 months+.

ronray

For all of those saying that Scan warranty is questionable...I've never … For all of those saying that Scan warranty is questionable...I've never had to use Scan's service, so I can't comment on it. However I had to deal direct with Samsung for one HDD I purchased. Their process left a bit to be desired. Their warranty T's & C's stipulate you need a specific type of packaging to send the HDD back in. They reserve the right to refuse the warranty if you send it in a box that does not conform - and they will hold onto the disc rather than send it back to you. The packaging costs about £8 if you don't already have it. I managed to blag a box from the IT team at work. Then you need to send the HDD back at your own expense to Samsung in Poland. They send you a replacement which is typically a refurbished unti - the whole process took about 3 weeks in my case.



I just returned one recently. Sensible packaging was accepted. Was posted to an address in the UK. Took about 1.5 weeks.
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