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2 x 2TB Samsung HD204UI/Z4 SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG £115.19 TODAY ONLY @ scan
2 x 2TB Samsung HD204UI/Z4 SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG   £115.19 TODAY ONLY @ scan

2 x 2TB Samsung HD204UI/Z4 SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG £115.19 TODAY ONLY @ scan

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Original Poster

Makes them £57.59 each :-) Free delivery see below

hotukdeals.com/dea…519

cheap cheap cheap

Be aware that these may not be official, but grey imports. I got 2 last week and they are both non-UK market ones. not a big deal but it means that Scan deal with the warranty rather than Samsung themselves.

If it's a Today Only at Scan on a Friday it'll last til about dinner time on Monday

warranty issue isnt perfect, but as i have 16 of these drives now and only 10 full it aint gonna kill me if one fails, at this price almost worth having a couple of ones spare just in case you are using this amount of storage

Original Poster

i got two last week, these are about £2 cheaper, very nice drives, silent unlike the samsung f1,s which tend to vibrate quite a bit.

Gone for two more :-)

jouster

warranty issue isnt perfect, but as i have 16 of these drives now and … warranty issue isnt perfect, but as i have 16 of these drives now and only 10 full it aint gonna kill me if one fails, at this price almost worth having a couple of ones spare just in case you are using this amount of storage



Jesus, have you got your own datacenter?

A 2TB drive , formats as a 667GB drive ?????

Am i particularly dim today , or is the info wrong ?

harlequin1963

A 2TB drive , formats as a 667GB drive ?????Am i particularly dim today , … A 2TB drive , formats as a 667GB drive ?????Am i particularly dim today , or is the info wrong ?



Should be 667 GB platters ... 667GB per platter x 3 = 2TB

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harlequin1963

A 2TB drive , formats as a 667GB drive ?????Am i particularly dim today , … A 2TB drive , formats as a 667GB drive ?????Am i particularly dim today , or is the info wrong ?



Ive altered it, they show up as 1.81TB in windows :-)

silly prices, they just keep coming down

there is a bug with this drive and a firmware patch has been released on the samsunghdd.com website. Has anyone applied this firmware, and if so can you summarise the steps?

I only want 1 * 2TB drive... not 2

Hot! Nearly bought two of them yesterday on today only for £125.

Dechilo

I only want 1 * 2TB drive... not 2


They've got a single 2TB Samsung HD204UI/Z4 for £61.19 delivered which is the cheapest I've seen it (on SCAN anyway).
Edited by: "James123" 11th Feb 2011

nmc

there is a bug with this drive and a firmware patch has been released on … there is a bug with this drive and a firmware patch has been released on the samsunghdd.com website. Has anyone applied this firmware, and if so can you summarise the steps?



I read on one of the forums that any drives that were manufactured after November 2010 would have the patch already applied - the two I got were manufactured in December so didn't need to be patched.
Edited by: "crofter" 11th Feb 2011

Bargain cheap as chips hot deal

ramtec

Jesus, have you got your own datacenter?



40TB media server!!!! Anyone need to hire any offline storage hahahaha

Free postage for AVforums members seems to only apply to UK mainland so Balls to that ... Strange though because I have had free p&p from them before. Must have changed delivery company.

Daft question... Are these ok in a bare NAS enclosure? I need raided back up. I've lost too much data with knackered single drives : S

Dammit I cant get the free delivery at the moment! not working for some reason, either that or I am dumb!

Anyone can recommend a decently fast drive for OS at least 300MB preferably 500MB that's not too noisy?

akexuk

Anyone can recommend a decently fast drive for OS at least 300MB … Anyone can recommend a decently fast drive for OS at least 300MB preferably 500MB that's not too noisy?



I would suggest you travel back in time to 1994

Good deal. I've been waiting for a twin pack deal to come up on this drive so the wallet is now £115.19 lighter.


akexuk

Anyone can recommend a decently fast drive for OS at least 300MB … Anyone can recommend a decently fast drive for OS at least 300MB preferably 500MB that's not too noisy?

akexuk

Anyone can recommend a decently fast drive for OS at least 300MB … Anyone can recommend a decently fast drive for OS at least 300MB preferably 500MB that's not too noisy?


Yeah, my first hard drive was 800mb. Paid £150 (I think) back in 1995. It's still in my Amiga. At £ per GB that's even more expensive than a SSD!

parsimony

Good deal. I've been waiting for a twin pack deal to come up on this … Good deal. I've been waiting for a twin pack deal to come up on this drive so the wallet is now £115.19 lighter.


How did you manage that, I was going to buy a couple but they had lumped in some security software for another few quid that I didn't want. Couldn't see a way to opt out from it.

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pottstu

How did you manage that, I was going to buy a couple but they had lumped … How did you manage that, I was going to buy a couple but they had lumped in some security software for another few quid that I didn't want. Couldn't see a way to opt out from it.



still 115.19 , even with the free security stuff, make sure you remove scansure and get free deliv

There is an issue with the link, will be fixed by Monday, if you need to order you can use their telephone order service!

Which one is better: these SAMSUNG ones, or the WESTERN DIGITAL ones?

jamesdew

I would suggest you travel back in time to 1994



I guess I missed this. Unless you're suggesting to use one of these for the OS which of course can be done but will result in a dog slow os.

These drives keep on getting cheaper and cheaper

Which makes it so hard to decide when to buy.

These drives need an firmware update or you risk losing all your data......

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Mecoconuts

These drives need an firmware update or you risk losing all your … These drives need an firmware update or you risk losing all your data......



not true, there dated Dec 2010, there fine

Balb0wa

not true, there dated Dec 2010, there fine



Where did you get the info that Dec 2010 onwards drives are fine and dont need any fix?

beastman

Where did you get the info that Dec 2010 onwards drives are fine and dont … Where did you get the info that Dec 2010 onwards drives are fine and dont need any fix?



Bloke here says he has spoken to Samsung customer support:
forums.bit-tech.net/sho…161

Missed this in the end, I decided as I have yet to fill my 1.8 jbod's that I can wait a bit longer before going to 4x2tb RAID 5 setup.


crofter

Bloke here says he has spoken to Samsung customer … Bloke here says he has spoken to Samsung customer support:http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=200161



seen some worrying reports about these drives:

lime-technology.com/for….60


Edited by: "beastman" 15th Feb 2011

Banned

If you check carefully the last post regarding the issue on that forum was before 11-2010. The deal it's still on but at 117.59
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