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2.5", 250 GB Samsung HM250JI Spinpoint M, SATA I, 5400 rpm, 8MB Cache, 12 ms £56.39 Delivered @ Scan, Works with Playstation3 !!!!!!
2.5", 250 GB Samsung HM250JI Spinpoint M, SATA I, 5400 rpm, 8MB Cache, 12 ms £56.39 Delivered @  Scan, Works with Playstation3 !!!!!!

2.5", 250 GB Samsung HM250JI Spinpoint M, SATA I, 5400 rpm, 8MB Cache, 12 ms £56.39 Delivered @ Scan, Works with Playstation3 !!!!!!

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250GB formatted capacity per disk
Serial ATA interface
Device initiated SATA power management
Load/unload head technology
ATA SMART feature set ATA device configuration overlay feature set
SilentSeek
TuMR head with wireless suspension design
SATA native command queuing feature set
Fluid dynamic bearing spindle motor technology
ATA security mode feature set
ATA automatic acoustic management feature set
Multi-Burst On-The-Fly error correction
Hybrid latch system for reliability and quietness

41 Comments

Nearly voted cold but then noticed it is a 2.5"

Might want to make that a little clearer in thread title

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peodude;1872096

Nearly voted cold but then noticed it is a 2.5"Might want to make that a … Nearly voted cold but then noticed it is a 2.5"Might want to make that a little clearer in thread title



Thank's for that :thumbsup:

Also worth pre-empting the "will this work in a ps3?" question and stick that in the title too. People love a good PS3 HDD and this looks like the best deal on one of those so far. Here, have some heat and some rep.

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jonneyt;1872322

Also worth pre-empting the "will this work in a ps3?" question and stick … Also worth pre-empting the "will this work in a ps3?" question and stick that in the title too. People love a good PS3 HDD and this looks like the best deal on one of those so far. Here, have some heat and some rep.


Done, thank you for advice. :thumbsup:

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BRRRRRR..... cold: ebuyer.com/pro…ews :thumbsup:

Pretty good price.

imranmaz: I prefer Samsung Spinpoints, they are absolutely silent. I'd pay the extra 57p :-) However, good find on the Westerm Digital one.

Sin

Also, bear in mind that if the advice is followed, you'll get free next-day delivery from Scan. Whereas the 'free' delivery from ebuyer will be "up to" 5 working days.

imranmaz;1872482

BRRRRRR..... cold: … BRRRRRR..... cold: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/131277/show_product_reviews :thumbsup:


Are you being serious??

50p cheaper elsewhere with slow delivery makes this a cold deal?

I was looking at getting this drive for the PS3 but after reading around, there are issues with performance. They have been sorted by Samsung now but you do have to patch the drive etc.

samsung.com/glo…m=1

Further details:

forum.notebookreview.com/sho…478

I realise the review is slightly old but they have now released the HM251JI.

samsung.com/glo…=67

Good for the PC but a pointless size for the PS3, just how many photos and mp3s can you want to see and hear which is about all adding a hard drive of this size would really be useful for on the PS3?...

imranmaz;1872482

BRRRRRR..... cold: … BRRRRRR..... cold: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/131277/show_product_reviews :thumbsup:



I'd much prefer a Samsung Spinpoint.

Fred Head;1872761

Good for the PC but a pointless size for the PS3, just how many photos … Good for the PC but a pointless size for the PS3, just how many photos and mp3s can you want to see and hear which is about all adding a hard drive of this size would really be useful for on the PS3?...


Very useful for PS3 - lots of games now install to the HDD to make loading time quicker. GT5 Prologue uses 6Gb of space. warhawk uses a couple of gig. A few games, and Play TV when it comes out means that 40Gb will be a bit tight,,,,

Fred Head;1872761

Good for the PC but a pointless size for the PS3, just how many photos … Good for the PC but a pointless size for the PS3, just how many photos and mp3s can you want to see and hear which is about all adding a hard drive of this size would really be useful for on the PS3?...



You'd be suprised how quickly as PS3 can eat up hard drive space.

i may be an exception, but I've got 50GB of music, 10GB of photos, a 10GB linux partition and lots of Playstation Network games and demos installed on my 160GB drive.

There seems to be a trend for recent PS3 games needing to be installed on the hard drive too, such as GT5 Prologue and Everybody's Golf etc.

As such, Ive only got 35GB of my 160GB hard drive left !

Would this slot straight into a Laptop (Lenovo 3000 n200) as a direct replacement for the 120GB Serial ATA 150 that's in there ?

I'd also seen this fujitsu

ebuyer.com/pro…ons

My PS3 is full of HD-DVD backups (ripped to MP4). With each film taking 4GB of space it does not take long to fill 250GB. I finally retired my old XBOX Media Centre.

Orville;1873072

My PS3 is full of HD-DVD backups (ripped to MP4). With each film taking … My PS3 is full of HD-DVD backups (ripped to MP4). With each film taking 4GB of space it does not take long to fill 250GB. I finally retired my old XBOX Media Centre.



For that kind of stuff you might as well have gone for an external drive, and save the internal one for game installs.

An almost irresistible price... I currently have a 120GB version in my silent desktop system but I'm running out of space.

I could put the 120GB in an external enclosure, too

Voted cold because Scam.co.uk are ignorant Bas*ards (Pardon my french).

Very nice, thanks for that. Now I just need to wait for playTV, get an AV receiver with HDMI decoding, an all in one remote and the ir2bt box to control the PS3....

Voted HOT!... another good buy, pity I can't use sata at the moment on my laptop
good buy tho'!

Is it on preorder or am I looking at a different product?

"The HM250JI, samsung new 250 GB laptop hard drive seems to have horrible performance on some very common laptop hardware, like the Core duo and Santa rosa platform."

forum.notebookreview.com/sho…478

This site is not bad if you wanna know which one is compatible with your laptop: drivemylaptop.co.uk

Note, Scan are carrying a fair few 250gb drives around the same price and the others do look to be in stock. For the sake of a £1 or so it might be worth taking a look.

skinrush;1872802

As such, Ive only got 35GB of my 160GB hard drive left !


Which really frustrates me ... Sony create the PS3 to be the "Centre piece of your degital media living room" and then handicap it with such a small drive.

Sony = Numpties

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Tyler Durden;1873211

For that kind of stuff you might as well have gone for an external drive, … For that kind of stuff you might as well have gone for an external drive, and save the internal one for game installs.



You can only connect FAT32 drives to your PS3 which is limited to 4GB filesize. Anything bigger and you either have to network share or copy direct to the PS3's HDD.

Q-Tec;1873941

Which really frustrates me ... Sony create the PS3 to be the "Centre … Which really frustrates me ... Sony create the PS3 to be the "Centre piece of your degital media living room" and then handicap it with such a small drive. Sony = Numpties



Sony are in for profit not to give things away. At least Sony have made it easy to replace the drive.

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rozza38;1872420

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/productinfo.asp?WebProductID=800660LINK



That's a wrong link, my original link is the right one, or go to Scan, today only deals, and buy from there. :thumbsup:

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Titanium;1873489

Is it on preorder or am I looking at a different product?



I;ts back in stock now. :thumbsup:

The 250GB Western Digital one was only £50 about 3 weeks ago, so if you're not absolutely desperate for a larger hard drive straight away, it might be worth waiting as ebuyers prices fluctuate alot.

Voted hot for the Samsung anyway as its a good price if you need the hard drive right away.

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in my desktop i have 2xWD 160gb raid edition drives
and 2x500gb samsung spinpoints.

within 7months one of my spinpoints have messed up. luckily i had them in raid but still well annoying!

plus WD are more than quiet enough when inside the ps3... people just have preferences and that's fine but one is not better than the other in this case.

quackstar84;1873250

Voted cold because Scam.co.uk are ignorant Bas*ards (Pardon my french).



Care to elaborate? Scan are one of the best I've used!

I got one of the cheap 320gb 2.5" WD drives from scan a couple of weeks ago after a deal on here and it arrived just fine. Why make statements about a company without giving a reason why? Voted hot.

average blu-ray / hd video file is between 7-10gig, transformers is 18gig so 250 gig doesnt go very far!

tef89;1872854

Would this slot straight into a Laptop (Lenovo 3000 n200) as a direct … Would this slot straight into a Laptop (Lenovo 3000 n200) as a direct replacement for the 120GB Serial ATA 150 that's in there ?I'd also seen this fujitsu http://www.ebuyer.com/product/132395/show_product_specifications#specifications



This will work with you Laptop without any worries.

defard;1875258

average blu-ray / hd video file is between 7-10gig, transformers is 18gig … average blu-ray / hd video file is between 7-10gig, transformers is 18gig so 250 gig doesnt go very far!


Surely anyone that uses a laptop drive for said purposes will already know this and the rest of us probably just don’t care frankly. :roll: Or are you being ironic?

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Back on offer at scan.co.uk/tod…ly/ - offer number 2

Original Poster

Down to £56.39

sale;2005233

Down to £56.39



What was the previous price again?
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