320GB Hard Drive SATA (3.5" Desktop) £33.27 Delivered* From Scan
320GB Hard Drive SATA (3.5" Desktop) £33.27 Delivered* From Scan

320GB Hard Drive SATA (3.5" Desktop) £33.27 Delivered* From Scan

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320 GB Samsung HD322HJ Spinpoint F1, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ

Better Reliability, Less Energy Consumption Than Other Options
The Samsung Spinpoint F1 is the first three-disk hard drive delivering a whopping 1TB of capacity along with sophisticated recording technology. With its compact, lightweight package and advanced
design, the F1 drive offers many advantages for high-density applications compared to using two 500GB drives or a four- or five-disk solution. Compared to a five-disk 1TB solution, the F1 Series consumes 13-16% less power and provides up to 20% faster performance.

This 3Gbps SATA drive has a maximum of 334GB of formatted capacity per disk while also featuring Samsungs industry-leading NoiseGuardTM and SilentSeekTM technologies to eliminate acoustic noise. The Spinpoint F1 utilizes Samsung-developed perpendicular recording technology, which helps the drive set new records in both areal density and platter capacity.

Reliability Beats Competition
The Spinpoint F1 requires fewer components than competing solutions while delivering enhanced reliability versus a 1TB drive with four or five disks or two 500GB disks. With fewer heads and disks, the F1 statistically has a lower probability of headdisk failures. According to estimates, this Samsung drive has a 50% lower failure rate than a two-500GB-drive solution and as much as 31% fewer failures than five-platter 1TB drives.

Special Features for High-density Applications
Servers, high-end desktops, RAID systems and DVRs are among the applications well suited to the Spinpoint F1 drive. The drive is available with desktop PC- or RAID-level reliability. Mean time between failure for RAID reliability is up to 1.2 million hours. A rotational vibration sensor enables the drive to operate more efficiently in a RAID environment.

For consumer applications, a power-saving code reduces power consumption while AV-optimized firmware cuts time delays during AV data recording. In general, the Samsung drive offers a superior combination of density, recording quality and reliability.

Maximum 334GB formatted capacity each in 3 disks
SATA 3Gbps interface support
SATA native command queuing
Supports staggered spin up
Hot-plug capability
Device-initiated power management
ATA S.M.A.R.T. compliant
ATA automatic acoustic management feature set
Asynchronous Signal Loss notification
PMR technology
Flying-on-Demand technology
Optional rotational vibration controller
NoiseGuard and SilentSeek noise suppression


You should probably mention the 3.5" desktop form factor in the title.

6.99 delivery ????

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6.99 delivery ????

free if you become a member of the av forums or hexus forums


NI doesn't get free delivery - but I read at Hexus that they'd give a lower rate if you speak to them on the sales line [after being part of avforums or hexus]

this was nearly half year ago at the same price, but for hitachi hdd
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