GET IN QUICK!! Samsung Spinpoint F3 2TB Hard Drive SATAII 5400rpm 32MB Cache - OEM - £87.97 delivered @ ebuyer.com
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GET IN QUICK!! Samsung Spinpoint F3 2TB Hard Drive SATAII 5400rpm 32MB Cache - OEM - £87.97 delivered @ ebuyer.com

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Found 19th Apr 2010Made hot 19th Apr 2010
Cheapest ever 2TB SATA hard drive. Brand new with warranty. What more can I say?

Update:
ebuyer have sold out of the original stock, but these drives are still available to pre-order with more stock due soon so please don't expire deal!

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Original Poster

http://i43.tinypic.com/2pys0eo.jpg

198 in stock so no need to hurry but fantastic price, heat added! Glad to see some retailers don't take the p*ss when it comes to stock with these decent deals.

just bought all of em..so ill expire...LOL

Original Poster

I have a feeling it won't stay at that price for long!

Stock has just gone up one unit lol. I wouldn't be surprised if this is a clearance. A lot of sites have been dropping prices on 2TB drives. eBuyer might just be doing it before the rest to take advantage. At least this is what I hope

If I had the money I would buy two and a NAS enclosure but alas I must save and hope these are even cheaper in a couple of months.

nice - Ordered!

Just ordered 2 1.5TB's for £140. Gutted :lol:

Shengis;8403223

Just ordered 2 1.5TB's for £140. Gutted :lol:



distant selling rules.... lol!

surahman;8403262

distant selling rules.... lol!



Spose so but theres only about £2/TB in it ;-)

Wonder what these 2TB drives actually format to. 1.6/1.7TB i'm guessing.

Whats the most effective way of making this bad boy external?

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sourcelives;8403278

Whats the most effective way of making this bad boy external?



I reckon buy a 1TB USB drive for approx £50, and then take it out of the enclosure and put this 2TB drive in its place. eBay the surplus 1TB SATA drive for £45-£50 so it won't cost you much.

Its already showing due to be dispatched today! that was quick. (super saver)

Do you reckon they will swap me for an iPod touch 16gb? :-p

5400rpm is a bit slow for gaming but good for data.

Original Poster

ro888;8403321

5400rpm is a bit slow for gaming but good for data.



I'm sure there was a link on one of the other threads that proved a latest-gen 5400rpm drive like this is faster than a 7200rpm 3.5" drive from 3 years ago.

Also a 2TB drive will only ever be used for data, very few people would use it as a main OS drive.

ro888;8403321

5400rpm is a bit slow for gaming but good for data.



in the real world does it actually make that much of a difference? especially that `gaming` nowadays involves at least 4 gig of ram, and a £100+ gcard (being conservative)


so the game loads a little slower..................

J400uk;8403335

I'm sure there was a link on one of the other threads that proved a … I'm sure there was a link on one of the other threads that proved a latest-gen 5400rpm drive like this is faster than a 7200rpm 3.5" drive from 3 years ago.Also a 2TB drive will only ever be used for data, very few people would use it as a main OS drive.



I agree with you but nowadays games are just monster which ate a lot of space, lol.

Mm, tempting. Have been needing 2TB drives for my Nas for a while, waiting for the price to drop sub £100.

How do these compare reliablity wise with the Western Digital 2TB Hard Drive SATA300 7200rpm 32MB Cache - OEM Caviar Green?

Thanks ;o)

Anyone know if these ok with HD media player?

Is it me or do those price breaks make no sense at all?!?!

http://files.droplr.com/files/14243939/Qr44Q.Screen%20shot%202010-04-19%20at%2018.34.40.png

meaning, the more you buy, the more it costs per unit?!

Hmmm.... time to research how to install this in to a sky HD box i think.

PEOPLE.

There have been quite a few reports that ebuyer have been shipping out harddrives in ordinary jiffy bags which is no way sufficient for harddrives, this could mean a drive turning up DOA. So beware, god knows who is working in their packing dept. But hopefully it gets sorted soon.

muddyfox470;8403404

PEOPLE.There have been quite a few reports that ebuyer have been shipping … PEOPLE.There have been quite a few reports that ebuyer have been shipping out harddrives in ordinary jiffy bags which is no way sufficient for harddrives, this could mean a drive turning up DOA. So beware, god knows who is working in their packing dept. But hopefully it gets sorted soon.



please link to these reports. I dont like being a moaner, but when you are stating such a fact, please provide evidence of reports.

This is a really fantastic price!

Banned

Would this fit in a PS3?

is this HDD 2.5" or 3.5"

hippyharry;8403428

please link to these reports. I dont like being a moaner, but when you … please link to these reports. I dont like being a moaner, but when you are stating such a fact, please provide evidence of reports.



I can assure you a jiffy bag it is. This is why I have stopped buying hard drives from ebuyer.

hmm tempting! Was looking at the 1tb f3, can't afford this in the short run but a good investment in the long run I suppose.

Heat added.

dj_urban;8403489

Would this fit in a PS3? is this HDD 2.5" or 3.5"



No it's 3.5"

ebuyer do pack their hdd's quite badly i have had one doa but i sent it back and got a new working one back.

ro888;8403358

I agree with you but nowadays games are just monster which ate a lot of … I agree with you but nowadays games are just monster which ate a lot of space, lol.



Just downloaded star wars force unleashed. It was 30gb!
Crazy.

Can anyone recommend a decent enclosure for this bad boy?
I currently have a Seagate Basics 1TB which, despite some people's claims, is proving to be a rather reliable drive. However, I wouldn't mind the extra space, especially for HD recordings.

(Heat + Rep for OP)

Original Poster

Shadows1990;8403682

Can anyone recommend a decent enclosure for this bad boy?I currently have … Can anyone recommend a decent enclosure for this bad boy?I currently have a Seagate Basics 1TB which, despite some people's claims, is proving to be a rather reliable drive. However, I wouldn't mind the extra space, especially for HD recordings.(Heat + Rep for OP)



Thank you :thumbsup:

If your replacing the 1TB drive, and assuming its external, you could just remove the 1TB from its enclosure and swap it for the 2TB. Sell the 1TB bare drive on ebay, worth £45 approx.

v tempted ... heat 4 OP

but still have some space on my 1.5 tb...

plus this would be the sign of price drop for 2TBs in the next month or so, wouldnt it?

J400uk;8403728

Thank you :thumbsup:If your replacing the 1TB drive, and assuming its … Thank you :thumbsup:If your replacing the 1TB drive, and assuming its external, you could just remove the 1TB from its enclosure and swap it for the 2TB. Sell the 1TB bare drive on ebay, worth £45 approx.



A very good idea, however, I will be using the 1TB external for recordings with the Freesat HD box, so selling it wouldn't really be an option.

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Can't see any warranty info - guess its one year back to Ebuyer?

Original Poster

Sootie;8403778

Can't see any warranty info - guess its one year back to Ebuyer?



Usually with hard drives the warranty is with the manufacturer, and you RMA with them.

36 months according to here:
samsung.com/uk/…NTY

J400uk;8403294

I reckon buy a 1TB USB drive for approx £50, and then take it out of the … I reckon buy a 1TB USB drive for approx £50, and then take it out of the enclosure and put this 2TB drive in its place. eBay the surplus 1TB SATA drive for £45-£50 so it won't cost you much.



I don't fancy filling 2TB via USB. It's a shame there's no decent eSata enclosures under £50

Would love to grab a couple of these ... but no HTPC at the moment (WDTV already has 4TB plugged in to it, lol).

I guess when I have an HTPC by xmas, these will be a bit cheaper still? Heat to the OP though - thx.

Ordered, heat added with thanks :thumbsup:
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