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Samsung EcoGreen F2 1.5TB Hard Drive SATAII 32MB Cache £79.99 @ Ebuyer
Samsung EcoGreen F2 1.5TB Hard Drive SATAII 32MB Cache £79.99 @ Ebuyer

Samsung EcoGreen F2 1.5TB Hard Drive SATAII 32MB Cache £79.99 @ Ebuyer

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MAX.500 GB Formatted Capacity Per Disk (3 Platters)
Environment friendly product with RoHS compliance
Serial ATA 3.0 Gbps Interface Support
Improved performance with dual-ARM based firmware
Improved recording stability over temperature with PMR
ATA S.M.A.R.T. Compliant
Advanced dynamic FOD control for best data integrity
ATA Automatic Acoustic Management Feature
Intelligent compensation of external disturbance
ATA 48-bit Address Feature
SATA Native Command Queuing Feature
ATA Device Configuration Overlay Feature
Device Initiated SATA Power Management
NoiseGuard
Rotational vibration sensor
SilentSeek

Meant to be quite a slow drive with regards access times, but perfect for storing all your stuff, I think i need one for my mythTV recorder.

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I got the e-mail just now
im very tempted by this for my nas

think im gona look up reviews for reliability

Damnit lol was just about to post this :P but nice yea thinking of getting this very good price

ebuyer do it again, they bet themselves on hdd prices weekly at the moment

Ebuyer does it again ....

Yep - Absolutely no info about warranty whatsoever !!!

Probably no UK warranty - usual tripe about Ebuyer warranty blah blah blah

If you're unlucky and the HDD develops a fault a few months down the line - you may have lots of hassle!

grumpyone;5532323

If you're unlucky and the HDD develops a fault a few months down the line … If you're unlucky and the HDD develops a fault a few months down the line - you may have lots of hassle!


Gotta say, I had a bad batch of Samsung 500Gb drives that gradually failed over a year. Annoying as the failure was, I never had any problems getting replacements from eBuyer. Sent them the drive and the printout from SMART and HDTune showing the issue and got a new drive by return of post.

sane;5532486

Gotta say, I had a bad batch of Samsung 500Gb drives that gradually … Gotta say, I had a bad batch of Samsung 500Gb drives that gradually failed over a year. Annoying as the failure was, I never had any problems getting replacements from eBuyer. Sent them the drive and the printout from SMART and HDTune showing the issue and got a new drive by return of post.



I had a 500GB and 750Gb Spinpoint - 500GB failed after 16 months, 750GB after 9 (eratic windows perfomrance and using Samsung ESTOOL showed loads od Bad sectors). Samsung replaced the 500GB under 3 year warranty within about 10 days and it was fine. Ebuyer replaces 750GB with a new one, but the new one was delivered with bad sectors ! Returned to ebuyer and paid the difference to move to a WD drive.

In summary - ebuyer support was excellent, but I'll be wary of buying samsung disks again ...

I have never had any issues with ebuyer. They are spot on everytime, even in returns! as long as you give them the right info.

I guess luck of the draw, I swear by Samsung these days, and I've never had one fail.

phanco;5532591

I had a 500GB and 750Gb Spinpoint - 500GB failed after 16 months, 750GB … I had a 500GB and 750Gb Spinpoint - 500GB failed after 16 months, 750GB after 9 (eratic windows perfomrance and using Samsung ESTOOL showed loads od Bad sectors). Samsung replaced the 500GB under 3 year warranty within about 10 days and it was fine. Ebuyer replaces 750GB with a new one, but the new one was delivered with bad sectors ! Returned to ebuyer and paid the difference to move to a WD drive. In summary - ebuyer support was excellent, but I'll be wary of buying samsung disks again ...



None of the hdd manufacturer avoided release of pitful series/batches, and samsung is not worse than the others.I have only good experience with them.

Amazing price. Cheers Heat and Rep added. Thanks

unileeds;5532610

I have never had any issues with ebuyer. They are spot on everytime, even … I have never had any issues with ebuyer. They are spot on everytime, even in returns! as long as you give them the right info.




+1 :thumbsup:

I've owned numerous drives over recent years and never had one fail. had problems with Seagate & WD drives so by preference will always go for Samsung. In my experiance are reliable and exccelant value for money.

this is a fantastic price, i'd probably get one if all my HDD bays were already full (got 2x 1tb, 1 250gb 1 200gb)

heat and rep added

have bought one thanks to this site. Want to make it my boot drive (currently running 320gb drive) Anyone know how to easily copy all the stuff over from the old drive without having to reinstall vista and all my programs?

I dont want this to be the 2ndry drive, I definitely want it to be the boot drive.

Thanks

Should just point out that these are only 5400RPM drives and I doubt would be decent as a boot up drive.. good for backups and storage.

Monkster

Gav;5532865

have bought one thanks to this site. Want to make it my boot drive … have bought one thanks to this site. Want to make it my boot drive (currently running 320gb drive) Anyone know how to easily copy all the stuff over from the old drive without having to reinstall vista and all my programs?I dont want this to be the 2ndry drive, I definitely want it to be the boot drive.Thanks



I've used Acronis multiple times to copy hard drives, it allows you to do that from Windows directly. It's not a free software.

There is this one: easeus.com/dis…py/
I don't know if it's free. All drive copy utilities claim that they are free until actual copying starts.

monkofdoom;5532919

Should just point out that these are only 5400RPM drives and I doubt … Should just point out that these are only 5400RPM drives and I doubt would be decent as a boot up drive.. good for backups and storage.Monkster



I take your point, but will be in a media centre so not that fussed re boot speed. Also read a report recently stating even though they're 5400RPM drives, performance differences are small. Will try and find the report.

CTPAHHIK;5532943

I've used Acronis multiple times to copy hard drives, it allows you to do … I've used Acronis multiple times to copy hard drives, it allows you to do that from Windows directly. It's not a free software.There is this one: http://www.easeus.com/disk-copy/I don't know if it's free. All drive copy utilities claim that they are free until actual copying starts.



Thanks for the info. Will check it out. I heard some retail drives come with software, but this is OEM.

monkofdoom;5532919

Should just point out that these are only 5400RPM drives and I doubt … Should just point out that these are only 5400RPM drives and I doubt would be decent as a boot up drive.. good for backups and storage.Monkster



There is a review for this drive:
tomshardware.com/rev…tml
It looks very impressive considering this is only 5400RPM. It might not outperform latest Seagate, WD and Hitachi drives, but its faster than previous generation drives
I would put this as a boot up drive, unless I have a spare Raptor.

CTPAHHIK;5533000

There is a review for this drive: … There is a review for this drive: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/samsung-ecogreen-hdd,2317-5.htmlIt looks very impressive considering this is only 5400RPM. It might not outperform latest Seagate, WD and Hitachi drives, but its faster than previous generation drivesI would put this as a boot up drive, unless I have a spare Raptor.



Cheers .. I will take a look.

In the past I have used 5400RPM drives in boot up situations and then had regrets about not spending the extra cash for 7200RPM. My purchase is purely for my DLink 323 NAS unit but I will have a read of the review.. Thanks

Gav;5532973

Thanks for the info. Will check it out. I heard some retail drives come … Thanks for the info. Will check it out. I heard some retail drives come with software, but this is OEM.



It makes no difference if you have OEM or Retail. All software is available on manufacturers website free of charge. Retail version would get you a CD with online content.
I never had Samsung before, but WD has ability to mirror drives with their tools software. Search Samsung for software. There is definitely something that allows you to check drive for errors. Maybe there is option to copy/backup drive.

v helpful, many thanks.

Banned

Little bit of advice needed, can these drives be set up as an external drive via usb??

sculpturatus;5533432

Little bit of advice needed, can these drives be set up as an external … Little bit of advice needed, can these drives be set up as an external drive via usb??



If you buy a caddy - although I can't find any on ebuyer which support bigger than a 500GB drive.

edit: seem to be going for ~£20ish on ebay. Just look for usb caddy's for 3.5" drives (obviously go for the sata ones).

Do any of you 'hard drive experts' know which ones are suitable for upgrading a skyHD box?

I have googled but become dyslexic when it comes to reading the spec of these things.

Thanks

what do these format to in windows?

CTPAHHIK;5533000

There is a review for this drive: … There is a review for this drive: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/samsung-ecogreen-hdd,2317-5.htmlIt looks very impressive considering this is only 5400RPM. It might not outperform latest Seagate, WD and Hitachi drives, but its faster than previous generation drivesI would put this as a boot up drive, unless I have a spare Raptor.



The thing not to forget is that although 5400rpm affects performance negatively, high density platters should make transfer rate highers. So everything else being equal a 500Gb/platter 7200RPM disk should be faster than a 500Gb/platter 5400RPM one but things are not that simple if one attempts to compare a 500Gm/platter 5400RPM with a 250Gb/platter 7200RPM disk.

I called and spoke to ebuyer and this nice drive has a shorter OEM 1 year warranty, NOT a full 3 years.

Could still be a good deal

a really great deal. i was just umming and awing a few days ago when i saw 1.5tb drives at £90, and just yesterday i was thinking of getting a 1tb at £50, but i went for this instead. it's just for media storage so won't be a boot drive and the speed doesn't matter

i also added a couple more of the £10 IDE/PATA external USB/NAS drives to stick the two drives in that this will replace. they pulled them for sale for a few days as they came with an unfused kettle lead, but they are now back on sale with about 400 in stock. great as a cheap external USB caddy, or will work as a NAS drive if formatted to FAT32. i have two running at the moment with old drives in and they work great

Balb0wa;5533531

what do these format to in windows?



1500000000000 B
=
1464843750 kB
=
1430511 MB
=
1397 GB
=
1.364 TB

I have an existing 500 gig Sata external freecom drive, can I remove the 500 gig drive and just stick this in it? Will 1.5TB drives work over usb?

Bored Accountant;5533492

Do any of you 'hard drive experts' know which ones are suitable for … Do any of you 'hard drive experts' know which ones are suitable for upgrading a skyHD box?I have googled but become dyslexic when it comes to reading the spec of these things.Thanks



Take a look at this one:
techblips.dailyradar.com/sto…ve/

I did not read it, but skimming through it there was something about problems with drives over 1TB due to firmware bug.

loopie;5534337

I have an existing 500 gig Sata external freecom drive, can I remove the … I have an existing 500 gig Sata external freecom drive, can I remove the 500 gig drive and just stick this in it? Will 1.5TB drives work over usb?



Depends what does "500gig Sata external freecom drive" refers to. This is 3.5 inch drive and would require 3.5 inch enclosure. Your could be 2.5 inch and would not work. Also SATAII support is required - make sure Freecom supports SATAII interface (could be SATAI only).

loopie;5534337

I have an existing 500 gig Sata external freecom drive, can I remove the … I have an existing 500 gig Sata external freecom drive, can I remove the 500 gig drive and just stick this in it? Will 1.5TB drives work over usb?



It depends on the enclosure itself, rather than the USB channel. Not all enclosures can handle bigger drives. See ebuyer site itself quick codes 136250 and 149272.

Chuck U;5534524

It depends on the enclosure itself, rather than the USB channel. Not all … It depends on the enclosure itself, rather than the USB channel. Not all enclosures can handle bigger drives. See ebuyer site itself quick codes 136250 and 149272.



Thanks for the assistance guys, I might give it a try in the existing 3.5" freecom encosure 1st, seems worth a try.

Gav;5532865

have bought one thanks to this site. Want to make it my boot drive … have bought one thanks to this site. Want to make it my boot drive (currently running 320gb drive) Anyone know how to easily copy all the stuff over from the old drive without having to reinstall vista and all my programs?I dont want this to be the 2ndry drive, I definitely want it to be the boot drive.Thanks



I've used powerquest drive image & powerquest drive copy for small ATA drives.
Acronis has been mentioned and is an easy to use bit of software you can run directly from the CD [ie. boot from the CD], or install in XP/Vista and copy the partitions from within windows.

Another favourite is Norton Ghost.....

All have their plus points, and bad points.

J

Would you not be wary of sending your drive back in case they got any of your information off of it? (Financial details, passwords, etc)?

My Spinpoint 500GB has bad sectors about a year after I bought it but I think I'll just destroy it and get a new one!

Ebuyer customer service is one of the best... I had a dodgy seagate drive after about 8 months it dies and eBuyer swapped it for a bigger capacity one free of charge and collected the faulty one. Cant complain!

How do you check for bad sectors please?

Chkdsk (in Windows) will tell you if you have any bad sectors ;-)

slipd

slipd;5536988

Chkdsk (in Windows) will tell you if you have any bad sectors ;-)slipd



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