Samsung F3 HD103SJ 1TB internal Hard Drive SATAII 32MB Cache 7200RPM £39.99 @ Amazon
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Samsung F3 HD103SJ 1TB internal Hard Drive SATAII 32MB Cache 7200RPM £39.99 @ Amazon

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Found 14th Jan 2011Made hot 15th Jan 2011
Samsung F3 HD103SJ 1TB internal Hard Drive SATAII 32MB Cache 7200RPM £39.99 @ Amazon inc free delivery - no special memberships required. + Nectar

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Shouldn't really be voted cold just because Scan are slightly cheaper.

Not all of us [like me] can get free delivery [and I AM a member of AV Forums]....

Depends on where you live [NI]..

FYI, This is a 3.5" for PC rather than laptop
Edited by: "Python5" 14th Jan 2011

Good price for a 1TB Drive.

and 7200rpm as well. Pfft, cracking deal. And i agree with the comment above about Scan, not everyone has the free delivery option, so this is good for those who cant get it from Scan without paying £7 del charges.

I agree and have voted hot as my last info was wrong and not all can get free delivery from Av forums, plus you do have to be a member for 7 day with a post count of 20. This is easy to do but those only just signing up will miss out on todays only prices so this is indeed hot!

I have a 250gb seagate 7200rp which is like 6 years old, I was wondering would I see faster boot times?

Also I am using my media on a external 1tb drive for streaming to the AC RYAN, would I see better speeds and less stutter with this drive over a wired network?

Thanks

canada16

I have a 250gb seagate 7200rp which is like 6 years old, I was wondering … I have a 250gb seagate 7200rp which is like 6 years old, I was wondering would I see faster boot times?Also I am using my media on a external 1tb drive for streaming to the AC RYAN, would I see better speeds and less stutter with this drive over a wired network?Thanks


tbh i dont have the drive but as the generations advance the 7200rpm etc isn't the only factor.
the way the drives are built means the data is more densely stored as tech improves (and probably other stuff) which means that any new 7200 or perhaps even new 5400rpm will be faster than an old 7200rpm.
you will probably get increase boot time as this drive is generally considered one of the fastest around
not sure but i dont think you'd get an improvement in streaming as pretty much any hard drive should be fast enough to cope with the required data transfer but then as i see you have wired id have thought that the network should cope too easily.

Edited by: "brilly" 14th Jan 2011

canada16

I have a 250gb seagate 7200rp which is like 6 years old, I was wondering … I have a 250gb seagate 7200rp which is like 6 years old, I was wondering would I see faster boot times?


There may be marginal improvements but for a real difference get a Solid State Disk (SSD) for your system drive.

Fabulous deal.... upgrade your Sky HD box now....

shadowman40

Fabulous deal.... upgrade your Sky HD box now....



But isnt the HD box fitted with a 1Tb anyway!?!? I thought it was that crappy Anytime reserved space that knocked it down to 500Gb in which case tis would surely be no better?!?!?!

Hot

mywife

Hot



Am I the only one who thinks Ceasar looks like Cher's son (daughter)?:|

Scorching deal btw.

cheaper at scan.

frakison

But isnt the HD box fitted with a 1Tb anyway!?!? I thought it was that … But isnt the HD box fitted with a 1Tb anyway!?!? I thought it was that crappy Anytime reserved space that knocked it down to 500Gb in which case tis would surely be no better?!?!?!



Nah they offer a 1TB version as an extra, its not standard.

Heat added, ordered one.

Thank you ordered one

Heat added.
An excellent example of how to post a deal.
I have been a Scan discount person since day one of their offer before the forum discount deal ever appeared and think all Scan posts should just be price + PP and that's it. No Forum crap and such.

canada16

I have a 250gb seagate 7200rp which is like 6 years old, I was wondering … I have a 250gb seagate 7200rp which is like 6 years old, I was wondering would I see faster boot times?Also I am using my media on a external 1tb drive for streaming to the AC RYAN, would I see better speeds and less stutter with this drive over a wired network?Thanks



Definitely would see faster performance with newer drives. Don't expect everything to be twice as fast, but anything bottlenecked by disk read/write would see an imporvement.

Hard drive is slowest part of any computer, so faster disk directly translates into faster performance.

To get good boost you can buy two of those or any other two identical drives and set them up in RAID 0 (stripe), which would split load between two disks giving you 80% performance boost. A thing to note about this setup is that if one drive fails all data is lost. It gives you almost twice performance in read/write and uses all space on both disks, ie 2x1GB = 2GB
Another option is too have RAID 1 (mirror), which would have identical copy on both drives. This will not improve write performance, but double read performance. If one drive fails all data is intact. You will be limited to half of available disk space.

I'm not a big fan of SSD as they are very expensive and having anything less than 250GB is not enough for everything to be installed. I don't think boot times is relevant with Windows 7. There is no need to shut down computer as you can hibernate it instead.

Its cheaper at scan and has been for at least the last 5 months. The free delivery from scan is easy to get. The deal is nothing special and on a par with most other retailers.

Banned

I have been tracking this, and the lowest i have seen it before xmas was £36 something and £40 is probably high, especially for us hot deal fans.

Doric

Nah they offer a 1TB version as an extra, its not standard.Heat added, … Nah they offer a 1TB version as an extra, its not standard.Heat added, ordered one.



Ahhh... that does ring a bell (_;) So is it easy to mod the Sky HDD? does the new box show the amount of space? AFAIK the old box used to show 100% full past the standard 80Gb then just allow you to keep recording?
Edited by: "frakison" 15th Jan 2011

Great HD bought mine from amazon about a month ago for around same price, works perfectly although its almost full with me High Def movies and TV shows so will be in market for another soon.

Hardly a great deal!
For £7.99 more you can get the following WD drive, which is 50% bigger and built to last unlike the ropey Sammy drives!!

1.5TB Western Digital WD15EADS Caviar Green, SATA 3Gb/s, IntelliPower, 32MB Cache, NCQ

And before people start moaning about not getting FREE deilvery it took me all of 15mins to sign up and make the required posts to qualify for Scans supeb NEXT DAY delivery!

Leftfield_2k2

Hardly a great deal!For £7.99 more you can get the following WD drive, … Hardly a great deal!For £7.99 more you can get the following WD drive, which is 50% bigger and built to last unlike the ropey Sammy drives!!1.5TB Western Digital WD15EADS Caviar Green, SATA 3Gb/s, IntelliPower, 32MB Cache, NCQAnd before people start moaning about not getting FREE deilvery it took me all of 15mins to sign up and make the required posts to qualify for Scans supeb NEXT DAY delivery!



"Ropey" Samsung? Think you need to do some research my friend.

At this price, this is without doubt the best drive on the market at the moment.

Ordered, thanks OP.

Morfee

"Ropey" Samsung? Think you need to do some research my friend.At this … "Ropey" Samsung? Think you need to do some research my friend.At this price, this is without doubt the best drive on the market at the moment. Ordered, thanks OP.



Indeed these drives are quick but Samsung don't make very reliable drives imo, I have a stack of faulty ones here taken out of computer repairs I have done over the years. Plus you only need to hold a Samsung Drive and WD drive in your hands to tell that the WD drive is significantly better with regards to engineering and build quality!
WD are a far superior HDD manufacturer IMHO.

999tigger

Its cheaper at scan and has been for at least the last 5 months. The free … Its cheaper at scan and has been for at least the last 5 months. The free delivery from scan is easy to get. The deal is nothing special and on a par with most other retailers.



The one I got from amazon last month (same price) qualifies for Samsung's UK warranty. Most other UK suppliers seem to be selling grey imports which don't qualify for Samsung's warranty, although several sellers do offer their own.

samsunghddvalue.com/Web…spx


Edited by: "melted" 15th Jan 2011

I bought one of these a couple weeks ago from eBuyer. Bought a few stuff at the same time so the price was about the same. Still voted hot by me! Very good hard drive.
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