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Samsung F4 EcoGreen 2TB 32MB 5400RPM 3.5 Inch SATA-II Internal Hard Drive - 3 Year Warranty - OEM From Amazon £69.98
Samsung F4 EcoGreen 2TB 32MB 5400RPM 3.5 Inch SATA-II Internal Hard Drive - 3 Year Warranty  - OEM From Amazon £69.98

Samsung F4 EcoGreen 2TB 32MB 5400RPM 3.5 Inch SATA-II Internal Hard Drive - 3 Year Warranty - OEM From Amazon £69.98

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Looks like 2TB internal drives are down to a reasonable price again!

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Just another 19 quid off and we're back to normal.

I have a feeling these are dropping because the 4 and 5tb hds are coming soon...

edit: the 4tb are already available in japan.
Edited by: "Creo" 21st Dec 2011

ive had a couple of these fail on me, more hassle than they are worth. Not a bad deal however because of the poor quality. its cold from me.

It's £89 if you want it in proper packaging. I've bought 2 drives from Amazon with their "Frustration Free" packaging and both were DOA. Theres no protection whatsoever, I've had books delivered with more protection.

Hummm tempting but Amazon packaging and Hard drives.......

Could be an idea to stock up on these drives before the reduced Warranties from the two major players kick in:
tomshardware.com/new…tml

looks like Seagate (who now own Samsung HDD) are going to be cutting their Barracuda Green warranty to just 12 months - guessing that the Samsung F4 drives will be brought in line and issued with the same 1 year warranty over the coming weeks.

I've had one of these in my VU+ Duo satellite receiver (so much better than the Sky on by the way) since February, running everyday (instant rewind is active) with no problems at all.

I`ve had one and it is fantastic.Without any problems at all.

Mine makes the clicking noise, not dead yet but it may well be in the post

Refreshing change - a posted deal that is in stock and actually exists.

renderman

Just another 19 quid off and we're back to normal.



Inflation.

crofter

Could be an idea to stock up on these drives before the reduced … Could be an idea to stock up on these drives before the reduced Warranties from the two major players kick in:http://www.tomshardware.com/news/seagate-western-digital-HDD-warranty-Thailand,14322.htmllooks like Seagate (who now own Samsung HDD) are going to be cutting their Barracuda Green warranty to just 12 months - guessing that the Samsung F4 drives will be brought in line and issued with the same 1 year warranty over the coming weeks.




This is fine as long as the warranty length is reflected in a reduction of price

I'm sure it could be easily argued a hard-drive should last longer than 1 year so it's not like you'd be screwed it if died after 12 months.

arguru

I'm sure it could be easily argued a hard-drive should last longer than 1 … I'm sure it could be easily argued a hard-drive should last longer than 1 year so it's not like you'd be screwed it if died after 12 months.


So should a car, but many still only come with a one year warranty!

martinconroy

So should a car, but many still only come with a one year warranty!



Do they?
I've not seen a new car with less than three years for ages

Never once had an issue with samsung, WD i have had expansion click of death at least 3 times, 5400rpm is perfect for storage, your hardly going to install your OS on a 2tb drive, well you would if your a n00b,

padair

It's £89 if you want it in proper packaging. I've bought 2 drives from … It's £89 if you want it in proper packaging. I've bought 2 drives from Amazon with their "Frustration Free" packaging and both were DOA. Theres no protection whatsoever, I've had books delivered with more protection.




You have to pay the supplier Amazon for better packaging damn stupid, had 3 packages from them this week packaged ok though

ursule

I've had one of these in my VU+ Duo satellite receiver (so much better … I've had one of these in my VU+ Duo satellite receiver (so much better than the Sky on by the way) since February, running everyday (instant rewind is active) with no problems at all.




for a minute i thought i had written that quote because snap exactly what I have done. which image are you using on yours?

sicknote

This is fine as long as the warranty length is reflected in a reduction … This is fine as long as the warranty length is reflected in a reduction of price



1 year warranty :(. It is bad enough that a "2T drive" only have between 1.7 to 1.8 usable storage.Wonder how HD manufactures will get round this with 4T drives?

Edited by: "roister" 21st Dec 2011

Any good for PS3?

mtothaj

Any good for PS3?



Too big

sjaddy

for a minute i thought i had written that quote because snap exactly what … for a minute i thought i had written that quote because snap exactly what I have done. which image are you using on yours?


Been using VTI for the last three months, but lately it's crashing while updating the EPG so I might try something different

roister

1 year warranty :(. It is bad enough that a "2T drive" only have between … 1 year warranty :(. It is bad enough that a "2T drive" only have between 1.7 to 1.8 usable storage



More like 1.8 to 1.9 (1.81 usually), but I know what you mean though a 2TB drive should have 2TB of usable storage in an ideal world.

Edited by: "Sirez" 21st Dec 2011

crofter

Could be an idea to stock up on these drives before the reduced … Could be an idea to stock up on these drives before the reduced Warranties from the two major players kick in:http://www.tomshardware.com/news/seagate-western-digital-HDD-warranty-Thailand,14322.htmllooks like Seagate (who now own Samsung HDD) are going to be cutting their Barracuda Green warranty to just 12 months - guessing that the Samsung F4 drives will be brought in line and issued with the same 1 year warranty over the coming weeks.



Not true Seagate only acquired a portion of Samsung HDD. The 2.5inch market to be exact. While both Samsung and Seagate work together on many aspects of business this shouldn't alter Samsungs strategy.

seagate.com/ww/…_pr

Sirez

More like 1.8 to 1.9 (1.81 usually), but I know what you mean though a … More like 1.8 to 1.9 (1.81 usually), but I know what you mean though a 2TB drive should have 2TB of usable storage in an ideal world.


I wonder what the usable space will be on a 4T drive, will it be about 3.5T?

RokkaMan

Too big



Whats the largest which will work?

karpy

Not true Seagate only acquired a portion of Samsung HDD. The 2.5inch … Not true Seagate only acquired a portion of Samsung HDD. The 2.5inch market to be exact. While both Samsung and Seagate work together on many aspects of business this shouldn't alter Samsungs strategy.


That press release is suitably vague and ambiguous. It says on the one hand that Seagate has acquired Samsung's HDD business - note, not a portion thereof but simply Samsung's HDD business. It goes on to say that Seagate has acquired "select elements" of the business "including" but not necessarily solely the 2.5" notebook drive business.
Looking at the agreement between them, Seagate is committed to producing hard drives for Samsung notebooks and PCs. It looks like Seagate was not interested in the Samsung desktop drive business and Samsung will no longer be producing any under its own name. Hope that is not the case as the Samsung F4s are the quietest and coolest storage drives.

Banned

I've been using these for about 6 months in my RAID5 system.

Runs very fast (considering the size & spindle speed), quiet and efficient too.

Good find OP.

Have some heat

mtothaj

Whats the largest which will work?



The actual size is to big- ps3 requires a 2.5 drive( same as laptop uses) this wouldnt fit mate its 3.5 inches

I wonder what the usable space will be on a 4T drive, will it be about … I wonder what the usable space will be on a 4T drive, will it be about 3.5T?



"2TB" have 1.81TB of free space (as Sirez said). "4TB" will have double that, so 3.62GB.

Edited by: "ChrisD" 21st Dec 2011

zanderol24

The actual size is to big- ps3 requires a 2.5 drive( same as laptop uses) … The actual size is to big- ps3 requires a 2.5 drive( same as laptop uses) this wouldnt fit mate its 3.5 inches



1TB is maximum size and only some 2.5 drives, if you want 2TB you can use one in an external caddy.

Sorry, just realised that this is 3.5" - somehow though that it was in fact 2.5" - mea culpa (_;)
Edited by: "mtothaj" 21st Dec 2011

The falling prices are probably a result of several factors: 1) Market panic is subsiding as sensible buyers are unwilling to sustain vendor profiteering. 2) Western Digital restarted hard drive production at their Bang Pa-in Thailand facility ahead of schedule (phx.corporate-ir.net/pho…tml?c=61500&p=RssLanding&cat=news&id=1635531). 3) Connected to #1, vendors who may have restricted sales and profiteered during recent spikes in market demand may now have excess inventory of some drives which they need to clear in advance of the new year. (http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20111116PD212.html).

And as Crofter linked in post #6 of this thread, Western Digital Blue, Black and Green drives will be reduced to two year warranties from January 2012. And Seagate will be "matching industry standards" (?!) and dropping warranties on some of their drives to just one year. Do not mistakenly think this will equate to lowering of drive prices - both Western Digital and Seagate announced they would be upselling extended warranties for those who want longer coverage. If you have been around tech for a while you may recall when hard drive manufacturers were found guilty of collusion in reducing warranties once before. That resulted in class action lawsuits in some countries which in turn forced warranties to be restored to longer terms.

Edited by: "movembers" 21st Dec 2011

movembers

Not judging this deal, but for about £10 more you can get 50% more drive … Not judging this deal, but for about £10 more you can get 50% more drive capacity from another HDUK deal: (http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/wd-book-essential-3-0-2-tb-external-hard-drive-usb-3-0-2-0-only-89-99-from-amazon-1097296)The falling prices are probably a result of several factors: 1) Market panic is subsiding as sensible buyers are unwilling to sustain vendor profiteering. 2) Western Digital restarted hard drive production at their Bang Pa-in Thailand facility ahead of schedule (http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=61500&p=RssLanding&cat=news&id=1635531). 3) Connected to #1, vendors who may have restricted sales and profiteered during recent spikes in market demand may now have excess inventory of some drives which they need to clear in advance of the new year. (http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20111116PD212.html).And as Crofter linked in post #6 of this thread, Western Digital Blue, Black and Green drives will be reduced to two year warranties from January 2012. And Seagate will be "matching industry standards" (?!) and dropping warranties on some of their drives to just one year. Do not mistakenly think this will equate to lowering of drive prices - both Western Digital and Seagate announced they would be upselling extended warranties for those who want longer coverage. If you have been around tech for a while you may recall when hard drive manufacturers were found guilty of collusion in reducing warranties once before. That resulted in class action lawsuits in some countries which in turn forced warranties to be restored to longer terms.



Thats a 2tb drive matey with USB 3.0

You had a good run Britain, but prices are returning to normal! hahah you greedy ****.

The price for this used to be around the £55 mark. This may be the best deal at the moment at around £70 and for that, I think, it can justifiably be voted as hot. However, if consumers start buying the drives at this price then the price will take even longer to drop to the previous lows. It's already been reported that companies are artificially marking up the hard drives with the recent Thailand flooding as an excuse. If you really must buy then go ahead; however, if you can hold out then it is better for everyone if you wait. I voted hot on the basis that it is the best deal around at the moment. However, I can wait a while so I will be holding out until prices drop to previous lows.
Edited by: "techno79" 21st Dec 2011

roister

1 year warranty :(. It is bad enough that a "2T drive" only have between … 1 year warranty :(. It is bad enough that a "2T drive" only have between 1.7 to 1.8 usable storage.Wonder how HD manufactures will get round this with 4T drives?



To be fair it's customer ignorance (and operating system misinformation), not manufacturer deception that leads to confusion regarding storage capacity.

Manufacturers measure capacity in Terabytes (1 TB = 1000GB)
Computer operating systems typically measure capacity in Tebibytes (1 TiB = 1024GiB).
The problem is that most operating systems incorrectly refer to tebibytes using the symbol TB.

More complete explanation here.
Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 21st Dec 2011

Once Samsung start making more memory and cheaper for SSD drives it will then make sense why they sold the HDD division.
Edited by: "Gort1951" 21st Dec 2011
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