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Samsung F4 (HD204UI) EcoGreen 2TB 32MB 5400RPM 3.5 Inch SATAII Internal Hard Drive (3 Year Warranty) - £51 @ DCL Store
Samsung F4 (HD204UI) EcoGreen 2TB 32MB 5400RPM 3.5 Inch SATAII Internal Hard Drive (3 Year Warranty) - £51 @ DCL Store

Samsung F4 (HD204UI) EcoGreen 2TB 32MB 5400RPM 3.5 Inch SATAII Internal Hard Drive (3 Year Warranty) - £51 @ DCL Store

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Been looking for these for ages. DCL sell through amazon, but if you buy a few it's a lot cheaper from their own website, as the postage is combined.

I ordered 5 of these for my new Microserver on Friday and received them Monday, packaged individually in plastic hard drive box things, all slotted into a big polystyrene hard drive holder box. I don't know of any other company that spends so much on packaging, so expect your hard drives to arrive safely.

The drives come with the 3 year Samsung warranty (I emailed DCL first) and all of mine have a manufacture date of 2011-05, although I flashed the firmware anyway to be on the safe side (it's not difficult).

The 5 that I ordered came to just about £270, including postage, which is the cheapest I could find, and I looked for a long while. That made it a lot cheaper than amazon, and about £5 cheaper than overclock. I'm not sure what the postage is like for a single drive, but there is definitely a saving here for those who want a few.

Hope this helps you in your quest for storage. DCL seem to be pretty good, though I hadn't heard of them until now.

I feel I should mention that every drive sounds different when it spins up on power on; I'm not quite sure how Samsung achieved this, but I think it sounds like something out of Halo, kinda like the Reach Edition 360 with the Halo startup sounds. Every drive makes noise starting up. At least this is cool

Oh and one more thing, I couldn't get their site to load on Firefox (using Mac OSX) so I used Safari and all was fine. Not sure if this is a fault on my end or theirs though.

EDIT: See here for a guide on the firmware update:
forums.whirlpool.net.au/arc…038

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£7.25 to post it if you're only buying one, which is a bit of a deal breaker. However, if you are buying a load of them like OP has, then it's a good deal.

+7.25 delivery, are they having a laugh, seen cheaper at scan and amazon with free delivery

cold

who the hell wants several of them?

Original Poster

As above, it's only really cheap if you buy several. And never post unless you know what you are talking about, or you risk looking stupid. Try googling the word 'server'.

chaplin

coldwho the hell wants several of them?



As makeluv247 says - the OP was purchasing these to go into a microserver - Probably the HP Proliant - which anyone who reads this category regularly will know is a big favourite!

I literally have 4 of these in my basket @ Scan for £230.32 (free next day delivery).

Ordering from DCL comes to £215.75 (inc £11.75 delivery via UPS, TNT, Royal Mail apparently).

Hot!

[Edit] - Slower delivery than Scan...

2. What is the estimated Delivery time for the order that I place on your … 2. What is the estimated Delivery time for the order that I place on your website?Answer: Generally, it takes 2-3 business days to get the product delivered to customers however; we try our level best to deliver the product for the order placed ASAP.




Edited by: "Azzin" 7th Jun 2011

I bought this drive from Scan yesterday in their Today only section for £51.59 delivered. You can still get to that deal using

Link
and clicking on yesterdays date.
You need to be an AVForums member for free delivery.

Original Poster

Scan do not sell UK drives, they sell grey imports. This means you don't have a Samsung warranty, but a Scan warranty. Essentially, scan get your damaged drive, and when they can't fix it they send too samsung anyway, so you can be left waiting weeks longer than you should have! Scan will nto replace the drive with another, they will make you wait until it's fixed, with little by way of updates (just google for experiences). That's why I ordered from DCL

aceshigh

I bought this drive from Scan yesterday in their Today only section for … I bought this drive from Scan yesterday in their Today only section for £51.59 delivered. You can still get to that deal usingLinkand clicking on yesterdays date.You need to be an AVForums member for free delivery.



No way! I didn't know you could go back to their previous deals.

That would have saved me a LOT of hassle. I once left my browser open for 3 days so a deal would stay in my basket

makeluv247

Scan do not sell UK drives, they sell grey imports. This means you don't … Scan do not sell UK drives, they sell grey imports. This means you don't have a Samsung warranty, but a Scan warranty. Essentially, scan get your damaged drive, and when they can't fix it they send too samsung anyway, so you can be left waiting weeks longer than you should have! Scan will nto replace the drive with another, they will make you wait until it's fixed, with little by way of updates (just google for experiences). That's why I ordered from DCL



Oh, I didn't know that.... oO

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dcx_badass

Voted cold due to not including postage, are thesy UK models with … Voted cold due to not including postage, are thesy UK models with warranty unlike scans?



Yes, as said above, they are UK drives

makeluv247

Scan do not sell UK drives, they sell grey imports. This means you don't … Scan do not sell UK drives, they sell grey imports. This means you don't have a Samsung warranty, but a Scan warranty. Essentially, scan get your damaged drive, and when they can't fix it they send too samsung anyway, so you can be left waiting weeks longer than you should have! Scan will nto replace the drive with another, they will make you wait until it's fixed, with little by way of updates (just google for experiences). That's why I ordered from DCL



Not necessarily. I've ordered this exact drive from Scan in the past and had a full UK warranty. Checked on Samsung's warranty checker and it came up good. Although this was when a good price for the drive was £69.

makeluv247

As above, it's only really cheap if you buy several. And never post … As above, it's only really cheap if you buy several. And never post unless you know what you are talking about, or you risk looking stupid. Try googling the word 'server'.

If you are referring to his use of the word 'Microserver', you should take your own advice - that's what HP call one of their product ranges. It's amazing how many people post to correct things and end up looking stupid themselves.

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Ashe

If you are referring to his use of the word 'Microserver', you should … If you are referring to his use of the word 'Microserver', you should take your own advice - that's what HP call one of their product ranges. It's amazing how many people post to correct things and end up looking stupid themselves.



Hey genius, firstly, by 'his', you mean me, i posted the deal, and secondly, I AM using them for my HP Proliant Microserver, which is a small file server, essentially a powerful NAS. Oh, and thirdly, it's not a product range, that would be Proliant, the Microserver is a model name.

So, clearly, it's a server. And "who the hell wants several of them?" Anyone looking to fill a server.

You're not very good at this...

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GFunk

Not necessarily. I've ordered this exact drive from Scan in the past and … Not necessarily. I've ordered this exact drive from Scan in the past and had a full UK warranty. Checked on Samsung's warranty checker and it came up good. Although this was when a good price for the drive was £69.



That's news to me. Maybe they switched once the price dropped? Would it be cheaper fo them?

£49.98 at Novatech with free delivery over if you spend over £50. This is an E3 special for today only...

novatech.co.uk/nov…tml

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jac1

£49.98 at Novatech with free delivery over if you spend over £50. This is … £49.98 at Novatech with free delivery over if you spend over £50. This is an E3 special for today only...http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/E3/E3P-HD204UI.html



That's pretty good, I shoulda waited! Is the warranty with them or Samsung?

makeluv247

That's pretty good, I shoulda waited! Is the warranty with them or … That's pretty good, I shoulda waited! Is the warranty with them or Samsung?



Warranty & ReturnsIn addition to any manufacturers warranty all products, … Warranty & ReturnsIn addition to any manufacturers warranty all products, except consumables and input devices, are covered by our own 12 month return to base warranty. If you wish to return any faulty item you must first contact our Technical Support Department and obtain a Product Returns Number. You must use any manufacturer repair service or on-site arrangement provided. Any on-site arrangements apply to mainland UK only.


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makeluv247

That's pretty good, I shoulda waited! Is the warranty with them or … That's pretty good, I shoulda waited! Is the warranty with them or Samsung?

Warranty & ReturnsIn addition to any manufacturers warranty all … Warranty & ReturnsIn addition to any manufacturers warranty all products, except consumables and input devices, are covered by our own 12 month return to base warranty. If you wish to return any faulty item you must first contact our Technical Support Department and obtain a Product Returns Number. You must use any manufacturer repair service or on-site arrangement provided. Any on-site arrangements apply to mainland UK only.



Doesn't confirm for sure whether or not the 3 years is with samsung or with them though. Would you mind emailing them?

makeluv247

That's news to me. Maybe they switched once the price dropped? Would it … That's news to me. Maybe they switched once the price dropped? Would it be cheaper fo them?



Oh come on - it's not too difficult to try and understand the retail business these days! Retailers will source product from wherever is cheapest. Sometimes they will get good quotes from official UK/EU Samsung distributers and if you are lucky you will get one of those with a Samsung UK warranty. Other times retailers will source from non EU suppliers because the price will be lower and you will get a drive with no UK/EU warranty - and then you are at the mercy of SCAN and the UK Sale of Goods Act.



Edited by: "grumpyone" 7th Jun 2011

Anyone know if the heat sensor on this will work with an iMac

makeluv247

Doesn't confirm for sure whether or not the 3 years is with samsung or … Doesn't confirm for sure whether or not the 3 years is with samsung or with them though. Would you mind emailing them?


I asked them in their online chat:

[13:38:44] jac1: Order Code: E3P-F42TB [13:39:15] jac1: Can you confirm … [13:38:44] jac1: Order Code: E3P-F42TB [13:39:15] jac1: Can you confirm how the warranty works on that? Is it 1 year replacement with you then the next 2 with Samsung? [13:39:45] Adam: Yes, that would be how it works. Within the first year, come to us. After that, go to Samsung [13:40:57] jac1: Ok, in the first 12 months do you just send out a replacement or just send it off to Samsung for a repair? [13:41:34] Adam: It would normally go to Samsung. The return rates on these drives are very low though. I would be very suprised if you had a problem. [13:41:52] jac1: Ok, thanks for your help. <3

Last week I opted for Western Digitals 2TB drive instead of Samsung from Scan when it was on offer for £51, because unlike Samsung you know for sure that they are not going to be OEM and have full manufacturers warranty.

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makeluv247

Doesn't confirm for sure whether or not the 3 years is with samsung or … Doesn't confirm for sure whether or not the 3 years is with samsung or with them though. Would you mind emailing them?

[13:38:44] jac1: Order Code: E3P-F42TB [13:39:15] jac1: Can you confirm … [13:38:44] jac1: Order Code: E3P-F42TB [13:39:15] jac1: Can you confirm how the warranty works on that? Is it 1 year replacement with you then the next 2 with Samsung? [13:39:45] Adam: Yes, that would be how it works. Within the first year, come to us. After that, go to Samsung [13:40:57] jac1: Ok, in the first 12 months do you just send out a replacement or just send it off to Samsung for a repair? [13:41:34] Adam: It would normally go to Samsung. The return rates on these drives are very low though. I would be very suprised if you had a problem. [13:41:52] jac1: Ok, thanks for your help. <3



Tried to paste your response into the novatech deal, but someone's marked the thread as spam?

chaplin

coldwho the hell wants several of them?



I do, I have 4 of them. I use them for archiving films and TV series in MKV format.

makeluv247

Hey genius, firstly, by 'his', you mean me, i posted the deal, and … Hey genius, firstly, by 'his', you mean me, i posted the deal, and secondly, I AM using them for my HP Proliant Microserver, which is a small file server, essentially a powerful NAS. Oh, and thirdly, it's not a product range, that would be Proliant, the Microserver is a model name.So, clearly, it's a server. And "who the hell wants several of them?" Anyone looking to fill a server.You're not very good at this...



HOT! There's a lot of people on here that open their gobs before engaging their brains. Their comments are a great source of amusement to me!

Original Poster

SuperFish

HOT! There's a lot of people on here that open their gobs before engaging … HOT! There's a lot of people on here that open their gobs before engaging their brains. Their comments are a great source of amusement to me!



Agreed

"...packaged individually in plastic hard drive box things, all slotted into a big polystyrene hard drive holder box. I don't know of any other company that spends so much on packaging..."

So they design a 'green' hard drive to save the enironment (lol), and then pack it with 5kg of packaging which will end up in a land fill? Brilliant!

Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 7th Jun 2011

makeluv247

Doesn't confirm for sure whether or not the 3 years is with samsung or … Doesn't confirm for sure whether or not the 3 years is with samsung or with them though. Would you mind emailing them?

[13:38:44] jac1: Order Code: E3P-F42TB [13:39:15] jac1: Can you confirm … [13:38:44] jac1: Order Code: E3P-F42TB [13:39:15] jac1: Can you confirm how the warranty works on that? Is it 1 year replacement with you then the next 2 with Samsung? [13:39:45] Adam: Yes, that would be how it works. Within the first year, come to us. After that, go to Samsung [13:40:57] jac1: Ok, in the first 12 months do you just send out a replacement or just send it off to Samsung for a repair? [13:41:34] Adam: It would normally go to Samsung. The return rates on these drives are very low though. I would be very suprised if you had a problem. [13:41:52] jac1: Ok, thanks for your help. <3


Yes, and we've never heard of a companies sales rep who has no idea what they are talking about, have we?
From what I've seen, almost every company that sells these drives are selling grey imports.
How about when someone receives their drives they check the warranty on the Samsung site, I bet you'll get a surprise :).

Actually, you'll know as soon as you recieve it. If it's not in retail packaging, it's a grey import.


Edited by: "jukkie" 7th Jun 2011

makeluv247

Agreed


Yes, I made the mistake of thinking your uninformative post of 'look it up in the dictionary' was a reply to the deal itself, as you didn't quote the person you were actually replying to. Because of this, I didn't realise you posted the deal.

The stupid thing is I was saying your original deal was fine, and was defending it from a post that lacked any content (i.e. just 'look it up in the dictionary'). I own the 160gb version of this (hence why I called it a 'product range', but I'm not going to get into semantics).

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Ashe

Yes, I made the mistake of thinking your uninformative post of 'look it … Yes, I made the mistake of thinking your uninformative post of 'look it up in the dictionary' was a reply to the deal itself, as you didn't quote the person you were actually replying to. Because of this, I didn't realise you posted the deal.The stupid thing is I was saying your original deal was fine, and was defending it from a post that lacked any content (i.e. just 'look it up in the dictionary'). I own the 160gb version of this (hence why I called it a 'product range', but I'm not going to get into semantics).



In that case it seems to be a case of misunderstanding and I apologise

makeluv247

In that case it seems to be a case of misunderstanding and I apologise

I apologise also for getting mixed up in first place and not realising you posted the deal - no offence was meant
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