Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200 - £39.99 @ Ebuyer-Ebay
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Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200 - £39.99 @ Ebuyer-Ebay

£39.99
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Found 21st Oct 2010Made hot 21st Oct 2010
The New Spinpoint F3, quieter, faster, greener. BY FAR the best and fastest selling Hard Drive - EVER! -

2 Platters, 32Mb Cache @ 7200rpm makes this drive a no brainer. One of the Fastest drives available and famous for its quietness.

It also features Samsung's industry-leading NoiseGuard and SilentSeek‚ technologies to eliminate acoustic noise. Servers, high-end desktops, RAID systems and DVRs are among the applications well suited to the Spinpoint drive. Only 2.8 Bel when Flat Out!

Overall Winner of the PCPro Group Test (Sept 2010) Issue 191

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Stores Upto 2460 Action Packed Games
Stores Upto 284000 Digital Photo's (6Mpix)
Stores Upto 250000 MP3 Songs
Stores Upto 24000 CD Audio Songs
Stores Upto 76ours of Digital Video (DV)
Stores Upto 400 Hours of DVD Quality Video
Stores Upto 120 Hours of HD Quality Video

The Samsung Spinpoint drive offers a superior combination of density, recording quality and reliability. It also features Samsung's industry-leading NoiseGuard and SilentSeek‚ technologies to eliminate acoustic noise. Servers, high-end desktops, RAID systems and DVRs are among the applications well suited to the Spinpoint drive.

• MAX.500GB Formatted Capacity Per Platter
• Serial ATA II Interface Support
• Improved recording stability over temperature with PMR
• Advanced dynamic FOD control for best data integrity
• Intelligent compensation of external disturbance
• SATA Native Command Queuing Feature
• Device Initiated SATA Power Management
• Rotational vibration sensor
• Environment friendly product with RoHS compliance
• Improved performance with dual-ARM based firmware
• ATA S.M.A.R.T. Compliant
• ATA Automatic Acoustic Management Feature
• ATA 48-bit Address Feature
• ATA Device Configuration Overlay Feature
• NoiseGuard™
• SilentSeek™
Product Specification
Non-Recoverable Errors: 1 per 10^15
Start / Stop Cycles: 50,000
Drive Transfer Rate: 300 MBps (external)
Internal Data Rate: 250 MBps
Seek Time: 8.9 ms (average)
Average Latency: 4.17 ms
Spindle Speed: 7200 rpm
Form Factor: 3.5" x 1/3H
Capacity: 1 TB
Interface Type: Serial ATA-300
Buffer Size: 32 MB
Features: NoiseGuard, SilentSeek technology, Native Command Queuing (NCQ), Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR), Rotational Vibration (RV) compensation technology, Flying On Demand (FOD) Technology
Compliant Standards: S.M.A.R.T.
Min Operating Temperature: 0 C
Max Operating Temperature: 60 C
Humidity Range Operating: 5 - 90%
Shock Tolerance: 70 g @ 2ms half-sine pulse (operating) / 300 g @ 2ms half-sine pulse (non-operating)
Works with Windows Vista: Software and devices that carry the Works with Windows Vista logo have been tested for baseline compatibility with PC's running.
Compliant Standards: RoHS
Interfaces: 1 x Serial ATA-300 - 7 pin Serial ATA
Compatible Bays: 1 x internal - 3.5" x 1/3H
Device Type: Hard drive - internal
Width: 10.2 cm
Depth: 14.7 cm
Height: 2.6 cm
Weight: 0.63 kg

Item number: 280567609393 as go to deal not working.
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42 Comments

Nice drive, nice price

Does anyone know if Ebuyer Express on Ebay is actually connected with Ebuyer?
Some of their negative and neutral feedback is not very encouraging!

just goes to the ebay site the link?

sly

Does anyone know if Ebuyer Express on Ebay is actually connected with … Does anyone know if Ebuyer Express on Ebay is actually connected with Ebuyer?Some of their negative and neutral feedback is not very encouraging!



I would also be interested to know this...

Original Poster

funkykid

just goes to the ebay site the link?



tinyurl.com/364…695

djglenn1337

I would also be interested to know this...



Ebuyer Express is Ebuyer's ebay outlet. Why do you think they aren't connected?

If i wanted to expand my PS3 40gb hard drive is this compatible? also any1 know of a way to format external Hard drive to Fats32?

I'm just wondering why Ebuyer would need to sell harddrives through an outlet store. Are they returns, and if so .. why ?

... or it could just be me being cynical (_;)

This is the lowest I've ever seen this drive, tempting!!!

Satty_D

If i wanted to expand my PS3 40gb hard drive is this compatible? also … If i wanted to expand my PS3 40gb hard drive is this compatible? also any1 know of a way to format external Hard drive to Fats32?


This is a 3.5inch(desktop) drive, wouldnt fit in the PS3 as they require 2.5"(notebook) sized drives. Nearly made the same mistake with this deal, the pictures not very clear.

got this for £35 last week from ebuyer. still a cheap price delivered at this price.. a lot of drive for little £££s

djglenn1337

I would also be interested to know this...



On the ebay website it has Howden East Yorks ebuyers location. This is where their distribution centre is so they will be coming from the same stock.

Satty_D

If i wanted to expand my PS3 40gb hard drive is this compatible? also … If i wanted to expand my PS3 40gb hard drive is this compatible? also any1 know of a way to format external Hard drive to Fats32?



As mentioned previously this drive is no use for a PS3, you need a 9.5mm 2.5" HD. (Annoyingly imperial and metric mixed)

This application is what you need, it can format drives to 2TB FAT 32. Which is the partition limitation for FAT32. Windows imposes a partition limitation of 32GB, but using this program you can get the full 2TB format if you require it.

tokiwa.qee.jp/EN/…er/

could anyone recommend a *silent* cool usb bay for this please?

Do they sell a 2TB version?

Take a look at the "about" page. It really is simple. http://****.co.uk/ebu…ss/

1Jim0

Do they sell a 2TB version?



Not with the speed of this drive, no. They do sell 2TB F3 but it's an Ecogreen version, it doesn't perform as well as this drive, the F4 Ecogreen 2TB doesn't perform as well as this one either.

Does anyone know If I was to buy this hard drive to put inside my Dell 531 Inspiron (desktop) would I need any additional cables?

mako

This is a 3.5inch(desktop) drive, wouldnt fit in the PS3 as they require … This is a 3.5inch(desktop) drive, wouldnt fit in the PS3 as they require 2.5"(notebook) sized drives. Nearly made the same mistake with this deal, the pictures not very clear.

so any Hard drives you can recommend? and how do i format it before inserting into ps3?

fishmaster

As mentioned previously this drive is no use for a PS3, you need a 9.5mm … As mentioned previously this drive is no use for a PS3, you need a 9.5mm 2.5" HD. (Annoyingly imperial and metric mixed)This application is what you need, it can format drives to 2TB FAT 32. Which is the partition limitation for FAT32. Windows imposes a partition limitation of 32GB, but using this program you can get the full 2TB format if you require it.http://tokiwa.qee.jp/EN/Fat32Formatter/

slightly cheaper at Scan (£39.36) if you sign up for free (next day) delivery. today only page

Satty_D

so any Hard drives you can recommend? and how do i format it before … so any Hard drives you can recommend? and how do i format it before inserting into ps3?



You don't format it, the PS3 does. The only reason you should need that app is for backing up to a FAT32 partition larger than 32GB on an external drive. As all PS3 drives are larger than 32GB you will need to format the external drive partition with that app.

so any Hard drives you can recommend? and how do i format it before inserting into ps3?

fishmaster

As mentioned previously this drive is no use for a PS3, you need a 9.5mm … As mentioned previously this drive is no use for a PS3, you need a 9.5mm 2.5" HD. (Annoyingly imperial and metric mixed)This application is what you need, it can format drives to 2TB FAT 32. Which is the partition limitation for FAT32. Windows imposes a partition limitation of 32GB, but using this program you can get the full 2TB format if you require it.http://tokiwa.qee.jp/EN/Fat32Formatter/

sly

Does anyone know if Ebuyer Express on Ebay is actually connected with … Does anyone know if Ebuyer Express on Ebay is actually connected with Ebuyer?Some of their negative and neutral feedback is not very encouraging!



It's 100% connected. if you're using the same email address as you do on ebuyer, then it'll appear in your ebuyer purchase history and thus making it quite easy to get products sent back etc
Edited by: "redpin" 21st Oct 2010

Satty_D

so any Hard drives you can recommend? and how do i format it before … so any Hard drives you can recommend? and how do i format it before inserting into ps3?



The PS3 formats the drive in its own format, you don't need to format it. You need a 9.5mm 2.5" HD. The app would be used to format an external drive for backing up and restoring purposes.

Ordered. Cheers!

RichardRichards

Does anyone know If I was to buy this hard drive to put inside my Dell … Does anyone know If I was to buy this hard drive to put inside my Dell 531 Inspiron (desktop) would I need any additional cables?



I have a dell dimension 5150 and had to get a SATA cable (with L-SHAPE! connectors), was ~3 quid from maplin I think.

Cheers for all the responses to my query.
Edited by: "sly" 21st Oct 2010

awesome price

Banned

Very good price but i wouldnt pay more then £35 for it now, unless i desperately needed the space, since it was £70 odd quid the other day for 2 of these and im sure it will come down to this price soon again.

Having said that, ive got 2 F1's and had 2 F3's, one of the F3 went down with a permanent clicking noise a few days ago and i lost all data on it -well 3 weeks worth since that was the last time i backed it up (it wont show up under disk managment of my computer and clicks continously inside the comp and in an external caddy). It was 5 months old. The other one is still going strong and im happy overall with Samsung drives and their performance.

how do i9 know if this is compatible with my pc ?? are they easy to install ?

Thanks Ordered

gizmouk

I'm just wondering why Ebuyer would need to sell harddrives through an … I'm just wondering why Ebuyer would need to sell harddrives through an outlet store. Are they returns, and if so .. why ? ... or it could just be me being cynical (_;)



Believe it or not, although anyone on HUKD or with a bit of IT savvy knows Ebuyer, a lot of the general masses do not!

They are widening their market reach through ebay (even though it will be slightly less profitable for them), which may then turn into repeat business directly to their site.

Cheers - need a bit more storage on my htpc

Cold...If you have free delivery at scan, it's £39.36 delivered on today only

scan.co.uk/Tod…spx


Edited by: "karem_lore" 21st Oct 2010

fishmaster

Not with the speed of this drive, no. They do sell 2TB F3 but it's an … Not with the speed of this drive, no. They do sell 2TB F3 but it's an Ecogreen version, it doesn't perform as well as this drive, the F4 Ecogreen 2TB doesn't perform as well as this one either.



Thanks, tempted but think 2TB's are the way to go now...give it a few months and a TB HDD would be full

Ordered one but from Scan,

just filled a 1tb drive in 8 days... (oops :p)

Do they come with a 3yr warranty?

Bought one of these very fast and cool.
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