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Samsung Spin Point F4EG EcoGreen SATAII 2TB 32MB Cache £69.98
Samsung Spin Point F4EG EcoGreen SATAII 2TB 32MB Cache £69.98

Samsung Spin Point F4EG EcoGreen SATAII 2TB 32MB Cache £69.98

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- 667GB Formatted Capacity Per Disk
- Serial ATA 3.0Gbps 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
- Shock & 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™

24 Comments

"667GB Formatted Capacity Per Disk"

Don't understand how you can lose that many GB just by formatting

Original Poster

me neither i dont understand that too, but i have one of these drivers and after formating i was left with 1.89TB

it probably should read platters and there are 3 platters in this disk so 2tb in total.

and don't forget that drive manufacturers quote 1TB=1,000,000,000,000 bytes, not 1024^4 so your PC will never show 2TB as the total capacity

Tom Pickering

"667GB Formatted Capacity Per Disk"Don't understand how you can lose that … "667GB Formatted Capacity Per Disk"Don't understand how you can lose that many GB just by formatting



Cause it has 3 disk in total
so 3 x 667 GB = 2000GB = 2TB

cheapest 2tb iv'e seen.But they seem to be getting cheaper by the day.

Whats the best 2TB?

amazing 2TB (well almost) for £70 quid - the price of Iomega's 100mb zip disk in 1995 was $200 - in todays terms that’s £250

Anyone own this or know what the reliability is like on this model?

Banned

Damn its on 5400 rpm, never seen such slow drives for long time....its gonna be painfully slow...cold for me...

zenzel

Damn its on 5400 rpm, never seen such slow drives for long time....its … Damn its on 5400 rpm, never seen such slow drives for long time....its gonna be painfully slow...cold for me...



Its not slow.. it runs as quick as most of the 7200 drives out there..
Its something to do with how many platters it has compared to other drive models..
Ive got one in my machine at the moment and its just as quick as the 1tb 7200 Seagate drive I also have in my pc...

This has the 4k sectors like the WD EARS drive right? Still using XP here, so trying to stay away from these drives until i upgrade the OS.

So I am pondering an upgrade and want to upgrade main drive to put OS in a partition and other bits in the rest. Would this be best option? Samsung F4s supposed to be good right? Are F3s better?

zenzel

Damn its on 5400 rpm, never seen such slow drives for long time....its … Damn its on 5400 rpm, never seen such slow drives for long time....its gonna be painfully slow...cold for me...




"its gonna be painfully slow"? I cant believe people vote cold on something without actually trying it. Clearly you have not actually tried it, and even if you had AND you found it "painful" its still hot for what it is unless you can find for cheaper.

the new sammy F4's are amazing drives, and not that slow at all, plus for data storage and pvr/media PC use, noise, size and energy use are far more important than out an out speed anyway.

Russthewomble...

the F3 drives are ok (i have one myself), but the F4's are superior to them in every way (and they are the replacement to the F3) so, assuming price is equivalent the F4 is a no brainer over the F3.

according to
thetechjournal.com/ele…tml

The F4EG is 19 percent better in terms of standby performance and consumes 23 percent less power during standby when compared to its predecessor, F3EG.
hot deal - until next week when it will be cheaper still ;).


Edited by: "bigmike20vt" 28th Oct 2010

Xad

This has the 4k sectors like the WD EARS drive right? Still using XP … This has the 4k sectors like the WD EARS drive right? Still using XP here, so trying to stay away from these drives until i upgrade the OS.



I've never heard of this - can you explain? I have XP Home - will this drive work? Can you re-format the drive with sector size that WILL work?

many thanks

For those of you wondering about whether you can run this disk with XP:
storagereview.com/4k_…fin

And please could ignorant people stop saying "blah blah it's a slow drive because it's 5400rpm". Yes, it does run at the quiet, cool and energy efficient 5400rpm. And during each revolution it reads about as much data in as a 7200rpm drive because the data is packed on more densely.

Systems

For those of you wondering about whether you can run this disk with … For those of you wondering about whether you can run this disk with XP:http://www.storagereview.com/4k_sector_another_nail_xps_coffinAnd please could ignorant people stop saying "blah blah it's a slow drive because it's 5400rpm". Yes, it does run at the quiet, cool and energy efficient 5400rpm. And during each revolution it reads about as much data in as a 7200rpm drive because the data is packed on more densely.



The Samsung emulates 512K to be backwards compatible with XP, even though it uses 4k sectors. Unlike the WD EARS drives, you don't need to change jumpers or adjust formatting. It is Windows XP compatible out of the box.

Actual capacity (in case somebody doesnt know)

2000000000000 B
1953125000 kB
1907348 MB
1862 GB
1.81TB

There is also a deal on this drive from ebuyer at 1 penny more delivered price. A lot of the comments discussed here, are answered there too.I ordered this from Scan yesterday, their delivery service is first rate now. They even text to tell you the time to the nearest hour of when it will arrive.

bigmike20vt

"its gonna be painfully slow"? I cant believe people vote cold on … "its gonna be painfully slow"? I cant believe people vote cold on something without actually trying it. Clearly you have not actually tried it, and even if you had AND you found it "painful" its still hot for what it is unless you can find for cheaper.the new sammy F4's are amazing drives, and not that slow at all, plus for data storage and pvr/media PC use, noise, size and energy use are far more important than out an out speed anyway.Russthewomble...the F3 drives are ok (i have one myself), but the F4's are superior to them in every way (and they are the replacement to the F3) so, assuming price is equivalent the F4 is a no brainer over the F3.according tohttp://thetechjournal.com/electronics/samsungs-new-2tb-ecogreen-hdd.xhtmlThe F4EG is 19 percent better in terms of standby performance and consumes 23 percent less power during standby when compared to its predecessor, F3EG.hot deal - until next week when it will be cheaper still ;).



Maybe compared to the F3EG but not compared to the F3 'SJ' which is a monster.. albeit only in 1Tb size.
Edited by: "GFunk" 28th Oct 2010

Well, I'm looking for something 1-2TB in size, just whichever would be faster! Price for a 1TB F3 'SJ' model or this F4 are both in price range. Should I wait for an F4SJ

russthewomble

Well, I'm looking for something 1-2TB in size, just whichever would be … Well, I'm looking for something 1-2TB in size, just whichever would be faster! Price for a 1TB F3 'SJ' model or this F4 are both in price range. Should I wait for an F4SJ



I am not aware of any plans for Samsung to create an F4SJ. There are 2TB 7200RPM drives available from WD and Seagate although these use 4 platters instead of 3. If you are looking for out and out speed, you could RAID 0 2 x 1Tb F3SJ models although I'm not a big fan of RAID 0 due to increased risk of failure.

Lowtrawler

I am not aware of any plans for Samsung to create an F4SJ. There are 2TB … I am not aware of any plans for Samsung to create an F4SJ. There are 2TB 7200RPM drives available from WD and Seagate although these use 4 platters instead of 3. If you are looking for out and out speed, you could RAID 0 2 x 1Tb F3SJ models although I'm not a big fan of RAID 0 due to increased risk of failure.



Cheers.
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