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Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB Hard Drive SATAII *32MB Cache* £119.99 delivered !
Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB Hard Drive SATAII *32MB Cache* £119.99 delivered !

Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB Hard Drive SATAII *32MB Cache* £119.99 delivered !

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The Samsung Spinpoint F1 drive offers a superior combination of density, recording quality and reliability. This 3Gbps SATA drive has a maximum of 334GB of formatted capacity per disk while also featuring 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 F1 drive.

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This is an unbelievable price for a 1TB drive and it's the long-awaited SpinPoint. I wish I didn't buy my WD 2TB NAS :-(

voted hot and rep added.

I remember the days of paying £100 for a 1gb drive ... so this can't be anything but hot.

Does anyone know if this will work with SATA-150?

hiten;1831213

Does anyone know if this will work with SATA-150?



Yep.

These are great drives, hot hot hot.

hot.......real hot

These drives get a bit of a slating here:-

newegg.com/Pro…102

Q-Tec;1831208

I remember the days of paying £100 for a 1gb drive ... so this can't be … I remember the days of paying £100 for a 1gb drive ... so this can't be anything but hot.


Huh, I paid more than this for my amazingly fast quantum 105Kb ( KILObytes) hard drive.
It's worth buying this to boast that your machine has One Terrabyte capacity. Just love that name.

oh man, i'm tempted....

I've just got a new processor/mobo/gfx card and this really would be the icing on the cake.

tempted, very tempted.

Spent to much though with my new pc bits, and then the 2 22"fujitsu's which were on here as well as the sony 40" this website costs me a fortune

Q-Tec;1831208

I remember the days of paying £100 for a 1gb drive ... so this can't be … I remember the days of paying £100 for a 1gb drive ... so this can't be anything but hot.



you must be old

Huh, I paid more than this for my amazingly fast quantum 105Kb ( … Huh, I paid more than this for my amazingly fast quantum 105Kb ( KILObytes) hard drive.



I think (hope) you mean MEGAbytes. :?

you must be old



Oi! Cheeky! I can remember paying £100 for a 540mb drive (actually it was 450mb but I got sent the wrong one by mistake - yay!) and another £100 for an extra 4mb of ram, giving me a massive 8mb. Oh how my friends were so very very jealous.

Can i buy a case and make this an external drive?

If so can somebody pls post a link to a suitable enclosure......

Thanks

Dave

Will this work with my 486 DX2?

Great price for this drive... RAID 3 of them for data integrity and get downloading, err, I mean backing up!

rossington;1831407

I think (hope) you mean MEGAbytes. :?Oi! Cheeky! I can remember paying … I think (hope) you mean MEGAbytes. :?Oi! Cheeky! I can remember paying £100 for a 540mb drive (actually it was 450mb but I got sent the wrong one by mistake - yay!) and another £100 for an extra 4mb of ram, giving me a massive 8mb. Oh how my friends were so very very jealous.



very, very old

Nice deal.

whiteswan;1831412

Can i buy a case and make this an external drive?If so can somebody pls … Can i buy a case and make this an external drive?If so can somebody pls post a link to a suitable enclosure......ThanksDave



I second this and add that I would be connecting to an iBook (and possibly a Mac Mini) if that was to make any difference?

J.

Check out ebuyer's site for external 3.5" disc enclosures....just make sure they accept a SATA drive and not an IDE one, pick the one you like best

Jaden;1831597

I second this and add that I would be connecting to an iBook (and … I second this and add that I would be connecting to an iBook (and possibly a Mac Mini) if that was to make any difference?J.



You just need to find an enclosure that can handle this capacity, other than that it will be fine
This runs fine on macs (well Tiger and Leopard) I have 2 of them in my Mac Pro.

So, from what I can gather, this is a three-platter design? Does that mean that this is actually three discs in one, or is it a single disc that is partitioned into three parts, or does it mean something completely different? And if it is the first of these, does this mean that one dic can be used as a backup (or am I just being overly hopeful as well as ignorant)? Thanks.

Liddle ol' me;1831655

So, from what I can gather, this is a three-platter design? Does that … So, from what I can gather, this is a three-platter design? Does that mean that this is actually three discs in one, or is it a single disc that is partitioned into three parts, or does it mean something completely different? And if it is the first of these, does this mean that one dic can be used as a backup (or am I just being overly hopeful as well as ignorant)? Thanks.



The number of platters a disk has is irrelevant to the number of partitions - it can have as many as you choose to give it! There's no point backing up data on the same disk though, if it dies then all the data is gone, regardless of which platter it's located on.

So it's not possible that a single platter can become knackered, while the other two are fine?

Netizen;1831717

The number of platters a disk has is irrelevant to the number of … The number of platters a disk has is irrelevant to the number of partitions - it can have as many as you choose to give it! There's no point backing up data on the same disk though, if it dies then all the data is gone, regardless of which platter it's located on.



Thanks for that - rep added. :thumbsup: I was being over-optimistic, eh?

Does this come with SATA Cable?

bbasra;1831791

Does this come with SATA Cable?





Nope, you'll need to buy some, they're dirt cheap though

Houldey;1831769

So it's not possible that a single platter can become knackered, while … So it's not possible that a single platter can become knackered, while the other two are fine?



no.

from what I understand (and that isn't much)
Platters in a drive are like vinyl records....one disk with data on it and a needle that reads, 3 platters is just more records...think of three records stacked and a single needle that can go between them.
If one breaks, chances are it will take the needle and probably the other platters with it.

I think this was given an award in the latest Custom PC Magazine. I think they liked the 750GB a premium award because it was better value (£91.52) and gave the 1TB one an Approved award because it cost £189.05 at the time!

Anyway the drive is awesome and at this price its a bloody steal!

robbodobbo;1831404

you must be old



Hahah I was thinking exactly the saem thing. Cryogenics must have advanced a lot :giggle:

The answer - put four of them in a RAID 5 array.

Wondering whether to upgrade my 4 x Spinpoint 500Gb drives to 4 x 1TB. Another £20 off and I'll probably do it.

Netizen;1831717

The number of platters a disk has is irrelevant to the number of … The number of platters a disk has is irrelevant to the number of partitions - it can have as many as you choose to give it! There's no point backing up data on the same disk though, if it dies then all the data is gone, regardless of which platter it's located on.

rizla01;1831314

Huh, I paid more than this for my amazingly fast quantum 105Kb ( … Huh, I paid more than this for my amazingly fast quantum 105Kb ( KILObytes) hard drive.It's worth buying this to boast that your machine has One Terrabyte capacity. Just love that name.



Haha - you must be actually able to see the bits of data by eye at such a low density ;-)

Anyone used Icy Box enclosures (like this one - ebuyer.com/pro…ded) ?

Even with the low price of this 1TB drive, still paying a premium over 2 x 500 GB drives. Hmm.

J.

Having spent a fair amount of time comparing benchmarks for performance, heat, noise etc I'm quite chuffed to see this one for so cheap. I don't know why it is so cheap considering the performance, not complaining though.

I'm 31 but I clearly remember when my mate had one of the early PC's. I spent half hour looking through his PC Plus magazine to find the largest hard disk in there... they were mostly a few hundred megabytes but towards the back I found one company selling a 1GB drive for just under 1K

ps - don't forget that you won't actually get 1000gb that you can use.

I forget how much you'll lose in the conversion, but i'd imagine it will be around the 120gb mark

Still prefer WD Dont know why lol

500GB ones come with actual 465GB, a loss of 35GB. So assuming that it is the same kind of loss, they should be around 930GB, a 70GB loss

will this work on ps3?

WOW! 1 terrabyte. I bet i could fill that up in a few weeks...
NOT!

Ommid;1833217

Still prefer WD Dont know why lol



I find WD have too much of a clicking noise. Or is that seagates ...

Samys are quieter.

Jaden;1832319

Even with the low price of this 1TB drive, still paying a premium over 2 … Even with the low price of this 1TB drive, still paying a premium over 2 x 500 GB drives. Hmm.



If you're looking for the cheapest price per GB, the 10p per GB barrier has just been broken on the 750GB version of this drive:
hotukdeals.com/ite…hdd

But for some purposes paying 20% more per GB for this 1TB drive still makes sense.

Just to say the The Register reviewed four 1 TB drives and really liked this one.

reghardware.co.uk/200…es/

Suggested price at the time of the review.... £194 (although it does say a more realistic online price of 130.41).

J.

Its cheaper at Scan - they dropped there price today as well -

scan.co.uk/Pro…884

Its now £119.84 Combine that with the free next day delivery that you can get at Scan and its a great Bargain.

As to the question of these working with the Icy-box they do not work with the IB-NAS4220-B but that's a issue due to the 2 drives conflicting with each other, check up to ensure that they work with the icy-box 1 drive enclosures.
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