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    Is a 1TB Samsung HD103SJ SpinPoint F3 SATA-II 3.5" Hard Drive any good?

    Hi

    a bit of advice - I need to replace a noisy hard drive in my PC - I am going to be using for Turbo Lister (ebay) and my kids will be using the pC for gaming - SIMS , etc. I will also be using the PC as a media server to stream music and videos to my PS3 and Hi Fi

    is a 1TB Samsung HD103SJ SpinPoint F3 SATA-II 3.5" Hard Drive suitable?

    or is something else suitable? only want to spend a max of £50


    Please do not ask too many technical questions not really a PC boffin

    thanks in advance

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    ive got 5 of these, brill drives

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass

    It's one of the fastest and cheapest drives out there, go for it.



    thanks

    Original Poster

    apduk

    ive got 5 of these, brill drives



    thanks

    F1 had some reliability issues but F3 seems to be well regarded.

    I have had my HD103SJ since Feb 2010 and used a HD103UJ before that. The Spinpoint drives are brilliant always ranked in the top 10, when it comes to random read speeds.

    Am just about to replace my HD103SJ with a OCZ Vertex 2, that should give the old PC a bit of a speed boost.

    4x in a RAID setup. no issues upto now....nice quiet drives

    hmm, didn't realise these were so cheap now (£39 weekend deal with hexus free delivery on Scan).

    Original Poster


    thanks to everyone for the advice.

    Original Poster

    alternate

    hmm, didn't realise these were so cheap now (£39 weekend deal with hexus … hmm, didn't realise these were so cheap now (£39 weekend deal with hexus free delivery on Scan).



    how do i get free delivery?

    Original Poster

    alternate

    join one of these forums (avforums is prob the … join one of these forums (avforums is prob the easiest)http://www.avforums.com/forums/scan_offer.phphttp://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=186923http://forums.hexus.net/scan-care-hexus/138836-scan2hexus-free-shipping-setup-guide.html



    Thanks - I may leave it as it does ask for CONSTRUCTIVE comments - wife seems to think i am anything but !
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