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Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 3.5 inch Internal SATA Hard Drive

Released on 09 May 2010

Manufacturer: Samsung

4.0 out of 5 (6 customer reviews) | Write a review

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The Samsung Spinpoint F3 operates at 7200RPM and with this offering being 1TB of data storage capacity using just two 500GB per platter disks it offers suberb speeds. As well as meeting datacentre requirements for addition storage to meet rising demand and increasing performance needs, the new drives also deliver high-performance with lower power for desktop computers and servers.

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.
  • 1TB HDD Holds:
  • Up to 284,000 digital photos
  • Up to 250,000 songs (MP3)
  • Up to 24,000 songs (uncompressed CD quality)
  • Up to 76 hours of Digital Video (DV)
  • Up to 400 hours of DVD quality video
  • Up to 120 hours of HD video
  • Main Specifications
  • Capacity: 1TB
  • Interfaces: SATA
  • Transfer Rate: 3 Gb/s (Max)
  • Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
  • Buffer: 32MB
  • Features:
  • MAX.500GB 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
  • 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

customer Reviews

 Average rating (6 reviews)

 Good, but it's an OEM

| | See all hezza1's reviews (1)

The Samsung F3 is a great drive, very quiet and fast for a non SSD, however it's a 'gray import' and therefore doesn't have Samsungs 3 year warranty. You are therefore left with a only a year from play.com. It's also an OEM, so no retail packaging (which is fine by me, no point in wasting a box) but play.com simply packaged the drive in a jiffy bag which came through my letterbox. Luckily the drive seems to have escaped damage.

Overall the item is great though.

 Excellent drive...

| | See all awarfish's reviews (1)

I bought 2 of these back in April 2011 for 42.49 each and they have worked flawlessly... Came back today (Dec 3 2011) to order another 2, but not for 129.99 each... Not going to pay 3x the price I got them for before...

 Sky HD upgrade

| | See all Illusiom's reviews (1)

I used this hard drive to upgrade my sky HD box.
Good quiet drive with no problems at all using in the HD box. Recordings transferred no problem using skycopyplus (free internet download).

Note this comes as you see in the pic. You need a sata power & data cable to use.

Hope this is of help.

 Fastest, best value SATA drive in its market position

| | See all snapperton's reviews (1)

This has been the A-List desktop HDD in the PC Pro magazine since July 2010, "Sustaining an average write speed of 208MB/sec writing and 138MB/sec reading within Windows." They reckon it's a bit noisy, but I haven't heard a peep out of the two I bought for a software mirror in Win 7. If you're thinking of hanging them off an Adaptec SATA RAID expansion card I'd steer clear of them as Adaptec are highly fussy about what they consider to be suitable for RAID. They like 'Enterprise' (big bucks) HDD's on their cards, but you shoudn't have any trouble with these if you're using a desktop MOBO built-in RAID chip. These came double-jiffy bagged in their hard plastic factory packets (OEM package) but if building PC's is you're thing the lack of nice consumer packaging won't bother you! Only pain for me was it took 4 days for them to arrive from Play and I would have paid extra for express delivery but it wasn't an option.

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