Reviews and Problems with Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB (HD103UJ)
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Great hi capacity HD that can be used as a "Primary": fast, quiet and reliable
Francois Morel "FMo the Whizz", Amazon
7 April 2012
Summary: Usually 1TB and up drives are not so good as a "primary" HD for they are slow. Not this one ! I have 2 of them, one since about 1 1/2 year used as my "Primary" holding the Windows 7 Operating System (OS) and apps. And another once since about a year, also used as an O/S one running Windows Home Server. Also, on both of them I have loaded them to the "roof" with data, mostly HD video material and both of them are almost full by now.
Summary: I was using this drive as my backup. One day I turned the computer on, got lots of disk errors. Next day it just disappeared. Wouldn't even appear on My Computer list. First Samsung drive I've ever had problems with. Samsung replaced under warranty. Replacement is now operating in a docking station but gets really hot compared to other Samsung drives. Very concerned about its potential longevity.
Summary: I put this in my Macbook Pro ... thought this would be great for photos, music, etc.. stupid me. Hard drive has failed after 6 months... can't be read any more.. 500gb worth of data.. Stupid me, I haven't done a back up in 3 months... everything I've done since then.. all my photo shoots and everything else ... LOST.
Summary: This drive gave about a year's worth of semi-dependable service (lots of filesystem errors) and then it died. It won't even spin up now and there is a faint smell of burning electronics... I bought another one so that I can try to fix it. I would not recommend it unless you like headaches.
Summary: Bought this hard drive a while back and used it as a storage hard drive. After minimal use, it started making clicking noise until it finally died. I am very disappointed at the quality of these hard drive.
Summary: Got tired of getting shafted by Amazons "free super saver shipping". Free should not mean delayed!!! Ordered 2 1.5 TB Samsungs at Newegg and they are great. Cost $109 each, shipped for free, and shipped FAST!!!! Amazon used to be my favorite. I can't say that anymore.
Summary: Bought two. These are excellent drives. I did a raid 1 with a 200GB operating system partition on the inner cylinder. With a quarter-stroked drive, the read speed and random access speed put the 300GB raptor to shame. Also, warranty complainer guy, this is a consumer-grade drive with a hardware warranty, not a support contract. They don;t care what 1's and 0's your have on that drive.
Summary: I have 12 of these now. I had heat problems with other drives, but these run cool and quiet. Specs are great, and I have yet to have any problems whatsoever. Now that you can buy a dual-bay SATA dock for about $30, you can treat these guys as 1 TB cartridges and backups are easy. Looking back to my first hard drive purchases in the early 90s, which included a 100MB hardcard for $400, the storage available on *one* of these drives would have cost four million dollars!
Have 5 of these, need more! Bad drive could be a memory fault!
John E. Pombrio, Amazon
12 September 2009
Summary: Zipzoomfly has these at a great price, rebate, and free shipping. I have yet to fill one up so no reason for 1.5TB or 2TB...yet. Relatively quiet, runs a little hot if just sitting on desk so make sure a fan is blowing across the drive. NO failures after a year of use. Initially I had a lot of trouble with the drives but they all turned out to be a MEMORY issue on my new, hand built computer.
Summary: I purchased two of these drives to use in a raid-1 configuration as an archive volume and they have been good for that design. One reviewer complained about the long start time and idle time of these drives, but he should have done his research. I like the fact they consume less power and shutdown when not in use, so they are perfect for data that is used infrequently.