Reviews and Problems with Samsung EcoGreen F2 1.5TB (HD154UI)
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Failed just inside warranty - amazing!
Todd G., Newegg
2 March 2012
Pros: Quiet, cool. RMA process OK, a little slow.
Cons: Installed in Synology Disk Station from new. Synology reported disk crash after about two years. Rebooted, all seemed OK. Then, a few weeks later, another disk crash with wonky SMART data. Can't access data, although sounds fine. SeaTools (Samsung HDD line bought by Seagate) reports errors, RMAed...
Pros: i am the one n/a and i would like to take back with what i said about this hard drive sorry every body i got the manufactures mixed up it was seagate that is the one i should have said this about
Summary: It's a good hdd but i think it has a big failure rate
Pros: its a nice size for the price
Cons: I got this hdd on 02/15/2010 and on December 2010 the hdd started to show me !disk delayed failure! this hdd didn't dye yet but memory is starting to leak and soon i think the spindle on the hdd will stop reading at all good think i've backed everything up.
Summary: I have this drive installed in a media box that plays videos and music (think non-proprietary Apple TV). It's not installed in a desktop or an external enclosure. I probably wouldn't purchase one again. It seems to unreliable.
Pros: It's pretty big. Does what it's supposed to do. It was cheap for it's size at the time.
Cons: Had problems with it after a few months. I would be watching a video and suddenly it would freeze and I would get an IO Error. I haven't lost any data yet but I don't feel like this is a reliable drive for anything important.
Summary: Samsung has good reviews, but I'm skeptical. The drive was not handled improperly or dropped bc it was sitting on the floor in the stand all day. Just started to make strange noises from one day to the next...
Pros: Owned this drive for about 8 months now. I have it in a Rosewill USB 3.0 enclosure and it performed great for the past several months (transfer rates vary according to file size but commonly got 50-70+ MBs). Not sure what happened in the past 24 hours but the drive now makes a loud clicking noise...
Cons: Longevity? Integrity? It didn't last at least 12 months...
Summary: Windows started to give "delayed write failed" errors, which gave me a sign to update my backup and then check the drive thoroughly. Half of it was not writable anymore. Got RMA from Samsung web site without a hitch, spent 8$ on shipping, got a replacement drive within a week.
Pros: Good price, showed signs of failure before dying, allowed to save recent data.
Summary: Samsung's disk utility doesn't even work with this drive. WD's does but after initially indicating it needed three hours for the advanced test is now showing 12 hours are needed and will likely never complete the full test.
Pros: The concept of trading slower speed and a cooler drive for longevity seems appealing as so many large capacity drives now seem to fail prematuely. It was quiet and cool.
Cons: The concept hasn't worked out in practice. Unfortunately the first, of two drives, I bought disappeared from Windows Explorer a couple of times but was "found" again on rebooting; then I got drive failing error messages from Windows. It seems tough to find any large drive that fulfills the need f...
Summary: We've reached the limits of magnetic storage. Intro too many platters and failure rate increases. I have tiny 40GB WD drives that are almost 10yrs old and are still working fine. What a shame.... Anyway, avoid this drive like the plague.
Pros: Great storage capacity
Cons: Dead in 6months, but only connected it 3 times via ext. enclosure. The drive must've been powered on for a total of about 18hrs in sum. From the get-go, this thing liked to make an odd screetching sound on startup. Now, it's the click of death.