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Samsung Spinpoint F1 RAID Class 1TB (HE103UJ)
4.8 out of 10

Samsung Spinpoint F1 RAID Class 1TB (HE103UJ)

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Reviews and Problems with Samsung Spinpoint F1 RAID Class 1TB (HE103UJ)

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Overall 10
10

Excellent

JASON L., Newegg
2 December 2015
  • Pros: I bought three of these almost 7 years ago and have had two instances of returned drives with Samsung/Seagate due to hardware RAID timeouts, and a third return is in work. So why the good review? I'm hard on my drives, and both were returned without incident despite SMART passing their SeaTools t...
  • Cons: Had three HDDs returned due to RAID timeouts. This is probably because I have used them quite a bit and they do have a limited hard failure statistical lifetime.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome!

Paul K., Newegg
24 December 2013
  • Summary: I bought three of these drives with the plan of using them for five years. So far SMART reports 4.5 years of operation and zero errors.
  • Pros: They're beefy, solid drives and I wish they were still manufactured. 7 year warranty and no failures!
  • Cons: Heavy and hot. Clearly designed for an environment with proper cooling. Also quite loud under heavy activity.
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Overall 4
4.0

Failed After 5 Months

Victor F., Newegg
11 May 2010
  • Summary: My mistake in assuming that a 7 year warranty implied a higher quality product.
  • Pros: Large cache; 7 year warranty. Samsung's non-interactive RMA process appears to work.
  • Cons: One of the three drives I bought for Linux RAID died after 5 months. SMART status: BAD, unable to read / write.
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Overall 8
8.0

Steady as she goes

Anonymous, Newegg
23 April 2010
  • Summary: Bought 8 of these to put in a QNAP TS-809U-RP rackmount NAS device; 5 in a RAID5 array, plus one hotspare, plus a pair of drives to transfer critical files into to rotate off site.
  • Pros: RAID supported. Cool operating temperatures. Quiet, although the fans in my NAS enclosure make this moot.
  • Cons: None - and I hope it stays that way.
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Overall 2
2.0

Worst hard drives ever

Anonymous, Newegg
19 April 2010
  • Summary: As a computer repair technician I've had problems with other Samsung drives (particulalry their Spinpoint laptop drives). When I saw these, I ordered them against my better judgement thinking that they must have gotten better in order to offer a 7 year warranty. Nope.
  • Pros: They make a good doorstop... or paperweight
  • Cons: STAY AWAY! Bought 2 of these. In 3 months, I've had to return one or the other 4 times. I've gotten a total of maybe a week's use out of these. Of course, Samsung's RMA process took longer than Newegg's return policy, so I'm stuck with these horrible drives. Don't use them with Dell's RAID contro...
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Overall 2
2.0

0 for 2

Chris T., Newegg
8 April 2010
  • Summary: Luckily the warranty will replace these bricks. It doesn't however make me feel any more comfortable rebuilding my system with thes failure prone HDDs in it.
  • Pros: 1 TB and 7200 RPM, warranty period is long. I think I'll need it.
  • Cons: they die. I bought 2 of these and 2 of the Samsung "raid" drives to make a 4TB raid in a mac pro. Both of these drives died. The first one died about 15 minutes after I loaded the OS. The other lasted about 8 months and died as well. Sounded like someone put a rock in the garbage disposal.
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Overall 2
2.0

Unreliable

Thomas E., Newegg
7 April 2010
  • Summary: These are the first Samsung HDD I've ever bought. Now I will find out how good their 7-year warranty is. If they send me a refurbished unit to replace this 2-month old HDD, I guarantee this will be the last time I buy anything that says "Samsung" on it.
  • Pros: HDD are quiet & fast. Newegg delivery excellent as usual. Cartons arrived in pristine condition via standard ground shipment.
  • Cons: Purchased a pair of these (sequential S/Ns) for RAID 1 data storage using a Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 mobo. One drive is trouble-free, but the other has over 250,000 bad blocks and needs to be reset using the very nice Intel RAID software 2-3 times/hour. The errors persist after Initializing and verif...
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Overall 10
10

excellent RAID quality drives

Tom S., Newegg
13 March 2010
  • Summary: I have read numerous accounts regarding DOA bare drives from NewEgg (regardless of manufacturer) when shipped UPS. Guess I am one of the lucky ones....mine shipped UPS, no problems.
  • Pros: I have had these installed in a Synology DS 509+ NAS (also purchased from the Egg) for over 8 months with no issue. The drives were freshly manufactured (the same week as my order, in fact) according to Samsung online manufacture date provided to me during registration process, based on serial #s...
  • Cons: Quality wise, none so far. Regular S.M.A.R.T health checks come back clean. Price....other Etailers sell these for $25+ cheaper, including tax and shipping....so shop around.
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Overall 2
2.0

crashed after 2weeks

allan t., Newegg
23 February 2010
  • Summary: too angry to comment
  • Pros: reviews were good,took a shot
  • Cons: drive crashed, sent back to samsung,recieved no tech. responce, week later,a reconditioned hard drive arrived, my new windows 7 was on the drive i sent in...now i have no windows 7 & a reconditioned hard drive..not happy
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Overall 10
10

Good RAID Drive

Garrett S., Newegg
19 February 2010
  • Summary: System Info: Intel I7 860 CPU, Asus P7P55D-Deluxe Mobo, 8gb Corsair ram, 2x 4850's in CF, OCZ 60gb SSD boot drive, LSI 8708EM2 RAID, 8x Samsung HE108UJ hdds, Win 7/Server 2K8 dual boot
  • Pros: Drives are fast and are supported by many hardware raid cards. Running 8 drives with an LSI 8708EM2 on Window 7/Server 2008 R2 (dual boot). They are quiet drives, and run cool. With direct airflow they run @ 19*C, 28*C while sitting on the bench (both cases while testing with low-level benchmarks...
  • Cons: As said earlier, one drive (out of 8) had bad sectors. not bad at all. All 8 hdds were "burned in" using a combination of read/write benchmarks, errors scans and drive delete procedures.
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