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