Reviews and Problems with Samsung Spinpoint F1 RAID Class 1TB (HE103UJ)
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23 March 2009
Summary: This drive does not work reliably with Supermicro AOC-SAT2-MV8 controller. Randomly it does not get detected upon boot. It is not clear whether it's the drive or controller to blame, because the controller works fine WD RE3 and Hitachi e7k1000 drives, but so does the Samsung with an on-board Intel controller. Googling revealed similar problems these drives have with some Nvidia controllers.
Summary: The HE103UJ drive is a RAID certified version of Samsung's Spinpoint line. RAID certification can be important. Typical hard drives have error recovery features. When a drive goes into deep error recovery, the controller might see it as off-line if it takes too long to respond. Suddenly, your array is degraded, or worse, has failed. A degraded (and often a failed) array must be rebuilt.
Summary: If you do a lot of video recording and playback or use your PC as a server, a "RAID" (also known as "Enterprise") grade drive is money well spent. I have used several of these Samsungs in system builds. So far (knock on wood) not one of them has failed. RAID/Enterprise drives are built to withstand the almost non-stop use in a server enviornment - higher heat tolerance and a longer MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) rating than standard-grade drives.
Summary: Do not try to buy a Samsung HE103UJ hard drive from ServerSupply. Although I ordered four HE103UJ drives from this vendor, and although the packing slip that came with the drives listed the drives as HE103UJ, the drives were not this model. Instead, ServerSupply shipped HD103UJ drives (note the "D" instead of the "E"). Unfortunately, I did not double check the model numbers on the drives themselves before I installed them in a RAID 5 server.
Summary: Diese Platte hat mich sehr überrascht, da sie über einen sehr hohen Datendurchsatz von 78 MB/s verfügt. Das ist gerade für den ambitionierten Spieler welcher schon über ein High- End System verfügt von großem Vorteil. Aber auch im ganz normalen Alltag macht diese Platte einen sehr guten Eindruck. Inzwischen habe ich zwei davon in meinem Rechner und kann bisher keine Schwachpunkte ausmachen.