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Samsung Spinpoint F4EG 2TB (HD204UI)
6.2 out of 10

Samsung Spinpoint F4EG 2TB (HD204UI)

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Reviews and Problems with Samsung Spinpoint F4EG 2TB (HD204UI)

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Overall 10
10

5+ Years later

Richard B., Newegg
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: Would keep these going but they are 75% full so it is time for an upgrade to 6TB replacements. I hope the next drives are equally quiet and worry-free, but quicker. These have been nice drives.
  • Pros: Installed four drives in Synology DS410 NAS box in November 2010 and they have been running 24/7 ever since. So far, no problems and no worries. They are quiet and dependable. Always pass the weekly disk checks.
  • Cons: A bit slow (5400 rpm), so am replacing with 7500 speed drives.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
30 March 2016
  • Summary: Update: Nearly 5 years of daily use later and these things are still going strong. Using these in a Synology DiskStation. So far so good.
  • Pros: Ordered 2, surface scanned and set up in RAID 1 just fine. Wanted a 5,400rpm set for lower noise/heat/power draw for use in a NAS. I'll update if they end up failing prematurely, but so far they work as advertised.
  • Cons: None so far.
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Overall 10
10

Works

James K., Newegg
20 February 2016
  • Pros: Been running for 5 years in my Windows Home Server just fine.
  • Cons: Weren't free, but they wouldn't have lasted this long if they had been!
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Overall 10
10

bought 5 in 2012 bought 5 more in 2013

ELI C., Newegg
30 January 2016
  • Pros: price and these give me fewer problems than western digital for linux raid.
  • Cons: you might get a bad one, but this is true of all brands. of the five I bought, one failed immediately. newegg is doing the rma. update 1: bought 5 more in 2013 update 2: Jan 30 2016, all 10 are still running fine.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Good Drives If The Head Parking Issue Is Taken Care Of

DeRail, Amazon
24 January 2016
  • Summary: I have had a pair of these drives running in a Synology NAS for over four years. No issues since installed. These drives initially had a frequent head parking issue similar to the infamous problem with WD drives. However, the Synology software recognized the issue and dealt with it.
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor quality drive

Daniel T., Newegg
10 November 2015
  • Summary: I did back up my most important files and pictures to DVD every few months so I can still get some of the data back.
  • Pros: Not any I can think of
  • Cons: Lasted a little over 3 years, used only as a data backup drive and only turned on when backing up once a week otherwise it stayed off. Crashed so bad none of the data could be restored.
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Overall 2
2.0

Dying - Do not Buy Samsung

Marcel V., Newegg
13 October 2015
  • Summary: Stick to WD, 5 year warranty.
  • Pros: Space
  • Cons: *Dying after 4 years of use. Hard Drive is clicking, while still functioning... matter of time before it completely dies? Never again will I buy Samsung HD.
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad drive

Robert S., Newegg
6 October 2015
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: Bought this drive in 2011 and saved the for a rainy day. Installed it in my computer after my Toshiba 3 TB died after just over 3 years. Worked for days trying to initialize the drive no luck took it to my computer guy and he confirmed it was dead. Called Samsung, out of warranty. This was a new ...
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Overall 4
4.0

EHHHH

Matt B., Newegg
7 September 2015
  • Summary: Back up your storage drive?
  • Pros: 2tb for a good price
  • Cons: Bought 9/20/2011 as a secondary storage drive. Barely boot up the computer. Died 9/3/2015 while adding my music to iCloud library. The disk still spins up. Buying a replacement board to recover my data. Thing is that the replacement boards are $50.
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Overall 6
6.0

Short lifespan

Christian T., Newegg
22 August 2015
  • Summary: Will go back to the expert in the HD field, and will run RAID 1 from now on.
  • Pros: For the price, the memory was cheap. Performance wise is it comparable to WD and Seagate and Maxtor.
  • Cons: Bought 5/10/2011, Today 8/22/2015 the drive crapped out on me. I did not run this 24/7, or abuse it. A 4 year lifespan is okay but honestly I have WDs and Seagates going longer than 10 years.
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