Reviews and Problems with Samsung Spinpoint F4EG 2TB (HD204UI)
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Not a 2.5 drive
3 March 2014
Summary: I bought this drive because it showed up under the 2.5 drives. Nowhere in the description does it give a physical size. I receive the drives and find out they are not at all what I expected or wanted. I have no use for these drives, this description needs to be fixed and they need to be taken out of the 2.5 filter.
Summary: I bought this drive 1.5 years ago and it is just failed on my Qnap 219P+. Very disappointing fortunately it was setup as raid 10. I was not using it heavily occasional laptop backup, etc nothing exotic like video or sound streaming.
Summary: Purchased 5/3/2011 today, 12/13/2011, I had a failure of one of the drives in a RAID array. I went to RMA with Samsung only to be directed to Seagate who directed me to Samsung who directed me to Seagate. Yes, you read that right. Apparently Seagate will pick up warranty support on 12/19/2011 and until then I'm just out of luck.
Summary: The recent reviews are correct. You are not buying a Samsung HD204UI when you buy this drive. It is mislabeled in Amazon, and I hope they do something about it. When you get the drive it will have a Seagate logo with the model: ST2000DL004 HD204UI Green. So its up to you to decide if you were in the market for a Seagate drive, or a Samsung. I was replacing my last Seagate drive after it failed last week. (yes.
Summary: The second one of these drives has just failed - 8 weeks outside the manufacturers OEM warranty - the first one of the two I purchased failed about this time last year and I had it replaced under OEM Typically I am careful with drives and keep at the proper temperature - spin them down when not in use etc. - and over the last 5 years these are the only failures that I have had.
Summary: the hard drive is a very good size however it worked fine for a year and then one day it just stopped. made some horrible clicking noises and refused to boot. the computer was on for basically all the time...
Summary: Bought one of these based on the majority of reviews being positive and also being a loyal Samsung customer, however, on this occation I was not impressed. Drive arrived powered up, but would not appear on my computer. Read some more of the bad reviews, and its likely this is one of those faulty firmware issues.
Not a great start - less than two weeks and the drive is dead...
Joseph Mcmorrow "Joe", Amazon
27 April 2012
Summary: ...or at least it says it is dead. Reading the other reviews here, it might be this firmware error relating to S.M.A.R.T. I will wait to see what the supplier says and if they will accept the risk If I apply a firmware update myself in an attempt to fix. Note: this is a review of the ITEM and not the SUPPLIER.
Failed after six months, and I suspect was never good from the start
L. Green, Amazon
22 September 2011
Summary: This unit failed completeley after six months use - an integrated circuit on the little circuit board has obviously burnt itself out. Once I saw that, I then started thinking about some erratic behaviour that had been there since day 1, which was that Win 7 would lock up randomly during the start up screen. Only depowering the PC would get it working again, but I had put it down to a Win 7 issue. I rather suspect it wasn't but obviously can't prove it.