Reviews and Problems with Samsung Spinpoint F4EG 2TB (HD204UI)
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Very Good Drives If The Head Parking Issue Is Taken Care Of
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.
Summary: Minus one egg for not being available anymore.
Pros: I run 2 of the old ones and 1 of these "newer" models. All 3 run like the dickens, simply put. I haven't had ANY problems with the "new" seagate model. Why people say "don't buy this" when not everyone has the same problems they have is beyond me. I'm sad that I can't get one more to top out my l...
Cons: Not for sale anymore. Makes me sad. Guess I have to concentrate on my FreeNAS server with different drives.
Summary: already bought and installed another (RAID array, no data lost), waranty replacement (only costs shipping) is in the works. As is always the case one failure means (almost) nothing, and by the time I can tell you how long the replacement(s) lasted the things will probably no longer be made anyway.
Summary: Must use an older version of Seagate's SeaTools to test, not the Samsung software or a later version. I found SeaTools 3.02 (found on HiRen BootCD 10.1) to work for testing purposes.
Pros: Nice quiet drive, not hot like many Seagates. Big. Fairly fast access. Seems to work well in a Netgear/Infrant ReadyNAS NV+ and a Tivo S3. 10 of 11 work fine.
Cons: 1 of 11 DOA. Be advised that the manufacturer has a backlog of returns now, and NO date given on when they will ship an advance return (low inventory of RMA drives). Also, warranty date given by manufacturer is based on ship date to Retailer, not purchased date by end user. No ability to enter or...
Summary: When I decided to set up a FreeNAS raid server I had only one of these HDD's at the time (60 days ago). After searching many retail chains for an exact match, the cheapest matching secondary drive ran $230.