Reviews and Problems with Samsung Spinpoint F4EG 2TB (HD204UI)
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Kenneth Deming, Amazon
2 October 2013
Summary: I bought this because I already have a 1TB in my other computer. I wanted more space for a video project I'm working on. I like the things Samsung has been doing with technology and this is just as great as my first one.
Summary: Since the two most recent reviews for the HD204UI are, to put the most charitable face I can on them, both confused and confusing, I think it's time to set the record straight. 1. Seagate bought Samsung's hard-drive business late last year, so indeed these are now 'Seagate' drives. 2.
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.
Summary: Love the drives! The first order came packaged as expected (separate boxes, clam shell shock absorbers). The drives were easy to install and format. Start a format and find something else to do, it's going to be a looooong time.
Summary: I get 130MB/s - 100MB/s writes over SATA, and the drive stays cold. I think you can safely use this drive without a fan, which is great. My only complaint: the drive I received makes an audible high-pitched sound (probably ~15000hz), so if you have sensitive ears like me, you might not want this as...
Summary: Based on reviews, I thought these would be good drives to use to upgrade my RAID based system. In all fairness, these are not RE drives, but 2TB RE drives cost more than I wanted to spend. My older drives were Samsung RE drives, but only 1TB each. RAID edition drives are nice to have.
Summary: This review is for the Samsung F4EG 2TB HD204UI drives, 5400RPM, 32MB of cache. UPDATE: If you need or want to update your firmware, but cannot find the FAQ through the Samsung or Seagate sites, I have the info on my blog (just visit my profile and click on the link to my webpage).
Summary: This is a good compromise for storage versus price, without taking too much power or losing too much performance. I did find that with a Dell Dimension 9200 it seemed unreliable, and I had to put back the 1 GB Samsung HD103SJ I had hoped to replace, but these disks work correctly in a more modern...