Samsung 1TB HD $99+Shipping

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  1. Oct 19, 2008 #1 of 105
    buddhawood

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    Anderson,...

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    Nowdirect has the 1TB Samsung Spinpoint "Green" Internal SATA OEM Hard Drive for $84.99 + shipping

    http://www.nowdirect.com/exec/partInfo/part_detail.tsb?prcpart=SADHD103UI

    I can confirm that these drives DO work for internal upgrades for the S3 unlike some of the WD "green" drives.

    1.0TB Samsung Spinpoint EcoGreen F1 DT 32MB Cache SATA II Hard Drive W/ Native Command Queuing, NoiseGuard, and SilentSeek. Tuned 5400RPM Performance w/Energy Savings. New w/3 Year Samsung Warranty! (SAMHD103UIY)


    Stolen from SD
     
  2. Oct 19, 2008 #2 of 105
    Enrique

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    Anyone order from them before?
     
  3. Oct 19, 2008 #3 of 105
    buddhawood

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    Anderson,...

    I have, Twice. My first order was for a 500GB quickview for my S3 and now the 1TB for the same tivo. I ordered on Thursday and got it on Friday!
     
  4. Oct 19, 2008 #4 of 105
    SMWinnie

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    Decent history at ResellerRatings.
     
  5. Oct 29, 2008 #5 of 105
    buddhawood

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    These are now in stock again! I liked the last one so much I just purchased another.
     
  6. Oct 29, 2008 #6 of 105
    doormat

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    I bought some RAM for my MacBook from OWC. No problems.
     
  7. Oct 30, 2008 #7 of 105
    steinercat

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    can anyone confirm this to work with the THD?

    I was hoping for the prices of the WD EVCS model to drop, but this seems like a really good deal.

    Is this as quiet as the WD Green drives?

    Thanks!
     
  8. Oct 30, 2008 #8 of 105
    retired_guy

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    I ordered one for a HD today; should know in about a week.
     
  9. Oct 30, 2008 #9 of 105
    steinercat

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    Cool. Keep us posted.

    BTW. OWC is a great place to buy stuff. Many of us Mac guys have been buying there for years.
     
  10. Oct 30, 2008 #10 of 105
    mogloo

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    Hey guys, going to pick this up at Newegg since they also have it for $99 until 10/31/08 and have free shipping (plus I've been a happy Newegg customer for ages).
     
  11. Oct 30, 2008 #11 of 105
    steinercat

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    Newegg is the 7200RPM version. Not the EcoGreen version.
     
  12. Oct 31, 2008 #12 of 105
    GregComeLately

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    While yes, the 7200rpm version has been on sale for that $99 price, as of yesterday, the 5400rpm EcoGreen version went to that same price, with free shipping. It seems to be going in and out of stock, so I'm not sure if it's still available as of right now. It is being described as a "2 day special savings".
     
  13. Oct 31, 2008 #13 of 105
    GregComeLately

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    a guy in one of the dedicated hard drive upgrade threads very recently installed this drive and so far, so good. I have on as well, but haven't finished installing it.. weird problems with original Tivo drive, long story. successful Samsung 1TB install post

    I posted about this drive in another thread or two about a month ago. I may have linked to a seemingly favorable review in one of those posts ('Toms Hardware' review, I think). It was rated favorably for quietness, as I recall.

    found the review.
     
  14. Oct 31, 2008 #14 of 105
    steinercat

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    Thanks Greg.

    Did you (or are planning to) turn on AAM on the drive?

    IIRC, it is not ON by default.
     
  15. Oct 31, 2008 #15 of 105
    bmgoodman

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    I'm a fan of NewEgg in general, but NOT a fan of the way they ship OEM hard drives. Basically the drive just flops around among the peanuts. Sure, they'll replace a DOA drive and you've got the manufacturer's warranty, but I'm sure I'll always wonder if my drive failed prematurely due to their lack of packing skills....
     
  16. Oct 31, 2008 #16 of 105
    GregComeLately

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    western...
    I've noticed that from two different large scale Ebay sellers as well as with Newegg. You would think they'd add a little more padding for their own sakes, to reduce return/damage hassles.

    Or, maybe they don't get burned w/ many issues from doing it this way, perhaps suggesting that the hard drives are more robust than we generally assume? hmm.


    I vaguely recall that term and that general idea being discussed. Thanks for the reminder in the form of your question. If I can figure it out easily enough, I'll turn it on, yes.
     
  17. Nov 1, 2008 #17 of 105
    steinercat

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    couldn't resist. ordered from OWC yesterday and it shipped same day.

    Expecting Nov 6. delivery.

    Will keep you guys posted on results.

    It seems this drive is quiet enough without AAM turned on.

    Thanks for the link OP!

    EDIT:

    ATM....Sold out at OWC.
     
  18. Nov 4, 2008 #18 of 105
    jensonw

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    Model HD103UI from Samsung, the EcoGreen.

    Ran through the procedure described in detail in the FAQs:

    Remove old drive
    Connect to PC via USB-SATA bridge
    Backup drive
    Connect new drive
    Restore
    Expand to fill extra space
    MFS supersize
    Reconnect new drive inside TiVo

    However, when connected inside the TiVo and I boot it up, I see the powering up page, then a grey screen. The HD chatters for a few more seconds, then nothing. Stuck.

    I've run diagnostics on the thing, and everything seems fine. I've reformatted and repeated the procedure several times, to no avail. I even tried two using a second enclosure and doing a drive to drive MFScopy.

    Any ideas ladies and gentlemen?

    --Jenson
     
  19. Nov 4, 2008 #19 of 105
    MikeAndrews

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    Several times. They are the best.

    Very quick delivery and no hassle returns.
     
  20. Nov 4, 2008 #20 of 105
    retired_guy

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    I'm expecting to receive the drive in a few days and then will try essentially what you've done. I've already backed up the HD drive to my PC. If I get the same failure, then I plan to get another USB-SATA connector and try to make the Samsung work as an e-SATA device with my HD. If that fails, I'll probably just keep it as a backup for my S3 where there seems to be more likelyhood of it working. Maybe I'll attach it to my PC for archiving recordings; hope I don't have to fall back to these options since I really don't need it on my PC nor want to just have it sitting around for my S3. This has been a disaster for me so far, I'd orginally ordered a WD10ECVS drive but then bounced it from four feet on my Pergo floor when trying to get it out of the packaging (I'm a true klutz, I'll have to admit.)
     

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