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Old 12-14-2005, 04:28 PM   #1 (Print)
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samsung HA250JC

Hi

From what i have read on the forum i think my 2x120gb maxtor hdd are failing.
If i am watching a recorded programme or scrolling through the now playing list it keeps freezing and the only way to get it back is to switch it off at the mains.

I am thinking of putting a single large hdd in, would anyone recomend the 250gb samsung HA250JC and if so where can i get one.

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Old 12-14-2005, 04:55 PM   #2 (Print)
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I'm sure many would. My maxtors have been fine for ages touch wood. Some people have had good luck with samsungs etc. But my Maxtors are still fine. Hope they stay so.

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Old 12-14-2005, 05:44 PM   #3 (Print)
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I can recommend them highly - having sold plenty recently

They are excellent for TiVo use as they run cooler and quieter than even the Samsung 7200rpm drives

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Old 12-15-2005, 05:09 AM   #4 (Print)
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I got mine from

http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=308644

Still waiting for a delivery though....
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:09 AM   #5 (Print)
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Not a bad price @ komplett £81 inc vat and delivery.

I've not heard of this company has anyone had any good or bad dealings with it


Thanks pernod

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Terryeden how long have you been waiting for delivery ??
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:13 AM   #6 (Print)
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If you merge 2*120GB onto 1 *250GB, you may find that it cannot use the last 10GB as
you may have reached the max number of partitions with 15.

IF mfsrestore says not enough space, then omit the x (expand to fill disk) option.

Finally you need to upgrade the kernel to LBA48.

Apologies if you already knew this.
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:27 AM   #7 (Print)
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I've not heard of this company has anyone had any good or bad dealings with it
They are the only UK supplier of these drives so I get all mine from them.

No issues apart from the fact they seem to keep running out of stock...

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Old 12-15-2005, 10:29 AM   #8 (Print)
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Hi

used komplett a few times - excellent service

samsung drive arrived after a few days

samsung drive sent back after a few days, because too much vibration (unlucky) lots of other users very happy

cheers

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Old 12-15-2005, 10:41 AM   #9 (Print)
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If you merge 2*120GB onto 1 *250GB, you may find that it cannot use the last 10GB as
you may have reached the max number of partitions with 15.

IF mfsrestore says not enough space, then omit the x (expand to fill disk) option.

Finally you need to upgrade the kernel to LBA48.

Apologies if you already knew this.




Thanks for the reply Glesgie

I've not had the lid off for 3 years since i put the maxtors in.

I think i've forgotton it all, not sure whether to buy a blank or get

one pre-configured, depends on prices .
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:43 AM   #10 (Print)
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I can recommend them highly - having sold plenty recently

They are excellent for TiVo use as they run cooler and quieter than even the Samsung 7200rpm drives



How much do you sell these hdd for and do they come with software on them ??
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Old 12-15-2005, 11:22 AM   #11 (Print)
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I have sent you a PM

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