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#545552 - 11th Jul 2011 8:30pm Samsung M8 Ordered
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Been waiting a long time for a 9.5mm 1TB hard drive for the laptop, and Samsung finally announced one last month.

AWD-IT have had it in stock for the past week at £73, but they are really "dodgy" (if it goes wrong with them, you'll need luck to get it resolved), Dabs.com are the second UK retailer to stock them, and have them coming in this week, priced at £79.99, which imho, is a bargain, considering a lot of places are charging upwards of £90 for a 1TB drive in 9.5mm form factor. It's certainly worth paying a few quid more from Dabs!

Just need a second one now to put in an OBHD and that'll be 2TB on the laptop lol. Currently running a 500GB and a 250GB, and sick to death of running out of space, Blu-rays and TV series etc, eat space like nobody's business (Alex lol?).

Anyway, here is the link for anyone wanting more space on their laptop:

http://www.dabs.com/products/samsung-1tb-spinpoint-m8-2-5--sata-3gb-s-5400rpm-8mb-9-5mm-7KWF.html

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#545571 - 11th Jul 2011 8:52pm Re: Samsung M8 Ordered [Re: MattLFC]
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Cheers Matt, I only have a 320Gb drive on mine and it's quite annoying having to swap external ones all the time happy
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#545583 - 11th Jul 2011 9:11pm Re: Samsung M8 Ordered [Re: MattLFC]
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Heh, glad it is of help to ya mate, know what ya mean, pain in the backside having tonnes of stuff on external drives!!

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#545628 - 11th Jul 2011 10:32pm Re: Samsung M8 Ordered [Re: MattLFC]
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Surprised you're not just running a small nix server distributing files via Samba. Stick a bunch of phat hdd's in and you're gtg. Guess 1tb drives work as long as you're not using more than one machine.
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#545676 - 12th Jul 2011 12:54am Re: Samsung M8 Ordered [Re: MattLFC]
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nice idea that mate, but its no good when the laptop is mobile heh. If I'm honest, I only really use the laptop nowadays, with the trust old HP Tualatin seeing usage a few times per month! I guess its just nice to have a lot of space to hand? I've been considering a wireless NAS setup, but not got around to sorting it out yet; will be next on the list lol. Will need to be, can see 2TB on the laptop being munched in no time.

Im getting old and lazy and want the NAS to be a preconfigured solution, got me eye on the iomega 4TB setups, but would rather a mirrored RAID solution, so may end up going the custom route!

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#545677 - 12th Jul 2011 1:02am Re: Samsung M8 Ordered [Re: MattLFC]
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I've got the wireless RAID NAS setup at mine, although I thought it would be a bit slower than an onboard unit the drives tend to run faster as the full sized drives can run cooler than the laptop ones.

I have a 3.5 mulimedia all-in-one setup for films and a 2.5 external unit with one of the adapter boxes for TV series and downloaded older stuff. I think the next move is to try and get rid of those and to try and intergrate the NAS unit with a wireless media player and some sort of slingbox....or I could just go on eBay and get a life laugh

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#545680 - 12th Jul 2011 1:10am Re: Samsung M8 Ordered [Re: MattLFC]
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do you mean the files transfer/stream quicker than using the onboard IDE channel? Are you running it on N by any chance?

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#545689 - 12th Jul 2011 1:57am Re: Samsung M8 Ordered [Re: MattLFC]
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On the older NAS units the throughput was always hindered by the buffer, on the newer models as long as the NAS is set as priority the initial lag all but disapears.

The only time I've really noticed a difference with N is when streaming to an iPad, everything else seems happy with G.

The only bottleneck there was using the fixed IP on the VOIP router, but the new software upgrade sorted that out.

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