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Get the Samsung F3's before they are gone forever
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yes, the Sammy 1tb F3 is your absolute best bet. had they been around a few years ago when I was buying my hdd I'd have bought it over my WD black 640 in a second.
     
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Yes, it is loud. I can record it for you.

When it saves the backups it IS loud.

If you have it on rubber stands, kay, you won't notice it. But it is loud by itself unless dampened.
   
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post #14 of 24
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Yes, it is loud. I can record it for you.

When it saves the backups it IS loud.

If you have it on rubber stands, kay, you won't notice it. But it is loud by itself unless dampened.
sounds like a problem with your specific drive. my we 750 black has become the same way. you should send it in under warranty. I keep trying to bring myself to do so, but yeah, laziness.
     
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post #15 of 24
Both my F3's and my F4 are very quiet. I never hear them. Very fast, reliable drives.
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post #16 of 24
Why do people never recommend the F4? Is it because only the 320gb version is fast? I thought it was one of the fastest hard drives out there.
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post #17 of 24
I too am trying to decide between the F3 and a WD Black. My only concern is the warranty on the F3 since Samsung just sold to Seagate? Will Seagate honor the warranties on Samsung drives?
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Why do people never recommend the F4? Is it because only the 320gb version is fast? I thought it was one of the fastest hard drives out there.
Most of the F4's are 5400 rpm except for the 320GB model and he is looking for something at LEAST 500GB so the 320 F4 isn't an option. You would know that if you had taken the time to read the original post prior to making your own post.
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I too am trying to decide between the F3 and a WD Black. My only concern is the warranty on the F3 since Samsung just sold to Seagate? Will Seagate honor the warranties on Samsung drives?
When Seagate purchased Maxtor, Conner, and Quantum they honored the warranty on them so I can't see any reason why they wouldn't. If they fold the Samsung line into the Seagate line at some point you might end up getting a Seagate back though.
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post #20 of 24
I just picked up a Spinpoint F3 for $55 from one of the newegg sales and I'm pretty happy with it so far. It is a lot faster than my WD Black but it is going on 3 years old so maybe not a fair comparison.
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