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post #1 of 24
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I'm in the market for a new hard drive, and I think I'm going to go with the Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB (Unless this isn't a good drive to have an OS and other programs on?).

I found it for $10 cheaper on Amazon compared to Newegg, but I've heard only horror stories about Amazon shipping hard drives. Things like throwing the hard drive in a box with no packing so it bounces around and is broken by the time it gets to you. I'm wondering how often this is true, and if anyone here at least, has had good luck with Amazon.
    
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Ive never heard this or had a problem with Amazon shipping.
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I ordered one and then saw many of those "horror stories". When I got the drive, it was relatively well-packaged, but the hard drive is a bit loud (clunky noises), and my brother's isn't. It may be the drive itself, but don't risk it.
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Whenever I order computer parts from Amazon the box is always half crushed for some reason, but I haven't had any problems with whats inside.
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post #5 of 24
Never had a problem with them. Plus they've always made returns really easy so go for it.
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post #6 of 24
Amazon has the best return policy. I'd buy a Kidney from there if I could.

However, My last few drives have been from newegg.
post #7 of 24
Wasn't this fiasco due to amazons brilliant plan to ship products with a reduced percentage of plastic? Supposedly, amazon fixed this problem, but I encountered a wired magazine dealing with this that states that the problem still exists.
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post #8 of 24
I've never had a problem ordering anything from Amazon. By the way, Samsung F3s are great drives!
post #9 of 24
It should be fine, just ordered 4 samsung f4's from them they all cam suspended in 2 foam buffers in a 1ft by 3/4ft box all worked perfectly. Anyways amazon has a great return policy no questions asked, and replacement shipped out quick
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post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by allpointsbulletin;13383889 
Wasn't this fiasco due to amazons brilliant plan to ship products with a reduced percentage of plastic? Supposedly, amazon fixed this problem, but I encountered a wired magazine dealing with this that states that the problem still exists.

What're you talking about?
Every package I receive from Amazon is stuffed to the brim with packing material.
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