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Alright, ordered it from Amazon. Hope it gets here in one piece, should find out on Friday. biggrin.gif
    
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All of my hard drives ever have come from Amazon. All have arrived healthy and working.

Annnd late to the party again. -_-
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Amazon has fixed their shipping problem last time I check. Even if anything happens amazon will pay you to ship the item back for full refund or replacement.

Amazon = best online customer service imo. Newegg being a close second.
    
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All of my hard drives ever have come from Amazon. All have arrived healthy and working.

Annnd late to the party again. -_-


I keep seeing you come late to the party too.
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Amazon used to just throw the drive in a box along with some air pockets, but after a lot of complaining they started shipping them like everyone else: with the proper plastic thingies to keep it in place. I've ordered my last 3 hard drives from Amazon and they have all arrived like that.

Also: they have excellent return policies, so there is no risk here.
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All of my hard drives ever have come from Amazon. All have arrived healthy and working.

Annnd late to the party again. -_-
Nothing wrong with being fashionably late, haha.
    
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Got my hard drive today, and the packaging doesn't look too good. Hard drive was bouncing around in a huge box all the way here. I'm running HD Tune on it before I move my OS to it. So far it seems okay, it's not making noises, and HD Tune hasn't found any problems.




    
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post #18 of 24
The packaging of the product itself is not Amazon's duty. The retail packaging is done by Samsung, and the packaging of the retail box in a shipping box is Amazon's job. (Unless you ordered OEM)

Though anyways, I've never had any problems with their packaging. Sure they only use some brown paper but my stuff has never gotten damaged.

I've ordered an HDD from Amazon and to this day it's still running fine.

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Got my hard drive today, and the packaging doesn't look too good. Hard drive was bouncing around in a huge box all the way here. I'm running HD Tune on it before I move my OS to it. So far it seems okay, it's not making noises, and HD Tune hasn't found any problems.
Your HDD is fine.
It was wrapped protectively in bubble wrap.
HDDs can withstand some mechanical force. It's once you start vigorously shaking the life out of them and dropping them on the floor do the real issues start to happen.
Edited by kiwiasian - 5/6/11 at 8:58pm
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Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB (Unless this isn't a good drive to have an OS and other programs on?).
It's awesome. Buy it. Amazon has great shipping too.
post #20 of 24
I'm not sure that was shipped by amazon, many times you will buy things from amazon, that are actually sellers using amazon as a listing place instead.

I ordered a Samsung F3 1TB hard drive, and it came suspended in two plastic filler pieces, no motion, not touching any sides of the box, pretty much as protected as you can get, can't remember who the actual seller was though (threw away the box I think so no pics).

Got it in my F3 raid now, humming along awesomely.
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