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Originally Posted by venomblade;13470988 
But what would make the spinpoint better than, say this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145304&cm_re=1tb_hdd_hitachi-_-22-145-304-_-Product

No. It's a bit slower than the Hitachi, but don't go for that one. Tons of DOA and failures within three months. Don't be surprised if you get it and it stops working a week after.

Get the Spinpoint F3; it's still the second fastest Hard Drive.
    
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Ok, just wanted to make sure, i'm goin for quality so i'll take the F3, hopefully it isn't too loud.
post #13 of 23
You can find 1TB F3 for $50-55 shipped often.
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http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/storage/display/1tb-hdd-roundup-3_7.html#sect1

heres a benchmark with the two in it as you can see the F3 inches ahead of the Hitachi drive.
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post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo;13471073 
You can find 1TB F3 for $50-55 shipped often.

where would that be? Ebay? It's 65 on newegg.
post #16 of 23
Isn't Newegg still running the $10 off orders of $50s and above?

All you would have to do is make a new Newegg account.

PROMO CODE: NEWCUSTOMER10

http://promotions.newegg.com/nepro/newcustomer050611/index.html?SID=u0t0f0fp51403dd0c0s701&AID=10440897&PID=1225267&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-cables-_-na-_-na
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post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by Bobicon;13471097 
Isn't Newegg still running the $10 off orders of $50s and above?

All you would have to do is make a new Newegg account.

PROMO CODE: NEWCUSTOMER10

Well i already have an account, for like 2 years or more, don't remember and that code doesn't work for me.
post #18 of 23
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Well i already have an account, for like 2 years or more, don't remember and that code doesn't work for me.

You have to make a new newegg account for the code to work (attached to a different e-mail), it won't work on existing accounts/emails.
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post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by venomblade;13471078 
where would that be? Ebay? It's 65 on newegg.

You can get it for $60 on [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-Cache-Desktop-HD103SJ/dp/B001U3S5S0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1305161119&sr=8-1"]Amazon[/ame].

Also, the Spinpoint F3 is one of the most silent recent Hard Drives. It makes less noise than the Caviar Black and the Hitachi which you pointed out.
    
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post #20 of 23
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I see, i'll hold on to that. How do you find out promo codes?
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