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Hi guys. I badly need more space for storage. Currently, I am using 1 Spinpoint F3 500GB 7200rpm and I want to add one more Spinpoint F3 1TB. The thing is I can't find any spinpoint f3s in stock in the shops in my country. Have they been stopped from producing?

What else, besides Spinpoint F3, would you recommend me in this price range? Would the system work good if, for example, I buy a WD Black 1TB? I've heard that it is not good to use 2 (or more) HDDs made by different companies. What should I do?

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HDD prices have skyrocketed and inventory has dropped due to the floods in Thailand. Most major manufacturers are affected. The shortages are expected to last at least another 3 - 6 months.

W.D. Black is a little more expensive than the F3 (especially now because of the flooding) but is a fantastic drive.

There is nothing wrong with using two different HDD's in a system. I use a 1TB W.D. Black and a 500GB F3 and have had no problems (been using them together for over three years).
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i found f3's in stock at 60 dollars (which is cheap now) but ive never purchased from the website though they offer paypal as an option
http://www.globuscomputer.com/86006.html
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The problem is that the factories which were flooded are the ones which produce the PCBs for the drives. January is when production is expected to launch again so until then, you'll either have to sit tight or be prepared to shell out a lot of money for a drive.
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Originally Posted by Zzari View Post
HDD prices have skyrocketed and inventory has dropped due to the floods in Thailand. Most major manufacturers are affected. The shortages are expected to last at least another 3 - 6 months.

W.D. Black is a little more expensive than the F3 (especially now because of the flooding) but is a fantastic drive.

There is nothing wrong with using two different HDD's in a system. I use a 1TB W.D. Black and a 500GB F3 and have had no problems (been using them together for over three years).
This is correct. Even worse, Nidec a maker of motors for most every fan and HDD on the computer market is flooded! So if you want an HDD get one ASAP! The 1tb F3 is an amazing drive! quick as snot and quiet to boot! I have one in my sig rig. and you can mix and match HDD's all you want. I have 3 in my system, one F3 1tb, WD Caviar Black 1tb, and a F4 2 TB hdd. the only time you don't want to mix and match is if your going to use the drive's to run in RAID, but thats a whole nother thread good luck and buy an HDD fast!
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oh god i just bought a spinpoint f3 for around 60-70 2 weeks ago for my build.. now im helping my friend and i see the price at 100 dollars more. i dont know how we're gonna continue this build now
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oh god i just bought a spinpoint f3 for around 60-70 2 weeks ago for my build.. now im helping my friend and i see the price at 100 dollars more. i dont know how we're gonna continue this build now
This is why you read the comments where i point out an f3 that will cost you around 65-67 dollars with shipping
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oh god i just bought a spinpoint f3 for around 60-70 2 weeks ago for my build.. now im helping my friend and i see the price at 100 dollars more. i dont know how we're gonna continue this build now
You'll need to deal hunt.

http://www.overclock.net/online-deals/

Also, sites like SlickDeals.

I just found a 3TB drive for $120. It sold out really quick.
     
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