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This is for bare drive only

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&nm_mc=EMC-EXPRESS081812&cm_mmc=EMC-EXPRESS081812-_-EMC-081812-Index-_-InternalHardDrives-_-22152185-L05A
Edited by The_chemist21 - 8/18/12 at 5:51am
post #2 of 23
I'm glad I got my 3 for $50 when they were still samsung and not sukgate (or is that seagate)


Anyone else notice they removed the "by seagate" logo from Samsung drives?
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Nitpick: Why not round $69.99 to $70 (1 cent off) instead of $69 (incorrect by a dollar)?

Deal expires after August 19 for those curious.
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Originally Posted by primecl View Post

Nitpick: Why not round $69.99 to $70 (1 cent off) instead of $69 (incorrect by a dollar)?
Deal expires after August 19 for those curious.

I did it so that you would ask me this exact question. rolleyes.gif
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I'm glad I got my 3 for $50 when they were still samsung and not sukgate (or is that seagate)
Anyone else notice they removed the "by seagate" logo from Samsung drives?

Now that they removed the logo how are we to tell the difference from the originals? I am comparing my original drive to the close ups and there is really no difference. Both same model number, both made in china. I guess we just have to go buy manufacturer date? Mine was 5/2010
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Now that they removed the logo how are we to tell the difference from the originals? I am comparing my original drive to the close ups and there is really no difference. Both same model number, both made in china. I guess we just have to go buy manufacturer date? Mine was 5/2010

They are same drives.
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Now that they removed the logo how are we to tell the difference from the originals? I am comparing my original drive to the close ups and there is really no difference. Both same model number, both made in china. I guess we just have to go buy manufacturer date? Mine was 5/2010

They are same drives.

 


When I RMA'd my Samsung drive, they sent me a Seagate HD with a Seagate sticker back. If they had these original Samsung drives, then why did they give me a damn Seagate Barracuda back? >:(

    
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Slightly OT but how does this stack up w the new 1TB (64mb cache) caviar blue?
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When I RMA'd my Samsung drive, they sent me a Seagate HD with a Seagate sticker back. If they had these original Samsung drives, then why did they give me a damn Seagate Barracuda back? >frown.gif
They are all Samsung by Seagate now AFAIK. Everything I've read indicates that an RMA, even for an older SpinPoint, will give you a Samsung by Seagate.

Not the exact same drives, different place of manufacture. Should have different version numbers and new 1 year warranty.

Edit: Just browsed reviews by date posted - I know most users only write reviews when they have something to complain about it, but it's pretty consistent...
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Slightly OT but how does this stack up w the new 1TB (64mb cache) caviar blue?


The F3 was faster than the 1TB AALS black for a long time, no idea if the new blues are faster than those ?
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