Reviews and Problems with Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB (HD103SJ)
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26 December 2014
Summary: Not the HD103SJ as I had expected and ordered (and as written under the Item Model Number under the product details page). I was shipped the cheaper and slower HD103SI model. Very disappointed.
both disks failed in under a year. Manufacturer says they're out of warranty...
15 July 2012
Summary: I purchased 2 of these back in September of 2011. As of July of 2012, both disks have significant uncorrectable errors and are unusable. Manufacturer's warranty is supposedly 1 year. Samsung/Seagate websites says they are out of warranty. I would beware of this seller and these drives.
Summary: Avoid this at all costs! This is NOT the actual HD103J model! It is actually the inferior HD103I model, and the rpm is actually 5,400, not 7,200. Everyone that has been mislead by this product and ordered it should seek a refund or exchange immediately.
Summary: I have quite a few of these HDD that I purchased from newegg.com. I decided to get one from here, ignoring the previous complaints about packaging. Well, it still exists. The HDD was sent in a rather large box with minimal airbags.
Check your warranties. Amazon says 3 years, Samsung has drives flagged as 0!
7 January 2011
Summary: Title says it all. Amazon states they come with a 3 year warranty. When you enter the serial number into Samsung's Hard Drive Warranty checker it comes back with a 101 code meaning absolutely 0 warranty support from Samsung. I ordered 2 and they were both the flagged like that.
Summary: While the product itself gets rave reviews, it was shipped in a manner that easily can damage the product. This order shows that high tech items shipped from amazon are a gamble and often not worth the small savings.
Summary: First of all this is a great hard drive - BUT I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW THEY SHIPPED IT! The hard drive was in a clear plastic "blister" type package, and it was laying in the bottom of a box with a couple of other items.
Summary: Samsung F3 is a great disk drive. It is one of the fastest and quietest hard drives. However Amazon.com packaging is awful. Let's me repeat. It is awful and horrible and I would not buy a hard drive from Amazon.com again. It came with no bubble-wrap - just a clear plastic cover.
Summary: This is one of the fastest, best performing hard drives out there. It is also extremely quiet. The WD Black Caviar is also a great choice (and also pretty much silent), but the Samsung F3 performs a bit better.