Great hard drive, HORRIBLE packaging (1st shipment)
Review Person, Amazon
16 September 2011
Summary: Length:: 2:00 Mins This video is for the 2 hard drives that I received from amazon.com. They arrived thrown into a box with no type of protection. I contacted amazon and they gave me a pre-paid label to send them back and sent me replacement drives with next day shipping. The drives that I received the next day were in MUCH better shape. Amazon states these drives are only 16 MB cache but I have confirmed by checking the model number they are 32 MB cache.
Summary: As of 9/8/11 I received my package and it was packaged perfectly. It was two boxes deep with a cradle for the HDD inside the inner most box and to cushion it they had air bags inside the lining between the first and second box. I do not need to review the performance (as this drive is two years old and the reviews are always amazing for this thing) but I want to let other Amazonians know that this is SAFE TO ORDER!
Summary: Recently bought the samsung drive after reading many reviews and finally making a choice. The drive arrived fairly fast from Amazon but when I opened the box found that the drive was inside the manufacturer's plastic packaging which would protect it from dust but otherwise just laying loose with a very small piece of bubble wrap that had deflated.
Summary: Very good compromise between price, storage capacity, and performance. You get 16.6GB/dollar which, while not the absolute highest if you compare to the Spinpoint F4 2TB, is very good considering that it has higher sequential average read/write speeds at 120MB/s against 100MB/s and it has noticeably lower access times, making it seem more responsive. It's very quiet; you can really only hear it when it's doing seeking operations. Temperatures are very low, as well.
Love it, make sure order from amazon and nowhere else!
21 June 2011
Summary: saw the other reviews on this and was a bit skeptical especially with the packaging. Its completely quiet and the packaging was 3 layers of protecting. Make sure to buy from amazon and not any third party sellers.
Summary: This is my fifth Samsung 1tb drive. They are by far the best in this size and class. I am using them exclusively in my custom build computers. I highly recommend this drive to anyone needing a fast, quite, and reliable drive. However, you will want to get it elsewhere. What the hell is going on with Amazon and the shipping department!!! After reading the emails about their packaging I thought that Amazon would correct this. HELL NO!!! I just received the drive today.
Summary: Fast, quiet, made by Samsung. What more could you want? Got this for my first ever build, everything installed perfectly and FAST. I have yet to hear a single noise from this HD, and my fans are not noisy. Love it. Shipping by Amazon was good - it came as part of a larger order and was in its own separate smaller box inside the bigger box of the rest of the order.
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
1 September 2013
Excerpt: I consider this is the third of this model Samsung 1TB drive that I have purchased from the Egg. I have most of the other model Samsung 1TB drives also, nine in all. This one particular came shipped in the plastic clam shell, wrapped in bubble wrap in it's own generic box, in the box. Quiet, rapidly, reliable, and at a good price tag. They had been not all at this price tag. Nearly time to commence getting Samsung 2TB drives.