1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 7200RPM 32MB £51.69 @ Aria
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1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 7200RPM 32MB £51.69 @ Aria

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Found 14th Sep 2009
Looks like a good price for this (excludes delivery)?
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 SATA2 7200RPM 32MB cache.

Key Features
• MAX.500GB Formatted Capacity Per Platter • Serial ATA II Interface Support • Improved recording stability over temperature with PMR • Advanced dynamic FOD control for best data integrity • Intelligent compensation of external disturbance • SATA Native Command Queuing Feature • Device Initiated SATA Power Management • Rotational vibration sensor • Environment friendly product with RoHS compliance • Improved performance with dual-ARM based firmware • ATA S.M.A.R.T. Compliant • ATA Automatic Acoustic Management Feature • ATA 48-bit Address Feature • ATA Device Configuration Overlay Feature • NoiseGuard™ • SilentSeek™

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£7+vat postage. Makes it same price as others.

Sin_of_nature;6291432

£7+vat postage. Makes it same price as others.



This is the newer Spinpoint F3, £60.82 at scan.co.uk

this is the F3, not seen it elsewhere yet, but Aria's postage costs are shocking. Not worth it for single items.

As tommy said, also available at Scan.

Maybe this week, Scan will have it on todayonly for ~£55?

Would be good for those who can get free delivery

Original Poster

In basket at £56.28.
Dabs have the older F1 for £57.78 inc vat.
Scan have the F3 for £60.82 Inc VAT, tho' postage extra unless you are a av.forum member (which I'm not).

beatnicker;6291540

In basket at £56.28.



But how accurate is their 'approximate' delivery charge?

If accurate, this would be a good buy

KayeeEn;6291589

But how accurate is their 'approximate' delivery charge?If accurate, this … But how accurate is their 'approximate' delivery charge?If accurate, this would be a good buy



Should be fine as long as you're mainland UK:thumbsup:

Grrrr I only just ordered an F1 from Scan... is this much better? At first glance the specs look similar.

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KayeeEn;6291589

But how accurate is their 'approximate' delivery charge?If accurate, this … But how accurate is their 'approximate' delivery charge?If accurate, this would be a good buy



so I see....now £ 59.69

Original Poster

Flux101;6291730

Grrrr I only just ordered an F1 from Scan... is this much better? At … Grrrr I only just ordered an F1 from Scan... is this much better? At first glance the specs look similar.



According to Tomshardware a posible 30% performance gain and lower power consumption: "Samsung sent over a press release revealing the new Spinpoint F3 line of high-density hard drives that only use two platters. Operating at 7200 RPM rotational speed, the new line provides up to 1 TB (Terabyte) of storage, meaning the drive's two platter disks would consist of 500 GB each. By using only two disks, the drives use less power and offers 30-percent higher performance than a three-platter drive in the same 3.5-inch form factor."
tomshardware.co.uk/Sam…tml

beatnicker;6291784

According to Tomshardware a posible 30% performance gain and lower power … According to Tomshardware a posible 30% performance gain and lower power consumption: "Samsung sent over a press release revealing the new Spinpoint F3 line of high-density hard drives that only use two platters. Operating at 7200 RPM rotational speed, the new line provides up to 1 TB (Terabyte) of storage, meaning the drive's two platter disks would consist of 500 GB each. By using only two disks, the drives use less power and offers 30-percent higher performance than a three-platter drive in the same 3.5-inch form factor."http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/Samsung-HDD-Platter-Disk-Spinpoint,news-31602.html


Thanks for the info. :thumbsup:

I'll stick with my F1 for storage (unless it happens to be DOA), and get an F3 for my OS when W7 is out.

This is a copy/answer to the seagate 7000.12 (12th generation) drives. I would just buy a seagate insted.

Original Poster

update - just seen that this is now available to pre-order from Ebuyer at £57.99 with free delivery, so a slightly better deal.
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