I went to buy an additional spinpoint f3 from newegg this morning and both capacity drives have become inactive on their site. Does this mean that they are no longer selling them? I'm pretty disappointed since I returned the last one (wanted to shop around for a lower price) and now I can't buy one from them at all.
The 1 TB isn't on there anymore. The 500 GB is still there.
I think it might be because they couldn't keep them in stock. Or Samsung might be renumbering them. I don't really know, as they didn't move the item to a deactivated status, which might mean they'll be back eventually.
I have no idea what's going on. They might be renumbering them or changing something...
You have any suggestions for another reputable retailer online that has fast shipping I could get the 500gb flavor from? I see this on Amazon, but it doesn't say anywhere that it is a spinpoint. Just a SATA II drive? Am I getting the same thing?
No, I just don't typically buy hardware from them. Usually when I order stuff from them, I find it sitting outside my front door. Which it's like 0 degrees F right now with 9 inches of snow, so that wouldn't be a good idea. Of course, that might just be the delivery service's fault...
I wouldn't get one. The benefit of the 500 GB drives (at least the F3s and Seagate's 7200.12) isn't just that they're bigger, they're also a lot faster because of the larger platter size. Typically, they aren't that much more expensive than the smaller ones too.
If you can't find a F3, the Seagate 7200.12 is a great substitute, especially for gaming.