Reviews and Problems with Hitachi Travelstar 5K500.B (HTS545050B9A300/ HTS545032B9A300/ HTS545025B9A300/ HTS545016B9A300)
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Hector Hislop, Amazon
26 July 2014
Summary: This arrived with over 5000 power on hours and 3 bad sectors. I had believed it was a new item. This is the same link for what I bought but the seller name has changed. It is difficult buying hard drives on Amazon because there is often wrong information.
Summary: The Hitachi HTS545025B9A300 came new in my daughter's Acer laptop in 2010, running Windows 7. All went well for a little over a year. Then the laptop had trouble booting. I had a flash drive with linux installed and the laptop booted from Linux without a problem. But I couldn't mount the hard drive.
Summary: This drive was in a 2007 Macbook that was stationary most of the time. With no warning, the drive began making rather loud scraping sounds and the computer would not boot. Had it in for just under one year. Put the original 60GB drive that came with the computer back in and no problems.
Summary: I bought this hard drive on July 4, 2011 and I opened the sealed bag today. I connect this to my Mac, open Disk Utility and the Disk Description is "Jmicron Corp. Media". Does that mean this hard drive has been repackaged and sell it as new by amazon? The hard drive is unformated though.
Summary: This drive worked perfectly for 5 months. I was using it as an internal drive for my laptop until it froze one day and never came back. I put my 160GB drive of the same make back in my computer and that is working fine, but now I don't trust that one either.
Summary: I bought this to replace the 250 GB drive in my Archos 5 but that device ran into battery problems. It barely saw a few hours of use there. I stuck it in a USB case and it became a back up to my other USB portable. A few weeks ago I got a Pogoplug and this drive found a home.
Summary: The advertisemnt claims a 3-year manufacturer's warranty when in fact this is an OEM product not covered by HGST. Also, the drive I received was manufactured on 20 May 2010 so is already out of warranty.