Reviews and Problems with Hitachi Travelstar 5K500.B (HTS545050B9A300/ HTS545032B9A300/ HTS545025B9A300/ HTS545016B9A300)
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Lasted for about one year
M. Scott, Amazon
28 October 2011
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. Have contacted where I purchased for replacement since it's on a 3 year warranty. I thought Hitachi was rock solid...maybe I got the one in 1000 that was made at the end of the day.
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. Now I am really worried about the reliability of this hard drive.
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. It was getting regular use transcoding videos... Then my wife said she could not access it. I ended up taking it out of the case and when I plug it in I hear a little tick, tick, tick...
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. It was nice and quiet while it worked though.
Summary: For some reason, this hard drive wouldn't work for me. I had installed a second hard drive in my laptop a year ago and wanted to replace the original one with this larger capacity drive. I couldn't believe the way this drive was shipped. It was placed in a box that was about ten times the size of the drive and wasn't padded in any way! I can only imagine how it must have been banged around on delivery.
Summary: Ich habe diese Platte wegen dem relativ günstigen Preis von 51€ bestellt. Die Lieferung durch Amazon.de war wie gewohnt schnell. Bedenken hatte ich jedoch sofort, da die Platte einfach in einem ganz normalen Buch-Versandkarton geliefert wurde. Keine Polsterung etc.! Bei solch empfindlicher Elektronik wie Festplatten scheint mir das sehr Fragwürdig!?! Die Quittung kam dann prompt: Ich habe die Platte an mehreren Rechnern getestet, an keinem wurde sie erkannt.
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20 June 2012
Summary: Das Macbook fuhr nicht mehr hoch. Die Hitachifestplatte gegen die alte Orginalfestplatte getauscht und alles war wie August 2010. Noch nicht mal 2 Jahre hat die Toshiba gehalten. Das ist ein bißchen wenig, selbst wenn Festplatten Verschleiss unterliegen. Für mich, ganz klar: 1 Stern und als Ersatz ne WD gekauft.
Summary: Ich habe die Platte in mein MacBook verbaut, und dort lief sich 3 Monate einwandfrei; richtig leise und auch mit guter Performance. So gesehen kann ich mich den Vorrednern nur anschließen, jedoch hat sie nach knappen 3 Monaten im Einsatz nen Schaden am Schreib-Lese-Kopf erlitten, und ist daher unbrauchbar ! Hoffe das war ein einmaliger Werksfehler !!!