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Hitachi-travelstar-5k500-b.33492418
7.3 out of 10

Hitachi Travelstar 5K500.B (HTS545050B9A300/ HTS545032B9A300/ HTS545025B9A300/ HTS545016B9A300)

Travelstar 5K500.B, a 5400 RPM, 250GB/platter, 2.5-inch hard dri Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Hitachi Travelstar 5K500.B (HTS545050B9A300/ HTS545032B9A300/ HTS545025B9A300/ HTS545016B9A300)

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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

D Waite, Amazon
23 August 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Long-lasting

Mark Schierbecker, Amazon
31 May 2014
  • Summary: I've had three of these and two of them have lasted me almost four years. One failed, but that was probably because of corrosion on my part.
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Overall 8
8.0

Easy install

jesus, Amazon
15 May 2014
  • Summary: I am not computer wiz but the item was very easy to install, had to load the windows package to get the laptop started unit is used for kids games and works great
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Overall 8
8.0

Solved my problems after trying a Western Dig HD

Jon, Amazon
30 December 2011
  • Summary: My late 2008 MacBook Pro 3.1 needed a larger hard drive. My first choice was a 500 GB WD Scorpion Blue HD which was highly rated in general, but as I found out later, did not work well with the proprietary Apple disc controller software on this laptop version. I had to return the WD drive because it would endlessly spool up and down and go through enormous numbers of disc cycling even when the laptop was idle.
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Overall 8
8.0

Performance

mysticaltigers, Amazon
18 February 2011
  • Summary: This particular model came with my laptop. Its a fast and very quiet. Almost silent. You can barely tell its on.
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Overall 8
8.0

Realllly loud

Shariffe Love, Amazon
5 October 2010
  • Summary: Im using this in my ps3 right now and when it gets under high effort this thing sounds like my printer! but other than that, it does what its supposed to do which is back up my damn files. Would I go with something else? ehhh probably, it only gets loud when its under stress, so yeah, if noise is a factor for you, go ahead but if u could care less, this is a go! edit; after using this a bit more.
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Overall 8
8.0

Worked as expected

Fred, Amazon
22 September 2010
  • Summary: I got the Hitachi because I heard it had a good rating. I installed it in my macbook 5,1, it only took a half an hour. It is working fine, I'm using it to write this review.
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Overall 8
8.0

More Than 1 Problem

Toughkid, Amazon
10 June 2010
  • Summary: This was meant to fix a laptop but there seems to be multiple problems so was not able to use this item.
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Overall 8
8.0

Replacement drive for dodgy laptop

toptone "TopTone", Amazon
1 May 2014
  • Summary: I bought this as a cheap replacement for a laptop hard drive that was playing up after a minor accident! Fortunately that drive was still accessible for file recovery on removal although it wouldn't boot the laptop. I recovered all the essential stuff and had a mirror image on another drive that was only a few weeks old. This unit was delivered promptly and was easy to install using the old carriage.
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Overall 8
8.0

quick.

jope, Amazon
9 October 2013
  • Summary: this is a very fast drive in the right medium. in a usb3 icybox dock i was able to write to it at 65MB/s. and copy from it at 80MB/s. in a orico usb3 2588 portable caddy speeds were 30MB/s. the drive is also very thin if that is a requirement you have.
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