Summary: This is a Samsung 1TB 2.5" drive review - hn-m101mbb Bought this 11 months ago, and that is how long it worked. Had it in my MacBook Pro. Was slightly louder then original Hitachi. From what I now see, this thing carries no warranty what-so-ever. You buy this thing and you are on your own. The worst part is I had no Idea this thing was about ready to fail. It died so abruptly it is not even funny. The disk spins but actual reads are a different story...
Summary: I purchased two of these drives in October 2011 based on reviews stating that performance was equal or better than the comparable Western Digital offering at the time. This was the first time I purchased a Samsung hard drive and the first time that I strayed away from Western Digital 2.5" drives. Both drives have recently failed. The first about two months ago. The drive powers on, but does not appear in either Mac OS or Windows partitioning applications.
DO NOT ORDER FROM "1 Arch Computer", Order from Amazon or MBMTUSA instead
Mystic Monk, Amazon
2 September 2012
Summary: Order this same model Hard Drive from MBMTUSA, the Hard Drive was delivered and worked as advertised. So I order a second one as a backup, but from "1 Arch Computer" instead. I ordered from "1 Arch Computer" the Samsung SpinPoint SATA 5400rpm 8 MB Cache 1 TB 2.5-Inch Hard Drive (M8 HN-M101MBB), received Western Digital WD10JPVT Scorpio Blue 1 TB 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive instead.
Summary: Drive is a little disappointing. The capacity is nice, but it will not wake from sleep mode, so when using it under Windows 7 you can only use hibernate. I understand this has to do with the capacity of the drive, but I tried everything -- including a full wipe and reinstall of Windows 7 -- to no avail. BIOS fixes have no effect either... it's the drive. Also, the throughput on the drive is noticeably slooowww...
Summary: Bought this Hard Disk for my MBP work great at first, but after about 30 days started having random crashes. Kept thinking the crashes were not related to the drive until the machine refused to boot at day 42. Lucky I was able to get data off the drive before RMA and return to Samsung. That is when the "fun" began. I return drive to there repair people early December. Call repair facility DEC 23 and told Seagate now owns all Samsung drives warranties etc. .
Summary: These people shipped me this new expensive drive in nothing more than the cheapest possible bubble mailer and a static bag. That's right, they shipped a hard drive with no protection... wtf? To make this even more ironic there was a giant muddy boot print on the package. Buy this drive from somebody who is willing to spend more than $0.14 to ship your $150 product, geesh.