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Samsung Spinpoint F1 320GB (HD322HJ)
5.4 out of 10

Samsung Spinpoint F1 320GB (HD322HJ)

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Reviews and Problems with Samsung Spinpoint F1 320GB (HD322HJ)

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Overall 8
8.0

pleased

Adam C., Newegg
4 November 2009
  • Summary: Takes about 25 seconds to boot to Windows 7 from power on (minus Bios Splash screen) Plugged it in and was up and running :)
  • Pros: Good speed and pretty quiet. It's the coolest HD in my case and is the one running the OS. Stays right around 29C Inexpensive
  • Cons: none so far
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Overall 8
8.0

Works Great

Michaela R., Newegg
1 September 2009
  • Summary: A Windows XP Home Edition that was intalled on a different disk didn't recognize the second HDD (even though the BIOS did) on the initial boot, but after running through the Add New Hardware thing it worked, just a minor inconvenience
  • Pros: Installed and worked right away. Love the sata2
  • Cons: 16mb cache, but I'm not sure if the difference is really noticeable in home/game use
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Overall 8
8.0

Speedy and Reliable so far...

Paul N., Newegg
14 November 2008
  • Summary: I purchased this drive after reading the 320gb Drive Round-Up, which compared a variety of drives to the VelociRaptor. I ended up having to choose between this drive over the WD3200AAKS (single platter) due better results on HDTach, DiskSpeed32, and faster access time.
  • Pros: I have had this drive for a few months, and I have to say that it is very quiet and fast. Pros: Single platter, extremely quiet with barely any seek noise, loads XP MCE '05 in under 30 sec., noticeably faster transfer rate over my previous WD 120gb drive, Temp idles at 23C according to SMART read...
  • Cons: Cons: Reliability might be an issue because I have never used a Samsung drive before (hence 4 Eggs).
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent Drive

Dante X., Newegg
14 November 2008
  • Summary: Usually I try to stay away from OEM item, I prefer retail boxed. But I couldn't resist the sale price on these. Newegg is second to none on product satisfaction.
  • Pros: Price/Performance is good
  • Cons: Bought 2 for a RAID 0..One went bad (SMART failed) within a week. Glad it was RAID 0, RMA'd while running a single drive.
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Overall 8
8.0

Worked fine

Bryan C., Newegg
30 October 2008
  • Summary: To the last reviewer, I am not sure about vista or linux but in order to install xp on a serial ata (SATA) hard drive you must load the SATA drivers from your mother board on a floppy disc and load them at the begining of the xp install while it is searching your hardware hardware by hitting F6 or...
  • Pros: Worked as it should without any trouble so far. Decent price. Quiet.
  • Cons: May have been better off getting one of the WD 640 for a few buck more.
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Overall 8
8.0

Stable, fast

JOHN S., Newegg
25 September 2008
  • Summary: I wish it was priced right at $50 or less so that an even 100 could get you two volumes for dual boot XP/Ubuntu... I hate sharing/partitioning drives with two OSs.
  • Pros: Great drive. I've had some abrupt crashes due to some defective memory. ~100 or more pure bluescreens -> blackscreens without shutdown. This drive ate through them with no errors or corruption.
  • Cons: ...none yet...
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Overall 8
8.0

A worthy contender

Benjamin P., Newegg
21 September 2008
  • Summary: Don't skimp on this one for the price or the relative "unknown" factor of this brand. It's a solid performer and is reliable.
  • Pros: Quiet and fast, I can't tell its operatioing volume apart from the other drives in my system. It benches just as fast as my Western Digital and Seagates.
  • Cons: I have no cons to report - I installed it, plugged it in, and it just works.
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Overall 8
8.0

good hard disc

Mr. Jp Vincent, Amazon
11 April 2009
  • Summary: I bought this disc drive to replace the one installed in my home PC. I wanted to keep the original hard disc, with windows XP installed, and have this new disc running Linux (Fedora 12). Anyway, I simply removed the old disc and installed the new one.
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Overall 8
8.0

where would we be without amazon

Aitch, Amazon
11 April 2009
  • Summary: a good quality product, everything i expected, well packaged and prompt delivery
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Overall 8
8.0

unexpected find

bluewhale, Amazon
11 April 2009
  • Summary: I bought a Targa external HD from Lidl and thought I would see what was inside. Behold this very Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD. Nice piece of kit. Initially got for backing up files from my laptop, but seriously thinking about having it as my 2nd drive in my desktop as all the connections are there.
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