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
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).
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.
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.
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.