Summary: This drive died on me today after living at majority of its life (1 year) alone in an ATX "project" case. After only 124 power cycles, at least 20 of which occurred just today, this drive already has 103 bad sectors. Avoid.
Summary: This hard drive failed in 11 months. Initially I got warnings from S.M.A.R.T. that the hard drive is failing. In a few days, the hard drive started making loud grinding noises and the OS would hang after some time. I used this as a data drive (didn't install any OS on it).
Summary: Transferred all my critical data to this drive as backup when replacing main drive. Trashed all the data on the original main drive. Installed a nice new 1TB main drive and started to transfer data back from Samsung and the considerate little so and so just sat there clicking away with mechanical...
Summary: This drive was included in my HP Pavalion M9457c. It worked perfectly for 120 days then had a hard failure. HP's warranty expired at 90 days. It was the primary drive. I was able to retrieve most of the files but couldn't boot the system nor access the original system image files.
Summary: Worked great for almost 5 months, fast, almost silent. Then right in the middle of transferring a large video file... the dreaded click, click, click. And that was it... all my data gone! Luckily I hadn't got round to wiping the source drives.
Summary: I should have listened to the other reviewers here!! I will not buy fragile PC equipment through Amazon again! The drive arrived in a box big enough to carry 10 hard drives and when I felt the contents sliding around inside my heart sank.
Summary: Got the drive this moring from the postman - not a courier. Not a good start! The drive had come packed in a cardboard folder, with no bubblewrap or peanuts and which wasn't even selotaped at the ends, thus the hard drive had slipped out of the folder and was sitting in the bottom of the postmans...