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Samsung-hd501lj.928137
5.7 out of 10

Samsung HD501LJ

Samsung HD501LJ Samsung HD501LJ is an internal had disk dri Read more

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Overall 2
2.0

Dead within 6 months

Heather Wise, Amazon
1 December 2008
  • Summary: Hi there everyone...this drive came in my new desktop and 6 months in its dying a horrible death already....not recomended.
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Overall 2
2.0

Died After 5 Months

Norman D, Amazon
31 August 2008
  • 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. So I only lost a minimal amount of data, but that was just down to pure luck. Amazon has offered a me credit to buy a new drive, but I'm not sure if I'm going to accept this, as I've already bought a Western Digital replacement.
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Overall 2
2.0

Click, Click Bang goes my data

Chapman Baxter, Amazon
18 June 2008
  • Summary: Lasted 5 days, then a cyclic redundancy error. I did a windows disk check (which took about 5 hours) then returned to find the machine hung at the bios stage with the drive emitting the dreaded mechanical click, click, click sound. Totally dead from that point. Luckily most of what was on the drive was backed up elsewhere, just lost about 100 photos and a few hours of my time.
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Overall 2
2.0

RUBISH

Stasinek "Gadget Man", Amazon
11 June 2008
  • Summary: I Should of taken notice of the reviews,, NAUGHTY ME. LASTED 2 MINUTES.. CLICK.. CLICK..
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Overall 2
2.0

Dead On Arrival

Mr. M. J. Chadwick, Amazon
12 May 2008
  • 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. Sure enough after opening the box the drive sat inside with just a jiffy bag for protection.
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible packaging by Amazon

IT professional, Amazon
1 May 2008
  • 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 bag...I almost refused delivery there and then! But I duly connected it to my computer to check it and it instantly began wurring, almost moaning..
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Overall 2
2.0

Unreliable, limited warranty says it all.

Mr. J. Cooke, Amazon
14 April 2008
  • Summary: Very fast but who cares about a millisecond? Reliability is most important. If you get this drive, expect to use your backups sooner than expected or lose your data! Mine died after 8 months use. Will not go Samsung for hard disk again. Warranty = 1 year (or is it 18 months?) compared to Seagate's 5 YEARS! That says it all for me. That and the fact all my old Seagate drives are still working and this one is dead in the water.
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Overall 2
2.0

Save your money

J. F. Mclean, Amazon
5 February 2008
  • Summary: I got this HDD as a 2nd drive for my pc. The installation guide wasn't very useful but I managed to successfully install despite of that and then my PC started crashing. BSOD problems, remove recently added hardware. I tried Samsung support but they were completely useless. They referred me to a company called Rexo who ONLY do onsite support and I don't happen to live in London. Basically I had to recover all my data and rebuild the pc from scratch - which was nice.
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Overall 2
2.0

Zwei mal Totalschaden innerhalb der Garantiezeit!

Sciron2850, Ciao
9 December 2010
  • Summary: Von der Leistung war ich mit dieser Festplatte erst mal sehr zufrieden. Bereits nach 15 Monaten verweigerte sie jedoch den Dienst und das obwohl sie seit ihrem Einbau nie transportiert oder anderweitig erschüttert wurde. Da der Fehler in der Garantiezeit auftrat, erhielt ich ein Austauschmodell. Dieses zeigte jedoch bereits nach zwei Wochen Betrieb den selben Fehler: Der Kopfträger fährt gegen einen mechanischen Anschlag.
  • Pros: gute Leistung
  • Cons: miserable Haltbarkeit
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Overall 1
1.0

User Review

Prisjakt
9 August 2008
  • Summary: Den jag köpte cp:ade sig. Den börjad med att min dator inte kunde hitta den och att jag fick error varje gång jag skrev något till HD, så försvan grejerna. Efter min kompis formaterade om den med sitt speciela program så funkade den ett tag sedan gick den sönder totalt och tog med sig 40gb film. Jag gick in på lite olika forum och tydligen är det ett fel som flera personer råkat på.
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