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Samsung HD501LJ
4.6 out of 10

Samsung HD501LJ

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Overall 4
4.0

5 years to the day!

Patrick L., Newegg
19 April 2012
  • Summary: I could have sworn it had a 5 year warranty when I bought it, but that wouldn't have mattered. Bought 2 of these for a buck-30 on the 19th of April back in 2007. Now I'm worried about the other one... it's also a backup drive but for more important data. yikes.
  • Pros: it was pretty quiet. 5 years was long enough to get pushed back to backup drive status. click of death, only partially accessible. very strange.
  • Cons: It died, and I haven't used it regularly for a couple years.
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Overall 4
4.0

Died the DAY after warranty expiration

David L., Newegg
3 January 2011
  • Summary: NewEgg doesn't seem to sell this HDD anymore, but I thought I would post this review anyway just in case it helps anyone down the road.
  • Pros: Warranty was 3 years, and it was great during them!
  • Cons: I swear to you all, this is 100% what happened. 12/31/10 I noticed my computer acting funny. That evening I ran a hard drive test just in case. 1/1/2011 I wake up to find the test failed, and the hard drive is bad. My warranty expiration date? December 2010. I WISH I were kidding. Literally faile...
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Overall 4
4.0

Ok Drives

Anonymous, Newegg
27 January 2009
  • Pros: A Lot of drive space.
  • Cons: Very noisy drives. They sound like they are using a hammer and chisel to write to the platter. If I could do it all over again, I would have spent the extra money for some Segates. These were for my HTPC, and I'm hoping its not noticeable during movie playback...we'll see.
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Overall 4
4.0

Shocked at the 1 year warranty

Anonymous, Newegg
22 January 2009
  • Pros: While it lasted, it was fine.
  • Cons: Newegg is wrong about the warranty on this drive --- it's one year, check the Samsung web site. Mine just died after 2 years. I doubt I would have purchased a drive with a one year warranty, not because of the lack of a warranty (the drives are fairly inexpensive after all) but because of what it...
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Josh g., Newegg
14 December 2008
  • Pros: Space
  • Cons: I lasted 1 year. It just died on me today. So I decided to come on here and tell everyone.
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Overall 4
4.0

I can't stand this drive

Ken B., Newegg
10 June 2008
  • Summary: From other buyers' review, this HD lasts around 6 months, I think this's it for mine. Shopping for WD.
  • Pros: Worked ok when I bought last Dec.
  • Cons: It had a few problems during initial formating, but I guess it was minor. A few weeks agon upgraded to Vista 64, for almost a whole month, whenever the computer is turned on, this HD consistantly keeps seeking, the HD led is never off, worse, the seeking noise is getting louder and louder.
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Overall 4
4.0

Mine lasted 2 weeks too...!

J. Bowie, Amazon
9 January 2008
  • Summary: Like the previous reviewer I bought this drive and it was fine until it started clicking and the system hung. It had to be returned under warranty which took 10 days. I now have a new one and I have my fingers crossed...!
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Overall 4
4.0

Just hope it doesnt die on you!

B. Bailey, Amazon
9 January 2008
  • Summary: Mine worked fine for a few weeks, then all of a sudden... *Click, click, click.....System Hang* and that was that.... everything.... gone! So just hope it doesnt break!
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Overall 4
4.0

Ich denke für das Geld darf man mehr erwarten...

A. Dörr, Amazon
28 February 2013
  • Summary: Etwa ein Jahr nachdem ich die Festplatte in Betrieb hatte, fing sie bereits an Geräuche zu machen, wenn man auf sie zugriff und hin und wieder wurde sie vom System nicht erkannt. Das eine Festplatte bereits nach einem Jahr nicht mehr betriebssicher Läuft finde ich eine Frechheit.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nach 3 Jahren Defekt...

Frank L., Amazon
19 August 2010
  • Summary: Die Platte war jetzt fast 3 Jahre in Betrieb. Es haben sich viele wichtige Daten angesammelt. Leider war jetzt Feierabend. System Freezes wahren die ersten Anzeichen. Ich konnte mit viel Ärger, Zeit und einem hin und her meine Daten noch Retten.
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