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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...!
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.
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.