Reviews and Problems with Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB (HD502HJ)
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FAST and reliable for a mechanical drive
19 November 2013
Summary: Best Mechanical hard drive i've ever had. reliable, VERY FAST for mechanical speed standard. it's actually very light, i believe there's only one single platter inside, which makes reliability even better. more platter, the more likely a drive will fail. HDTach shows sequential read of up to 130MB/s.
Summary: This was a replacement for one which gave up the on me after the warranty ran out on my computer. Local repair people wanted to rip me off for replaacement. Microsoft software makes it easy and it helps that I had a laptop with the same software and both units anr set up on a network.
Summary: Bought this drive when they were first coming out. Was really taking a chance because a faulty or unreliable hard drive is a nightmare. Almost a year and a half later, both of them are still running strong. The drives have been installed in a RAID-0 setup since day one, and they move amazingly well. Read speeds over 200MB/s, not a single bad sector, quiet, don't generate a lot of heat.
Summary: I thought the noise was coming from fans originally, thinking maybe a bearing went out. The HD emits a continuous lower-frequency pulse over the period of a second or so that sounds as if it's spinning off-balance. I decided to just use it, thinking maybe I could use it for some extra storage, but just having it mounted (not even accessing) causes it to start pulsating, enough to give me a headache. The sounds is loud enough for it to be perceptible from another room.
Summary: I installed two of these hard drives in my big gaming self build nine months ago and two more in a slightly less powerfull self-build four months ago. They are the most reliable and quitest drives I have ever used. We use these computers 5 to 10 hours a day with many large downloads and other drive intensive operations. Not one failure and not a hint of a crash. Kind of scary since crashes are a way of computer life.
Summary: I HAPPILY use a single WD Raptor 10k rpm HD for my C: System drive (WOW!- FAST!). I then went looking for a fast/Quiet slave HD?- I first tried a WD 640gig, and the "Loud" noise drove me NUTS! Neweg* let me swap it for this Sammie HD502HJ?- It is as fast or faster than the WD (lower priced too!), but has a "low" pulsing hum (1sec)- that is VERY Irritating! If you read enough user reviews- others also mention this hum!