Reviews and Problems with Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB (HD502HJ)
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Samsung Hard Drive
Mr. Richard H. Newsam "ronnewsam", Amazon
15 October 2011
Summary: My existing hard drive was on the blink so wanted a bigger capacity unit to replace it, I searched throughout the Internet for the best price, I'm a pensioner on a fixed income, eventually arriving back at Amazon who offered the best deal. The unit arrived on the day it was supposed to, neatly packaged. Now, for all those people who do not know how to transfer files and have bought expensive software to help, here is a tip.
Summary: These are sold as being quiet but samsung hard drives have a defining fault that will drive many to despair. Hard drive oscillating hum is the default position of samsung hard drives and they have driven me crazy for 2 years. I tried everything. Sponge - tape, cable ties, hell even suspending them in mid air inside the case. If you are after a silent or quiet case then I suggest you look elsewhere. The noise is insidious and it gets into your head.
Summary: This is supposed to be about the Samsung HD502HJ 500 GB hard drive, but all of the reviews which I have read so far (good and bad) refer to completely different models - usually the 1TB version. Is it Amazon's fault that these reviews are getting into the wrong box? Where do I loook to find out what buyers think of the 500GB drive? I had to award stars to get this question accepted!
Summary: Brought theses 4 to go with a fifth one drives as i am building a pc so far so good they are quick and so quite, Instalation on theses drives was so easy just pull out the tray and screw not using the screws provided as they were to short hehehe slide back in and connect the sata cables all done :-) Am planing on using my Hard drive`s for a Raid array to improve performance and lowere the chances of any data loss, Will keep you posted on how that goes in another review.
Summary: Fast sequential read/write speed 150MB/s. Fast access times ~ 7ms. Very quiet - my CPU fan makes more noise than the HDD. I've had it for about a month now and have had no problems with it so far.
Summary: quick delivery, but wasnt impressed with packaging. the drive was in a plastic shell and then placed in a bigger cardboard box with a bit of paper round it. knowing how the postal system works and how boxes get chucked about i dont think this was adequate so improvement needed here amazon. its was a replacement for a dead western digital drive in an ACER ASPIRE M1610 pc.
Summary: Good product and fast. It was well packaged unlike previous hard drives I have had from Amazon. A word of warning if you have an older SATA motherboard. It may not be recognised and no ammount of bios or driver updates will fix this. If your mobo is more than 4 years old it is pot luck whether it will work!
Summary: So far the drive has been great, I needed a sata drive for a new motherboard. These drives are good value for money although the price difference between this and the 1TB model is little. For speed and quietness its close between this and the Hitachi models I reckon. Only drawback with purchase - delivery seemed to take for ages.