www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB (HD502HJ)
6.1 out of 10

Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB (HD502HJ)

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB (HD502HJ)

Showing 1-10 of 17
Overall 2
2.0

Pulsating vibration...unusable :(

NotTooPicky, Amazon
27 July 2011
  • 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.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Samsung HD502HJ has a low pulsing hum!

scottls1 "scottls1", Amazon
31 January 2011
  • 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!
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Drive did not work

Drew, Amazon
10 December 2010
  • Summary: The drive we received did not work. We returned it for a full refund. No problems with the return or receiving the refund.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Dead after a week

Hexadecimal, Amazon
27 November 2010
  • Summary: Drive installed easily, and worked through installation of operating system. Stopped being recognized consistently on boot after another couple days and then proceeded to be very consistent -- never recognized. Moved drive to other SATA ports, and then tried on other computers to no avail.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Drive crashed after 6 mos

crashed!, Amazon
5 October 2010
  • Summary: After less than 6 months I had one of these drives crash without any warning. The BIOS wouldn't even recognize that a HD was plugged into the SATA controller! Came pre-installed on a Dell desktop system. Samsung must be cutting a lot of corners for such a hard failure to happen so quickly.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

oh no-----the resonance hum from hell

Amazon Customer, Amazon
17 August 2011
  • 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.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

beware, incompatible with acer aspire m1610

rigsby, Amazon
20 April 2011
  • 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.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Samsung HD403HJ

BigJohnD, Amazon
18 November 2010
  • Summary: This was a speedy quiet drive when new, but a year later has developed the dreaded Samsung clicking (put Samsung clicking into Google). The drive was not always detected during the POST; when it was, Windows would hang at "Starting Windows" splash.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Had a few of these drives and they tend to fail after a few months

Gary, Amazon
26 July 2010
  • Summary: I had one of these drives in my Mesh PC and it had to be replaced after 5 months...bad sectors/drive clicking/freezing. Tested replacement drive (same model) and it was even worse than my original drive. Engineer tried another 3 samsung drives and they didn't even spin up..
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Nach 2 Jahren Laufzeit defekt.

Dominik Hälker, Amazon
22 February 2015
  • Summary: Wie im Titel beschrieben, direkt nach der Garantiezeit Schrott. Erst Meldungen von Windows, dass die Festplatte defekt sei. Daten konnte ich noch sichern.
  • Read full review Translate to English
Next page >>