Reviews and Problems with Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB (HD502HJ)
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Pulsating vibration...unusable :(
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Had a few of these drives and they tend to fail after a few months
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..