Summary: I used to think Samsung was primarily garbage
Pros: I've had this hard drive for about 6 years. Through all those years I was really hard on it. I'm truly baffled that it went so strong for me through all those years. It finally kicked the bucket on this memorable day... Job well done, Samsung.
Cons: I now feel like I need to give a hard drive an honorable funeral, rather than a fun smash with a mallet.
Summary: I now have 7 of these, and 2 Samsung Spinpoint Fs that are 1TB in size. The oldest drives are about 6 months old now. Connected to a mother-board that is properly set up for AHCI mode, they are fast.
Pros: Decent size, quiet, doesn't run really hot compared to some of my previous drives from other manufacturers. For the capacity this is an excellent value. Even drives half this size cost almost as much...
Cons: I supposed I could always hope for RAID class drives at this price... but I can't really find anything to complain about.
Summary: For a regular SATA hard drive, it writes/reads fast, and is better then many people expect. A definite buy if you cannot afford Western Digital drives. Samsung yet again has passed my expectations.
Pros: Writes/ Reads fast, fast boot times. Cache could be larger, but for the price, it fits. Considering it is a Samsung, it is better then I expected.
Summary: If your looking for a HDD for your system, add on, run in Riad, or for primary use, these hard drives will do fin. I have 2 in Raid 0 with the following scores using HD Tune: Read Minimum: 88.7 MB/s Read Maximum: 161.0 MB/s Read Average: 142.4 MB/s Read Burst Rate: 145.3 MB/s If you know your HDDs,...
Pros: These hard drives are fast, quiet and affordable! I have purchased over 100 Samsung Hard Drives and I am very pleased with each and every single one of them - I have NEVER - to this day - had a DOA HDD from Samsung!
Summary: I build my own systems, and tried a S______, worked 3mo and just died, no warning at all. Got their refurb replacement, probably sell it, sure don't trust it. I'll stick to Samsung, for the long run. Thanks Newegg for the free shipping, hope you can afford to keep it up.
Pros: Very quiet, very smooth spin up. Am going to order another for a RAID 1 set up. Have been using Samsung for a while, I have an 80 gig going on 5yrs., and 3 250 gig heading to their third year.
Cons: I have no cons with the drive, however, the shipping dept. needs to make changes.Put packing material on the bottom , sides, and top of the products, so far they have been missing the bottom. My drive was sitting on the bottom, no padding. And by reading other reviews on different products, this ...
Pros: its great getting hdd's that are on price as the big guns but have 10x better quality control. i'll prolly never buy any other brands for a customer...samsung hasnt failed me yet. great pricing & great qa.
Summary: If you dont know what you are doing when building your computer ask for help, and NEVER, EVER think that you can "hot swap" or plug and play these drives unless you know what you are doing - always turn off the power at the power supply, press the power button to depleat any residual electrical...
Pros: I have purchased over 100 samsung Hard Drives for my custom build gaming machines - single drive and raid setups and I have never once had a bad hard drive.
Cons: Only problem I ever had was on drive was not formatted out of the box, simple fix - I formatted it manually. The drive itself was perfect.