Reviews and Problems with Samsung Spinpoint F1 750GB (HD753LJ)
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J. S. Mcauley "Sidejob", Amazon
17 July 2008
Summary: My original Drive was throwing errors for lots of bad sectors. The smart data indicated a failing drive, so I decided to take a chance on this refurbished drive and boy am I glad I did. This drive was packed well and shipped fast. Drive performs as new and has low hours. I am very happy with this purchase. The smart data showed a healthy drive. I formatted EXT4 and loaded Linux Mint 12. I was up and running again in about 30 minutes.
Summary: I've got several of these things. They were purchased for a mere $99USD each. Considerably cheaper than other drives of the same capacity (which usually have less cache, are louder, and slower!)($110-135). These hard drives are faster than my other ones, have a larger cache, as well as being a lot quieter. I can't hear them in my case. For the price, these things are an amazing bang for the buck.
Summary: The first thing that would attract many to the HD753LJ is its absurdly low price for a 750GB drive - I see MicroDirect now offer the drive for less than £60. It has more than just that advantage though, its seek noise is practically nil, and its idle noise is also incredibly slight. Unlike previous Samsung HDDs, its level of vibration is much more acceptable, so it can be used in the majority of PC cases out there without giving you a headache.