Reviews and Problems with Samsung Spinpoint M5 160GB (HM160HC)
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Worked as advertised
Joe Kurkjian, Amazon
12 July 2013
Summary: I installed the hard drive without a problem using Paragon's Hard Disk Manager to create an image of the old C-Drive. Oh, I used the Apricorn universal hard disk adapter to connect the new drive to the computer as part of transferring an image of my C-drive to it (the new drive). The new drive works well (I really needed extra capacity and that was about all I needed). If the new drive works faster than the old drive ... well, I don't know or care ...
Summary: Worked fine for a while, but just died after a mere five months in service (Compaq Evo N410c). I tried it also in another laptop just to be sure it was really dead. I guess I'll try another brand.
Summary: Very disappointed. Drive is very fast, and very quiet, and had no bad sectors, until now...only 4 months later. Thankfully, I have a recent clone from before it started to fail. If a new drive starts having errors after only 4 months (when the last drive it replaced lasted 5 years without a single error), then the drive receives one star. I do not recommend this drive, and I will now begin the search for yet another replacement.