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Samsung Spinpoint M5 160GB (HM160HC)
5.4 out of 10

Samsung Spinpoint M5 160GB (HM160HC)

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Reviews and Problems with Samsung Spinpoint M5 160GB (HM160HC)

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Overall 6
6.0

Hard Drive

Douglas S. Flint, Amazon
10 January 2013
  • Summary: Don't get all hot and bothered. That's just a description of the product. Sorry. I ordered this by mistake and currently have no use for it. DO YOU?
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Overall 6
6.0

T L

T. Lenning, Amazon
7 May 2012
  • Summary: The hard drive has several boot sector errors and so far I've low level formatted 3 times and ran CHKDSK in it 6 times to lock out any other bad sectors. Sense then it appears to be working OK.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

John M., Newegg
15 November 2010
  • Summary: Installed this in a ten-year-old Sony VAIO Z505-JSK. Pentium III 650MHz/512MB RAM/440BX chipset. Still going strong with dual boot Windows XP and Ubuntu - this is my "netbook"...
  • Pros: Seems faster than drive it replaced, runs cooler and MUCH quieter.
  • Cons: Today is Nov 2010; warranty expires March 2011. Drive has just failed, so I RMAed it. Got VERY light use out of laptop it was installed in (1000 hours?) - used it maybe 3 times per week for 3 hours per. Went for long periods with no usage.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not as fast as Hitachi Travelstar 7K100

J. Bryan, Amazon
27 August 2010
  • Summary: I bought this for my ancient Dell Inspiron 8200 hoping it would boost the performance over the Hitachi Travelstar 7K100 I'd been using, but this was not the case. If you're looking at this drive to extend the life of an old ATA-based laptop, get the Travelstar instead.
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Overall 6
6.0

Never again!

Anonymous, Newegg
12 November 2009
  • Summary: I've never known Samsung to make high quality hard drives... and this was no exception. It seems to be a common theme that these drives live fast and die young. I probably wouldn't buy any Samsung hard drive again.
  • Pros: Inexpensive
  • Cons: Died after 6 months of use
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Overall 6
6.0

Samsung HM160HC 160GB 2.5" Hard Drive IDE 5400rpm 8MB Cache - OEM

Quadnut, Amazon
16 July 2013
  • Summary: Little or no fuss with this drive. It worked first time and is quiet in my laptop. A tad slow but so what.
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Overall 6
6.0

Samsung 160gb laptop ide hard drive.

Mr. T. J. Martin, Amazon
23 July 2012
  • Summary: Bought this to replace a dying 80gb oem drive in an old HP laptop. No problems with installation and it runs win xp pro pretty good. My only reservations are that it is noisy when seeking, and drive does make a lot of clicking noises in general.
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Overall 6
6.0

Samsung HDD

bluestar, Amazon
18 February 2011
  • Summary: This is a wonderful replacement and upgrade of my DELL Inspiron 8200 and I have now got larger capacity Hard Drive.I am not a Computer specialist but an ordinary user. Hard drive came in an ordinary package and looked like a pound shop package.
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Overall 6
6.0

correct

v1c100, priceminister.com
23 January 2013
Overall 6
6.0

Schon die 4. Platte dieses Typs gibt bei mir in versch. PCs nach 1 Jahr den Geist auf. Finger weg!

sovus, geizhals.de
25 January 2012
  • Summary: Vorneweg als Wardnung: Finger weg von dieser Festplatte! Ich habe jetzt bereits 4 Platten dieses Typs in zwei Laptops verbaut gehabt. Jede einzelne von ihnen zeigte nach ca. anderthalb Jahren folgenden Fehler: Die Platte klickt im Betrieb laut hörbar.
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