Summary: I bought this as a replacement for the 120GB hard drive that came with my laptop (a Toshiba A205-S5804). For ethical reasons I'm very concerned about the country-of-origin of the parts I buy, so I was glad to find that this drive is made in Korea, where wages are much better than in China. The only issue I've had with it is that it is a bit too small for the drive bay in my laptop, so it can flop around.
Summary: I notice a lot of people buy this HDD plug it in and off they go. I was more like the reviewer Phil who really struggled. Fortunately I found a great review by accident for a similar HDD just the bigger Samsung 640GB SATA HDD. Its by N R Green and basically explains what you need to do to Format the HDD for PS3 (if you aren't automatically taken to the format page). This is a copy of the important parts from Mr Greens review: 1.
Summary: Im very satisfied with the new hard drive which seems to perform slightly faster than the stock 60gb model that came with the PS3. I play GT5 Alot and with spec 2 round the corner I needed the space boost. Besides the screws rounding off the ps3 hdd caddy i managed to change the drive and restore the data no problem with thanks to the 320gb Bufflo External hard drive aswell. But I did notice something a little odd.
Summary: The first one was delivered faulty but not a hard fault, the read and write rates were just about 25% of what they should have been. It was only when I tried it in other devices that I was able to confirm it was a faulty disc. The replacement works fine and Amazon was most helpful in expediting this after I obtained a Fault Reference Number from Samsung.
Summary: Hi.. I bought this to upgrade my ps3's HDD. 500gb is more then enough space to take care of the increasing amount of game data, music an movie ect.. an its easily done!! for some reason you never get the full copacity stated!! i think at the point of manufacture it is! but upon formatting some storage space is lost! in this case i lost a whoppin 35gb!!! which im really not happy about! youd thing the manufacturer would make some kind of allowance.
Summary: The Good The price, the quick delivery, fitted perfectly (watch out for screws being striped holding the cage to the original hard drive) and its a very quiet hard drive. the PS3 will give you 413GB out of 465Gb due to a 11sh% allocation for system memory (it took me ages to research this as i though im short of 52GB!!!!!!! But this is quite normal. The Bad Maybe its due to the hard drive being 500gb, but it now takes longer to install files!!!
Summary: Hab meine am 10.7 diesen Jahres erworben und Gestern ist sie mir von jetzt auf gleich gestorben. Meiner Meinung nach darf nach einer so kurzen Zeit und bei keiner übertieben nutzung sowas nicht passieren. Aber die Zeit die sie funktioniert hat war nicht schlechtm also recht schnell, sehr leise und dabei auch noch angenehm kühl. Es scheint auch ein Elektronikproblem zu sein da sie einfach Probleme hat zu starten/ los zulaufen.