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Samsung Spinpoint M6 500GB (HM500LI)
5.5 out of 10

Samsung Spinpoint M6 500GB (HM500LI)

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Reviews and Problems with Samsung Spinpoint M6 500GB (HM500LI)

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Overall 8
8.0

Great capacity for the price

George Z., Newegg
13 April 2009
  • Summary: The above con never happened with my old drive, so I think this is specific to the drive. I hope my $95 doesn't die soon. Other than this issue that has happened about three or four times, it works well. At least it forces me to back up important data.
  • Pros: HUGE capacity for a decent price. Best value for money out there. Much quieter and faster than the old WD 120G drive it replaced.
  • Cons: Once in a while it hangs up for some reason. The HD light on the laptop stays green (unblinking) and the computer is totally unresponsive. I tried not touching it for 10-15 minutes to make sure it's not writing to the swap file, and I didn't have more than a couple of windows open anyway and my l...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Drive!

Mario K., Newegg
2 April 2009
  • Pros: 500GB Lots of space, does what the HDD suppose to do and its quiet
  • Cons: Mine died just died not even a month old, im getting it RMA, but i lost all my files(believe me i tried to recover them). The drive was not readable.
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Overall 8
8.0

I am impressed

Tate N., Newegg
10 March 2009
  • Pros: I am very impressed with the hard drive so far. I use it as an external for web design and among other things and it is perfect for travel.
  • Cons: non thus far.
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Overall 8
8.0

Perfect for PS3

Adam F., Newegg
23 February 2009
  • Summary: I put this in my PS3 over the weekend and the installation went without a hitch, be sure to backup your data with the PS3 backup utility under the System menu. Also most PS3's will need the firmware to be reinstalled via USB device or CD/DVD.
  • Pros: High Capacity, Jumper not required for PS3.
  • Cons: No Con's, so far so good :)
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Overall 8
8.0

PS3 Drive

Mr. C., Newegg
13 February 2009
  • Summary: Drive works great, whats 52 missing GB when you are upgrading a total of 330+ GB? oh well. Oh bought this from Newegg on Wednesday, went on sale today and was given a refund. Not that 5 bucks is much but when you are a student, that's a meal! Thank you Newegg!
  • Pros: Quiet. Large upgrade. Easy to install. Highly recommend.
  • Cons: Packaging and the fact that 52GB come off the drive after formatting on a PS3, not sure if thats a PS3 issue or what.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sweet Drive

George P., Newegg
12 February 2009
  • Pros: 500gb!!!! Fast and quiet..used it for my 60gb PS3 it worked like a charm.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

Largest capacity notebook drive

Anonymous, Newegg
6 February 2009
  • Pros: Wow, 500GB notebook drive. Better transfer speed and noticeably quieter than my 160GB Toshiba drive that came with my HP notebook.
  • Cons: Runs noticeably warmer than my old drive, so, can't rest my palm on my notebook for any length of time. Will swap it out with my WD 500GB drive to see if that runs cooler. It's great having a WHS system on occasions like this.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Wendell H., Newegg
24 January 2009
  • Summary: Other than my thoughts about the cons I would highly recommend this drive to anyone wanting at this point & time the biggest 2.5 500 gb hdd available.
  • Pros: Awesome hard drive! used it to upgrade my ps3 no problems what so ever so far,everything that I had backed up was completely restored on my new hard drive.All system settings',all psx game save data,all ps2 game save data,all ps3 game data utility, any themes,music,etc. even the latest firmware v...
  • Cons: The only thing that comes to mind is out of the 500gb storage space before formatting is only 465 gb available,then after formatting it before installing/restoring anything only 413gb available.I know there has to be a certain amount to read & write data but,500-465=35+465-413=52 in short that's ...
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Overall 8
8.0

So far So Good

Anonymous, Newegg
21 January 2009
  • Summary: I was sceptical because of some of the other reviews complaining of noise and short life span. I guess only time will tell but for now I hve no complaints.
  • Pros: It's only been installed for about a month but so far it is working great. I bought it as a replacement for one for the 250gb drives in my HP laptop. The drives in this laptop have made loud clicking noises from day 1. Since there are 2 in this machine and the OS Is on the older drive I can't rea...
  • Cons: None so far.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Drive, but needed replacement

Chris K., Newegg
5 January 2009
  • Summary: I have had and enjoyed Samsung drives in the past. When I saw this for a good $10-$15 less than the competition, I jumped at the chance. The order arrived quickly, as expected from newegg. I installed it in a Macbook and restored an image to it.
  • Pros: Huge capacity, cheaper price (at the time). fast shipping. easy return program.
  • Cons: first drive shipped had strange random clicking noise. RMA'd and got an exchange. No clicking on the new one.
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