I am using this on a Hp G60 and i am 100% satisfied with my purchase diffidently recommend for a replacement drive
3 January 2015
Summary: Was not looking for a performance drive, just something to repair an old laptop that hard drive had crashed. I am using this on a Hp G60 and i am 100% satisfied with my purchase diffidently recommend for a replacement drive.
Summary: In order to get Windows 7 to recognize this as a USB drive, I did the following while it was plugged in to the PC: Run Computer Management, choose Disk Management. It shows up as unassigned HM501II. Right click on the disk box and assign. Choose MBR. Create a new simple volume, quick format, NTFS.
Pros: Price - I got it on a promotion for $60, free shipping. Noise - very quiet when running. I can't really hear it. I am using this as a backup USB drive with a Rosewill SATA USB enclosure with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Windows recognized it right away and installed the drivers, but it failed t...
Cons: It is not plug and play as a USB enclosure drive. I had to finish the job for Samsung - see below. Knock off one egg for that. Maybe coming this way it can go in to a variety of OS's, but for my use as a USB external drive in Windows it was a bit of a pain. However, anyone who is comfortable with...
Pros: I swapped this hard drive with the one that was in my Playstation 3. Just popped it in and it reformatted it without a problem. I put in the 2GB flash drive I bought also to install the updates. Took me about 5 minutes and it was up and playing movies from the hard drive.
Summary: have had very good luck with Samsung drives in my desktops, media center and servers so thought I'd drive their laptop drives - so far the results are excellent and I'm buy a few more of these for my son's laptops as on sale they are the cheapest per GB by a good margin.
Pros: Good capacity, quiet, adequate performance and no problems yet at 4 months of daily use as a primary drive in my main laptop (ThinkPad T60p)
Cons: None really - slightly slower than 7200rpm drive and a lot slower than a SSD
Summary: I purchased it to replace a 160 GB drive in IBM Thinkpad, which was formatted to 143 GB with about 8 GB reserved. Unfortunately, the drive was formatted in such a way that Acronis True Image 2010 could not expand the partition. Obviously, that would make replacement a useless gesture.
Pros: Very quiet drive, with a lot of storage for the price. Runs cool.
Cons: It's not a 7200 rpm, but I'm using it as an external drive, so transfer rates are limited anyway.