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Samsung Spinpoint M7E HM501II 500GB
7.2 out of 10

Samsung Spinpoint M7E HM501II 500GB

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Reviews and Problems with Samsung Spinpoint M7E HM501II 500GB

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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Luke Todd, Amazon
18 February 2015
Overall 8
8.0

I am using this on a Hp G60 and i am 100% satisfied with my purchase diffidently recommend for a replacement drive

liam, Amazon
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.
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Overall 10
10

No worries

Henry J., Newegg
13 August 2012
  • Summary: I've been impressed by all things Samsung, and this hard drive is the same. Not much to say except that it is a good HDD
  • Pros: Worked right out of the box, no issues at all.
  • Cons: Sometimes a little loud, not worse than anything else out there though
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Overall 2
2.0

Sucks!!!!

B. Illescas, Amazon
5 May 2012
  • Summary: Not sure if it was defective or what, but a couple weeks after it was installed it malfunctioned and needed to be replaced. That's the last time I buy tech stuff online.
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Overall 2
2.0

You're gonna need the warranty

Mark M., Newegg
20 April 2012
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: Ordered it in January 2012 and it died after only 3 months of regular use in an Asus N81 laptop. You now have to go to Seagate for support and their tools report SMART tripped.
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Overall 8
8.0

It took some work to set it up as a USB drive

Michael C., Newegg
9 April 2012
  • 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...
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Overall 10
10

works

Kenneth D., Newegg
14 December 2011
  • Summary: seagate and western digital seems to have QA problems
  • Pros: 3rd one first 2 worked good
  • Cons: way to expensive the first 2 coasted like 65.00 ea
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Overall 10
10

Works great

Anonymous, Newegg
26 July 2010
  • 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.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Excellent drive & value

James B., Newegg
24 July 2010
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

Great Drive; Excellent Value

Anonymous, Newegg
21 July 2010
  • 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.
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