Summary: My HDD came on time and in great, ensuring, sealed and static free packaging. It's been about a year and my 500GB hard drive is working fine in my PS3 after constant use and no problems and easy 3 min install. Best hard drive for PS3's this is my second purchase.
Summary: I had one of these HN-M500MBB drives in my MacBook. After installation the machine slowed down significantly. After two years the drive died. Maybe it was my bad luck, or maybe its just a lousy device. I'm glad its gone.
Summary: This drive stopped working shortly after I got it, then just before I returned it for a new one I tried reformatting it, which got it working again. It still works, but has a habit of hanging/freezing with large write I/O operations. The computer is fine - it doesn't hang, the drive just stops responding until you do turn off the computer and on again (which has to be done by pulling the plug).
Summary: I hold this poor samsung drive in my hands... it's dead. I'm a PC repairman, and the SMART status on the drive said it has a mere 2 sectors that need reallocating, but it freezes any computer you plug it in to, indicating that the 2 sectors are near the beginning of the drive, rendering the stupid thing completely useless and unable to accept any kind of zero-fill format. Garbage.
Summary: I installed the hard drive in a Dell Vostro 1510 which took most of a day to update and install all the software, within a week it had a smart failure, I had no problem getting it replaced at no extra charge but it cost me an extra day to reinstall again...
Summary: it works as expected, good choice, good value for reasonable price, my laptop got new breath, jump from 160 GB to 500 GB, now I have much more freedom with downloads, no space troubles...I was able to change it by myself, I recommend it, my laptop is 6 years old, so it would not help to upgrade to SSD HD in order to increase speed...
Summary: It never arrived. Evidently it was picked up by the wrong van driver - who never drove into my area. As I needed a HDD I bought one locally. More expensive and less storage - but at least I could install it.