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Samsung Spinpoint MP4 500GB (HM500JJ)
6.3 out of 10

Samsung Spinpoint MP4 500GB (HM500JJ)

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Reviews and Problems with Samsung Spinpoint MP4 500GB (HM500JJ)

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Overall 4
4.0

Failing drive after about a year

Henry P., Newegg
6 November 2012
  • Pros: Does what it says, great read/write speeds
  • Cons: Failing on me, i have yet to even have 80% filled capacity... I have read other posts warning me about this drive but the price was right and i went for it, guess i should of listened
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Jacob M., Newegg
5 October 2012
  • Pros: it works great in my acer laptop. easy to install and have had no problems with the hard drive.
  • Cons: n/a
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Overall 4
4.0

Failing after 15 months

Ray H., Newegg
14 July 2012
  • Summary: Samsung used to have a good reputation and good quality. I guess while they were shopping around for someone to buy the HDD division, they got lazy and didn't care about quality any more...
  • Pros: While it lasted, the drive ran fast and quiet. Was a great price for it (hmm, maybe you get what you pay for??) but for it being in a laptop that stays in the house and is used about 3 times a week, it is disappointing that it is failing.
  • Cons: Unreliable - sure, it has a 3 year warranty, but try to get it replaced! I would expect a laptop drive that isn't used daily and doesn't travel to last a little longer than 15 months. Samsung sold their HDD unit to Seagate, lock, stock and barrel in April of 2011. When you go to samsunghdd.com, y...
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Overall 10
10

Does what it's supposed to.

Jon S., Newegg
29 January 2012
  • Summary: Put it in a Patriot Box Office Core and it works perfectly.
  • Pros: Full speed drive, has about the same speed as a standard desktop drive. No idea about power consumption because I have it in a media player.
  • Cons: Price, but the shortage explains it, so I was expecting it at the time.
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Overall 10
10

Good Drive

Anonymous, Newegg
18 January 2012
  • Pros: Good Quality Drive. Used to replace a failing hard drive in a toshiba 18.4 " laptop. Windows 7 is running smoothly. Got it for $65 Shipped. Good Value. No issues to this day
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

works as expected

DMYTRO L., Newegg
30 December 2011
  • Summary: Great replacement drive for mainstream laptop computers. It's performance is somewhat higher than most factory installed ones have. My friend is happy with this drive in his laptop, even though I recommended something a little faster.
  • Pros: well, it works fine :-)
  • Cons: none, as long as it works fine
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't Buy from Samsung

Joel G., Newegg
12 December 2011
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: The hard drive failed after 3 months. Samsung is selling their hard drive line to Seagate and told me that I can't get an RMA number to initiate the return for two weeks. In summary, Samsung sells bad products and has the worst customer support I've ever experienced.
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Overall 10
10

fast

Vichith S., Newegg
21 November 2011
Overall 10
10

Works

Anthony B., Newegg
18 October 2011
  • Summary: This is a bare drive so don't expect any cables or screws. Know what you are buying.
  • Pros: Replaced dead drive in an Asus G53. I've formatted it to NTFS and it works as advertised. Quicker than 5400 RPM hard disks that a lot of laptops have as standard.
  • Cons: None so far.
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Overall 10
10

great drive

Anonymous, Newegg
18 October 2011
  • Summary: Windows booted up faster, drive seemed quicker to load videos/music. Drive is quiet compared to the original 5400 rpm drive.
  • Pros: Fast drive for under 50 dollars. I was a little hesitant to buy from samsung. I thought I would give them a chance. I was not dissapointed. It seems to perform just as well as the other brands I have used.
  • Cons: It was not a retail box drive. However, it did come double boxed in a nice suspension device. Very close to how the retail boxes are holding the drive. 3 year warranty.
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