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SAMSUNG Spinpoint M7E HM641JI 640GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

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Learn more about the SAMSUNG HM641JI

Model

Brand
SAMSUNG
Series
Spinpoint M7E
Model
HM641JI
Packaging
Bare Drive

Performance

Interface
SATA 3.0Gb/s
Capacity
640GB
Cache
8MB
RPM
5400 RPM

Physical Spec

Form Factor
2.5"
Height (maximum)
9.5mm
Width (maximum)
69.75mm
Length (maximum)
100.3mm

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
2 years limited
Labor
2 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Sergiu B.
  • 4/25/2013 10:14:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Value for money

Pros: Good performance, great value for money.

Cons: None

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  • Terry T.
  • 4/11/2013 2:27:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAs Described

Pros: Cost, name brand, dependable

Cons: None

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  • James P.
  • 2/25/2013 7:38:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAs described

Pros: The drive was what I expected, and runs cooler than the one it replaced, with lots of extra real estate.

Cons: Do not know how long it will last, but it's been a long time since I had a drive fail.

Other Thoughts: I was just happy to get a drive at a good price and have it work as described.

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  • Nicholas M.
  • 1/28/2013 10:04:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice HDD

Pros: Used this as an HDD upgrade in my PS3. I have had it for ~1 month and no problems.

Cons: None

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/24/2013 3:48:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood at First, gave up after 1.5 years.

Pros: Fast speed, quiet

Cons: Low Reliability

Other Thoughts: Bought this to put in my PS3. Worked for a solid year and a half, but last night, while Playing Borderlands 2, things started acting up. I turned off my system thinking everything was fine, only to find this morning it was still on with the system unresponsive. After doing a hard reset I found the drive had stopped working. A reformat has got it working again but I am going to swapping it out in the near future.

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  • Stephen F.
  • 1/10/2013 10:56:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead In Less Than 24 Hours

Pros: Great Price
Massive Space

Cons: Turns out, this drive is poor. It was working GREAT when I first put it in. I spent hours downloading all my games again. I also had sony reauthorize all my video content for re-download which I did. Around 4:30am, I decided I wanted to go to sleep, so since there was only 2 more games to download and install, I set the PS3 to turn off after it's done. Around 6am, I woke up to see the PS3 still on, so I turned on the TV. Infamous was at 97% installing, and I started to watch it, and it took a good few minutes to go from97% to 98% which wasn't that good, but I didn't really pay it no mind. I woke up later that day to see the PS3 off as normal so I went about my daily business. That evening, I came home to play some GoW II and I turned on the PS3, and got smacked with a Corrupted File System message. My heart stopped....It started to restore the file system, but kept hanging at 41%. No matter how many times I tried it, it kept hanging. I tried to do it from the recovery menu but hung at preparing, and would not go any further. I was forced to format the drive just to be able to get it to work again, and I couldn't even do that with the PS3. I has to hook it to my PC which was a pain. I decided not even to try again because I knew it would happen again. What REALLY upsets me is that now I have to pray hard that Sony understands my situation and kindly re-authorizes my stuff again for me which they probably won't. Funny thing is, when I saw the Samsung drive I ordered was a seagate, I said to myself " oh boy "...sure enough...drive failed in under 24 hours. If you filter the reviews from lowest rating first, you will see other people mentioning the corrupted file system errors as well, so I am glad it's not only me. I will be looking deeper into another drive as soon as my RMA is collected and a refund is given.

Other Thoughts: Please disregard my other review as I jumped the gun on writing it.

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  • Stephen F.
  • 1/8/2013 8:18:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot Bad At All

Pros: Great Price
Massive Space
Decent Brand

I purchased this for my PS3. I searched for days for the best drive for the money, and for $54.99 with free shipping, you can't beat 640gb. I decided to also take apart the PS3 and swap thermal paste since the stock thermal paste is garbage which turned out to be BONE DRY when I got to it. I put some Artic Silver 5 on the chips, but the PS3 back together. I also took the time to clean out the case, and blow out dust which was a good thing to do. The PS3 is running MINT now. Out of the 640gb, I only have 529GB free. I lost 111GB due to the PS3 being fat 32 and putting 10% of the drive as a reserve which sucks but it's cool because I went from 8GB free to 529GB.

Cons: Wasn't Free
Wrong Listing

Other Thoughts: Newegg sent me a Seagate instead of the Samsung. After speaking to a rep, turns out, Seagate bought Samsung when it comes to Hard Drives. The drive I was sent has the same exact specs as the Samsung but just with a Seagate Label. I subtracted a egg because Newegg did not change this listing. I really did not want a Seagate, which is why I bought Samsung, but would of been nice to know ahead of time. After receiving the Hard Drive, I typed in the model number on newegg's search bar, and it took me to the Samsung Drive. I guess what the rep said was legit. Overall, it's still a decent drive.

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  • Ransome H.
  • 1/6/2013 4:51:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsSamsung Hard Drive Reliability

Pros: Without a doubt, Samsung hard drives have the very highest failure rate. I fix computers for a living and I have a large box FULL of failed Samsung hard drives. They last a average of 14 months. Do yourself a favor and pass on Samsung hard drives.

Cons: Without a doubt, Samsung hard drives have the very highest failure rate. I fix computers for a living and I have a large box FULL of failed Samsung hard drives. They last a average of 14 months. Do yourself a favor and pass on Samsung hard drives.

Other Thoughts: Without a doubt, Samsung hard drives have the very highest failure rate. I fix computers for a living and I have a large box FULL of failed Samsung hard drives. They last a average of 14 months. Do yourself a favor and pass on Samsung hard drives.

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  • Steven M.
  • 8/27/2012 10:00:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsfailed after one year

Pros: Worked fine with very light use

Cons: total failure after about 15 months, used less than once weekly for back-up images. Estimate less than 60 hours of use.

Other Thoughts: reluctant to buy another Samsung, am watching the reviews.

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  • John R.
  • 5/9/2012 5:31:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible Seagate Service

Pros: Worked for three months.

Cons: When I called Seagate they said it would take 14 days after receiving item for a replacement to be sent out.
They would not transship as they do for their Seagate drives.
Never aagain will I buy a Samsung drive.

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