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SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 3 years limited
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Guillaume H.
  • 8/17/2014 10:35:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsthe Tank of all drives

Pros: The drive came stock with my HP Pavilion Slimline s3300f in 2007. It has never failed me since then ! It's one of the last thing I still have from this computer (along with the DVD-drive and up until 3 days ago, the CPU) and I can say it's an extremely reliable drive.

After all these years, it's still up to its specs, and I don't plan on replacing it soon ! Just bought a 1TB to put all my games in, but Windows is still in this one and the boot time is still really good !

It's sad they are discontinued, though...

Cons: Absolutely none.

Other Thoughts: Survived all my experiences with computer, as growing me learn more and more about computers. This is a pure tank.

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  • Scott A.
  • 8/7/2014 3:24:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLong life

Pros: Reliable, fast, and decent capacity (for the time).

Cons: Noisy, they grind away when reading and writing.

Other Thoughts: I bought three of these drives in 2006/2007 for my HTPC. Over the years I've replaced everything in the case but the drives. Now after 7-8 years of running 24/7 I'm finally stepping up to 4TB drives. The first was given away and the second is living on in an external case as a portable. The third will eventually be replaced too. I was surprised to see they're still available for purchase.

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  • Alexander L.
  • 5/16/2014 1:41:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsLONG LASTING

Pros: Ive had this drive for almost 10 years now. and i still use it, i need to upgrade but the drive for being 9 and 1/2 years old runs like its brand new... im actually running out of space on it

Cons: Speed, Size, not having to try weird things to make it work...

Other Thoughts: New rig with old drives needs them upgraded
AsRock 990FX Extreme 3
AMD FX-8350 (4.5Ghz)
XFX R6750 Core Edition (Want MSI R9 280 or 270X)
EVGA Supernova 650 watt 80 gold
Thermaltake Level 10 GTS (Windowed side)

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  • Patricia M.
  • 12/5/2012 9:47:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSad to see this discontinued...

Pros: I bought two of these drives 5 years ago and I still use them in my primary system today! These are by far the most superb drives on the market, extremely reliable!

Cons: I have noticed over the years that these drives can be sensitive to the cold. Don't leave your system in a cold vehicle and immediately boot it up!

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  • DOROTHY M.
  • 10/20/2012 1:58:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsstill workin nice & quite

Pros: I have swapped this drive in & out of multiple computers and it just keeps going along.

Cons: Can get a little noise at times when it's spinning hard.

Other Thoughts: Throughput
is fast for a sata-3 gps. But when it spins up you can hear it. But never fails !

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  • Patrick L.
  • 4/19/2012 11:32:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs5 years to the day!

Pros: it was pretty quiet.
5 years was long enough to get pushed back to backup drive status. click of death, only partially accessible. very strange.

Cons: It died, and I haven't used it regularly for a couple years.

Other Thoughts: I could have sworn it had a 5 year warranty when I bought it, but that wouldn't have mattered. Bought 2 of these for a buck-30 on the 19th of April back in 2007. Now I'm worried about the other one... it's also a backup drive but for more important data. yikes. I have a Maxtor from 12 years ago, and 2 other Maxtors from 2005, all going strong, rarely going, but strong when going. Poor Maxtor.

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  • James D.
  • 3/25/2012 9:39:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsworked while it worked

Pros: It worked up till now, staring to get random BSODs and start up sometimes dont happen.

This was a pretty quit drive as well

Cons: Lasted 5 years 1 month, wish for more as of now prices of HDD are kind of high due to weather disasters (at least thats what I have read).

Samsung is made by Seagate now so will see whats available.

Other Thoughts: Probably kind of pointless to review something but I was looking at my purchase history figured why not!

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  • Jose R.
  • 12/5/2011 10:30:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead after warranty expired

Pros: Worked well when I needed it to.

Cons: Died 3 months after the 3 year manufacturer warranty expired. Right on par with sub mediocrity from a Samsung product.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/30/2011 5:33:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsWorst Drive Ever

Pros: cheap

Cons: i've had problems with this drive ever since I bought it:
failed 6 times had it for 2 years
drive slow to respond
windows sometimes doesn't detect it
I have other drives by samsung and had the same problem
If you want a reliable drive don't buy any drives by samsung all they are is total junk

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  • Chris J.
  • 3/22/2011 2:31:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs4 Years Tomorrow

Pros: Reliable

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: After experiencing recent hard disk issues with a different manufacturer I felt I should put in a belated review for these disks since they have been so reliable for me.

I bought 4 of these from newegg 4 years ago tomorrow. I have 3 in a (software) RAID 5 with the 4th one being a hot spare. This server (linux) has run 24/7 for 4 years. The hot spare is still waiting to be used. No issues at all.

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