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SAMSUNG HD502HI 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 5400 RPM
  • 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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  • Dody B.
  • 11/15/2013 4:18:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFinally died

Pros: Lasted from 5/10/2009 to 3/2013

Cons: It dieded.

Other Thoughts: Twas a good drive.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/10/2009 9:23:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood wile it lasted

Pros: Fast

Cons: Only lasted a little over three months.

Other Thoughts: This was a good drive to start with but then it started slowing my computer down after around two and a half months and crashed 12/03/09. I hope to get the data back with recovery software.

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  • Ellen C.
  • 11/6/2009 2:25:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCool, quiet, cost effective

Pros: Used to replace 80 gb drive in daughter's HP that was out of room. Cloned existing drive to this, so moved 70+gb of data as fast as the internal SATA would allow. Never even got warm. Much quieter than the existing drive (WD Caviar SE). I know it's 5400 RPM, but seems plenty fast and the super quiet operation and low power consumption are major benefits.

Cons: Didn't clone itself?

Other Thoughts: I'm getting to think of Samsung as a premium brand, not just a value one. Quite a stretch from it's rep just a few years ago.

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  • Michael P.
  • 10/23/2009 10:09:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest for the money!

Pros: Cheap and energy efficient. I can hardly tell it's running most of the time because it's so quiet. Pretty fast transfer times, especially for a 5400RPM HDD. It's hard to beat the price, too!

Cons: None as of yet.

Other Thoughts: After researching hard drives for a while, I couldn't find a better rated drive or a better deal on a good 500GB drive. Fast, cheap, and reliable. What more could I have asked for?

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  • William W.
  • 10/23/2009 9:01:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuiet, Fast and Priced Right

Pros: This Samsung EcoGreen hard disk is fast, cool and quiet. I used the one I bought as storage for a FreeNAS system built into an old PC. It consumes very little power, and is good in an older system whose power supply may be a little weak for today's needs.

You really can't go wrong with this drive for similar applications.

Cons: From what I have seen, the slower spindle speed does hurt the performance of an operating system. The high data density offsets this a bit (meaning that bigger drives with the same spindle speed could perform better) but there is no replacement for high speed drives if you need one.

Don't buy this expecting that it will perform like a 7200 RPM drive.

Other Thoughts: I've been using Samsung hard drives for years and have had very good results with every one. Samsung does not have the name that Western Digital and Seagate do, but they still produce a solid product at a competitive price.

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  • Carlos A.
  • 10/21/2009 6:43:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This drive is a beast. It's fast, gets barely warm after hours of use. I use it on my eSata docking stations under either Linux or Windows and it's reliable. Can't hardly tell that is only 5400 rpm. Since the price of Blu-ray media is still prohibitely expensive for backup I just used 6 of these to backup my NAS @ home.

Cons: so far, None.

Other Thoughts: It's interesting how Samsung makes outstanding devices such as dvd burners and hard drives, yet I will never buy an Samsung HDTV. Samsung, Stick to computer media products!!!

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  • James S.
  • 10/21/2009 3:39:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Cool Drive

Pros: VERY cool, great for an external encloeuer...very quiet...Im getting 28.7 MB seconds transfer using HD Tune USB 2.0 External...comes in a clear clamshell case with 4 mounting screws...3 year warranty

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: Some have problems with their computers detecting a hard drive in windows, these drives need to be mounted first ...this drive was set up using Acronis True Image...My drive was not seen by my computer's BIOS either. Took 1 miniutes to mount and set active.

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  • Dustin H.
  • 10/20/2009 1:44:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSupprisingly Cool, Decently Fast

Pros: This is a very high density single platter disk. Despite the fact that it runs at 5400 rpm's because of the high density, it will operate at the speed that most of the last generation 7200 rpm drives run at while being substantially cooler. I'm using it as my system drive with Ubuntu 9.04 Phenom II X4 3.0ghz with 8 GB DDR III.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: Because of it being a high density single platter/low speed drive, it should have a much longer lifespan than the average drive, which is why it's my system drive.

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  • DANIEL H.
  • 10/19/2009 7:45:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsThis is an "Eco Green Drive" by Samsung

Pros: New Egg should properly bill this drive as part of Samsungs 5400 rpm Eco Green series.

Bought one 6 weeks ago and I just might buy another. I rather have a cool running drive that lasts a long time than a faster drive

And this drive is supposed to read and write as many 7200 rpm drives. Not that I know how that is done

Cons: no cons.....in fact 500GB is ideal size for me.

Other Thoughts: What do you do when a 1 terabyte drive dies and kills all what you had on it? Better to get two 500gb drives

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  • Sean H.
  • 10/16/2009 11:45:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat little drive

Pros: 1 platter makes it run cool and quiet.

Cons: Notice a little more vibration in my new case than I did with it in an older case. Still a lot less vibration than disks with more platters.

Other Thoughts: I can't remember if I reviewed this before. I have one as the system drive for a little linux server I built earlier this year. 1/2TB is total overkill space-wise but you'll be hard-pressed to find smaller drives these days.

I ordered a second one of these recently as a secondary disk in my new machine. The main drive is an SSD so this serves as the backup and data storage drive and should perform those functions perfectly.

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