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SAMSUNG Spinpoint M7E HM501II 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 5400 RPM 8MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 3 years limited
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Learn more about the SAMSUNG HM501II

Model

Brand
SAMSUNG
Series
Spinpoint M7E
Model
HM501II
Packaging
Bare Drive

Performance

Interface
SATA 3.0Gb/s
Capacity
500GB
Cache
8MB
RPM
5400 RPM

Physical Spec

Form Factor
2.5"

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited
Labor
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Henry J.
  • 8/13/2012 8:55:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo worries

Pros: Worked right out of the box, no issues at all.

Cons: Sometimes a little loud, not worse than anything else out there though

Other Thoughts: I've been impressed by all things Samsung, and this hard drive is the same. Not much to say except that it is a good HDD

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  • Mark M.
  • 4/20/2012 5:37:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsYou're gonna need the warranty

Pros: None

Cons: Ordered it in January 2012 and it died after only 3 months of regular use in an Asus N81 laptop.

You now have to go to Seagate for support and their tools report SMART tripped.

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  • Michael C.
  • 4/9/2012 4:00:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt took some work to set it up as a USB drive

Pros: Price - I got it on a promotion for $60, free shipping. Noise - very quiet when running. I can't really hear it. I am using this as a backup USB drive with a Rosewill SATA USB enclosure with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Windows recognized it right away and installed the drivers, but it failed to show up as a drive in Computer - read below. Once I had it up and working all was well. Smooth, quiet and so far so good. 500 billion bytes (465 GB).

Cons: It is not plug and play as a USB enclosure drive. I had to finish the job for Samsung - see below. Knock off one egg for that. Maybe coming this way it can go in to a variety of OS's, but for my use as a USB external drive in Windows it was a bit of a pain. However, anyone who is comfortable with windows should be able to get it to work.

Other Thoughts: In order to get Windows 7 to recognize this as a USB drive, I did the following while it was plugged in to the PC: Run Computer Management, choose Disk Management. It shows up as unassigned HM501II. Right click on the disk box and assign. Choose MBR. Create a new simple volume, quick format, NTFS. Finish. Mark Partition as active. Assign drive letter.

Once I did all this, TA DA! there it was on all my PCs. Maybe there is an easier way, but this worked for me.

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  • Kenneth D.
  • 12/14/2011 10:24:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsworks

Pros: 3rd one first 2 worked good

Cons: way to expensive the first 2 coasted like 65.00 ea

Other Thoughts: seagate and western digital seems to have QA problems

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/26/2010 12:06:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: I swapped this hard drive with the one that was in my Playstation 3. Just popped it in and it reformatted it without a problem. I put in the 2GB flash drive I bought also to install the updates. Took me about 5 minutes and it was up and playing movies from the hard drive.

Cons: None

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  • James B.
  • 7/24/2010 1:07:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent drive & value

Pros: Good capacity, quiet, adequate performance and no problems yet at 4 months of daily use as a primary drive in my main laptop (ThinkPad T60p)

Cons: None really - slightly slower than 7200rpm drive and a lot slower than a SSD

Other Thoughts: have had very good luck with Samsung drives in my desktops, media center and servers so thought I'd drive their laptop drives - so far the results are excellent and I'm buy a few more of these for my son's laptops as on sale they are the cheapest per GB by a good margin.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/21/2010 9:23:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive; Excellent Value

Pros: Very quiet drive, with a lot of storage for the price. Runs cool.

Cons: It's not a 7200 rpm, but I'm using it as an external drive, so transfer rates are limited anyway.

Other Thoughts: I purchased it to replace a 160 GB drive in IBM Thinkpad, which was formatted to 143 GB with about 8 GB reserved. Unfortunately, the drive was formatted in such a way that Acronis True Image 2010 could not expand the partition. Obviously, that would make replacement a useless gesture. Instead, I went back to Newegg, found a $15 external enclosure, and now have a swappable 500 GB drive to take between my work laptop and my home.

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  • Clinton R.
  • 7/20/2010 11:40:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGREAT HD!!

Pros: Quiet, fairly quick for a 5400rpm, no rattling, all in all this was a great purchase upgraded my 120gb ps3 slim with this it was a snap.

Cons: none at all that i can think of.

Other Thoughts: Tried a toshiba in my ps3 slim twice and had no luck at all so i purchased this and i couldnt be happier.

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  • Michael D.
  • 7/15/2010 10:47:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe best there is for your budget!

Pros: Cheapest 500GB laptop drive around at $50 on sale, but runs as good as a 5400rpm drive can! This is my first Samsung brand drive, and I must say, it certainly won't be my last. And of course, free egg saver shipping.

Cons: No cons to speak of. I would've liked to see this drive at 7200rpm for the price, but thats just wishful thinking.

Other Thoughts: Note it is a bare drive, so all you get is the hard drive in an electrostatic bag and your packing slip. doesn't bother me since newegg has excellent customer service.
Also, I am just a little confused as to why the hard drive had to be sent out in a 10 inch by 10 inch by 6 inch box, not that I had to pay for shipping, that is.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/5/2010 10:48:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo issues

Pros: Silent, cool to the touch, so far no problems.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Using it as a hot plug storage drive between desktops

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