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Jared F.

Jared F.

Joined on 10/29/10

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Most Favorable Review

A Must Buy!

SAMSUNG Spinpoint MP4 HM640JJ 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive
SAMSUNG Spinpoint MP4 HM640JJ 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: This HDD is well worth the money. I use it for my MacBook Pro 2010 i5 15 inch model and it really speeds things up. It does not effect my battery life in any way and it's just as quiet if not more quiet than my stock drive. Installation is fairly easy if you have some kind of know how with the inside of your computer.

Cons: The only bad thing I could say about it is that It was a pain finding the type of screw driver needed to screw it in. It takes a Torx 6 Screwdriver. You can get it fairly cheap at a hardware store like Sears for fairly cheap. It really wasn't Samsungs fault though.

Overall Review: Overall, I think this drive is great. I've had it since Christmas 2010 and haven't had a problem yet. I've gotten one other friend to buy it for his Mac, and he hasn't had any issues either. I looked at Western Digital and a few other brands but I heard a lot of issues about people buying them for their Mac.

Most Critical Review

Second Chances

G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Laptop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBSQ
G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Laptop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBSQ

Pros: newegg's customer service is pretty good. When I had questions on how to return a product, their LiveChat service did me a lot of good.

Cons: Well, I usually buy my RAM from Crucial, and I've never had problems with them in the past. I only went with G.Skill because of the nice price difference. Once I got the ram, I installed it into my MacBook Pro. Once putting it in and turning on my computer, all the programs that I'd open up would crash within seconds. Even basic programs like instant messaging would crash easily. It got to the point where I couldn't open up anything. Later I tried one 4GB stick at a time. One stick worked fine but the other one by it self didn't. So in the end, one of the sticks were defective. I just finished sending the packages back to newegg today. Due to all the positive reviews from forums and message boards, I'll give them one more chance and re-order their RAM. Its unlikely I'll get defective RAM twice in a row.

Overall Review: You get what you pay for. G.Skill had the lowest price that I could find but this is the first time I've had ram be defective on me.

Great for Price

SAMSUNG Spinpoint MP4 HM640JJ 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive
SAMSUNG Spinpoint MP4 HM640JJ 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I purchased this internal hard drive to go into my MacBook Pro. Just like I expected, my Mac boots faster and opens applications a lot faster. I haven't noticed the battery life decreasing at all and the drive is just as quite as the stock drive. No vibrations or anything. To be fair, I've only had this thing for a few days now, so hopefully everything stays good.

Cons: The only con I could think of was that they did not ship the drive with the "torx" type screws. I had to take them out of my older drive and put them in the new drive prior to installing the new drive in my Mac. This lead to me having to go from store to store looking for a Torx 6 screw driver. We eventually found one at a Sears. Its not really Samsungs fault but it would just be nice if they included 4 screws.

Overall Review: Make sure to back up your files and research how to install something like this before doing so. Clear static out your body, etc. If you're buying this for a MacBook Pro Unibody, this review is for you! I can't say how well this drive will work on other types of laptops.

12/17/2010