500GB Samsung HM500JJ Spinpoint MP4, 2.5" HDD, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 16MB Cache, 11 ms - £41.63 Delivered @ Scan - HotUKDeals
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http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500gb-samsung-hm500jj-spinpoint-mp4-25-hdd-sata-3gb-s-7200rpm-16mb-cache-11-ms

The Spinpoint MP4 represents the next-generation hard drive platform by Samsung, delivering 30% enhanced performance to your notebooks. At 7200 RPM speeds and Native Command Queuing functions, the MP4 drive is designed for high-performance users, with a higher spindle rate and more cache than most other high-capacity notebook drives. When exceptional performance, massive capacity and reputable reliability are important, the optimal choice is Samsung’s Spinpoint MP4 HDD.

Manufacturer: Samsung Rotation Speed: 7200 rpm
Capacity: 500 GB Cache: 16MB
Edition: Spinpoint MP4 Access Time: 11 ms
Form Factor: 2.5" Interface: SATA 3Gb/s
Height: 9.5 mm
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#1
This the laptop size ?
Could do with a new HD for me old laptop
#2
yes it's 2.5" (laptop size)
bear in mind it is sata though, and depending on how old your laptop is, this might not be compatible for your laptop
#3
And if you think of using this for a laptop, bear in mind that this model doesn't have a free fall sensor.
#4
£39.50 from ebuyer including delivery. £36.52 for the drive and £2.98 shipping. Cold.

http://www.ebuyer.com/search?q=HM500JJ&x=44&y=11

oops, that's the 5400rpm one ......ignore me!

Edited By: killie99 on Mar 21, 2011 15:51
1 Like #5
killie99
£39.50 from ebuyer including delivery. £36.52 for the drive and £2.98 shipping. Cold.


http://www.ebuyer.com/search?q=HM500JJ&x=44&y=11


The one you have linked to is only a 5400 not a 7200, only 8mb where this one is 16mb please check before you cold the OP

Correct link; http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500gb-samsung-hm500jj-spinpoint-mp4-25-hdd-sata-3gb-s-7200rpm-16mb-cache-11-ms



Edited By: bashy2002 on Mar 21, 2011 15:55
#6
bashy2002
killie99
£39.50 from ebuyer including delivery. £36.52 for the drive and £2.98 shipping. Cold.


http://www.ebuyer.com/search?q=HM500JJ&x=44&y=11

The one you have linked to is only a 5400 not a 7200, only 8mb where this one is 16mb please check before you cold the OP

Correct link;http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500gb-samsung-hm500jj-spinpoint-mp4-25-hdd-sata-3gb-s-7200rpm-16mb-cache-11-ms


As I'm sure you could see I had already pointed out my mistake .......but thank you for pointing it out again.
#7
Animons
yes it's 2.5" (laptop size)
bear in mind it is sata though, and depending on how old your laptop is, this might not be compatible for your laptop

Ta. Thought as much. Pretty sure it's a sata, but need to check first.
#8
eldaras
And if you think of using this for a laptop, bear in mind that this model doesn't have a free fall sensor.

What ?oO
I don't intend to take it up a mountainside and drop it X)
#9
Drives with free fall or sudden motion sensors park the disk head during free fall or sudden motion to prevent damage to the hard drive. This is an important way of protecting your data from drops or knocks.

Some laptops (eg MacBook Pros) have a sudden motion sensor anyway and don't need one inside the drive.
#10
alasrati
Drives with free fall or sudden motion sensors park the disk head during free fall or sudden motion to prevent damage to the hard drive. This is an important way of protecting your data from drops or knocks.

Some laptops (eg MacBook Pros) have a sudden motion sensor anyway and don't need one inside the drive.


Am I right in thinking that free-fall sensors only work when the drive/laptop is on? I don't often move mine about when switched on, and if I do I'm even more cautious. Just wondering how useful this is in the real world.
#11
Yes when the drive is off the head will be parked anyway.

In the real world it is definitely useful but for your particular slice of the real world it might not be. Personally I use my MBP in all sorts of unusual places (i.e. on the sofa) and I can hear the sudden motion sensor parking the drive head all the time. If it's on my lap and I knock it, I hear a clunk as the drive head is parked.

If you want a high performance notebook drive with a sensor then there is the Western Digital Caviar Black which can be had for £50.50 from ebuyer with free delivery. That is £9 more expensive than this one though which is quite a bit.
#12
personally I wouldnt touch samsung Hds, very unreliable and noisey.
#13
Highway72
personally I wouldnt touch samsung Hds, very unreliable and noisey.
What evidence are you basing this on? Have you tried this specific drive? How many Samsung drives have you actually tried? Seems a bit much to decide all Samsung drives are unreliable and noisy on what I assume is very scant evidence.
#14
killie99
bashy2002
killie99
£39.50 from ebuyer including delivery. £36.52 for the drive and £2.98 shipping. Cold.


http://www.ebuyer.com/search?q=HM500JJ&x=44&y=11


The one you have linked to is only a 5400 not a 7200, only 8mb where this one is 16mb please check before you cold the OP

Correct link;[url=%3Ca%20class=] http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500gb-samsung-hm500jj-spinpoint-mp4-25-hdd-sata-3gb-s-7200rpm-16mb-cache-11-ms[/url]" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500gb-samsung-hm500jj-spinpoint-mp4-25-hdd-sata-3gb-s-7200rpm-16mb-cache-11-ms



As I'm sure you could see I had already pointed out my mistake .......but thank you for pointing it out again.


You didnt when i posted "Edit" is now showing must have just shown after my post
#15
Fail rate of samsung drives =0 thats on 50+ PC builds and 100+ laptops, fale rate of maxtor/seagate drives 10+

Samsung drive have been as good as WD ones
#16
Anyone having issues with getting the AVF free shipping to work on this??
#17
alasrati
Yes when the drive is off the head will be parked anyway.

In the real world it is definitely useful but for your particular slice of the real world it might not be. Personally I use my MBP in all sorts of unusual places (i.e. on the sofa) and I can hear the sudden motion sensor parking the drive head all the time. If it's on my lap and I knock it, I hear a clunk as the drive head is parked.

If you want a high performance notebook drive with a sensor then there is the Western Digital Caviar Black which can be had for £50.50 from ebuyer with free delivery. That is £9 more expensive than this one though which is quite a bit.


Thanks for that. Probably worth it then.

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