Samsung 500GB HD501LJ 16MB 7200RPM 3.5" Internal Hard Drive £57.23 delivered - HotUKDeals
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Great price for an excellent drive.

Use this link to get free delivery and use Google Checkout to get £5 off.

Use Quidco and get a further £1.64 off, making the total £53.11 !

Update: It appears that Quidco won't work with Google Checkout. No harm in trying though ;)
- charlie12

Update: Now £57.23 delivered (after discount)
- charlie12
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#1
The web site says they are out of stock, but due in 1 or 2 days.

Maybe after your update they had a run on them !
#2
Quidco won't track when you pay using Google Checkout!
Still a good price though, as long as the free delivery trick still works! ;-)
#3
alien7
Quidco won't track when you pay using Google Checkout!


I figured that might be the case, no harm in trying though ;)
#4
good deal, been looking for this! HOT!
#5
That seems a good price. Don't forget to buy two - RAID 1.
#6
Good deal. Shame only one per customer this time :(
#7
Always makes me smile how much you get for so little with storage. I was reading a 2005 issue of PC Week yesterday and it was front page new that drives may hit 500Gb this year. Bet they didn't anticipate them being £55 two years later!
Can still remember when it was £1 per Mb, now it's 10Gb per £1..!
#8
Great drive this! I just got one from ebuyer to put in a HTPC im building and it is VERY quiet.

I build a lot of quiet PC's and previously western digi drives were the quietest.

This samsung drive beats them by miles. No real seek noise when it boots up windows at all and it stays cool.

Even with my ear put to it, it was hard to tell it was running!
#9
damn, SATA is cheaper than IDE nowadays :(

i know thats good for most people but i'm in need of IDE
#10
Great drive this! I just got one from ebuyer to put in a HTPC im building and it is VERY quiet.

I bought the 250g version from dabs and it was so noisey i sent it back.It would never stop clicking!
Even messing about with the AAM never helped:-(
#11
Great, replace the 250gb in my HTPC and use the 250gb as a secondary drive in my other PC :thumbsup:
#12
Hi all, my first post. If i wanted to use this as external drive what would be the best option? I know i would have to buy an enclosure.

thanks
#13
detjon
Hi all, my first post. If i wanted to use this as external drive what would be the best option? I know i would have to buy an enclosure.

thanks


If you use it in an external drive case you will have to get a SATA compatable type and not an IDE only version. Some external cases support both SATA and IDE drives. This Startech case at Dabs is suitable and can be connected by a USB cable.
#14
detjon
Hi all, my first post. If i wanted to use this as external drive what would be the best option? I know i would have to buy an enclosure.

thanks

Dont bother, its actually cheaper nowadays to just buy a complete external HDD than it is to make one yourself.

look on ebuyer and other similar sites, i recommend the Freecom 500GB aluminium model for ~£70 delivered. The WD MyBooks have been proven quite unreliable but the Freecom ones use samsung drives and 2yr warranty. Can;t go wrong really
#16
I remember buying a 250MB (That's MegaByte, not Gigabyte) hard drive back in the 80's for a corporate server and it cost £3'500. The drive itself was the size of a shoe box and was very heavy. I'm staggered at how cheap drives are now.
Who on earth needs 500GB's ;-))

Voted hot.
#17
buelligan
Always makes me smile how much you get for so little with storage. I was reading a 2005 issue of PC Week yesterday and it was front page new that drives may hit 500Gb this year. Bet they didn't anticipate them being £55 two years later!
Can still remember when it was £1 per Mb, now it's 10Gb per £1..!


You make me feel really old I bought a 50 Mb:whistling: drive once for use with a Atari:-( and it cost me wait for it £550:w00t: It came in a steel case that had space for 5 more drives.
#18
Simulacra
I remember buying a 250MB (That's MegaByte, not Gigabyte) hard drive back in the 80's for a corporate server and it cost £3'500. The drive itself was the size of a shoe box and was very heavy. I'm staggered at how cheap drives are now.
Who on earth needs 500GB's ;-))

Voted hot.



this brings me to over 1tb of hdd's now :D thanks a lot OP. Heat and Rep

with regards to ^^^ I am constantly filling the 550gb i have atm. I am ALWAYS deleting stuff and so i figured an extra 500gb would help me out for an extra couple of weeks without deleting :D
#19
They are great drives when they actually work..... I bought two of these from MicroDirect the other month. One arrived DOA and the other was sent back as it had bad sectors. I got them in raid 1 via NVraid but still getting the odd click (reading arm hitting side) from one of them.
Still its a good price... cheaper than what i paid for them :-(

Nogs
#20
I bought two of these. One failed a couple of days after installing it. Fortunately, RAID 1 saved my data.
#21
marcosdjcm
damn, SATA is cheaper than IDE nowadays :(

i know thats good for most people but i'm in need of IDE

Same boat as you.

Any good deals on the IDE version?
#22
its showing up as

Total: £63.14
(includes VAT £10.14)


For me,

any ideas?
#23
marcosdjcm
damn, SATA is cheaper than IDE nowadays :(

i know thats good for most people but i'm in need of IDE
I didn't see that this was SATA at first, and I checked it against the big XBox compatibility chart so I could mod a box for a friend - seems it is useable in an Xbox, as the comment on the page shows the guy used an IDE< ->SATA converter... If you can find one for cheap you might be OK?
#24
Geemac
You make me feel really old I bought a 50 Mb:whistling: drive once for use with a Atari:-( and it cost me wait for it £550:w00t: It came in a steel case that had space for 5 more drives.


Christ, that was a fortune back then! I can remember them days too but I ain't daft enought to admit it (... hang on!) First job was as a computer operator for a hospital. We had an ICL mainframe with a removeble disk machine that looked like a washing tub. Disk cartridge was 5 platters on a spindle, each platter was about 18" acroos and the whole thing weighted about 10Kg. Gave you an amazing (for the time) 80Mb.. less than one tenth of an iPod nano!!

First laptop with a thermal pinter instead of a screen and a 300bps modem. A whole theoretical 30 characters per second and boot system came on a floppy disk. Cost work £8K. Circa 1983. Pre PC I think?!
#25
NoneMoreNegative
I didn't see that this was SATA at first, and I checked it against the big XBox compatibility chart so I could mod a box for a friend - seems it is useable in an Xbox, as the comment on the page shows the guy used an IDE< ->SATA converter... If you can find one for cheap you might be OK?

wow, i had no idea you could get the adapters, thanks! i'm using it for the xbox too
#26
marcosdjcm
Dont bother, its actually cheaper nowadays to just buy a complete external HDD than it is to make one yourself.

look on ebuyer and other similar sites, i recommend the Freecom 500GB aluminium model for ~£70 delivered. The WD MyBooks have been proven quite unreliable but the Freecom ones use samsung drives and 2yr warranty. Can;t go wrong really


Wouldn't totally agree on that about cheaper buying a complete Ext HDD.
I picked up an enclosure off the well known auction site for £8.99 delivered.
Beat a complete ext HDD price for the same 250gb drive by £10
#27
:-D

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c145/Paul-rs/sata.jpg
#28
stamfordblue
Wouldn't totally agree on that about cheaper buying a complete Ext HDD.
I picked up an enclosure off the well known auction site for £8.99 delivered.
Beat a complete ext HDD price for the same 250gb drive by £10


But you can get a 500GB external for £68 delivered nowadays...in a much neater enclosure than those ebay ones for only a few £ more than the cheapest 500gb drive and cheapest enclosure combo.

as someone who has both, i wish i could just do away with the icybox, its clunky and ugly and has nothing on the sleek freecom enclosure not to mention the 2yr warranty on the freecom
#29
Just been looking for a new HDD and saw this thread, price has gone up to £57 now but still a bargain!

Cheers op, my 250gb maxtor IDE drive is making some nasty noises so thought i best get a new drive sharpish :thumbsup:
#30
Sandman`
price has gone up to £57 now but still a bargain!


Cheers, I've updated the post :thumbsup:
#31
Just fitted my drive but can't see it under XP (BIOS sees it). Checked under Disk Management, tried refreshing, looking for new hardware etc. Anyone any ideas?
banned#32
G8 Find
banned#33
buelligan
Just fitted my drive but can't see it under XP (BIOS sees it). Checked under Disk Management, tried refreshing, looking for new hardware etc. Anyone any ideas?


REFORMAT IT AS NTFS IN BOOT
banned#34
IF THAT DOESNT WORK THEN USE SOFTWARE-

CompuApps SwissKnife V3

THIS WILL ENABLE THE DRIVE TO APPEAR IN XP
#35
Can't see it to reformat it also Swissknife looks like a forrunner to disk management (and does the same things). Will checkout google If knowone else has any ideas. Thx.
#36
Hello

I got this deal a few weeks ago but didn't get round to fitting it and installing windows etc for a while. I don't know if i have a faulty drive but its quite noisy when it tries to find files / opening programs etc, when its actually in use. It sounds like an old Windows 95 machine, loads louder than my old WD drive which came with the PC :/ When nothing is starting up / being used though its very quiet, so is the drive faulty or something? I don't know if its down to me only formatting 100gb and leaving the other 400 untouched for the time being.

Cheers for your help
1 Like #37
Matt`
Hello

I got this deal a few weeks ago but didn't get round to fitting it and installing windows etc for a while. I don't know if i have a faulty drive but its quite noisy when it tries to find files / opening programs etc, when its actually in use. It sounds like an old Windows 95 machine, loads louder than my old WD drive which came with the PC :/ When nothing is starting up / being used though its very quiet, so is the drive faulty or something? I don't know if its down to me only formatting 100gb and leaving the other 400 untouched for the time being.

Cheers for your help



Matt,
try downloading some software from samsungs website to check the hard drive condition.

I have used the western digital software http://support.wdc.com/download/index.asp?cxml=n&pid=2&swid=3
before, and it seems to detect faults on all hard drives, not just WD's own.

The diagnostics should give you some help on determining if a warranty replacement is required, by flagging up that the drive is faulty.

Best Regards

Jav

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