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£43.80 + £2.08 delivery

Samsung Electronics
Samsung SpinPoint M7E HM641JI 640GB 2.5" Hard Drive SATA 5400rpm 8MB Cache - OEM

Product Description
Key Features
- Max. 640 GB formatted capacity per disk.
- Serial ATA 3.0Gbps Interface Support.
- SATA Native Command Queuing Feature.
- TuMR/PMR head with FOD technology.
- Load/Unload Head Technology.
- ATA Security Mode Feature Set.
- ATA S.M.A.R.T. Feature Set.
- PS3 Compatible
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banned#1
I bought one earlier. Cracking deal. Thanks
#2
These are much faster than my other 2.5" drives, get a Esata or usb3 case if you can.
banned#3
E-Buyer said i wouldnt have the drive until Monday as i live in N.Ireland. It arrived first thing this morning.

Brilliant service. Now to install it :)
#4
How do these compare with the usual WD PS3 compatible drives, from what i can tell a lot of people like them although the WD is the most common.

I want to make sure this is pretty silent in operation, reliable and doesn't mess with iPlayer - can it do this?
#5
cra1g0s
How do these compare with the usual WD PS3 compatible drives, from what i can tell a lot of people like them although the WD is the most common.

I want to make sure this is pretty silent in operation, reliable and doesn't mess with iPlayer - can it do this?


I thought it was the WD ones that messed with iPlayer
#6
robappleby89
I thought it was the WD ones that messed with iPlayer

Yes, it is I think so I'm assuming these are pretty good generally?
#7
cant you get 1 or 2tb drives for the PS3 by now ?
#8
Been waiting for these to come back down for a while :)
#9
tanchor
cant you get 1 or 2tb drives for the PS3 by now ?


No - it's the drive height that's the problem. Max 2.5" is still 1tb - and they're all 12.5mm instead of 9.5mm which won't fit in the PS3 or most laptops.
#10
tanchor
cant you get 1 or 2tb drives for the PS3 by now ?


you can't. The height on them drives is too large for to fit in.


Really good deal though !
#11
great deal, just recently bought a 500gb Samsung though so I can't afford this, even though my other PS3 only has 250gb...
#12
Is it just me or is the cheapest delivery £2.99 for this hard drive? Not seeing the £2.08 mentioned in the OP unless ebuyer have put postage prices up just in time for xmas.
#13
This work in a Dell inspiron 1525?

Ben
#14
It should do Ben...

What a brilliant price though, going to order a couple of these ASAP. Cheers for posting it!
#15
Cheers AdzyUK

Will i have to put all the drivers back on or does it do the basics automatically. I no how to go to device manager and install them. But will the mouse, keyboard etc basic ones be on there so I can do that after I put my operating system on it?

Thanks
#16
I've got this drive in my PS3, works well enough I suppose although there is occasional lag when navigating through the XMB.

I actually paid a bit less than this though I think.

EDIT: Actually, no I didn't, I paid £47.08. :)

Edited By: Spark on Nov 29, 2010 16:03
#17
Just had a mail from e-buyer as it's been 12 months since I ordered something from them so get free next day delivery on my next purchase, just in time! Cheers OP, ordered for my PS3, and just running out of space on it! Heated.
#18
loopie
These are much faster than my other 2.5" drives, get a Esata or usb3 case if you can.

Slower than Sony fitted 60 gig HDD in a ps3 though.
#19
149268 you could add this sata > usb2 caddy to bring price to £50.78 delivered eg to activate free delivery and use the old ps3 hdd as external

Edited By: dontasciime on Nov 29, 2010 16:31
#20
dontasciime
loopie
These are much faster than my other 2.5" drives, get a Esata or usb3 case if you can.
Slower than Sony fitted 60 gig HDD in a ps3 though.

Yes, because it's bigger unfortunately.
#21
Am i right in assuming that this will work in my Macbook?
#22
robappleby89
cra1g0s
How do these compare with the usual WD PS3 compatible drives, from what i can tell a lot of people like them although the WD is the most common.I want to make sure this is pretty silent in operation, reliable and doesn't mess with iPlayer - can it do this?
I thought it was the WD ones that messed with iPlayer

iPlayer works fine on mine.
#23
adi2scoops
Am i right in assuming that this will work in my Macbook?

Yes it will as long as you have a newer Macbook which uses a SATA drive interface.
1 Like #24
d_dixon50 - Nov 29, 2010 16:18
Just had a mail from e-buyer as it's been 12 months since I ordered something from them so get free next day delivery on my next purchase, just in time! Cheers OP, ordered for my PS3, and just running out of space on it! Heated.


Same here lol was just wondering what to get when this popped up :D and best thing shud even get it by tomorrow not that there is any hurry!
#25
Spark
adi2scoops
Am i right in assuming that this will work in my Macbook?


Yes it will as long as you have a newer Macbook which uses a SATA drive interface.


Thanks!
#26
Fancy it. but it means losing all the bloody stuff ive installed on my 320gb drive.

Does anybody here know of a way I can stream VLC player from my mac to my PS3 easily?
#27
Spark
dontasciime
loopie
These are much faster than my other 2.5" drives, get a Esata or usb3 case if you can.
Slower than Sony fitted 60 gig HDD in a ps3 though.
Yes, because it's bigger unfortunately.

cache/ buffer differences and maybe rotational speed 5400 on SP (although the momentus 5.400.2 60gb was 5400rpm) Platters employed by samsung on their new range of drives have significantly increased speeds attainable. The ps3 is the bottle neck with this drive if it's true as others have said the drive flies outside the ps3 on usb3 throughput for example. I never got round to testing either of my 640gb before installing to ps3's .
What I did forget to do on both 640 drives was to set both to sata 1.5Gbps mode before installing to ps3.


Edited By: dontasciime on Nov 29, 2010 17:05
1 Like #28
I have installed these drives in PS3s previously (both Fat and Slim) and I have not found any issues with them so far. I did read that it was worthwhile changing to 1.5Gbps mode rather than the default 3Gbps, using Samsung's ES-Tool, but I haven't done so and have not noticed any issues.

I find it weird that people are suggesting things like the XMB 'lagging' and it being slower than a 60GB mode. Firstly the XMB is memory resident, so it should not lag per-se although it could be indexing the contents of your drive if you go to view the media on it (perhaps there's more in the 640GB drive than the old, smaller drive?). As for being slower than the 60GB drive, I find that very hard to believe (spindle speed is the same and the areal density is massively higher), and I would say it's very difficult to actually notice disk performance variation while installed in a PS3, unlike it is in a laptop or desktop PC.
1 Like #29
mwarner
I have installed these drives in PS3s previously (both Fat and Slim) and I have not found any issues with them so far. I did read that it was worthwhile changing to 1.5Gbps mode rather than the default 3Gbps, using Samsung's ES-Tool, but I haven't done so and have not noticed any issues.I find it weird that people are suggesting things like the XMB 'lagging' and it being slower than a 60GB mode. Firstly the XMB is memory resident, so it should not lag per-se although it could be indexing the contents of your drive if you go to view the media on it (perhaps there's more in the 640GB drive than the old, smaller drive?). As for being slower than the 60GB drive, I find that very hard to believe (spindle speed is the same and the areal density is massively higher), and I would say it's very difficult to actually notice disk performance variation while installed in a PS3, unlike it is in a laptop or desktop PC.

install medal of honour Frontlines to a ps3 original hdd then install it to the 640gb it takes far longer to install to the 640gb .... look at how long it sits there before getting to 1% compared to say a momentus 5400.2 60gb drive then see if you can spot the time difference on yours. Tried this with 2 ps3's both original 60gb and both with 640gb upgrades via 2 Sammy m7 bought from same place(last tiem ebuyer had them on cheap) and delivered from same batch.


Edited By: dontasciime on Nov 29, 2010 18:46
#30
The bottleneck will as dontasciime said most likely be with the ps3 though and it's crappy, most likely Linux based, file system.

The lack of ntfs support on the current generation of consoles is a real failure in my opinion.
#31
Spark
The lack of ntfs support on the current generation of consoles is a real failure in my opinion.

NTFS is a proprietary Microsoft file system so don’t expect to see it supported in a Playstation anytime soon.
#32
dontasciime
Spark
dontasciime
loopie
These are much faster than my other 2.5" drives, get a Esata or usb3 case if you can.
Slower than Sony fitted 60 gig HDD in a ps3 though.
Yes, because it's bigger unfortunately.
cache/ buffer differences and maybe rotational speed 5400 on SP (although the momentus 5.400.2 60gb was 5400rpm) Platters employed by samsung on their new range of drives have significantly increased speeds attainable. The ps3 is the bottle neck with this drive if it's true as others have said the drive flies outside the ps3 on usb3 throughput for example. I never got round to testing either of my 640gb before installing to ps3's . What I did forget to do on both 640 drives was to set both to sata 1.5Gbps mode before installing to ps3.

Over gigabit FTP to this drive on a PS3 slim I achieve 42MB/s throughput (using FlashFXP). This is much faster than the supplied 120GB drive which maxed out at 25MB/s. I didn't do any jumper changes.
#33
Agharta
Spark
The lack of ntfs support on the current generation of consoles is a real failure in my opinion.
NTFS is a proprietary Microsoft file system so don’t expect to see it supported in a Playstation anytime soon.

They could license it like a lot of other hardware manufacturers do, hence why devices like the WDTV natively support it, they just choose not to.

What's truly shocking is that the Xbox 360 doesn't even support it either.
#34
GFunk
dontasciime
Spark
dontasciime
loopie
These are much faster than my other 2.5" drives, get a Esata or usb3 case if you can.
Slower than Sony fitted 60 gig HDD in a ps3 though.
Yes, because it's bigger unfortunately.
cache/ buffer differences and maybe rotational speed 5400 on SP (although the momentus 5.400.2 60gb was 5400rpm) Platters employed by samsung on their new range of drives have significantly increased speeds attainable. The ps3 is the bottle neck with this drive if it's true as others have said the drive flies outside the ps3 on usb3 throughput for example. I never got round to testing either of my 640gb before installing to ps3's . What I did forget to do on both 640 drives was to set both to sata 1.5Gbps mode before installing to ps3.
Over gigabit FTP to this drive on a PS3 slim I achieve 42MB/s throughput (using FlashFXP). This is much faster than the supplied 120GB drive which maxed out at 25MB/s. I didn't do any jumper changes.

Fine as your bypassing the internal normal store routines to the drive. Whilst the sammy drives are in my 2 ps3s the normal method of the ps3 to access these drives I/O is slower than the possible CE drives Sony fit/ maximise throughput for. Ftp protocol to a Dev kit ps3 (kind way of saying) might account for the speed increase in the sense its getting past the limitations whilst writing to it whilst the ps3s hardware security/ software routines are in normal use eg for go the scrutiny they normally undergo)

As I said only going by MOH frontline bonus disc content install eg the game it was really slow at installing to the 640gb whilst to the 60 gb it flew and this was the same the next time I tried it on a brand new 640 to replace the 60 it flew on.

Good to know the drive can get to 42 meg a second at least.. obviously the gigalan was the bottleneck there *

Edited By: dontasciime on Nov 30, 2010 12:30
#35
dontasciime
GFunk
dontasciime
Spark
dontasciime
loopie
These are much faster than my other 2.5" drives, get a Esata or usb3 case if you can.
Slower than Sony fitted 60 gig HDD in a ps3 though.
Yes, because it's bigger unfortunately.
cache/ buffer differences and maybe rotational speed 5400 on SP (although the momentus 5.400.2 60gb was 5400rpm) Platters employed by samsung on their new range of drives have significantly increased speeds attainable. The ps3 is the bottle neck with this drive if it's true as others have said the drive flies outside the ps3 on usb3 throughput for example. I never got round to testing either of my 640gb before installing to ps3's . What I did forget to do on both 640 drives was to set both to sata 1.5Gbps mode before installing to ps3.
Over gigabit FTP to this drive on a PS3 slim I achieve 42MB/s throughput (using FlashFXP). This is much faster than the supplied 120GB drive which maxed out at 25MB/s. I didn't do any jumper changes.
Fine as your bypassing the internal normal store routines to the drive. Whilst the sammy drives are in my 2 ps3s the normal method of the ps3 to access these drives I/O is slower than the possible CE drives Sony fit/ maximise throughput for. Ftp protocol to a Dev kit ps3 (kind way of saying) might account for the speed increase in the sense its getting past the limitations whilst writing to it whilst the ps3s hardware security/ software routines are in normal use eg for go the scrutiny they normally undergo)As I said only going by MOH frontline bonus disc content install eg the game it was really slow at installing to the 640gb whilst to the 60 gb it flew and this was the same the next time I tried it on a brand new 640 to replace the 60 it flew on.Good to know the drive can get to 42 meg a second at least.. obviously the gigalan was the bottleneck there *

I agree entirely with you :) I like your 'kind' way of putting it by the way.
#36
The small / speed sacrifice is well worth the price of the storage capacity from 60gb to me though.
#37
Spark
They could license it like a lot of other hardware manufacturers do, hence why devices like the WDTV natively support it, they just choose not to. What's truly shocking is that the Xbox 360 doesn't even support it either.

Good point.

Spark
What's truly shocking is that the Xbox 360 doesn't even support it either.

That is odd!
#38
Expired now unfortunately, now £45.99.
#39
so not all 2.5 inch drives are 9mm then (or to me the size that fitted in my ps3 slim)

so if order any in future i need to make sure its a 9mm drive in its tech specs, and not 12mm

damn, still thanks for the inform
#40
Hiya,

Will this fit into a 09 Macbook Pro?

Thanks

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