Samsung M7 640GB 2.5 inch SATA II 8MB Cache, 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive OEM - PS3 Compatible £45.92 +Del (free for AVForums, BitTech etc) @ Scan - HotUKDeals
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Manufacturer's Description
The Spinpoint M7 utilizes Samsung's proprietary SilentSeek and NoiseGuard technologies to minimize the noise-level of the mechanical drive operation. The halogen-free drive complies with the European Union's Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) regulations.
Box Contains
Samsung M7 Hard Drive
Product Description
HM321HI HDD 640GB SATA II 8MB 5400rpm 105g

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#1
good price but id advise people to go for a 7200 drive
#2
Ive just bought a new laptop how do i go about getting the operating system on the laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64bit) onto a new harddrive like this one, as it didn't come with any discs?
#3
GQ Man
Ive just bought a new laptop how do i go about getting the operating system on the laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64bit) onto a new harddrive like this one, as it didn't come with any discs?


Pretty easy, actually - buy a USB-SATA adaptor, download Hiren's Boot CD, use the Ghost4Linux app to image your existing drive to this new one, swap the drives over, boot into Windows, load up Disk Management, and use that to expand the size of your partition to the limits of the new drive.
#4
Thanks for disk copy tip
#5
nebno6
good price but id advise people to go for a 7200 drive


Not a good idea in a PS3 and even some laptops, the extra heat from these can cause problems. Not to mention the battery drain in a latop...
#6
This is a very fast drive, fastest 2.5" drive I've ever used and silent as well!
2 Likes #7
nebno6
good price but id advise people to go for a 7200 drive


I wouldn't for a laptop. Lower battery life, more heat, noisier, more fragile, not much faster for most people, especially with modern OSs.

Edited By: snapdragon on Jan 22, 2011 09:41
#8
dxx
GQ Man
Ive just bought a new laptop how do i go about getting the operating system on the laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64bit) onto a new harddrive like this one, as it didn't come with any discs?

Pretty easy, actually - buy a USB-SATA adaptor, download Hiren's Boot CD, use the Ghost4Linux app to image your existing drive to this new one, swap the drives over, boot into Windows, load up Disk Management, and use that to expand the size of your partition to the limits of the new drive.
I posted USB-SATA adapter some time ago Here is the link:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/iomax-usb-2-0-to-sata-ide-adapter-k/814118
#9
I bought 3 of these for that price from Amazon last week.

1 for my PS3
1 for my Macbook
1 for my Dad's PS3

I must say they seem great and the speed is pretty good, You get around 598gb free on the PS3 once you stick it in for some reason though
#10
When carriage is added this comes to £50.71.
At Play.com its £50.59 including postage !
Save £0.12 !
1 Like #11
badnewsbrown
I bought 3 of these for that price from Amazon last week.

1 for my PS3
1 for my Macbook
1 for my Dad's PS3

I must say they seem great and the speed is pretty good, You get around 598gb free on the PS3 once you stick it in for some reason though


Drives manufacturers state capacities where 1GB = 1000MB = 1,000,000KB = 1,000,000,000 bits. So this drive = 640,000,000,000 bits.

Technically OSes treat data as beaning stored in GiB where:
1GiB = 1024MiB
1MiB = 1024KiB
1KiB = 1024bytes


So to determine the drive capacity in windows/any other OS, divide 640,000,000,000 bytes (the capacity of this drive) by 1024 three times and you get:

640,000,000,000/1024 = 625000000
625,000,000/1024 = 610351.5625
610351.5625/1024 =596.04644775390625

Which is the capacity of the drive!

Hope this helps and isn't too confusing, trying to write it down in a way that can be understood is tricky lol!

Phil
#12
PhilGB
badnewsbrown
I bought 3 of these for that price from Amazon last week.1 for my PS31 for my Macbook1 for my Dad's PS3I must say they seem great and the speed is pretty good, You get around 598gb free on the PS3 once you stick it in for some reason though
Drives manufacturers state capacities where 1GB = 1000MB = 1,000,000KB = 1,000,000,000 bits. So this drive = 640,000,000,000 bits.Technically OSes treat data as beaning stored in GiB where:1GiB = 1024MiB1MiB = 1024KiB1KiB = 1024bytesSo to determine the drive capacity in windows/any other OS, divide 640,000,000,000 bytes (the capacity of this drive) by 1024 three times and you get:640,000,000,000/1024 = 625000000625,000,000/1024 = 610351.5625610351.5625/1024 =596.04644775390625Which is the capacity of the drive!Hope this helps and isn't too confusing, trying to write it down in a way that can be understood is tricky lol!Phil

Phil,

Cheers.. i knew there was a reason for it but couldnt work it out!!

Lets be honest 598gb drive on a PS3 is more than enough.. I have filled out 100gb with video files already which is pretty much my whole DVD collection..

Blu-Ray drive and a selection of 110 other films means the PS3 is great now as my front room media hub.

I have about 440gb left total and dont really know what I am going to use it for.. lol
#13
Deltic52
When carriage is added this comes to £50.71.
At Play.com its £50.59 including postage !
Save £0.12 !

So use the free delivery option that the OP posted..

Also if you get it from play, its from a playtrade seller with only 75% positive feedback.. i'd rather use Scan to be honest.
#14
Good price. I bought one of these for my laptop from buyer.

On the front of pc pro this month is a free copy of paragon. Thats a good bit of software for swapping hard drives.
#15
DownHill911
dxx
GQ Man
Ive just bought a new laptop how do i go about getting the operating system on the laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64bit) onto a new harddrive like this one, as it didn't come with any discs?


Pretty easy, actually - buy a USB-SATA adaptor, download Hiren's Boot CD, use the Ghost4Linux app to image your existing drive to this new one, swap the drives over, boot into Windows, load up Disk Management, and use that to expand the size of your partition to the limits of the new drive.

I posted USB-SATA adapter some time ago Here is the link:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/iomax-usb-2-0-to-sata-ide-adapter-k/814118


It's much cheaper to just buy a 2.5" USB Hard Drive enclosure/caddy, can be had for a few pounds on the bay. And as a bonus when your done, you can use your old hard drive in the caddy as portable storage :)
#16
Can this drive be used on the XBox, I heard only WD drives are compatible..
#17
http://community.us.playstation.com/thread/1718391
Better to get a 7200 vs 5400

Install of:


Tony Hawk demo
5400rpm - 4:11.184
7200rpm - 3:32.045
Almost 40 seconds off it's install time. Coming in at a nice 16% increase in speed.


Oblivion
Initial load
5400rpm - 21.355
7200rpm - 19.253
Just over 2 seconds off loading time. Close to 10% increase.



Honestly, from my findings, a 7200rpm does show an increase in performance. Some only a little, some a lot. But every single test the 7200rpm drive beat out the 5400rpm in speed.


5400rpm - 129 degrees or 53.9c
7200rpm - 131 degrees or 55.0c
#18
Any good 7200rpm 2.5" drives anyone could recommend?
suspended#19
Ordered - Macbook upgrade ahoy!
#20
MattDX
Ordered - Macbook upgrade ahoy!


I just did this 20minutes ago... followed this guide..

http://www.ifixit.com/Device/MacBook_Unibody_Model_A1342

the copy of your old drive took 3hrs for my 205gb used space for your info..
suspended#21
badnewsbrown
MattDX
Ordered - Macbook upgrade ahoy!


I just did this 20minutes ago... followed this guide..

http://www.ifixit.com/Device/MacBook_Unibody_Model_A1342


the copy of your old drive took 3hrs for my 205gb used space for your info..


I'm going to do a clean install I think - mine is starting to run a little slow after 3 or 4 OS upgrades!
#22
Running out of Space on my PS3 since started backing up games on HDD.

only have 9GB left from 120GB

heat from me

Thanks
#24
Does anyone know if i upgrade to this drive on a laptop ive bought recently will this affect the warranty?
#25
GQ Man
Does anyone know if i upgrade to this drive on a laptop ive bought recently will this affect the warranty?


I can't say it why it would. RAM and hard disc upgrades shouldn't affect a laptop warranty. In any case, if the laptop was to go wrong you could just take out the new hard disc and put the old one back before calling it in for repair.
suspended#26
Ordered Sat lunchtime, arrived first thing Monday morning - good work Scan!

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