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Im a big fan of these hard drives (HD501LJ), quieter and faster than the competition IMHO. The guys over at http://www.buildyourown.org.uk/forums/ also to recommend them.

PRODUCT FEATURES:

Serial ATA 3.0Gbps Interface Support;
SATA Native Command Queuing Feature set;
Device Initiated SATA Power Management;
Staggered Spin-up Support;
High Speed Dual Digital Signal Processor (DSP) Based Architecture;
ATA S.M.A.R.T. Compliant;
ATA Automatic Acoustic Management Feature Set;
ATA 48-bit Address Feature Set;
ATA Streaming Feature Set;
ATA Device Configuration Overlay Feature Set;
NoiseGuard;
SilentSeek.

£52.27 delivered. Theyve been out of stock for quite a while so thought it was worth posting!

Info here - http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/detail/detail.do?group=computersperipherals&type=harddiskdrives&subtype=spinpointtseries&model_cd=HD501LJ
- russ
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#1
Unbelievable! I just literally purchased one of these myself a few minutes ago from Ebuyer with Google Checkout! Well worth it, saving at least £10-£15 off normal price (possibly more from some vendors).

By all accounts these are great drives, silent and cool. Recommended!
#2
have had 2 of these drives for a few months now, really good drives...
#3
I used to be a die hard Western Digital fan, I always paid more for their drives, but reading up on it, all the reviews seem to say this is head and shoulders above the rest. Glad people are voting it hot, thanks!

Bear in mind this is OEM so you dont get screws or cables etc, but who needs a giant retail box anyway!
#4
I've had this drive for a good 6 months - paid £65 new when I got it (glad to see it's not too much cheaper), but can vouch that it is uber quiet. Be warned though, when used in conjunction with other drives (and not secured well) you *can* suffer funny resonation between drives. Rare and annoying!
#5
Hi,

Off topic I know but,

Does anyone know where I can get files retrieved from my dead IBM Deskstar (Deathstar) HD for not too much cost?
#6
Good price - people might want to consider this Western Digital drive as an alternative as it's the same price and outperforms the Samsung in benchmarks:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/124228
#7
rizla01
Hi,

Off topic I know but,

Does anyone know where I can get files retrieved from my dead IBM Deskstar (Deathstar) HD for not too much cost?


I subscribe to PCPro and I'd seen an advert for a similiar service in one of their prior issues, I'll try and find it for you...
#8
Currently have a 250gb saumsung SATA, really loud and has put me off samsungs. Is this any different................?
#9
Is the google checkout discount meant to show up somewhere before you place the order?
#10
kobirulali
Currently have a 250gb saumsung SATA, really loud and has put me off samsungs. Is this any different................?


Could be:

1) Drive fault
2) Sample variation
3) Bad mounting. Samsungs tend to vibrate more than others hence requiring soft mounting.
4) Noise source coming from elsewhere

Noise is very subjective, what drive noises are you hearing?

1) Drive seeks resonating with case
2) Drive motor resonating with case
3) Idle whine
4) Irregular high frequency noise

Have a read up on [url]www.silentpcreview.com[/url] for tips.
#11
kobirulali
Currently have a 250gb saumsung SATA, really loud and has put me off samsungs. Is this any different................?


Definitely send it back via RMA. I have the 250Gb and my PC was built with silence in mind - passive heatsinks etc. You cant heat the Samsung drive at all! Id send it back asap, and backup if you have important data on it.

Mine has been flawless, fast and quiet. :thumbsup:
#12
Kai
Is the google checkout discount meant to show up somewhere before you place the order?


It shows up as a discount once youve registered with Google Checkout and confirmed your account. It will show on the screen -£10 before you confirm your order.
#13
guv

Not voted - but have to question the google checkout postings that have reappeared but now unusable.

I see your point but if you have another email address and debit/credit card you can use GC more than once ;) Of course this isnt the spirit in which the offer was intended...
#14
guv
Youve missed the point!

You can only use google checkout once. OK, it gives you £10 off - but it would for any item you buy. If it was a cheap deal to start with, then fair enough - but its a pretty standard price now - so not sure of the logic of posting this particular item.

Not knocking the drive though - as you'd have seen above.

Oh okay - I was just saying you can use it more than once if you set up more than one Google account. Yep it is a normal price for eBuyer but with free delivery it makes it more appealing than say Scan who want £8 to post it! GC ends on Monday so I posted it so people could take advantage of it.


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#15
just the job, thanks
#16
[SIZE=2]Will I be able to use this as an external drive if I put it in an enclosure? My Maxtor drive packed in last night (again) and I need to find something that I can replace it with.[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]Cheers[/SIZE]
#17
Paid with google checkout, did not see the discount. It was a new account (and this was first transaction). Did i need to enter a code of some kind?
#18
jjmillet
Paid with google checkout, did not see the discount. It was a new account (and this was first transaction). Did i need to enter a code of some kind?


No, it should have automatically taken it off before you confirmed the order. Call ebuyer and explain, have you used Google Checkout before? If so was it a new card and account with a new email address?
#19
mickyd67
[SIZE=2]Will I be able to use this as an external drive if I put it in an enclosure? My Maxtor drive packed in last night (again) and I need to find something that I can replace it with.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]Cheers[/SIZE]

Yes it can be used but it connects via SATA not IDE so check your enclosure supports that. This might be a better option for you - http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=109490
#20
charlie12
Could be:

1) Drive fault
2) Sample variation
3) Bad mounting. Samsungs tend to vibrate more than others hence requiring soft mounting.
4) Noise source coming from elsewhere

Noise is very subjective, what drive noises are you hearing?

1) Drive seeks resonating with case
2) Drive motor resonating with case
3) Idle whine
4) Irregular high frequency noise

Have a read up on [url]www.silentpcreview.com[/url] for tips.



Cheers for that info charlie 12 andr russ. It's actually what came in my Dell E520 the one MikeT pit on ages ago that thats is about 2000 degrees (£329). I checked up the model number and ebuyer used to sell it, now they don't anymore. Anyway it makes all "crunchy" noises when reading the hard drive, most evidently up on startup, and when unzipping large rar files. Not sure if it's to do with the head writing, cos copying contents from a DVD is usually fine, as is when completely idle. Will consider contacting Dell if you lot think it might be a faulty drive, i just thought to myself that it's just becasue it's a samsung (who might be new to making hard drives) they might not be as good as WD or Seagate (although thier recent move to producinng in China has changed my view on them!)
#21
I've 50 of these drives, they're just superb. The WD AAKS are slightly quicker but these are much quieter and I've never had any reliaiblity problems with Samsung drives.
#22
so what's so good about these spinpoints then, been seeing a lot of people going on about them but nobody really says why - are they faster sustained, bigger buffer, higher rpm, longer warranty, quieter or what?

the wd5000aaks or seagate 7200.10 can be got for this money, and the 7200.11 is head and shoulders above the rest (although you pay for it).
#23
alchemistkevin
I subscribe to PCPro and I'd seen an advert for a similiar service in one of their prior issues, I'll try and find it for you...


Thanks for doin that Kevin.
#24
i have this also (all my drives are samsung heh) these are quiet, fast and dont get hot as much as drives such as Maxtor... these are top hdd's BUY THEM NOW! ;)
#25
Just ordered one thanks
#26
£12.95 delivery to northern ireland ....aghhhhhhhh i rreally wanted one of these as well
#27
CustomPC Mag did a hard disk roundup review on them a while back and they highly rate these drives, part of there top hardware choice.

They quoted "Samsung's 500Gb hard disk features high performance and low noise levels. As each of the three platters provides 166Gb of storage, the drive has a high areal density; this, plus its 16Mb buffer, makes it very quick. It loaded Far Cry in less time than the expensive 10,000rpm Westerern Digial Raptor X and proved very fast in - Paint Shop Pro. It's also cheap for 500Gb drive. Overall it's a bargin." In reference to bargain, they review this drive when it cost £67.90 inc VAT so at this price ... much more of a bargin!

Voted Hot.
#28
I am researching to build my own pc. These HD's are shortlisted with the Western Digital Raptor X (if i use a see through case design).

Thing is i can't see myself using more than 500GB disk space. So it really worth getting two of these to use in a RAID set up or just one of these? Or one of these and a Raptor X in a RAID set up (if possible) if i do go for a clear case.

PLEASE help. Not really clued up with RAID benifits and if would benifit my situation.
#29
flashpanther
I am researching to build my own pc. These HD's are shortlisted with the Western Digital Raptor X (if i use a see through case design).

Thing is i can't see myself using more than 500GB disk space. So it really worth getting two of these to use in a RAID set up or just one of these? Or one of these and a Raptor X in a RAID set up (if possible) if i do go for a clear case.

PLEASE help. Not really clued up with RAID benifits and if would benifit my situation.

I strongly recommend you have a good read of these forums, they should answer all your questions, I found them really helpful when building my last PC.

http://www.buildyourown.org.uk/forums/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=33
#30
thanks Russ!
#31
No probs they have some great example rigs here - http://www.buildyourown.org.uk/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=28033
#32
russ
No probs they have some great example rigs here - http://www.buildyourown.org.uk/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=28033


they do seem to like to play on tight budgets with regular poster comments like 'this will do', 'don't need that', & suggesting cheap DDR2. I got told 'Do you really need that 24" LCD' (what the... ). Also they seem to have commercial links with Corsairs, Samsung & Asus LOL

It's an imformative site though so will use there advice with a pinch of salt alongside other forums I find. thanks again Russ :thumbsup:
#33
flashpanther
they do seem to like to play on tight budgets with regular poster comments like 'this will do', 'don't need that', & suggesting cheap DDR2. I got told 'Do you really need that 24" LCD' (what the... ). Also they seem to have commercial links with Corsairs, Samsung & Asus LOL

It's an imformative site though so will use there advice with a pinch of salt alongside other forums I find. thanks again Russ :thumbsup:

Yeah I know what youre saying but I have to agree with most of the comments. A friend of mine built a PC and insisted on getting Vista Ultimate, but there really is absolutley no point in paying the extra £50-£60 for Ultimate over Home Premium. He could have spent that £60 on better RAM or a quad core processor. Thats just one example. Usually theyre responding to people who have said "Im spending £50 on a graphics card and £400 on a monitor" and they will say "well why not spend less on the monitor and more on the graphics" which again is common sense. :)
#34
I did mention this offer in the google thread previously to save numerous threads on what could be had if the google promotion was used
#35
A-n-d-y
I did mention this offer in the google thread previously to save numerous threads on what could be had if the google promotion was used


Sorry Andy I didnt see your thread, I just ordered this on eBuyer and thought it was a good deal so posted it.
#36
russ
Yeah I know what youre saying but I have to agree with most of the comments. A friend of mine built a PC and insisted on getting Vista Ultimate, but there really is absolutley no point in paying the extra £50-£60 for Ultimate over Home Premium. He could have spent that £60 on better RAM or a quad core processor. Thats just one example. Usually theyre responding to people who have said "Im spending £50 on a graphics card and £400 on a monitor" and they will say "well why not spend less on the monitor and more on the graphics" which again is common sense. :)


Depends on circumstances.

Windows Ultimate Extras interest me. Will need more research before deciding.

Also a £50 graphics card and £400 monitor would very much suit a pure Photoshop PC user :)

So... as said... Depends on circumstances. Can't say "absolutley no point in paying the extra... for". Better to say what you get for the extra so people can work out for them selves if really worth the extra IMO. But Buildyourown.org seem intend in getting cheapest PC that will do the job. I'm after the best spec PC and nicest looking set-up with alittle modding and watercooling. See throu case or brushed alluminium case. Blue UV lighting. A machine that I can see where the money went. Not a budget PC with cheap components that are over a year old! :giggle:
#37
No worries it is a good deal so suppose it does deserve a thread of its own :)

I got mine next day was surprised it come that quick

Dont forget google offer with ebuyer ends 5th November at 5pm , so get this now if you want one.
#38
flashpanther
Depends on circumstances.

Windows Ultimate Extras interest me. Will need more research before deciding.

Also a £50 graphics card and £400 monitor would very much suit a pure Photoshop PC user :)

So... as said... Depends on circumstances. Can't say "absolutley no point in paying the extra... for". Better to say what you get for the extra so people can work out for them selves if really worth the extra IMO. But Buildyourown.org seem intend in getting cheapest PC that will do the job. I'm after the best spec PC and nicest looking set-up with alittle modding and watercooling. See throu case or brushed alluminium case. Blue UV lighting. A machine that I can see where the money went. Not a budget PC with cheap components that are over a year old! :giggle:

I think we're gonna just have to agree to disagree. Photoshop is very resource hungry application and a faster GPU with a decent 22" would be a better choice IMHO. Of course it wont suit everyone, thats why its just advice on the forum, people will buy what they want at the end of the day.

In regard to components being over a year old - the E6300 was released on 27th July 2006, and Id be happy with that or its 6320 equivalent, thats 18 months old. The price when it first came out would have been £400+ but now can be had for £100. If you want the very latest spec and are happy to have that amount of depriciation within the first few months, youve got more money than me! When it comes to building PCs its not just about having components that will "last" as opposed to cheap stuff (they always advise people on byo not to buy cheap ram for example, instead get the Corsair stuff or Geil/Crucial etc) its also about buying at the best cost to performance ratio. Why pay £400+ for a processor that will be £100 in a year and still more than capable of achieving excellent results.

As I say I suppose if you have a £3000 budget go for it, but I would personally rather put that money to better use, but Im not rolling in money so i would say that!

Also if you can tell me over five things that youd REALLY use with Ultimate over Home Premium and justify £60, ill eat my words on that one! ;)





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#39
russ
I think we're gonna just have to agree to disagree. Photoshop is very resource hungry application and a faster GPU with a decent 22" would be a better choice IMHO. Of course it wont suit everyone, thats why its just advice on the forum, people will buy what they want at the end of the day.

In regard to components being over a year old - the E6300 was released on 27th July 2006, and Id be happy with that or its 6320 equivalent, thats 18 months old. The price when it first came out would have been £400+ but now can be had for £100. If you want the very latest spec and are happy to have that amount of depriciation within the first few months, youve got more money than me! When it comes to building PCs its not just about having components that will "last" as opposed to cheap stuff (they always advise people on byo not to buy cheap ram for example, instead get the Corsair stuff or Geil/Crucial etc) its also about buying at the best cost to performance ratio. Why pay £400+ for a processor that will be £100 in a year and still more than capable of achieving excellent results.

As I say I suppose if you have a £3000 budget go for it, but I would personally rather put that money to better use, but Im not rolling in money so i would say that!

Also if you can tell me over five things that youd REALLY use with Ultimate over Home Premium and justify £60, ill eat my words on that one! ;)





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I'm a graphic designer and use Photoshop every single day of the year :giggle: 24" monitor and cheap graphics card is better option mate. Not taking 3d graphics in photoshop :whistling: Bigger screen then more room for tool panels and see image quality of work at higher res.

I have a good budget. But I am not gonna go daft. Quad Core 6600 Go chip is best for me as around £160 and overclockable to excess of 3.6 Ghz with proper cooling set-up.

Ulimate Vista justification will take more research on my part. Depends on the Ultimate Extras development that was some what reported to be lacking in the summer.

Bottom line is Pc specs depend on budget and it's intended use. I have a good size budget but not gonna go silly with DDR3 etc at mo. But at same time I ain't gonna scimp and save on stuff like a E6300 or small LCD etc which will soon need upgrading before I've even finished the build. Consider this... even all the current generation GPU's out there can not handle Crysis PC game on full resolution and Very highest settings on a 24" LCD.
#40
Yeah I take your point. Its just personally I wouldnt pair a Q6600 with a cheap (less than £100 GPU.) as it just doesnt make that much sense, that said youre quite right if no 3D work such as Maya or games are going to be used its not as important.

My main issue is that a 24" decent monitor ie Dell Ultrasharp is £695 whereas a 27" is £734. Whereas a 20" version is £237, so for average people with an average budget recommending a 24" monitor and cheaper components isnt really good advice IMHO. Thats just my take on it, but I do understand where youre coming from.

People should remember this deal ends on Monday so if youre thinking about it, or any other GC option, make youre mind up before then!

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