Samsung SpinPoint HD501LJ 500GB SATAII Hard Drive 16MB Cache £51.99 posted - HotUKDeals
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I think this is probably the cheapest this harddrive has ever been at ebuyer

here are the Specifications:

Product Description Samsung SpinPoint T166 HD501LJ - hard drive - 500 GB - SATA-300
Type Hard drive - internal
Form Factor 3.5" x 1/3H
Dimensions (WxDxH) 10.2 cm x 14.6 cm x 2.5 cm
Weight 0.64 kg
Capacity 500 GB
Interface Type Serial ATA-300
Data Transfer Rate 300 MBps
Average Seek Time 8.9 ms
Spindle Speed 7200 rpm
Buffer Size 16 MB

theres a video review on ebuyer also

This drive received a Premium Award from Custom PC Magazine this month, Tim.
- timothyw9
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#1
Looks a good deal to me . Have some heat.
#2
Same at Scan.
It's a good price but don't like ebuyer.

Has this been posted several times before.
#3
ThunderBolt
Same at Scan.
It's a good price but don't like ebuyer.

Has this been posted several times before.


I think it was posted a while back at £56.99 but i cant remember it being posted this cheap. I prefer ebuyer over scan as they collect all returns should the item become faulty meaning you dont have to post items to them and so save on postage which is convenient
#4
djmooney786
I think it was posted a while back at £56.99 but i cant remember it being posted this cheap. I prefer ebuyer over scan as they collect all returns should the item become faulty meaning you dont have to post items to them and so save on postage which is convenient


I posted it at £51.99 at overclock.co.uk in the ebuyer £56.99 thread.

Jus' sayin'.
#5
500gb drives are around the £50 mark
750gb drives are around the £75 mark

...................as they have been for yonks

hardly ground-breaking stuff is it
#6
robbodobbo
500gb drives are around the £50 mark
750gb drives are around the £75 mark

...................as they have been for yonks

hardly ground-breaking stuff is it


Maybe normal price for bog standard drives, but I'd rate the quality of these much higher.
Reliable, quiet, good tranfer speeds. Head and shoulders above WD, Maxtor and seagate.

These are well worth the money.
#7
Are these PS3 friendly?
#8
no, they will bite your PS3 like rabid dogs

(you'll need a 2.5" drive for a PS3 - aka laptop hard drives)
#9
Got one last week from eBuyer at a couple of quid more. The drive will come with just 4 mounting screws and basic fitting leaflet. So if you need a SATA data cable (and a SATA power adapter ?) order it with the Samsung!

The drive is VERY quiet but if you are using for a PVR you will probably want it to be as quiet as possible, and you'll want to manage the drive's Acoustic Management etc you need to visit the Samsung website and download the free ES-TOOL (creates a bootable floppy).

If you are planning to use the Samsung to replace your Windows boot disk (as I was in friend's PC) I was able to use the free Maxtor MaxBlast tool to 'Clone' the existing boot disk to the Samsung. Whether that worked because the existing drive was an old 12GB Maxtor or not I don't know but it worked perfectly.
#10
The recent 750GB drives for around the £65 are even better value.
#11
djmooney786
I think it was posted a while back at £56.99 but i cant remember it being posted this cheap. I prefer ebuyer over scan as they collect all returns should the item become faulty meaning you dont have to post items to them and so save on postage which is convenient


If you post the item yourself you receive a refund for the cost of doing so (as long as it is no more than £5). So, for light-ish items (like the optical drive I just returned), no collection is fine. Also, waiting in all day for a collection is not possible in everyone's case, and having a bloke drive to your house to collect a small item seems a bit bizarre (*cough* C02 *cough*).

Voted hot. Though the higher capacity drives cost the same or a little less per GB.
#12
i could do with a new one come to think of it, blased 250gig off in a couple of months :(
#13
PoisonJam
The recent 750GB drives for around the £65 are even better value.


Could you direct me to one of these. I thought I'd spotted the first 750GB drive under £75 last night here:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/166241/750gb-samsung-hd753lj-spinpoint-hdd

But I'd love to know where to get them cheaper :)
#14
Nice one
#15
think there is a lot of **** spinning going on here with prices. THis is the cheapest and best drive ive seen so dont know why people are complaining. Heat and rep added, i bought one

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