New Release:  Samsung 640GB Spinpoint MP4 2.5" 7200RPM 16MB Cache Internal HDD (Standard Height 9.5mm)+3% quidco £47.98+1.50p&p @ BT Shop
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New Release: Samsung 640GB Spinpoint MP4 2.5" 7200RPM 16MB Cache Internal HDD (Standard Height 9.5mm)+3% quidco £47.98+1.50p&p @ BT Shop

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Found 18th Feb 2011Made hot 9th Mar 2011
Brand New Release: Samsung 640GB 2-Platter 2.5'' Drive, 7200RPM, 16MB Cache MP4
*THIS IS NOT A LARGER DESKTOP DRIVE, BUT FOR LAPTOPS* 2.5 INCH.

Hard drive HM640JJ (Notebook / Laptop Drive - PS3 Compatible)
2 Platters, 320GB Per Platter.

Note: this is a faster 7200 rpm drive with larger 16MB Cache.

Price is £47.98 + £1.50 Delivery. (Dabs is more expensive on delivery). Don't forget Quidco Cashback!

Samsung Data Sheet Here:
shop.bt.com/con…pdf

Direct Link: shop.bt.com/pro…tml

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Large cache and high rpm.

£48.73 delivered at scan.co.uk

If you get free delivery (hexus forums, AV forums, etc)

Only thing is it still says pre order

I've had my eye on this hard drive at the BT Shop for the last few weeks and have just taken the plunge and placed my order.

The 320GB drive in my laptop is almost totally full up (to many visits to the Steam sale). As I might have to wave goodbye to my unlimited BT broadband package in the next few months, I thought now might be a good time see if I could attempt put in a bigger drive and then do a massive game download.

Hard drive prices seem to have jumped upwards since Christmas. I know this is partly VAT related but prices at EBuyer and on Amazon for seem to have gone up by more than 2.5%. The BT Shop is one of the few places which doesn't seem to have upped their prices.

I was originallly going to go for the 5400 rpm Samsung 640GB drive at £45.99 but I eventually came to the conclusion that this, the faster 7200 rpm drive with 16GB of cache was worth the extra £4. The HM640JJ gets a decently high benchmark score on PassMark (315 vs 972 for my existing Western Digital drive) so I'm hoping the upgrade will give my lappy a bit more oomph!

I now have to find a cheap caddy for the drive so I can clone my old disk onto the new one before doing the swop out. Fingers crossed!

Would this be compatible with PS3 Slim? Anyone know?

Original Poster

Noodlewod

Would this be compatible with PS3 Slim? Anyone know?



Should be - its a standard height drive. The Price is now cheaper too. Updated.

Fit in a macbook?

Noodlewod

Would this be compatible with PS3 Slim? Anyone know?


It would fit ok, but it would be totally wasteful putting a 7200rpm in there as opposed to 5400rpm.

You are just risking more heat inside your PS3.

poopscoop

Fit in a macbook?



Sure does - stuck one in mine about 3 weeks ago! Soooo much space...

I'm sure I read somewhere that it's better to get a 5400 than a 7200 for a PS3.

I'm pretty sure it's a heat issue .. and the main reason for YLOD on a PS3 is heat related...

toonarmani

I'm sure I read somewhere that it's better to get a 5400 than a 7200 for … I'm sure I read somewhere that it's better to get a 5400 than a 7200 for a PS3.I'm pretty sure it's a heat issue .. and the main reason for YLOD on a PS3 is heat related...


I have read that too, plus I have also saw tests where someone used the most expensive SSD they could get in a PS3 and it saw no real speed increases over a 5400rpm drive so there is no need to go 7200 rpm either.

Go for a cool running 5400rpm, a new 5400 rpm will be much faster, cooler running than the 60/40/80GBs you got bundled all those years ago with the phats.

How do u know the rpm of a hdd if u don't have the box or bought second hand?

CPU-Z

Banned

Will this fit in a dell laptop?

MattDX

Sure does - stuck one in mine about 3 weeks ago! Soooo much space...



Can you comment on how noisy the drive is in your macbook?

ganon

How do u know the rpm of a hdd if u don't have the box or bought second … How do u know the rpm of a hdd if u don't have the box or bought second hand?



It'll tell you on the drive itself. Failing that, look in Device Manager, drop the drive's title into Google, and you'll be able to find out from that.

jaydog692

Will this fit in a dell laptop?



If it's a SATA laptop, yes. If your laptop is less than 3 years old, it is almost certainly SATA. If it is older than that, you will need to check whether it is PATA or SATA.

Adidas Addict

Can you comment on how noisy the drive is in your macbook?



I'll say silent - no clicking or anything. Bear in mind that I use it on my lap - I've never pressed my ear up against it while data access happening!

Lowtrawler

If it's a SATA laptop, yes. If your laptop is less than 3 years old, it … If it's a SATA laptop, yes. If your laptop is less than 3 years old, it is almost certainly SATA. If it is older than that, you will need to check whether it is PATA or SATA.


d'oh good point ill delete my comment above (suppose it would fit in the hole though!)
Edited by: "brilly" 9th Mar 2011

Anthonyuk

It would fit ok, but it would be totally wasteful putting a 7200rpm in … It would fit ok, but it would be totally wasteful putting a 7200rpm in there as opposed to 5400rpm.You are just risking more heat inside your PS3.



Faster loading is wasteful? 7,200 rpm drives can be cooler than most 5,200 rpm drives simply because of better build quality. Ofcourse 7,200 rpm does not guarantee faster loading either.
Edited by: "MRP" 9th Mar 2011

Does anyone know if this has shock guard / free fall sensor built in? Many thanks

Also, I think we can get Quidco on this ---> just realised that was already in the title. Apologies

Edited by: "brokenarrow" 9th Mar 2011

Joe90_guy

Hard drive prices seem to have jumped upwards since Christmas. I know … Hard drive prices seem to have jumped upwards since Christmas. I know this is partly VAT related but prices at EBuyer and on Amazon for seem to have gone up by more than 2.5%.



Oil prices have been creeping up since the beginning of the year...they have shot up dramatically recently with the libyan crisis

Oil prices affect everything we import into the country, due to increased cost of manufacturing, and transportation costs. That and the fact that the UK and US have been printing more money as part of quantitative easing, the £ and $ in our pockets is worth less, makes everything go up in £ and $ terms

Until the middle east settles and oil prices go back down, expect everything to go up in price

MRP

[Faster loading is wasteful? 7,200 rpm drives can be cooler than most … [Faster loading is wasteful? 7,200 rpm drives can be cooler than most 5,200 rpm drives simply because of better build quality. Ofcourse 7,200 rpm does not guarantee faster loading either.


See my other post on why I said this regarding the PS3.

A laptop boot drive I would say go for this definitely.

ideal for a ps3

You need to buy the case top cover separately (see pic its missing a top cover), so voted cold from me

lumsdot

You need to buy the case top cover separately (see pic its missing a top … You need to buy the case top cover separately (see pic its missing a top cover), so voted cold from me



LOL

lumsdot

You need to buy the case top cover separately (see pic its missing a top … You need to buy the case top cover separately (see pic its missing a top cover), so voted cold from me



As original as your zx81 door stop pic

Wouldn't touch BT/Dabs with a bargepole after they cocked up the recent issues in their upgrade process

finlay666

Wouldn't touch BT/Dabs with a bargepole after they cocked up the recent … Wouldn't touch BT/Dabs with a bargepole after they cocked up the recent issues in their upgrade process



What happened?

No dont believe it does, have seen the Toshiba and WD ones that do. The fall sensor costs an additional several dollars per drive.

brokenarrow

Does anyone know if this has shock guard / free fall sensor built in? … Does anyone know if this has shock guard / free fall sensor built in? Many thanksAlso, I think we can get Quidco on this ---> just realised that was already in the title. Apologies

I def want one of these!! Good deal!

Does anyone know what the "Max. 320GB formatted capacity per disk" means? Does this mean that the maximum partition on the drive can be 320gb? So you would therefore have to have 2 partitions i.e. 2 seperate drives appearing on your computer?

I want it to be showing as one hard drive with a capacity of 640GB. Is this possible? Thanks.
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