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Samsung Spinpoint M6 400GB 2.5" Hard Drive SATAII 5400rpm £43.99 + del @ ebuyer
Samsung Spinpoint M6 400GB 2.5" Hard Drive SATAII 5400rpm £43.99 + del @ ebuyer

Samsung Spinpoint M6 400GB 2.5" Hard Drive SATAII 5400rpm £43.99 + del @ ebuyer

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looks like a great price for a 400gb laptop sized drive. may work with ps3 aswell. the WD 320gb @ play is £1 cheaper but 80gb less so this seems good to me. not sure how much delivery is so could somebody please edit that in.
* Formatted capacity : 400GB
* ATA Security Mode Feature Set
* SATA Native Command Queuing Feature
* ATA S.M.A.R.T. Feature Set
* TuMR/PMR head with FOD technology
* Serial ATA 3.0Gbps Interface Support
* Load/Unload Head Technology
* SilentSeek
* NoiseGuard

24 Comments

looks good, ebuyer+samsung. what can possibly go wrong?

Just a quick heads up, I wouldn't chance it in a PS3, I've never seen a SATAII recommended for it.

Great price mind you.

SATA II, would this replace a normal SATA disk in my laptop? I would expect not, right?

sata 2 i thought was 100% backwards compatible with sata

£46.57 when you include postage (5 day supersaver).

If your going to pay post you may as well but a filler item instead - post is free for orders over £49.99. Good price by the way am very tempted!

sata 2 is backwards compatible with sata 1, i dont see an issue with you using this for the ps3

they are backward compatible indeed but practically there has been people that have run into problems so beware. if u have a mobo that supports sata i (capable of 150Mb/s transfer speeds) only then ur new sata ii (capable of 300Mb/s transfer speeds) transfer speed will be limited to sata i. and in a matter of fact u could also use a sata i hdd on a mobo with sata ii support

and last but not least the transfer speeds of 150Mb/s and 300Mb/s in no way mean that a sata ii drive is twice as fast as a sata i drive. current hard drives are not even able to fully utilize the 150Mb/s transfer speed. these numbers are more descriptive of burst speed.

Anyone know what I'd need to get one of these to work in the second bay of a Dell Studio 17 laptop ?
I think I need some kind of caddy and a converter lead to go to the main board. . .

Obviously very hot! Only downside is 5.4k rpm! Anyone managed to fit this to a PS3 working properly? I believe the dimensions can be problematic?

ezak2211;6031711

they are backward compatible indeed but practically there has been people … they are backward compatible indeed but practically there has been people that have run into problems so beware.



Yeah, the PS3 is a bit weird.
I got a WD 320GB about a year ago, & the PS3 wouldn't recognise it about 50% of the time, when I turned it on from standby, requiring a restart. Not good, if trying to use PlayTV. I now use the 320GB on my PC, so it wasn't the drive at fault.

I got a WD 500GB about 2 months ago & has worked perfectly without the problems I had with the 320GB.

It could be that Sony has now fixed the issue in one of their firmware updates, & the problem is now a thing of the past. There were lots of reports of the 80GB PS3 not even recognising the HDD it shipped with, so this problem was probably quite high on Sony's list for a fix.

digsysdinner;6031108

Just a quick heads up, I wouldn't chance it in a PS3, I've never seen a … Just a quick heads up, I wouldn't chance it in a PS3, I've never seen a SATAII recommended for it. Great price mind you.



Thanks Digsy I was wondering about that .

MinerWilly;6031927

Thanks Digsy I was wondering about that .



I've got one of these drives in my PS3 and it works great, no problems at all and it sees all of the space.

Great price.

really tempted by this for the PS3, but seems to be confusion about it. Maybe more research needed on my behalf. hmmmmmmmm

Would this work on a Macbook (White)?

Nickjjjjj;6032433

really tempted by this for the PS3, but seems to be confusion about it. … really tempted by this for the PS3, but seems to be confusion about it. Maybe more research needed on my behalf. hmmmmmmmm



I think most people who are saying there are problems are basing it only on old anecdotal evidence, not on recent personal experience.

With constant firmware updates from Sony, things move on, problems get fixed. At one point, the PSP had problems recognising any 8GB+ memory sticks. Sony eventually fixed this problem. There may have been compatibility problems in the past (I myself had problems), but Sony seems to have fixed it.

It's just like some people still post on boards today that the PS3 can't do DTS-MA based on what they read 3 years ago. This was true 3 years ago, but isn't anymore. As i said, things move on & you can't treat the info you read years ago as still being gospel.

If you're not still not sure, then probably best to wait until Amazon drops their price as you can always return it to Amazon if it doesn't work in your PS3, no probs (not sure about ebuyer).

I agree with hippo, I've read of some issues with early sata chipsets and sata2 but in general they work fine together - there doesn't seem to be any issue with the PS3 nor any recent (within four years) machines. Worth double checking with your machine first but I'd expect it to work fine.

John

Out of stock now.

Why are people upgrading ps3's with 400gig of hd? am i mising something?

like a chip, or softmod?

VashTheStampede;6033449

Why are people upgrading ps3's with 400gig of hd? am i mising … Why are people upgrading ps3's with 400gig of hd? am i mising something?like a chip, or softmod?



Or Play TV or lots of games requiring large installs or using the PS3 as a mult-media machine? ;-)

VashTheStampede;6033449

Why are people upgrading ps3's with 400gig of hd? am i mising … Why are people upgrading ps3's with 400gig of hd? am i mising something?like a chip, or softmod?



Demo's and hard drive installs can take up a fair amount of space and the PS3 has decent multimedia capabilities as well hence it's worth 45 quid or so to massively expand that space.

John

Worth waiting for the 500gb drives to come down to £50, won't be long now.
or 1TB 2.5" drives to come down to £100, which could take somewhat longer methinks, as they've only just come out...
anandtech.com/web…626.

That 1TB drive you linked to is 12.5mm (as opposed to usual 9.5mm) though so won't fit in a lot of equipment that specifically needs 9.5mm.
Pity, as I would love to upgrade to a 1TB in the future:thumbsup:

D_arkTrooper;6033585

Or Play TV or lots of games requiring large installs or using the PS3 as … Or Play TV or lots of games requiring large installs or using the PS3 as a mult-media machine? ;-)



Yeah, that was kind of my point. i stream all my media from my pc. I also dont watch that much tv, so i was wondering how you'd use that space.
also there arnt that many decent games that are out for ps3, that i havent already got for my 360

basically i bought my ps3 for playstation exclusives and games i can get cheaper for ps3 than 360 - which is a rarity

I've been kind of hoping for XBMC to hit either ps3 or 360



(and before anyone calls fanboy ********, i'd be a fanboy of the amiga if anything!)
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