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- DescriptionThe Samsung SpinPoint T 500 GB internal hard drive has an enormous storage capacity of 500 GB. This desktop computer internal hard drive supports Serial-ATA II interface and 3.5 HDD form factor. This SATII hard drive has fast rotational speed of 7200 RPM, with Average Latency of 4.17ms and 8.9ms Seek Time, delivering high power performance. Its 16 MB buffer capacity ensures smooth operation of the Samsung SpinPoint T 500 GB SATAII hard drive. This internal hard drive has a fast External Transfer Rate of 300MB/s and a low Internal Transfer Rate of 2400Mbit/s for quick data transfer to the system. The Samsung SpinPoint T 500 GB has low sound output of 29dB for noise-free computing.
- Hard Drive TypeDesktop HDD
- Buffer Size16MB
- Spindle Speed7200 RPM
- InterfaceSAS,SATA II
- DesignationDesktop Computer
- External Data Transfer Rate300 Mbps
- Internal Data Transfer Rate300 Mbit/s
- Form Factor3.5"
- Seek Time8.9 ms
- Average Latency4.17 ms
- Sound Emission29 dB
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- ginagilbertson10 Jul, 2015by
Bit of a Pain. Not Recommended.
I bought the Hard drive, as the power supply on my old Drive had blown up. Apparently it's quite a common problem. I took the power supply off this drive and put it on my old one, to fix it. Then threw the drive in the bin. I've since transferred the data to a more reliable solid state drive. I would not recommend this product, except for spares.
- mannice1220 May, 2013by
Well needed for the pc
this product what i needed for my pc memory problem when i start running out of hard drive space for my stuff on the pc
- jth1969john04 Nov, 2011by
it,s an hard drive it work,s and very quiet
were to begin 1 its a quiet runnung hard drive 2 like most hard drives it,s not a full 500 gb its only 465 gb = 35 gig short . 3 unsure why it says spin point f1 ,it doesnt say that on hard drive it only say,s hd5021j/7200 rpm 500 gb 4 windows vista base score of 4.1 5 i give it a 8/10, mearly because it is a wopping 35 gig short of 500 gig,thats enough to store vista,xp pro or windows 7
- pcsosuk16 Aug, 2010by
The most obvious attraction of the Samsung SpinPoint
The most obvious attraction of the Samsung SpinPoint T series - and especially the HD501LJ model - is that it's great value. Running costs are lower too: though few of us audit every Watt in our system, it's good to know you're using one of the most efficient drives around, consuming just 8.2W when idle. For comparison, Western Digital's comparable 500GB model consumes 8.9W, Seagate's draws 9.3W and Hitachi's is quoted at 9.6W. If you leave your PC or server on all the time, those units start to add up. The SpinPoint T also boasts all the right credentials when it comes to performance: 7,200rpm spindle speed, a 16MB buffer and a competitive seek time of 13.9ms (9.7ms when adjusted for average rotational latency). Seagate claims to undercut this by a millisecond or two, but in actual use we doubt you'd ever notice the difference. This applies especially if you're using Vista, which aggressively caches data to RAM to minimise hard disk access times. In benchmark tests it achieved a read speed of 79.8MB/sec and a write speed of 76.6MB/sec for a single 100MB file - a superb performance that puts it clearly ahead of competing half-terabyte SATA units from Western Digital (77.2MB/sec read, 68.0MB/sec write), Hitachi (75.3MB/sec read, 64.6MB/sec write) and Seagate (58.7MB/sec read, 63.6MB/sec write). It also led the pack when the tests were repeated with a 100MB "real world" collection of smaller files, achieving an overall speed of 28.3MB/sec reading and 12.0MB/sec writing. Like almost all modern drives, the SpinPoint T uses a SATA/300 data interface, with SATA/150 available via a jumper setting. Notably, though, it won't accept power via a standard 4-pin Molex-type plug: its only power socket is of the newer SATA type. Thankfully, the only difference between the two connectors is the physical shape of the plug, and converters only cost a few pounds, so it's easy enough to drive the SpinPoint T from an older power supply. If you're particularly concerned about reliability then Samsung's three-year warranty might bother you - it's on par with what you'd get from Hitachi or Western Digital, but if you were to pay a little more for a Seagate unit you'd get an extra two years' cover. In our experience, though, a drive that survives for anywhere near three years without failing will almost invariably go on to outlive its usefulness, so we can accept a three-year warranty without too much anxiety. Presuming you can do the same, we're happy to recommend the SpinPoint T as an excellent candidate for your next upgrade. Read full review
- multi-2117 May, 2010by
Noisy and Hot, but Does The Trick
I decided to buy this as a data drive as my system drive was getting to just about full, great price, couldnt of wanted better value for money, the samsung spin points have always had a problem with noise but perform brilliantly. Only downsides are that they are like i said noisy and they do get very hot! Apart from that good stuff!
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