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Item as described and worked upon arrival
IDE hard drives for laptops are a bit hard to find these days, especially if one wants to score one with the exact size of an existing HD for copy-exact HD backup logistics. This eBay purchase of a used Samsung HM160HC was a success. For a reasonable buy-it-now price, this HD went through the HD cloning process without much problem. The only detour I had to take was to make a small jumper to set it in either the slave mode or cable-select mode. Without the jumper, the IDE controller experienced conflicts with the primary boot drive becasue both drives are in master mode.
Good product to keep alive your old Laptop / Notebook (with ATA interface)...
Reliable, quite and (relative) fast. It has ATA type interface (!), so you can only use to ~15 years old Notebooks...
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: jiawen2018
When they don't fail, they work great!
OK, I have to say that this HDD has been a mixed bag for me. I have had to have the original one I bought replaced, and then the brand new, not refurb, replacement just died. Of course, that will also be handled under warranty and replaced, but so far, I am not feeling so confident. Well, like Garp said when the plane crashed into the house, "What are the chances of TWO planes hitting this house?!" All I can hope for is that the errors in the manufacturing process, QC or whatever don't haunt me on the third one. As far as price and performance, I really see no humanly noticable difference between 5400 rpm drives, just as I see no difference between 7200 rpm dirves. Sure Test programs and equipment can tell, but we mortals of flesh and blood cannot notice 3 nano seconds difference, now can we? As for these being the least expensive 160 bg new warranteed HDD for IDE laptops, I have to say that they haven't let me down, until they failed and let me down. In my life, only seagate has yet to send me a drive that has failed. Not that all drive s I buy fail, but all manufacturers drives I have ever have used, Seagate is the only one to have NEVER, EVER let me down. Some other people HAVE had them fail and not Samsung, so, I chose to fight my own personal experience and go with the odds that the 3 new ones I just bought will not fail What are the odds?
Best in class capacity expansion for vintage computers.
This Samsung 160GB drive replaced a Fujitsu 80GB drive in my ancient (vintage 1999) Compaq 1800T laptop as I needed more space. I am extremely pleased! It runs very cool and is nearly silent. ... ... ... Most impressively, the drive shows no degradation in speed across the entire surface of the drive using the HD Tune Pro 4.6 Benchmark test. Note that all this means is that my legacy rig cannot handle the maximum transfer speeds that this drive is capable of delivering. ... ... ... During the 11 years I've been running this Compaq 1800T laptop, I've used drives from Seagate, Fujitsu and now Samsung. If you're looking for a large capacity 2.5" IDE drive for an older rig, IMHO you can't do better in value and performance than this drive.
Not tested - looks good so far. *Update*
Have not tested the product, however it seems good, came as described, and the packaging was very good. Looks like it is factory condition. Very good. Will add more once I have used it. *Update* 10/22/19 - Have used for a few months with an ide to usb 2.0 converter, hooked up to an xbox 360 as a primary hard drive. Works great! Fast download, upload, spin time, and is quiet!
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: xuanwen-2011