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Samsung 500GB SpinPoint F3 7200rpm 16MB Sata

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HD502HJ

Quicklinx: 6605WS00
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Samsung 500GB SpinPoint F3 7200rpm 16MB Sata
Discontinued

Description

As well as meeting data center requirements for addition storage to meet rising demand and increasing performance needs, the Spinpoint F3 delivers high-performance with lower power for desktop computers and servers.

The Spinpoint F3 utilizes advanced 500GB per platter technology, so that two-platter 1TB capacity is achieved. Increased a real density per platter provides up to a 30 percent higher performance than a three-platter 1TB in the same 3.5" form factor. A reduction in mechanical parts also contributes to enhanced reliability in terms of anti-shock and data failure. Samsung's hard drive utilizes its low noise operation technology SilentSeek and NoiseGuard to achieve a quiet operation system. In addition, the Spinpoint F3 is compliant with the restriction of hazardous substances directive.

Specifications

Summary

Product Description
Samsung SpinPoint F3 Desktop Class HD502HJ - hard drive - 500 GB - SATA 3Gb/s
Type
Hard drive - internal
Capacity
500 GB
Form Factor
3.5" x 1/3H
Interface
SATA 3Gb/s
Data Transfer Rate
300 MBps
Buffer Size
16 MB
Spindle Speed
7200 rpm
Features
NoiseGuard, SilentSeek technology, Native Command Queuing (NCQ), Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR), Rotational Vibration (RV) compensation technology, Flying On Demand (FOD) Technology , S.M.A.R.T.
Dimensions (WxDxH)
10.2 cm x 14.7 cm x 2.6 cm
Weight
475 g
Microsoft Certification
Works with Windows Vista


Detail

General

Device Type
Hard drive - internal
Capacity
500 GB
Form Factor
3.5" x 1/3H
Interface
SATA 3Gb/s
Buffer Size
16 MB
Features
NoiseGuard, SilentSeek technology, Native Command Queuing (NCQ), Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR), Rotational Vibration (RV) compensation technology, Flying On Demand (FOD) Technology , S.M.A.R.T.
Width
10.2 cm
Depth
14.7 cm
Height
2.6 cm
Weight
475 g

Performance

Drive Transfer Rate
300 MBps (external)
Internal Data Rate
250 MBps
Seek Time
8.9 ms (average)
Average Latency
4.17 ms
Spindle Speed
7200 rpm

Reliability

Non-Recoverable Errors
1 per 10^15
Start / Stop Cycles
50,000

Expansion & Connectivity

Interfaces
1 x SATA 3 Gb/s - 7 pin Serial ATA
Compatible Bays
1 x internal - 3.5" x 1/3H

Miscellaneous

Works with Windows Vista
Software and devices that carry the Works with Windows Vista logo have been tested for baseline compatibility with PC's running.
Compliant Standards
RoHS

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
0 °C
Max Operating Temperature
60 °C
Humidity Range Operating
5 - 90%
Shock Tolerance
70 g @ 2ms half-sine pulse (operating) / 300 g @ 2ms half-sine pulse (non-operating)

Customer reviews

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Samsung 500GB SpinPoint F3 7200rpm 16MB Sata
4.0 6
£24.79
Samsung 500GB SpinPoint F3 7200rpm 16MB Sata
AMAZING
Reviewed by . Review Posted 07/10/2011
5 5

a good HDD and fairly quick at transuring data. a must buy

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
High performance and low cost!
Reviewed by . Review Posted 22/12/2009
5 5

I've got six of these running in a new PC, no problems at all so far. They're quiet and fast. I'm using four in a raid 10 configuration, and another two in a raid 1 configuration. It comes quite high up this list: http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/high_end_drives.html

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Previous review in error
Reviewed by . Review Posted 09/11/2009
5 5

The 127 Gb limit is nothing to do with this drive, so the 2 stars is unfair. It's because the reviewer didn't have LBA enabled on his M/B as he would have discovered if he'd googled "127 gb limit" :lol:

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Not detected
Reviewed by . Review Posted 31/12/2009
3 5

I have a Samsung Spinpoint 1614c 160GB in this box working flawlessly. This new drive is not detected by the Bios although I've tried all possible combinations with setting jumpers, disconnecting the other drive making this one the main and only and so on, still not detected. My mobo is an Asus A8V Deluxe and is supposed to be Sata 2. I even upgraded the Bios to v1018 (the last available) because of this drive yesterday and it still is not detected, coming up with an error message "bios does not initialize". The little leaflet in the box warns that this drive may not work with certain older mobos and that a software update from the Samsung website would be the answer, however there is no direct link, and going to the samsunghd.com website it is difficult to find. Also seems it is a Windows only fix they are talking about. All in all not so pleased. I like my old Spinpoint as it is quieter than the four WD I've had and very reliable. This one is going back though- RMA.

  • Overall 3*
  • Ease of use 3*
  • Value for money 3*
 
MISTAKE
Reviewed by . Review Posted 23/10/2009
2 5

This hard drive should have 500 Gb, i recive this HDD and it only have 127Gb. Dont know what's going on . :(

  • Overall 2*
  • Ease of use 2*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Not detected on soft reboot
Reviewed by . Review Posted 24/04/2010
1 5

When I switch off my PC and power on, the PC sees the drive. If I soft reboot, the PC doesn't see it. With a hard reboot, Windows 7 can see the drive and works fine. The PC has three other internal drives (all Samsung drives): SP2504C (250GB), HD501LJ (500GB), HD103SJ (1TB). These three drives work fine. I have tried the following without success: 1. I used Samsung’s drive diagnostic tool, ES Tool, to check the drive and it passed all tests. 2. I unplugged an existing working drive and used its SATA and power cables in the new drive. 3. I unplugged two of my existing drives in case there was a power overload problem. 4. I used different SATA and power cables. 5. I got the drive replaced by the Dabs (same model). 6. I disabled ESCD auto-detection in the BIOS. My motherboard is Abit KN8 Ultra. I'm now having to return the second drive and pick another make. A shame because the Samsung drives have been rock-solid and quiet.

  • Overall 1*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 

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