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Powerbook Hard Drive Recommendation -- Samsung any good?
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OmniX
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Aug 30, 2005, 01:19 PM
 
I am considering purchasing an 80GB 2.5" Samsung drive for my TiBook -- with 3yr warranty, for $105 from TigerDriect. Does anyone have any thoughts on the matter, or specifically know of any reason why _not_ to get this drive, from this company? Is Samsung a reputable source, when it comes to notebook drives?

btw, here are the specs:
SAMSUNG MP0804H 2.5" NB HDD 80GB Ultra ATA100 5400RPM 12ms 8MB BUFFER ATA-7 INTERFACE

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=1209453

thanks,
ox

ps: apologies that this tread is rather similar to a few others already in these fora; i am however looking for rather specific information, and would appreciate any help.
     
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Aug 30, 2005, 03:19 PM
 
I don't remember the last time I was able to replace a hard drive in any Apple laptops.
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Aug 31, 2005, 07:29 AM
 
replacing the hard drive is pretty easy... samsung is good. i say go for it. and dont look back.

http://www.pbfixit.com/cart/customer/home.php

step by step guide incase you need a bit of help in replacing your HD.
     
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Aug 31, 2005, 07:55 AM
 
I have bought a 3.5 inch Samsung drive (2 years ago) and use it as an external. Although samsung had no reputation concerning harddrives that I was aware of, I am astonished about the performance and the extremely low noise level of my drive.

This might not be true for 2.5 inch drives. I recommend to find a real test in a serious computer magazine. Then you can compare exactly.
     
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Aug 31, 2005, 08:32 AM
 
Seagate > *

5-year warranty on their drives, dead silent. Samsung is a newcomer to the hard drive market.
     
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Aug 31, 2005, 08:34 AM
 
Oh - I would also recommend

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Aug 31, 2005, 11:13 AM
 
Like the poster formerly known as David B., I purchased some Samsung desktop drives about 3 years ago. I got (3) of their 120GB 5400 RPM drives, back when they were a sweet deal at $135. I used them in a PM9500 for a year, and they were awesome. I moved two of them to a Dual 500 G4 tower for another year, and they just purred, both instances in a RAID1 configuration. Not speed demons, but really quiet and They Just Worked®.

If their laptop drives are like their desktop drives, they will be a good, cheap, reliable drive. I say go for it.
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