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SAMSUNG Spinpoint M8 ST500LM012(HN-M500MBB) 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • SATA interface
  • 2.5-inch form factor
  • Thickness 9.5mm
  • 5400 RPM spin speed
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Wings on your mobile! Samsung’s Spinpoint M8 series employs advanced format technology (AFT) that raises the data storage density per unit area, enabling efficient and convenient data storage. It operates on a high-performance 3 gigabits per second SATA interface, provides an eight megabyte buffer memory and incorporates EcoSeek and NoiseGuard features for minimal noise levels. A redesign of the overall structure ensures enhanced shock resistance to protect the disc from physical fracture and data loss. Fast and reliable with a 5400rpm spin speed and 8MB buffer, Samsung’s Spinpoint M8 series is the perfect choice for use in mobile computing applications such as notebooks.

  • newegg High Performance Combining SATA 3Gbps with Native Command Queuing, generous high speed cache and large capacity, the Samsung Spinpoint M8 series hard drive delivers solid performance to meet the most demanding applications.
  • newegg Optimized Acoustics Featuring advanced SilentSeek technology and NoiseGuard, the Samsung Spinpoint M8 series drive helps create an almost silent work space and keep your mind in peace.

Wings on your mobile! Samsung’s Spinpoint M8 series employs advanced format technology (AFT) that raises the data storage density per unit area, enabling efficient and convenient data storage. It operates on a high-performance 3 gigabits per second SATA interface, provides an eight megabyte buffer memory and incorporates EcoSeek and NoiseGuard features for minimal noise levels. A redesign of the overall structure ensures enhanced shock resistance to protect the disc from physical fracture and data loss. Fast and reliable with a 5400rpm spin speed and 8MB buffer, Samsung’s Spinpoint M8 series is the perfect choice for use in mobile computing applications such as notebooks.

  • newegg High Performance Combining SATA 3Gbps with Native Command Queuing, generous high speed cache and large capacity, the Samsung Spinpoint M8 series hard drive delivers solid performance to meet the most demanding applications.
  • newegg Optimized Acoustics Featuring advanced SilentSeek technology and NoiseGuard, the Samsung Spinpoint M8 series drive helps create an almost silent work space and keep your mind in peace.


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  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • PHubb
  • 7/28/2014 1:42:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsstill solid dependable after 3 years

This review is from: SAMSUNG Spinpoint M8 ST500LM012(HN-M500MBB) 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I've owned this drive (HN-M500MBB) for three years and it still goes strong. I'm writing this review on a laptop with this installed as the OS drive.
The only caveat: IS THE QUALITY still the same after Seagate took over Samsung HDD? I just ordered a couple more of these so I guess I'm going to find out.
I used this a data drive in an external enclosure for 3 years and have now installed it as the system (OS) drive (clean install) in a laptop I recently bought for my wife. It still works and even though it's only 2nd generation SATA (3Gbs), it's fine for older hardware and laptops.

Cons: not really any I can think of.

Other Thoughts: For those who are using new hard drives to replace/upgrade system (OS) drives, I recommend NOT bothering with the included OEM software. There are two excellent FREE products that I have used to migrate a working OS to another hard drive. 1st: Macrium Reflect - a terrific FREE software for imaging and disk copying. It includes making bootable (UEFI and MBR) sticks/CD/DVDs with Windows PE for easy restore operations.
2nd: EaseUS Partition Master has a feature called 'migrate OS to HDD/SSD' which works great. Simple, easy, no hassle way to switch out your OS hard drive without loosing programs or data - it just works! First clean up the old drive with Windows disk cleanup, disable/delete hibernate, and either image or migrate to the new drive. No need to loose programs, files, settings, etc. The new drive will boot right away and your OS, programs, and files will all be there on the new drive! No need to do a fresh install (unless you want to) and risk loosing Windows activation.

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  • matt83
  • 7/12/2014 4:46:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsdecent price on sale

This review is from: SAMSUNG Spinpoint M8 ST500LM012(HN-M500MBB) 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I've had it about 4 months and it's working fine. The on-sale price with code is the most inexpensive option you'll find for a replacement 500gb drive....$45.

Cons: The DiscWizard software is junk. It will only work in a tight set of parameters. Forget about any help from support concerning the software. Support had me going in circles with conflicting advice from different techs.

Other Thoughts: I bought this drive to replace an older drive in a laptop. I chose the Samsung because Seagate includes the transfer software DiscWizard, which is a version of Acronis. Long story kinda short, it is a mess. You cannot transfer to new drive on a laptop because it does not recognize the new drive through a USB port. Seagate's solution? Do some drive juggling. It still would not work. After a few days of this nonsense, I did a fresh OS install and copied the old drive to a folder to sort through as I have time.

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  • Anthony Dragone
  • 7/1/2014 2:06:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect replacement part

This review is from: SAMSUNG Spinpoint M8 ST500LM012(HN-M500MBB) 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Well, it's a hard drive that i got for a laptop repair. It was a easy replacement and fit perfectly (I knew it would prior, but still. Glad it worked). I put it in, re-installed the OS and it worked like a charm.

Cons: The price. I could of probably gotten a better hard drive for the same price, but because it was a repair, I wanted to get the exact part for reassuring reasons.

Other Thoughts: This isn't a very helpful review, and I apologize. I only actually worked with the hard-drive for a day, but it's been several months and I haven't heard any complaints from my client. So all is good.

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  • john
  • 5/20/2014 5:40:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood deal

This review is from: SAMSUNG Spinpoint M8 ST500LM012(HN-M500MBB) 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Good buy just buy it

Cons: Good buy just buy it

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  • N/A
  • 3/28/2014 8:25:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPS3 HDD replacement

This review is from: SAMSUNG Spinpoint M8 ST500LM012(HN-M500MBB) 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Works flawlessly as a ps3 hard drive replacement! Showing 412GB of free space after format and re-installing system firmware.

Cons: none so far.

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  • Chad
  • 3/24/2014 10:30:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive for laptop replacement

This review is from: SAMSUNG Spinpoint M8 ST500LM012(HN-M500MBB) 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: - Great Price

- Expected transfer speeds

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Purchased this to replace a dead hard drive in a client's machine and it worked great. The client wanted 500 GB's but didn't want to speed over $60 and this drive was a perfect match.

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  • N/A
  • 1/15/2014 8:02:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks

This review is from: SAMSUNG Spinpoint M8 ST500LM012(HN-M500MBB) 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Exactly as advertised. Has been quiet and reliable. Price was also very good.

Cons: Wasn't 1TB for the same price.

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  • N/A
  • 12/19/2013 8:37:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHard Drive Replacement

This review is from: SAMSUNG Spinpoint M8 ST500LM012(HN-M500MBB) 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Package arrived quickly though ground shipping. Product was pofessionaly wrapped and protected (cold and wet in this area.) Hard Drive has worked flawlessly since it was installed.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Greatly appreciate parts that work upon install!!

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  • N/A
  • 12/10/2013 9:48:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsDied quickly

This review is from: SAMSUNG Spinpoint M8 ST500LM012(HN-M500MBB) 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: We were planning to put this drive in a customer machine. It died before we prepared the image. It died within 3 hours of its first use.

Cons: We were planning to put this drive in a customer machine. It died before we prepared the image. It died within 3 hours of its first use.

Other Thoughts: We were planning to put this drive in a customer machine. It died before we prepared the image. It died within 3 hours of its first use.

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  • Homsi
  • 11/25/2013 7:06:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent OEM Replacement

This review is from: SAMSUNG Spinpoint M8 ST500LM012(HN-M500MBB) 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Perfect replacement for OEM laptop drives that go bad.
Easy install. Quick response times. Low heat output. Very quiet.
Withstands certain motions effortlessly, although, I don't suggest you abuse the drive. All mechanical hard drives are susceptible to failure from impact.

Cons: None.

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