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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 (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Tim ATC
  • 12/3/2014 10:40:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDo NOT buy

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: No Pros DO NOT BUY if you care about your data.

Cons: I am a local computer store and have purchased at least 10 of these drives, including one for my own computer. So far 9 have failed within a year. Completely failed, all my customers data lost. The one that has not failed now has two major SMART errors and I will have to RMA it too. The punch in the stomach is although under warranty it costs about $10 to get them replaced with shipping. Not a good deal once you factor in data loss and expense to get a refurbished( ya they send a refurbished drive not another new one) drive.

Other Thoughts: Not a good deal once you factor in data loss and expense to end up with a refurbished( ya they send a refurbished drive when your fails not another new one) drive. Stick with Western Digital. For reference I fix about 2000 computers a year, personally. I own a computer store. If you trust any review trust this one.

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  • GreyBeardNow
  • 12/1/2014 5:28:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsslowest HD I ever had

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: none

Cons: computer is laggy and jerky.... go to system overview and Hard Drive is at 100% all the time and only transfering like 2/mbs. It is terrible. replacing it with Solid state.. can't handle it anymore

Other Thoughts: If you have a lap top with this in it... and you think your computer/internet is slow... replace this hard drive with at SSD and you will thank me

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  • N/A
  • 10/13/2014 2:51:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice HD

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: formatted w/win7 no problem, quiet and fast, great price

Cons: none

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  • Mike
  • 9/14/2014 5:31:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsnice drive

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: Nice drive worked perfectly ran spinrite no bad sectors. I have had good experience with Samsung drive I was little concerned as I believe now owned by Seagate but was very happy so far.

Cons: Only two year warranty that is VERY bad says they expect it not to last. Also only 5400rpm. What happen to 5 year warranties????

Other Thoughts: As always Newegg was great to buy from. Was here very fast.

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  • BUZ
  • 8/14/2014 2:59:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJunk

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: None. DOA

Cons: These are junk. Bought 2 of them and both will not spool up. They are DOA. I want my money back. I bought them for external drives and they don't work.

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  • N/A
  • 8/4/2014 2:10:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWould Purchase Again

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: Easy to install and transfer programs and data from smaller drive to larger Samsung drive. Good Price.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Great transaction and fast shipping by Newegg.

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  • nickname
  • 8/2/2014 7:58:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat harddrive for my old laptop

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: used this harddrive in my old laptop which is running linux and it works well

Cons: none

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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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