• Low price
  • Fast performance


  • No included software

At A Glance

Among the 500GB competitors, Samsung's model performed the best and cost the least.

Manufacturer’s Description

To store and play back a limitless amount of digital media content on the web, you need a drive that provides fast and reliable data transmission. From movies to music, SAMSUNG SpinPoint drive answers all your AV needs with a drive that is so quiet, YOU WON'T EVEN KNOW IT IS THERE.

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The Specs

Part Number HD501LJ
Inventory Number 25700
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces SATA-300
Serial ATA SATA-300
Buffer Size 16.0 MB
Installation Kit Hardware
  • power cable
  • SATA data cable
  • four mounting screws
  • jumper


PC World Test Center
Interface tested SATA-300
Primary Volume - Virus Scan 58.99
Internal Write - Files and Folders 118.72
Internal Read - Ahead Nero Burning 362.0
Primary Volume - Windows File Search 161.68
Internal Read - WinZip 347.0
Test Version 2.0
Internal Write - Large File 89.53
Internal Read - ACDSee 528.0

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