Pros

  • Low price
  • Fast performance

Cons

  • 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.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.samsung.com/us

The Specs

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

Performance

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