500gb Samsung hard drive released by OWC!

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  1. 61132 Guest

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  2. a4abt macrumors regular

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    I believe that hard drive only fits the MBP 17", although it is possible to fit it in a 15" MBP.
     
  3. 61132 thread starter Guest

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    Nope, it is 9.5mm which fits the macbook and the 15 inch macbook pro. The previous 500gb Hitachi hard drive was 12mm, thats that one that wouldn't fit
     
  4. a4abt macrumors regular

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    sorry, I thought the only 500gb available was a 12.5mm!
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    That was the Hitachi drive which is 3 platter; the Samsung 500GB is 2 platter, higher density; faster access.

    And I just ordered one :D Need something to buy from the money I got back from that SSD that just broke on me. And it's overnight! Can't wait for the thing to become available!
     
  6. sdsviet macrumors regular

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    man that's so tempting but the price is a little much for me. i was thinking it be in the $250 range since the 5k320 is only like $150 at newegg. maybe i'll just wait til the 7k320 comes out and see how much that is gonna cost.
     
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    Hey - I like that disk case though - is that bus powered no matter if it using FW or USB?
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Yes. As long as it's a 9.5mm drive it can be bus powered; and the this one is.
     
  9. WorldIRC macrumors 6502

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    I'd still be weary the quality of Samsung drives...they just aren't the brand of choice you hear when people mention storage..
     
  10. 61132 thread starter Guest

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    I just installed this drive in my new MBP. Awesome drive! Quiet, cool, and lots of storage. I have seen no noticeable impact on battery life. I have this thing filled up halfway, and it will fill up in no time as I add more movies and TV shows to iTunes. Now just to wait for 1TB drives!
     
  11. e12a macrumors 68000

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    luckily owc doesnt employ warranty seals on their external drives, so you can just put the hard drive back in if it dies. :eek:
     
  12. 61132 thread starter Guest

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    I just bought their kit for upgrading a notebook computer. They ship the drive and enclosure separately in the same box. So no problem with warranty.
     
  13. Ozz.Man macrumors member

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    Really? Thats funny, I was just bragging to someone how Samsung is the only brand of hard drive that has never failed me. I even go out of my way to buy one when I can. I love Samsung drives. Had several that lasted me for years while I had all the other big brands fail me left and right.
     
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    Yea, I've never had problems with any of my Samsung drives. Not to mention that Samsung is the ONLY manufacturer that currently offers 500gb in a 9.5mm form factor.
     
  15. sk47 macrumors member

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    This drive is amazing. I got one, and it's much better than any Hitachi/Seagate HD that I've gotten before.

    HIGHLY recommended
     
  16. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If the HDD dies, you send it back to Samsung who offers the warranty, not OWC.
     

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