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post #1 of 23
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Recently purchased this drive based on recommendations from this site. Bought the 500GB. Well, I guess I got a bad one. Died in less than 3 hours. Was in the process of installing Windows updates when it just quit. When I restarted the computer it would make a grinding noise for a few seconds, then nothing. Couldn't even get the MB to recognize it.

So with a dead HD on a Saturday for a new build for my in-laws, had to go to Best Buy and buy another HD. Well, my dealings with samsung have been short lived. I'll stick with WD from now on.

I'm sure Samsung makes some good drives, but WD has never let me down.

Sorry, Just had to vent a little.
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post #2 of 23
Sucks.. you just got a bad one. It happens.

I have 4 Samsung drives and all are working great for me.
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post #3 of 23
Every HDD manufacturer will have certain amount of defects, and certainly Samsung is not immune. I have been fortunate so far, but I use these HDDs quite often for their price/performance ratio. Not really leaps and bounds better, but certainly good for the price.
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feel sorry for you my samsung is awesome where did you buy it from, packaging makes a difference
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post #5 of 23
For everyone that feels that way about Samsung, there are sure to be just as many about WD.

Sorry your first experience with Sammy went so bad, now you know how I feel about WD.
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post #6 of 23
Another satisfied Samsung customer here. You were just unlucky with a bad one / one damaged in transit.
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post #7 of 23
Don't let one bad experience shatter your image of Samsung. It's happened to me before. I had a horrible time RMAing an EVGA video card for a friend of mine, and we were both fed up with EVGA (we were noobs back then) and made a pact to never buy EVGA again. Little did I know, EVGA is among the best in the industry.

I have many many Samsung products and none of them have ever let me down. Pre-2008ish Samsung products are no good, I agree, but they have come a very long way!
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post #8 of 23
Luck of the draw, I definitely wouldn't get rid of samsung though. I've been using their f3/f4 drives for quite some time and haven't had many problems.

Sorry to hear about your bad experience though
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post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by joelmartinez View Post
feel sorry for you my samsung is awesome where did you buy it from, packaging makes a difference
Bought from newegg. Was actually packaged pretty well. Its an oem drive, so it was enclosed in a plastic clamshell, then wrapped with bubblewrap and taped.
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post #10 of 23
Well personally i have nothing against Samsung ! The are good drives for the money! Im not convinced there are superior to WD . They are cheaper ( WICH PEOPLE SEEM TO THINK MAKES THEM BETTER!!! They are faster on some level,s like doWnload speeds. But they are slower in respect to read write speeds,wich if your using it for your OS is better!
IMO if your using a hdd for your OS use a WD over F3 ! I f its for storage and you want to save money, go with the samsung!

Truth be told this could have happend with any drive ( could have been dropped or dammaged in transit!)
Edited by MIKEVALL - 4/9/11 at 10:31pm
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