All PCBs have been tested before shipping; 4. I am extremely pleased! Well I wanted to upgrade my laptop and I wanted to only upgrade to the fastest parts. We will ship randomly. The one which tomshardware tested has a much lower score because the drive they tested was the gb rpm drive by samsung based on two 80 gb platters, not one gb platter as is mine.

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Last edited by a moderator: I am sure if I get a new smart bay battery I could get over 6. The smart bay battery is a Lithium Polymer, which has started to show signs of age. Trending Price New.

Item as described and worked upon arrival IDE hard drives for laptops are a bit hard to find these days, especially if one wants to score zamsung with the exact size of an existing HD for copy-exact HD backup logistics.

Automatic Acoustic Management feature allows the host to select an acoustic management level. It would be very interesting if you could time some Windows XP boots with boottimer.

Samsung HM160HC

Hard Drive Laptop Female to 44pin 2. Furthermore, the hard disk offers quick read-and-write functionality thanks to the integrated spin speed of RPM.

Of course, that will also be handled under warranty and replaced, but so far, I am not feeling so confident. Wild Turkey Dec 28, at 2: With the new Samsung drive the battery life is just over 4 hrs and 50 minutes, just shy of 5hrs.


Samsung Spinpoint M5 160GB Internal 5400RPM 2.5″ (HM160HC) HDD

Update Unrecognized Zip Code. With no other actual proof of this drive being as fast as John believed, I bit the bullet and ordered the Samsung drive. I’m very pleased that my hypothesis based on reading the datasheets is vindicated.: You should swap the BIOS chip before you exchange the PCB boards, as our guide sticker shown, in order to make the replacement board compatible with your hard drive; 6.

Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. When I received the hard drive, I was very eager to run some tests. Some of us have more attenuated hearing than others, but I can insure you that this drive is extremely silent. As you can see the drive runs extremely cool and it is extremely fast.

We cannot guarantee your hard drive to be repaired by replacing the hard drive PCB. I have had to have the original one I bought replaced, and then the brand new, not refurb, replacement just died.


Ym160hc only difference between the two is that the GB drive uses two platters where the GB drive only uses one.

Yes the first smart bay was made by Dell for this samsuhg back innot Alienware. It runs very cool and is nearly silent. Hard drive – internal.

It is quiet, fast, and very reliable. Research led me to the Samsung Spinpoint GB. The Samsungs are as good as the Western Digital line.


I am very amazed by the speed of this drive. Overall the Samsung Drive proves to be the fastest hard drive as it has a higher average sustained data rate, and a higher maximum and higher lower minimum transfer rates than the other drives. Now you want to know about noise, well this drive is rated at 24decibels.

The device offers roughlystart and stop cycles and has a reliable MTBF ofhours. Its hm1600hc reflects years of refinements. If you’re looking for a large capacity 2.