Samsung HM160HC SpinPoint M5 160 GB 5400rpm ATA100 8 MB 2.5-Inch Notebook Hard Drive

November 12, 2015 - Comment

Samsung SpinPoint M5 160GB (HM160HC) 5400rpm ATA100 8MB Notebook Hard Drive (2.5 inch) Product Features 160GB UDMA/100, 5400RPM 2.5-Inch Hard Drive 12ms average seek time 5.6ms average latency ATA S.M.A.R.T. Feature Set

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Samsung SpinPoint M5 160GB (HM160HC) 5400rpm ATA100 8MB Notebook Hard Drive (2.5 inch)

Product Features

  • 160GB UDMA/100, 5400RPM
  • 2.5-Inch Hard Drive
  • 12ms average seek time
  • 5.6ms average latency
  • ATA S.M.A.R.T. Feature Set

Comments

dblankenbaker says:

Allegedly the fastest NB HDD out there. I actually bought this as a performance upgrade for my 5 year old Powerbook G4 12″. I looked into SSD PATA drives, but they are becoming increasing more scarce (=expensive) due to the move to SATA. I started hunting for 7200RPM drives when I stumbled on a review that said this is the fastest non-SSD notebook drive out there. I found it for $72 so I gave it a shot. The PB now boots in 41.0 seconds (including POST) vs 51.7 seconds with the old drive. Apps are a lot snappier too! But what is…

Gauteng says:

Fast quiet replacement or upgrade for older machines I installed this drive in a Dell Inspiron 600m laptop and noticed a significant increase in speed and reduction in noise over the original Hitachi Travelstar. Thanks to the increase in capacity, (160 GB vs. 40 GB) I now have room for music and photo files. The price is reasonable and the installation was easy. The CMOS recognized the drive right away.

Anonymous says:

Quite operation and best IDE replacement I had a Hitachi Travelstar installed on my laptop. The other day I dropped it and crashed the hard-drive. I bought this Samsung HDD not knowing it is PATA (was not enough information available from Amazon). Once arrived, I was skeptical that it would work with IDE port. Sure enough, it is compatible and works fine. It does not only work fine, it works better than the older Travelstar HDD. It is quieter and seems to be faster. I know IDE and ATA drives are being phased out by new SATA drives,…

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