PC Hardware

Question

Recommendations for HD replacement

by jk30022 / July 31, 2011 8:47 AM PDT

I am having some issues with my Samsung HD 501 JK internal that came installed in my HP Pavillion a6500f. I am very concerned that it is about to die. After a little searching, I have read that even the replacements that Samsung sends out are junk. Any suggestions on a different HD of similar size/speed to replace it with?

Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Recommendations for HD replacement
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Recommendations for HD replacement
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Answer
Not many
by Willy / July 31, 2011 1:36 PM PDT

Quite frankly there just isn't that many HD makers. Off the top of my head, there is Seagate, WD, Samsung, Hitatci and Maxtor. Seagate now owns Samsung a as well as Maxtor. Any other label out there maybe a "rebadged" HD is different from those listed. I have found Seagate to do well to include WD brands. I xclude any ext. mounted drives and any 2.5in. as well also anything SSD based.

Collapse -
Answer
recommendations
by jerry1718 / August 10, 2011 5:14 AM PDT

i also had the same concern with my HP Pavillion a 6500f not too long ago, and i decided it was time to get a replacement for my HD.

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 47,885 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,322 discussions
icon
iPhones, iPods, & iPads 3,188 discussions
icon
Security 30,333 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,177 discussions
icon
HDTV Picture Setting 1,932 discussions
icon
Phones 15,713 discussions
icon
Windows 7 6,210 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,510 discussions

Tech Tip

Tired of your tricky Wi-Fi password?

Stop trying to memorize a complicated sequence of numbers and letters. Learn how to change the default password.