Summary: Well I've had this drive for about a 3 months still in the amazon box never opened it or anything. Today as I was about to install it I opened the box and the drive was all there was. I bought it because it was a great price and it also had all the accessories.
This item shipped from Amazon is NOT what is pictured!
Amazon Customer, Amazon
16 January 2011
Summary: This is NOT the item pictured! I am very disappointed with what I received. The picture clearly shows a boxed item with SATA cable and I received an OEM HDD only. Very misleading on the part of Amazon!!!!
OEM- Incorrect model description and missing items
16 January 2011
Summary: I did NOT get the retail product described. This is OEM (albeit mine had the same internal shock packaging as the retail package) but it does NOT come with cable, screws, or instructions. No idea if the warranty is equivalent, either.
Summary: I can't even review the actual drive because what I recieved was not the nicely packaged hard drive with all the accessories but a loose hard drive in a plain brown box, which I didn't even bother opening. After a little digging I realized it was an OEM hard drive.
Summary: The box came without the manual in the first place so I have no idea about the warranty, and I don't live in the US so basically I'm stock with a dead drive. It was working fine for about 22 days, then started to show I/O errors when writing, they started about 2 per week, then 3 per day.
Summary: I ordered two of these units. However, I received two bare drives in static bags, devoid of "retail" packaging: no Hitachi box; no SATA cable; no mounting screws. I've uploaded a few photos of the shipment, a couple of OEM drives in Amazon boxes. Amazon did acknowledge the error and apologized.
Summary: I received 2 of these today and they are NOT RETAIL PACKAGING. It is the drive only! I tried to contact Amazon by phone at 1:46pm today but was advised that their systems were down and to call back in a half hour.