Summary: I purchased this about a month ago for use as a back-up drive. It's the same as the HDD that came with my computer. It was easy to install and it works perfectly so far. . I have not experienced the clicking noise that some have complained about. I am satisfied wiith my HDS721010CLA332 and would recommend it to others.
Summary: 14 months ago, I purchased an Iomega 1TB external hard-drive, even though many, many reviewers suggested a higher than average failure rate for external drives. In 30 yrs. I had never had a hard-drive crash on me, so I thought they might be over-reacting or just unlucky. Low and behold, exactly 364 days after I bought it - 1 day before the warranty ended - it crashed. Big time. So now I've purchased an internal 1TB Hitachi drive.
Summary: I allowed the Q&A to confuse me, and believed this was retail packaging, meaning it had cables included. It did not. So I ordered a cable set. . . delaying my install by a week. But once installed, the drive is quiet, fast, and worked flawlessly. It was recognized immediately on boot-up and my Window XP machine formated it without issue.
Great for Performance computers, not so much for HTPC (OOB anyways)
Patrick Flynn, Amazon
29 August 2010
Summary: Fantastic drive for the price, cheaper here than other retailers. One small problem - The noise. Its fine if you have a performance computer, but not so much if you have a HTPC. Now this doesnt bug me much in my HTPC. And I don't really feel like running the tool mentioned in other reviews (I forget what its called). 1tb is more than enough for me. If I want more, I'll probably buy another one of these. Its actually pretty speedy for me coming from my laptop with an SSD.
Summary: While looking for an external hard drive to use as backup for my desktop, I ran across this one on sale. The size is good it looks rather spiffy. My only complaint is the speed. I backed up my entire system and it took quite a while for this to process but I had a lot of songs and several videos to go along with a couple thousand digital photos. All in all it works adequately. I mean, I wanted a backup file and it certainly does this so I rate it 4 stars.
Summary: This HDD is exactly what I needed to replace my old HDD on my Dell C521. The increased capacity over my 80GB is obviously appreciated. In reference to the how "noisy" this drive is: I can notice that the drive has a different sound coming from it as compared to my OEM drive, specially when starting up an application with WinXP.
Nice drive, but Amazon's packaging falls far short of expectations
30 April 2010
Summary: As several prior reviewers have noted this is very noisy drive. However, the performance seems to be top notch (e.g., 125 MB/S). Hopefully, the noise isn't a long term reflection on the drive's reliablity. Also, as much as Amazon is my first choice for buying most items, I cannot recommend purchasing hard drives from Amazon. The drive was shipped in a large box with almost no protection inside to keep it from bouncing around during shipping.
Summary: This drive was quite loud when I installed it, but that was because AAM was turned off and the value was locked at the loudest setting. Once I changed it to the quiet setting with the Hitachi Feature Tool, it worked much quieter. Pros: - This is a very fast drive. I got transfer rate of 135MB/s at the outer edge of the disk, dropping off to around 65MB/s at the inner tracks - Very quiet once the AAM is enabled and set to the quiet value - It is a 2-platter design, which...