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.
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.
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.
Summary: I've had it for a few weeks now and it's doing fine. I was worried that it would be noisy but it is not. One complaint is that I had to reprogram the BIOS to detect the drive. I think some drives can detect how the BIOS is set up.
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...