Summary: I bought 2 of these, my son is having trouble with his also.
Pros: It was cheap, price wise. Quite, and ran cool.
Cons: Lasted about 9 months, then started getting real slow. A couple days later Win Vista said it was failing. Ran test programs and started backing the thing up. Didn't get the backup finished before it just quit. The computer don't see it any more.
Summary: Got shipped with a bunch of other stuff and wasn't packed very well. Not well protected. Maybe that had something to do with it. Bought a Western Digital this time and nothing else got shipped with it, packed much better this time.
Pros: Got a quick response and RMA to return it to Hitatchi
Cons: Put this in my first ever build, and had nothing but troubles. I went through a lot of tests and whatnot to try to figure out why my computer was resetting at random intervals, and never could figure it out. Finally a friend put an old HD that he had in it and it never flinched...Could just be th...
Summary: Be sure and check yours as soon as you get it. Right after I ordered it my immediate need evaporated and it was several months before I used it and it was dead. Unfortunately I didn't buy it from Amazon.
Pros: It was pretty fast and easy to load both XP and Vista on.
Cons: Ordered two of these drives, one for my back up computer and one for a friends new build. Both have failed in less than 3 months. I had to replace my friends drive after about a month and a half, and now just tonight, mine died. Started clicking real loud (so loud in fact that it scared my 7 year...