Summary: thanks to this hard drive now I can rest easy, I work well, I do not feel fear of being hurt as the previous one had. was looking for a good long hard dog was worth the wait, I would recommend to those interested a good hard drive.
Summary: This replaced a failed hard drive in my security system. Toshiba hard drives rate very well on several websites, have same brand in my laptop also. The cheapest by far on any other site I've seen. Arrived quick. Seen elsewhere for up to $200. Amazon is great again, Thanks. PS. I'm watching for one of your tv's to come down to last months price, then I'll buy. $60 cheaper on another site.
Summary: Bought this as a mirror drive for my home office PC. Read many reviews covering the competition's offerings and concluded that the tables have turned since the days of the old "Deathstar". Seems to be some quality-control issues with many of the current models from Seagate and WD, so I made the leap to Hitachi. Looks like a good decision so far. The unit installed easily, and was recognized by BIOS at first boot.
Summary: Got it off ebay when I destroyed my old hdd. Very impressed. It is fast, has 16mb of ram, and quiet too. I have had no problems with it. Compared to the Seagate Momentus XT hybrid drive that replaced it, there was not enough improvement to warrant seagate's 2x price premium over this one. Sure, after a while, boot seems to be faster. But that is about it. Window's own tests gave them both identical ratings.
Summary: I wanted a 500GB drive for my OS' "C" drive. This one was a good price and I've had good luck with Hitachi drives. I have a 1TB Hitachi for storage and have ordered another one. I will have plenty of storage and lots of backup. You never get enough backup to save your important data. I'm a big Hitachi fan. 08/08/2010 I purchased another one of these for another PC. It is working great.
Summary: The 3.5" 500GB deskstar 0A35415 was delivered earlier than promised and was packaged pretty good. I've only had it for a week. Hard drive has worked flawlessly so far. Very quiet and no heavy vibration either. It's very snappy and doesn't get hot even during HD intensive processes. The extra capacity was much needed. Some drives of this size are $4-$6 cheaper but I get the impression from the reviews that they aren't as reliable as this one.
Summary: I bought this drive (actually 3 of them) because I needed more storage capacity on my computer and wasn't happy with the performance of a lot of external hard drives I'd bought lately. It was very easy to install in my Mac desktop and in 15 minutes, I had more than doubled my storage for a fraction of what I'd spent on external drives. These drives are quiet and quick. I'm very happy with my purchase.