Summary: I bought this used, as it was wiped clean by the Amazon seller. It took a bit to get my computer to see the drive. I gather that is because I am used to see only 1 jumper and this has 2. So after sorting thru all the options per my pc, I finally got it to work and used Acronis Disk Director to transfer my data from existing drive to this. Since then no issues.
Great Hard Drives - Excellent Performance & Capacity
Daddy X3, Amazon
5 April 2011
Summary: Replaced 2 Hitachi hard drives in my HP laptop, thereby doubling the space. The swap was fast, easy and problem-free. Thus far, no problems with performance or reliability, and heat/noise haven't been an issue, and battery life doesn't seem to have been affected. So far so good!
Summary: I was looking to upgrade to the Samsung 640gb 5400rpm then stumbled upon this one for $64..... couldn't pass it up. So aside from the original plans being altered I think I came out ahead and I will upgrade again when 1Tb is in price/size range.
Pros: I bought at another location (would have rather purchased here) for $64, installed in 13" Macbook Pro mid 2009 Unibody using Carbon Copy Cloner, took about 1 hour 15 minutes to complete everything including install... here are the Xbench Scores:
Cons: I bought it elsewhere and I am a fan of Newegg so this was a con......
Pros: Well I own the Fat/Big/First relase of the PS3 with 60GB and had filled it up quite fast. I did not see many reviews on this product for upgrading PS3 on here so I was nervous if it would work as I am not Tech Savy. I was amazed at how easy it was to install and now I have 410GB so I'm very happy no more erasing game saves to download a demo.
Summary: To all the MacBook users out there that claimed this disk was DOA, do a little homework and realize that this disk comes pre-configured to 3.0Gb/s, which will not work in many MacBooks and Pros because they only support 1.5Gb/s SATA. TIP: Download the Hitachi Feature Tool (boot time program) in order to configure the disk to 1.5Gb/s. You can also disable the stupid power savings which kinda slows it down (because it idles to quickly).
Pros: So far so good. Only a small bit quicker than my WD Scorpio Black 320GB 7200rpm, but quieter and much cooler. Was recognized instantly because my notebook is 3.0GB/S CAPABLE, unlike many MacBooks. (Disk can be configured to 1.5Gb/s though, for you Mac fans)
Pros: This is a fast drive! I upgraded my MacBook Pro 3.1 from a 250GB 5400RPM drive to this and it made a BIG difference. Shaved about 5 seconds off my OSX boot and about 10 seconds off my Windows boot :D Good stuff.
Cons: None that I can think of... Other than the hassel I had to go through putting my Windows back... but that is not the drives fault, it is mine
Summary: I tried to save a few (20) bucks by getting a "new" WD 320GB drive on a well-known auction site. After 10 days, the seller never sent it, and I had to file a claim (which will take weeks to fulfill). What a hassle. I got this one at Newegg in three days with no hassle.
Pros: Lots of storage, fast, quiet, and a great deal from Newegg. Runs at 102F/39C in 70F degree ambient in an MSI 17" notebook according to the Speedfan software I installed.