Summary: I purposely chose this drive because the photo shows the Hitachi name on the drive, not HGST (which is the "new" name for Hitachi's storage business after it became a subsidiary of Western Digital.) It carries the same part number as shown, but it's not the same label in the photo. I was hoping I purchased a "real" Hitachi... but when it arrived, I was sorry to see the unit sent was carried the HGST brand name.
Summary: Drive arrived in the mail much faster than I expected, which was awesome since I needed to replace it in my friend's laptop to use for school ASAP. Drive was brand new as advertised and was packed well for shipping. No problems with the drive, reinstalled everything onto the computer without a problem and it has been working great ever since!
Summary: I bought this to replace the exact same model on a computer that was less than 1 year old. The original was not under warranty as it was purchased in Europe. After installing a new OS and other software, the computer is back online and working well.