Summary: Packaging was exceptionally good, with the drive double wrapped in bubble wrap in a small box which was then packed in a larger box with more bubble wrap. This drive is very quiet, brand new and a great value.
I would have spent more to have drives that dont run so hot and as well require firmware updates!
21 February 2015
Summary: Pros - Good price Cons - 5 year old drives (2010), run very hot, make a lot of buzzing, require firmware updated (note that firmware updates are available from companies that used these drives - but not able to install, as the installer identifies that my machine is not the correct brand)
Summary: It makes a horrid sound and read/writes at about 60mb/s. Had to format it myself which took about an hour or two. (Two terabytes is a lot to format). Sounds like someone rolling around on a creaky bed. I'm afraid it's going to snap the actuator arm in half or something, it's so loud.