Summary: I have owned two of these for a few years, using them in RAID-0 (stripe). They have been through 3 operating systems and have never had an issue. Now that I finally have a motherboard that can support their throughput they are extremely fast. I have a bunch of WD green drives that constantly have issues, so I am always looking back, happy with my purchase of these drives.
Summary: I know lots of people have given a bad review about this HD. Well i doubt it, I've had it for 4 years now and havent had a problem with it. I dont believe it's even noisy, in fact you can barely hear it. In my opinion it a very good HD and very spacious.
Summary: I just wanted to add my positive experience with this hard drive. This drive came with my HP Pavilion Slimline, which is a small enclosure so the computer itself gets rather hot. The hard drive hasn't had a single problem. Of course, I backup the contents to an external drive just to be safe. It is quiet, fast, and HUGE.
Summary: Just to mention i 've had this hard disk in my PC for 5 years without the slightest problem. I've changed my PC today but i keep this disk as a slave to the new SSD drive. Very pleased with this product.
Summary: I am no expert but this was easy to install, works perfectly and is pretty quiet. I had to rebuild the c-drive and left this attached (I backed up the spinpoint data to an external drive ) I need not have worried as the contents were all present and accounted for after the rebuild.
Summary: This is the first Sata drive I have bought and what a difference it is to my Diamond Max IDE drive that sounds like a marble in a biscuit tin. The drive arrived quickly and was easy to install Vista onto, its quiet and much easier to fit into my computer than the IDE drive. I would say that if you need a drive that's not too expensive then give this drive a go.
Summary: The Samsung drives are quiet and perform well. I've used these in a media center PC that sits under my TV. The drives are sufficiently quiet to go unnoticed (and I have 3 installed in the machine). They seem to feel like they are of a better build and better quality (when being handled) than other manufacturers drives.