Summary: hmmm.. it is been for ever i had this bad boy, would gave a 5 on it just because it's been a really good drive after RMA but yeah.. speaking of RMA please dont send it back to newegg, it;s nothing about newegg, but think about it, if you got a bad HDD from here, you may get a bad hdd again, just...
Pros: This HDD installed very easily with no problems. The mounting brackets are quality. I used a Rosewill HDD cooler with this and the combo works very well. Performance is good. All my games are stored on this and they load very quickly and music is moved onto this drive rather quickly as well.
Cons: SATA cable slot required an unusual amount of force to apply cable. Have recently been getting the Blue Screen of Death, but can not apply it to this item because I'm not sure, but it is a possibility.
Summary: Before you sift through a bunch of people who got hot and bothered because their drive didn't work, and that they are special and everything should be perfect for them- read some legitimate reviews.
Pros: Nice, large, quiet drive. Also a nice price point. Fairly fast seek speeds.
Cons: The drive? I'd always love a larger drive. The reviews? Many. People seem to think that every single piece of electronics that they receive will work, that's not the case. Infact, hardware failure happens. Get over it. That's why you have RMAs. Your defective product is clearly not how the produc...
Excerpt: Dont skimp on your hard drive. The hard drive is the single biggest bottleneck on desktop performance. Opening programmes and manipulating files is not governed by your processor your RAM or (as someone once said to me) by your uber-expensive graphics card.