Summary: I'm no novice, I know the purchase mechanism is always more convenient than the return mechanisms. Therefore I can only rate the experience as average. Perhaps I'm being impatient, but no word in 4 days. Still working through the return process, time will tell!
Pros: Received 1 of 2
Cons: Ordered and paid for 2 Backordered indefinitely! My mistake, I should have just asked for a full return when I was informed it was backordered.
Summary: I received this drive in my HP DV1000 laptop, and in eight years it has never had a problem of any kind. With its 8MB cache it is quick, but being a 5400 rpm drive it is probably not as responsive as newer drives that spin at 7200 rpm.
Pros: I have bought 8 of these drives from 40GB up to 100GB and all have been a excellent solution for the job requirements needed. I am a A+ IT consultant that uses the drives for laptop drive replacement and ex storage solutions.
Summary: Didn't notice any speed increase from my 4200rpm drive, but didn't do any benchmarks. Don't really use my laptop without it being plugged in, so can't speak on this drive being power hungry or not.
Pros: Worke great in my Sony laptop. All the other drives I used in it died in less than a year. This one is still going strong!
Cons: Laptop makes a grinding noise when starting up. I'm hoping its not a hard drive issue.
Summary: great price, great product, great service, rock on Newegg!! Service was so good i just ordered ram yesterday and it will arrive early tomorrow morning :).. look forward to doing more biz wit the Egg
Pros: Great product and great service on part of newegg and ups!!! ordered and got the product in 2 days flat from time of order to delivery!!!