Pros: Just wanted to document this drive's success. This has been my primary boot drive for the last 8 years. Computer stays on 24x7. I upgraded my motherboard last year, but this drive is still going strong. It is almost full now, and I am planning to upgrade my OS and boot drive to a Samsung SSD.
Summary: Can it get any better? I have 4 of these in RAID-5 and it works like a charm. Even in my **** case, which is really hot, I have had no problems with failures. Been running them 24/7 for 1.5 years now.
Summary: I have four of these in a DV non-linear editing rig. They are quiet. They are fast. They work fantastically well. I used to only use Seagate or IBM/Hitachi. As long as the Samsung drives are this good and are cheaper than the others, I will continue to use them in all of the computers I build and...
Summary: This drive is very quiet and runs cool. It has the now standard features of 8mb cache and 7200 rpm, and supports standard SATA. I have been happy with it for the last couple of months but would recommend one of the newer Samsung drives over this one.
Summary: Whoever trashes this drive without including software or wahtever..... and to everyone else... notice the OEM ontop next to the name. That means it comes in an anti static bag without anything. If you want software go buy one with "-retail"