Summary: I would recommend it to anyone looking for a HDD. I've had bad experience with WD as well as Maxtor, this has been a solid drive so far.
Pros: I bought two of those as open boxed item for $40 over a year ago now, it is still running strong providing plenty of storage for my needs. Stable performance
Cons: Not the fastest, but at this price, who cares. However, it has been getting sort of slow lately with very loud read/write noise on one of the drives (DFT passed, regularly defraged with Perfect Disk).
Summary: even lexus makes a lemon. hard drives have higher failure rates than any other component. that is why you back up your data. samsung has a shorter warranty, true. but not because they design these things to last a year and 2 months.
Pros: good drive, fast and quiet. cache is small, but you wont notice a speed difference unless you bench.
Summary: prolly my fault for not looking in the admin menu but we learn got lucky had a sata to 4 pin conv from initial build
Pros: good price for its size i own other samsung products(46"dlp hdtv) and have great results
Cons: actual is 233gb which isnt a bigge asin its a added drive but was expecting a little more had to mess around a bit to initialize it and such windows wouldnt auto plop it . uses sata style power connection would suggest buying converter if your psu doesnot have the style connector