Quiet, reliable, cheap, works fine in RAID 5 stack.
26 October 2013
Summary: Over two years ago I bought a MacPower Hydra eSata raid enclosure and four of these Samsung EcoGreens. The RAID 5 stack has been running almost non-stop since, without a single hard drive related problem. Hard drives run quiet and very cool, thus I can keep the RAID enclosure's fan in quiet mode as well. Performance is more than enough for a four-disk RAID 5 configuration.
Summary: This is a great hard drive. Delivery was fast and efficient. I bought 3 of these over one and a half years ago, and they are still going strong..no bad sectors and very little noise. Would highly recommend these, especially as they are the cheapest 3.5 inche Sata II drives on Amazon, or anywhere else!
In daily use over more than a year and still trouble-free
15 March 2012
Summary: Samsung hard drives have, for some time, been broadly regarded by the trade as highly reliable and are the preferred choice for many of the mainstream PC manufacturers. They have also been my preferred brand of hard drive and I have had several 3.5 inch internal drives and a variety of external drives, both 2.5 and 3.5-inch formats, sold by Samsung and third-parties including LaCie and others.
Summary: Bought one of these for my new TVIX media center. Very dissapointed in the lack of packaging supplied by Amazon. The drive is OEM which means it comes in a flimsy plastic anti static pack which is quite normal for OEM (as opposed to retail packaged) drives. But instead of providing additional support the drive was allowed to bounce around inside a box much larger than itself with one small piece of scrunched up brown paper to keep it company - poor show Amazon.