Conclusion: I recently bought an "open" 2TB Seagate internal hard drive from PC Mall. It was installed into a Dell XPS One desktop and replaced a Seagate Barracuda 320GB SATA drive. The new "opened Box" 2TB drive is very fast and accurate. It has allowed me to perform programs at a very fast rate.
Conclusion: At the onset of this review, I pretty much had myself convinced that there was going to be little to gain from the increased bandwidth of the new SATA 3 bus with this drive. Time and time again we have seen bandwidth speeds increase, while other factors creep in to negate any real world benefits.