Summary: - Mechanical whine is only very slight after all this time. Hardly audible at more than six inches away. - For some reason unknowable reason, Windows will not recognize this as an install option during OS installation.
Pros: I bought this HDD in summer of 2009, almost 6 years ago. It's never been anything but fully satisfactory. It's still running in my computer right now.
Summary: Great hard drive it is quiet has loads of space does everything and anything you would need a hard drive to do. The shipping was fast and it was packaged very well and safely. I would recommend this to anyone.
Summary: One of the 500GB drives I recently purchased from Storite thru Amazon stopped working within a few days of receipt. Storite responded the same day and offered a full refund including paying for shipping back the dead drive.
Summary: This was less than a comparable IDE at the time so I grabbed it and a "HDE SATA to PATA.IDE Hard Driver Interface Adapter" big fast drive at the time with great warranty no problems yet after being in service for a few years now retired.