Pros: I just can't say enough good about these drives. I really, really like them. The four I purchased back in 2011 are still going strong. I thought I was having problems with one of them and purchased another to replace it, but it turned out the problem was on the controller side and so all five drives are in great shape. I tested the drive in question extensively and could not break it. They run cool, perform fast and are very dependable. I am extremely happy with them ...
Cons: Certainly none in my case. Cons for some users might be that they don't fit in a notebook or other mobile type device that use notebook drives. Additionally, they cost more than the usual notebook or desktop drives. But they deliver.
Summary: Honestly this isnt a con... its just an issue because Newegg has had these things listed in the wrong filter for so long... They have been in here since the original Constellation drives were made available on Newegg.
Pros: These drives are NOT laptop hard drives... despite them being filtered into that category by Newegg. They are desktop/ enterprise class hard drives specifically made in the 2.5" form factor.
Cons: This, as well as all the constellation drives will not fit into your laptop, so please bear that in mind before purchasing them. They are much taller than a standard 2.5" drive. 15mm is the listed maximum height of all the constellation drives according to Seagate. That also means that some of the hot-swap solutions out there wont accept them. 0.591"/ 15.00mm is much larger than the standard 9.2mm so you can see the issue.