Summary: I got this for my laptop about 9 months ago, I desperately needed space. Pros: 7200 rpm is fast, lots of space, small Cons: difficult to install (had to buy a caddy seperately in order to fit the hard drive in my laptop)
Summary: Purchased this drive after quite a bit of study. The fact that it was an open box item and used at that didn't deter me in that, according to the ad, it had been removed from new test laptops. I was deployed to Kuwait at the time of purchase and was surprised that the delivery was sooner than expected and was happy for that. The installation into my Macbook Pro 15" mid 2011 laptop was easy enough so I was up and running in no time. Noise: None really.
Summary: I purchased this drive as a replacement for my original 80GB PS3 hard drive. It is exactly what I was looking for and works perfectly. Good value for the price. I would recommend it to anyone looking for more memory for their PS3. (Heads up for those thinking of upgrading their PS3 hard drives...... Changing the actual physical hard drive in a PS3 console only takes a couple of minutes, but transferring/copying the info from the old drive can take 24-36 hours.
Quiet and functional in my unibody mid-2010 Macbook Pro with OS X Lion
13 May 2012
Summary: Pros: - A pretty inexpensive upgrade and much cheaper than through Apple directly. Also a lot cheaper than the other major brand's 7.2k drive. - WORKS, not DOA, and very minimal noise/vibration in my Macbook Pro 7,1 Mid-2010 Core 2-duo 2.4GHz running lion 10.7.3 and then 10.7.4. - Arrived faster than Amazon stated it would.
Summary: Rockband takes up a lot of space. With my 60gb launch PS3, it took up all the space. I installed this one as an upgrade, it was easy to install and runs smoothly and fast on system. It even came a little screwdriver that I didn't find until I was done and cleaning up. In an often usedPS3, it's not loud, doesn't vibrate and doesn't lag.
Summary: I used this HDD on my MacBook Pro instead of the original one. I expected it to be much faster as it's 7200RPM. But that's not the case. Speed is ok while accessing data files, but it still takes some time when launching "heavy" applications. My only problem now is trying to launch BootCamp on vmware Fusion (Win Vista on BootCamp runs great on its own). I still need to get that issue fixed!
Summary: I wasn't aware that the drive was a reconditioned unit from the advert... where do all the recon/remanufactured drives come from? Anyway, it's in, it's performing fine and tests OK.... so long as it stays that way, I'll be happy.