Pros: The absolute fastest single 7200 rpm hard drive i ahve ever seen, i get about 200 megabytes/s consecutive read/write on this and that is just simply amazing. It has a whopping 1 tb (may not be a lot for others, but plenty for me). its built solid, and it doesnt get all that hot
Cons: a little pricey, but if you wanted to get these speeds with that amount of size for the same price, you would have a hard time doing that.
Summary: This drive replaced a similar spec drive, also from Seagate used for all my recorded TV on a Media Center computer. It spins up so much faster than the Barracuda it replaced! Live TV starts faster now, too, since it doesn't have to wait as long for the drive to wake up. If you're building a HTPC or upgrading a DVR, this is definitely the drive for you.