Summary: Initial product was received INOP, attempted various recovery methods, boot sector and just about every other sector was corrupted before shipping, (expected a replacement unit; have yet to receive one for proper review.
Summary: Performance tailed off, then it started making that ominous clicking noise. Managed to rescue the files I needed off it before it completely failed. Disappointing it only lasted for such a short period. It's worth noting the return process was seamless and a refund was offered immediately.
Summary: Well, I thought I would chance this product regardless of the negative reviews. For the packaging, I have no complaints, it was in a decent sized box surrounded by nice thick bubblewrap suspending it inside the box. Lastly contained within an anti-static ESD bag. Box wasn't damaged, and it was well sealed. After unboxing it, it's just a nice new HDD. So I go about hooking it up to my system, ready to format, works out ok.