Summary: I am only giving this three stars initially because it's new and, as with so many things, its real value will only be determined over the long haul (I'm quite tired of replacing failed drives).
Summary: The drive arrived wrapped in anti-static wrap, loose in an oversized box. Frankly, I'm surprised it even worked considering how it was packaged. Even with it working, there is no way that was good for the life of the drive. Overall comment.
Excerpt: Ordered 4 disk May 2015. No issues with 3 disks when replacing old 1TB disks in a RAID array (QNAP NAS). Three have been running 24/7 without issue for about 3 weeks now. Major downside, one disk failed to function.