Summary: These drives have a very high failure rate. I built a server for work using 45 of these in a single 4U server with plenty of cooling and i have already had 6 of them fail in the last year. If i didnt already have 45 of these, i would go with a different model drive!
No 150 MB/sec jumper, can't use in older computers
Ken Roser "Ken", Amazon
3 December 2009
Summary: Unlike many (most?) SATA 2 drives, this drive in its current production run does not have the jumper that allows you to lock the drive in the 150 MB/sec mode to be compatible with some older SATA interfaces.
Summary: I have 11 1.5tb 7200.11s and have had good experiences with them. The only one which ever had an issue was from a local retail store, which was DOA. I believe the retail packaging for the 7200.11 line bears some of the blame for post firmware issues since it is 1/6th the size of the 7200.10 retail box which was really well protected from poor handling.
The biggest SATA IDE drive out there, but update the firmware, too!
oldpink "Dark Side of the Moon", Amazon
30 January 2009
Summary: Well, I went into this purchase with my eyes wide open, having read several reviews here and elsewhere with purchasers recounting problems with this particular drive stalling, almost always associated with RAID arrays. Those reviews also included several more technically minded people who had tracked down a firmware update (mine took version SD1A) for the drive that apparently resolves most or all of the problems others have had.
Summary: I bought one of these a few months ago. I use it for digital photography files ranging in size from 15MB RAW files to 1.5GB layered Photoshop files. This 1.5TB drive does a great job of moving these files around at sustained throughput speed of about 90-100MB/sec. BUT, after only a month or two, the drive started making the "sound of death" clicking noise, and locking up my whole computer.
Summary: Nun ich habe die Festplatte zwar gerade erst eingebaut, aber sie ließ sich problemlos installieren und hat keinerlei Probleme gemacht. Worauf man eben immer achten sollte dass alle Festplatten gekühlt werden, sonst laufen sie heiß. Muss aber sagen sie ist sehr leiße, ich höre keinen piep von ihr und die Daten, auch wenn es mehere Gigabyte sind lassen sich Problemlos rüber kopieren.
Summary: Habe 4 der Platten bestellt. Davon war eine sofort defekt, jedoch Umtausch kurzfristig und problemlos über Amazon. eine zweite Platte steigert die Anzahl defekter Sektoren laut Betriebssytem beständig, so dass der Ausfall nur noch eine Frage der Zeit ist. Ansonsten ist der Einbau in obiges Gerät problemlos. Die gelieferten Platten verfügten auch über die mittlerweile problemlose Firmware.