Summary: Bought a refurbished HP as back for other computers. Drive(750 gb)started acting weird with mouse doing crazy stuff and finally the drive just sat there, trying to reboot but in a never ending boot process. Have everything backed up, only loss is time and $$$ for a new WD drive.
Summary: I've used quite a few of these drives, all of an OEM variety (so linked firmware may not help this, for what it's worth), and they've all been quite reliable, and fast enough for the purposes needed.
Summary: This hard drive had sector errors when first initialized and they increased quickly over the first week of use. Pulled the drive and replaced it with a Western Digital hard drive that showed zero sector or ATA problems when initialized and which still shows as being in perfect health.
Summary: This is the second Seagate 32MB Bare Drive we have purchased through Amazon. They perform superbly and are priced right. We have never experienced any issues with these drives. I would highly recommend this product.
Summary: This is a solid drive for enterprise level usage (probably not worth the cost for most personal users). The TV station I work for uses these on all our NAS servers, and we have a failure rate of about 1 a year out of the entire lot (about 40 HDs), which is impressive considering how many we use at...