Summary: While sealed in an anti-static bag, none of the drives I received were new. Not ONE of them. Ordered 5 total. One has black gunk stuck to the bottom of it and one smells like it can from a smokers machine. The rest have finger prints and corrosion on the contacts and dust in the crevices. These look like they were pulled from previous machines and resold. Will not buy again.
Absolutely nude drive, just as I wanted, works great!
The Shopinator, Amazon
12 February 2014
Summary: I had a drive just stop in an otherwise perfectly useful duocore 15" feature laptop that I liked. I replaced it with a bodacious fast quadcore 17.5" multimedia monster, but that's heavy. Frankly, I never liked crummy Vista anyway (I have Win7 in the big machine) and had sold my tricked out minibook with Ubuntu to a design engineer, and missed running Linux in something bigger than a phone.