Summary: This drive is faster than my other ones (WD Scorpio Blue, Toshiba Canvio and Seagate Backup+, all 5400rpm). I purchased it to upgrade the speed on my 5-year-old Aspire notebook. Boot-ups are now around 7-10 seconds faster and programs load quicker, too. Vibration and noise levels have not noticeably changed. That's really the only good things about this drive.
Summary: This drive came in the Alienware M11x that I got last summer. When I first got the computer, everything worked fine; I don't really have any comments on it besides that there were no problems. A few weeks less than a year after I got it, my computer started having problems (slow processing, not identifying charger, CHKDISK running every 3-4 weeks.) I guess at that point I should have known to back up my data, but I didn't.
Summary: I have a HP Pavilion DV4-2140US laptop, running Windows7 Ultimate. This is my main computer. The Seagate ST9320423AS disk drive is original to the laptop which I purchased a year ago. This 320 gig Seagate disk drive is very quite and I guess it's fast and until this last weekend, it did what it was supposed to do. While doing my weekly backup I got a bunch of read errors. I ran CHKDSK and sure enough 21 bad clusters were found.
Summary: I gave this two stars because it failed well within warranty. Failing within warranty was a real pleasant surprise. Maybe it would have been okay in a glass box anchored firmly to a concrete foundation. Mechanical drives are almost universally short lived with laptops and the old school storage industry has never really developed a good solution.
Noisy, Vibrate a lot and Temperature rises quickly
27 August 2010
Summary: I was hesitated to buy this drive but there have been a lot of positive feedback at Newegg lately. Thus I gave myself a try, especially with the recent cheap price + free shipping. I should have paid attention to all the negative reviews here at Amazon. Noisy: Bought it 2 weeks ago; installed it on Aug 19, 2010 to replace my 40GB Seagate Momentus 5400 RPM on one of my laptops. The drive is noisy to me; perhap I use it in my quiet home office, no TV, no one but myself.
Summary: I have one of these from the factory in an ASUS N81. The drive is the loudest hard drive I've owned since the mid 90's. I have debated RMA'ing the computer for the hard drive noise, but after reading so much about how crappy this drive is, I'm just going to spend my own money and get a quality hard drive. If you're considering this hard drive, good luck with the lottery on them. Seems like most of them are junk; mine is.
Summary: Purchased the drive in March 2009 and worked fine in my Thinkpad T400 with WinXP for 8 months. Then in November 2009 computer was slow to boot up and began freezing randomly. Then windows wouldn't fully boot up and was barely able to run in safe mode. Ran PC Doctor 5 and disk surface scan failed. Ran CHKDSK and was unable to read many sectors and wasn't able to fix bad sectors. Drive just failed, presumably from bad sectors.