I dropped my laptop from a desk, and the hardware broke...
Zan Snyder, Amazon
9 September 2013
Summary: I've had my Lenovo ideapad for just a year now, and although I admit it has slipped off the bed and onto a thinly carpeted floor, for the most part it has not sustained any major drops/damage. The other day a desk top broke in class and my laptop slid off and landed on the floor - a reasonably hard fall, but the repercussions were ridiculous. All my programs began crashing, and when I attempted to run a disk check, it wouldn't finish and then refused to boot at all.
Summary: I ordered a used Dell Studio 1737 laptop from a reputable distributor. I was excited that it had a 500gb hard drive, the biggest laptop drive I've ever owned. One month after receiving the computer, I got the blue screen of death. I ran diagnostics and found that the hard drive was bad. I pulled it out and discovered it was this Seagate model. I've since heard that Seagate is known for being unreliable.
Summary: I have had this drive since 2010. I used it for 1 year. Then it sat in stage for 2 years. I formatted and installed in my Sony laptop It lasted 2 years and started having errors. No loss of data but the screen would start to freeze. The grains card was fine. Sfc scanned found many errors and attempted to fix but I could not get a clean scan with no errors after many Tries. I finally installed sad with good results so far.
Summary: I installed this drive on a Dell Laptop. I removed the 80 gig that came in the Dell and cloned it over to the 500 gig Seagate. I did after a few days have a problem with the drive but I don't blame the drive. Dell often times puts an unnecessary sometimes hidden partition on their drives. So instead of cloning I reloaded windows 7 clean and reinstalled my data and all is well. I have had very good experiences with Seagate drives they are my favorite over all.
Summary: My laptop, if you can call that, has space for 2 drives. I purchased this drive to use as a 2nd drive for storage of data only. For that, it did its purpose well. I have not had to use the "G" feature yet. Wouldn't dare to drop it to test it out. As a data drive, I don't care much for speed. But my main drive is also a seagate. Occasionally, I would hear that dreaded clicking noises coming from the HDD.
Summary: If you want to upgrade your laptop's hard drive capacity, this will be a good choice. You will have enough room to get your media files and your job files on the go and also the hard drive accelerometer will keep your data safe in case you drop the machine. Even though this runs at 5400rpm, you will not see any performance issues (5.7 Windows Vista rating) and your battery will thank you for it.