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.