Summary: Good drive for the macbook.. It is not hoter or louder than the stock drive, but I get twice the capacity.. Also the price is pretty good.
Pros: I bought this a a replacement drive for my 2010 MacBook Pro (which came with 250gb). I did a little research and found that this was a highly recommended drive for the Macbook line of computers. It run great, and there have been no issues with it.. I guess I must have a good one from a good batch
Cons: If you are in a really quite room, you will hear the drive spinning, but what do you expect.. It is a harddrive
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.
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.
Summary: Haven't noticed significant noise over other drives (mainly Samsung and WD). usually I steer clear of eagate drives after many problems with desktop versions in the recent past but I've had no problems with this drive in both a T60p and a X60T table ThinkPads.
Pros: G shock protection (supplementing or replacing the ThinkVantage Active Protection System software + accelerometer), reasonable price and performance, drive protection from drops works even when Windows not loaded (i.e. during boot-up or if running Linux or OSX)
Cons: I paid almost twice the current price but then that's hard drives for you, more noise and heat and power usage than a 5400rpm drive with not a whole lot more real-world performance