Summary: Bought this used. It worked but ONLY AFTER I removed the partitions from the previous owner and then, formatted before I could install windows. The drive was only as good as the seller. He likely knew the drive was bad so dumped it to make money at someone else's expense. A couple of weeks after going to all the trouble to make the drive work, it started making noise and totally died. I will try for a refund but it likely won't happen.
Summary: The HDD was identical to the OEM drive being replaced. The simple installation process followed was in HP's Notebook PC User Guide. The laborious segment was restoring the System Image from 10 DVDs.
Summary: Haven't had this hard drive very long: only for a month. So far it's been great and acting like a champ. I bought it to increase the disk storage space of my netbook and I've had no problems with it. Despite being 5400RPM as opposed to 7200RPM it moves pretty fast when accessing information. It would probably move even faster on a laptop with an AMD Phenom or Core I-series processor.
Summary: I recently purchased a PS3 Slim at a local GameStop and sprang for the 160GB. I didn't want to spend the money another hundred dollars for 250GB or go higher. Not thinking too deeply, I should've bought the lowest capacity model because I instantly craved space... and lots of it. The PS3 Slim uses a 5400RPM drive because of heat issues. While a 720RPM would provide faster loading times and an undoubtedly snappier system, I didn't want to risk melting my investment.
Summary: I bought this hard drive to upgrade our PS3 so it would have more space. Was surprised to see that the original hard drive was a Seagate as well. Removal and replacement was very simple due to the vast availability of directions on the internet on how to do this upgrade. What took the time was the backup and restore to and from an external hard disk. Total time for the swap was about 4 hours. The new seagate drive worked as well as I thought it would.
Summary: I purchased this hard drive to replace one in a laptop that was failing. There's not much to report since it is a typical reliable Seagate product that performs as specified. Every hard drive that I've purchased over the last 5 years (probably 8 internal and external) have been flawless. I did try a couple external hard drives by another brand (WD) but soon had to return them and now stick with Seagate.