Summary: perfectly good drive, but for only about a month -- then died suddenly without warning, ouch. What's more, according to the Seagate site, "The product you identified was sold as a system component. Please contact your place of purchase for service.
Summary: Perhaps I missed something, but the hard drive I received was not new. Not even refurbished - just erased from it's previous use. It was in usable condition but with 1,452 hours and 286 power cycles it wasn't what I was expecting.
Cons: Just start to go bad, I ran 2 programs for testing the hard drive. One show over heating. the other that the driver was failing and need to back up or loss all my data. I remove it and put back the original. I am contacting Seagate monday for a replacement. Just die at 1 month of the date of deli...
Summary: It's only quiet when it wants to be. In less than a day it began vibrating at times to the point that it could be felt through the keyboard. It also developed a high pitched squeal. Yet another restocking fee for a garbage drive!
Summary: I probably used it on average once every 2-3 months to back up my data and kept it stored with the rest of my electronics when not using it. (I don't live in a particularly hot or humid area, so I don't have a special dehumidifying cabinet for electronics.
Pros: Quiet, fast, light (until it broke)
Cons: Lasted under 2 years with light use - I bought this hard drive in March 2007, and it stopped functioning in January 2009