Summary: After about 6 months old of light use and hardly any data on it, the BIOS SMART program states that the Harddrive has errors on it and you should backup your data before perminent loss. I reformatted and reinstalled windows 7 and scandisk and defrag and system locks up and is very very slow 99% of the time.
Summary: I received the item within 1 week of ordering. I live in Guam, so that's fast. I have it as a secondary drive, as my SSD runs as my primary. 7200 rpm will never compare in speed with SSD's, but its still quick. Thank the gods it wasn't DOA. I forgot to partition and format the drive when I first installed it, and was wondering why the drive wasn't showing up on my computer. So just so everyone knows, make sure after installation, partition and format the drive!
Summary: Had no problem installing; works great. It's a little slower than my new WD drive, but that's probably because it doesn't have a buffer. In actual use it works fine as Windows does some buffering. For the price it is a good deal.
Summary: Got one of these in my brand new Asus PC. Quiet, fast, runs barely warm, not even close to hot. I liked it so much that I bought a 2TB version of the same drive ($70 cheaper than WD black) to add to my system, once again, no hassles, just worked great. Had to use Windows Computer Management to assign a drive letter and quick format the drive before it showed up in Explorer. Took about 3 minutes to install, 1 minute to configure.