Summary: My description says it all. The laptop wouldn't boot. Trying to recover from the DVDs was impossible as the "destination location was gone." The BIOS boot menu (F12) said the drive had failed. Stay away from this model.
Summary: I bought two Toshiba laptops (Satellite A665-S6093) for my home. One failed within the first year (mother board failure) and was covered by the warranty. The other has just failed and is 4 months outside of warranty. The failure of the second laptop was due to the HDD, which is a Toshiba MK5065GSX. Toshiba used to be a good company, but these days they produce a substandard, unreliable product.
Summary: This drive came with my Toshiba laptop which is now 1 year and 4 months old. The drive was performing great until the last month when it started getting slow and now it has many bad sectors which make it unusable. For reference I have a Satellite A665-S6095. My battery is having problems too. Last time I checked I had around 65-70% battery life left and maybe even less.
Summary: Where were all the QA people at Toshiba and Sony? When you send a 500 GB hard drive out new, where are all the QA checks that should have caught this. Now over 1 1/2 years later, Western Digtial takes over!!! I fail to understand how bad product gets shipped in new pc laptops!!!
Pros: Hard to think of anything positive on this one!!
Cons: I purchased a Sony Vaio in April of 2010. From the start this hard drive had problems. I was using Windows 7 Ultimate with major boot up problems. Windows would go into system repair mode. Unable to work around all the bad sectors. Also I was unable to backup my Vaio with Norton Ghost and Windows System Image!! This hard drive had problems right out of the package from Sony.
Excerpt: Навернулся, практически без предупреждения через 4 месяца эксплуатации в стационарном ноутбуке который влючался только в рабочее время, никуда не перемещался, в общем потеря всей инфы, до этого стоял WD который в комплектации с ноутом был, протянул аж 1,5 года но итог тот же...
Cons: Малый срок жизни Большое количество битых кластеров