Pros: Being a 5400 RPM drive, this is both quiet and produces less vibrations. There's a noticeable difference between this drive and the stock drive in my laptop in terms of noise and heat. This drive sips power, and was easily run off of USB 2.0 external enclosures without external power.
Cons: Being a 5400 RPM drive, the read and write speeds are lower than some comparable 7200 RPM drives, but the capacity and lower temperatures more than make up for this.
Pros: This drive works great. I had a old 8 camera security system at my work, and to fully test this drive I put the harddrive into the computer as a secondary drive for video storage. This computer is running 24/7 and records almost all the time. And so far it has worked better than the old 500GB 7200RPM SATA I WD drive that was in there.
Cons: I really cant find any right now but it has been running non-stop for 2 weeks now so I will report back if anything odd appears.
Pros: Small form factor (space saver), light, fairly inexpensive, made by a well known company. Pretty large capacity for data storage. Ideal for my playstation, logic board does not have any components that can easily break off.
Cons: Not an ssd, quite slow read and write speeds