Summary: Installed it into a gaming PC to be a dedicated games drive. Works just fine, runs at the typical HD sound level, slower than SSD but faster than typical HD. Would recommend, as normal with Hard Drives the reported size by Windows is less than that specified by the manufacturer (difference in the way that Windows measures megabytes, etc) - once installed I had approx 1.7-1.8 terabytes of operational space.
Amazon Customer "I don't fear death, I just d..., Amazon
31 October 2013
Summary: My opinion of course (maybe Samsung) but I've had my fill of Hitachi and Seagate - their failure rates are far too high these days. This is my first black drive - I bought a 1TB and 2TB and unfortunately the 1TB decided not to show itself to the bios for 3-5 mins after turning on my machine so it had to go back. Apart from that they are fast and have a 5 year warranty (regardless of whether you purchase the retail or OEM verson).
Summary: This is a great hard drive, there are just a few things to note; Its true size is 1.80tb It is somewhat noisy The Hard Drive is much louder than my terrible hard drive that I have had before. This is the third hard drive in my computer and it is the loudest one. You kind of expect it to be loud when you see how big it is. I would recommend this hard drive because it is fast and it has a lot of space. I'll be using this for storage as well as applications.
Summary: If you're but this the I guess you know what you're purchasing. The best in WD drives for audio/video work and data streaming. Packaging could have been better but arrived in perfect condition.