Excerpt: This failed 3 days after heavy use of building a RAID and then creating a backup. The 2002 model version (of which I have 4) have had no issues. I did an RMA of this failed drive (2003 model version) and will be receiving the replacement shortly.
Summary: Installed in iMac 27 inch mid 2010 model. This drive is very noisy (clunky). Runs hot in this iMac as the fan kicks up on high after about ten or fifteen minutes and stays there until computer goes to sleep for about 10 minutes. Does seem to function OK though.
Summary: I have two WDs in my new system. They seem to work well, but extremely noisy. There are times during the read write process they sound like they are coming out of the case. They are a lot better than the other popular brand I was using before...so far no HD failures. Crossing fingers due to noise.
Summary: installed and drive ran silent for 2 day now is making a ton of noise, and until it dies WD will do nothing, Heard this noise before i am sure will die soon, Too bad can store stuff waiting for this thing to die
It failed on me after 10 months but WD gave me a new one.
8 February 2013
Summary: I mean yeah it's great. 7200 rpms, not loud at all. Only problem is it failed on me so I had to use my warranty to get a new one which WD provided free of charge. Luckily I didn't lose any important files.
Summary: Was excited to get this HD with 32 MB cache, etc. Plugged it in and it was not recognized. I have an i7 intel 16 Gb ram Win 7 Home So plugged it into an external case and put it on a different computer, it recognized it but would not format it. Put it back to my i7 and it would not find it again.
Summary: Arrived on time. I don't see any difference in the Retail compared to OEM. I thought the retail came with CD, Manual and Cables, Wrong. Only thing in box was Drive. Had to buy data cable. Works OK, but noisy.
Cons: Ran HDTune upon arrival and it found no bad sectors. Installed Windows 7 and began to install updates and applications. Upon restart, was prompted for a chkdsk and the result was 12kb moved to Bad Sectors. Ran HDTune again and found numerous bad sectors.