Summary: I bought this HDD over 5 years ago to use in my HTPC. I used it 24/7 mostly as a DVR and to watch online streaming content. So every day it would save several gigabytes of data. The harddrive ran great for 4 years and 11 month.
Pros: Fast, long warranty.
Cons: Failed. Warranty department replaced it with a wrong model.
Pros: Worked great, reliable for a desktop running nearly 24/7 and then packed in a closet for 2 years and then running 24/7 for another year. Ran Windows Vista 64-bit and then Windows 7 64-bit. Quiet.
Cons: No complaints really. Just annoyed. I bout a WD Black for the 5 year warranty and ability to run 24/7 with that warranty attached. i have had OEM hard drives and other cheap hard drives last 6-10 years with no issues. This one just started throwing bad sectors which happen to interfere with my OS...
Have several of various sizes and rank them third in life span.....
Clyde F. Gilmore "glock cop", Amazon
14 May 2014
Summary: WD Black, not the green or blue label models are slightly less durable on the long haul than Hitachi and Toshibas. They seem to run hotter than the other two. They are quieter most of the time. And when you have four in a raid cabinet that is a plus feature! I keep plenty of cooling on them.
Summary: The benchmarks from review site states that this is a pretty fast drive and I occur. Also comes with a 5 year warranty which is pretty cool. As for temperature, I don't check often, but it is about the same as my other drives (hitachi and seagate storage drives) On the other hand though, it is...