Summary: It was hard to find a high capacity EIDE drive these days but this Western Digital did the trick and along with some extra memory extended the life of a computer that was already three years old for another three years as my wife's social media computer.
Summary: Excellent drive, I used it to replace my old WD and it works just great. I can't say enough of good things about WD drives, they really know what they are doing from a manufacturing standpoint!
Summary: I was running out of room on the hard drive on my desktop PC. I looked online on amazon.com and saw this large 500 GB internal hard drive and I purchased it in August of 2010 through amazon.com. I have been using it the hard drive as a back up storage hard drive to free my main hard drive up and it does what I expected of it. I am very happy with this hard drive and it has yet to give me any trouble.
Summary: Product came in box brand new as expected. It only comes with the hard drive no cables or screws, or any help to prep for use. Therefore, one should have previous experience to intall a HD to use this product. This said, if you know how to install a HD it works perfect, and I'm satisfied with the product. One note on the price. Best Buy sells it at the store for the same price as Amazon, but through Amazon you don't have to pay tax.
Summary: I needed more space on my computer's C drive. This disk fit the bill. The cloning software from WD worked well but I had to make a bootable CD with the software to make a bootable hard drive. If I used the Windows-based utility, the cloning seemed to work but the drive would not boot. Other than that, the drive is very quiet and from a non-analytical point of view, seems faster than the one that replaced it.
Solid drive for the price, plus free tools from WD.
Chris Tonstad, Amazon
10 October 2010
Summary: I was looking to resurrect a security camera system that had multiple hard drive failures, but it was too expensive to replace the entire system, and was unable to replace just the computer due to proprietary hardware key to secure the system from unauthorized use. I knew there were limited options as everything has been leaning towards SATA or solid state, plus the company that built the system has since gone out of business, so I figured I'd take a gamble and try...