Summary: I would not buy this drive ever again. It's quiet, yes, but it's completely fails in it's main mission : deliver data to the bus in a TIMELY manner so the CPU can operate.
Pros: Reliable storage, no funny sounds, no disk errors (sort of). Quiet.
Cons: WDC10EALX-009BA0 Goes into deep sleep and takes Windows7 30secs+ to spin up before becoming responsive. This was the only drive I swapped out with my system. My other data storage device (non-OS drive) was getting full, so I cloned and swapped this drive in. That's when the long boot times (from ...
Summary: This was (is) a good hard drive for me. Purchased it as a back/mirror drive when I bought my computer. It has worked great for the last two years. Just replaced it with a new drive (upgrading from 1TB to 2TB). The 1TB will become a backup or perhaps an external storage drive off of the router.
Summary: I bought two of these about 2.5 years ago, and they're still going strong. Originally used them in RAID 0 as a system disk, but now they are separate as program and user disks (as I bought an SSD a while ago).
Summary: Strong Hand disk still going strong, no problems with it , I use it as a backup Hard disk. Have it for a while Till now no errors or problem. Happy with it , but soon I have to get a bigger one ! HD is getting full.