Summary: I only purchase WD drives - they are better than Seagate hands down. I don't like the fact that these drives were packed underneath other items without any protection. 4/5 drives are DOA because of how they were shipped.
Summary: Bought this hard drive 12/05/2012 Died beyond repair on 06/07/2013!! After 18 years this is the first hard drive I bought that went bad in such a short time period, and it was new!! Will not return because too much data on it. $60.00 just thrown away. Clifford Baylis
Summary: Mine is just a useless paper weight now. I paid $79 for mine, too, before the price dropped. Sadly, it stayed in the box while I gradually bought the other parts for my new system. That means it was too late to return it by the time I realized the drive is garbage.
Summary: I bought this HDD to replace an existing drive that was getting too small. Within a couple months I was getting SMART notifications that the drive was bad and should be replaced asap. And naturally, that's past the return window for Amazon. Disappointed
Summary: Ordered two of these. Cloned my system drive to one of them and made it my new system drive. A few days later had some problems so I ran checkdisk - bad clusters. Am returning it. The other drive seems to be working OK (so far).
Summary: I received this drive today and it was in a loose box with a bunch of other items. It was not secured with bubble wrap or any other packing material, there was plenty of room in the box for the hard disk to move around quite a bit in transit.