Summary: Don't see my original review which I gave 1 star. I now update to 3 stars because the distributor aka 'price slayer' has gone the extra mile to help me resolve my issue. My issue proved to be as follows: "My drive would not format beyond 137GB. This is what happens when the FireWire case that you put the drive into is not compliant with ATA-6. Or to say it another way, when the case is only compliant with ATA-5.
Summary: This unit replaced a hard drive in my old XP computer that had died. I needed to run XP for both personal and business use, so I figured I would put in a brand new drive and have a working machine for years to come. After about 10 hours work in re-installing the operating system along with all of my development software, the new drive died.
Summary: BUYER BEWARE: THIS PRODUCT WONT BE NEW WHEN YOU BUY IT. THE SELLER SWEARS UP AND DOWN ITDS NEW BUT WHEN YOU GET IT , LOOK AT THE MFG DATE AND IT WILL PROBABLY BE BACK SOMETIME IN THE PAST. MY HARD DRIVE SHOULD HAVE SAID MFG 2014 , INSTEAD SAID 2007 WHICH PROBABLY MEANS BAD PERFORMANCE AS WITH THE ONE I RECEIVED. ITS ALREADY STARTING TO SCREW UP BECAUSE IT KEEPS HAVING TO CHECK ITSELF FOR DISK CONSISTENCY AND VIRTUAL MEMORY FAILURE. INFERIOR PRODUCT.