Summary: I use this model drive as well as a WD RE3 series 1tb drive in a raid 5, 4 disk raid. The initial 3 drives that I received (WD RE3) 1 ended up bad as reported by raid card software. Additionally, raid card log indicated drive timeouts periodically with various drives intermittently. Data integrity remains solid however. Drives are loaded in a drive cage with a 120mm low noise fan blowing on them and these drive all stay cool to the touch.
Pros: Reasonable running temp, not noisy, respectable speeds, great warranty support, reliable long term operation.
Cons: TLER no good for systems with no hardware raid card, price high for 1tb.
Summary: Easy to install. Upgrading my computer and needed a second HD to carry my backups. The system HD is big enought for the system and programs. This HD serves backups and storage that is not on the main HD.
Summary: This is my second WD Enterprise, although going deeper into the specs, I could have saved a little money by getting a WD Black. Same build and specs, except Enterprise has an extra feature for use in servers, not needed in PC hard drives. My first one suffered from SATA connector breakage, was able to save it by securing the cable in place. Seems to have been strengthened, better cable provided.
Summary: This drive was simple to install. My old hard drive was getting ready to take a powder so I bought this hard drive to replace it. The software put out by WD allowed me to completely clone my hard drive so I did not need to reinstall a thing. Booted up as it should with no problems.
Summary: This is a very nice Hard Drive. It was surprisingly easy to install so I am very happy with this purchase. The instructions on the package was easy to understand even for someone non technie like me. I will definately recomend to my family and friends if they need drives.