Summary: Aside from the slower download speeds, this is a great drive. I caught it on sale this week and I couldn't be happier with my purchase. :)
Pros: *Great size for what it's being used for. *Very quiet HDD (You absolutely will not hear a thing). *Lots of space for everything such as game saves, music, pictures, etc. *HDD was readable with the PS3 with little to no difficulties in a matter of seconds.
Cons: *A bit slower download speeds than with the standard 80GB HDD.
Summary: I only trust WD at this point. I used to like Seagate, but they have trailed in reliability. There is too much industry consolidation, leaving fewer choices. That, combined with the floods in Thailand, became an excuse to raise prices and cut warranty length. Pretty short-sighted, IMO.
Pros: Good brand name and reliable model. Rotational speed means less heat, and hopefully longer life.
Cons: Relatively short warranty (2 yrs. versus 3 yrs). Capacity could be better (this is 2013, not 2011). Rotational speed could be faster (5400 rpm versus 7200 rpm).
Summary: I am impressed with the speed of this drive in my 2009 Macbook Pro. This drive replaced a 2 year old Seagate 7200 RPM drive that was just too small. According to the Blackmagic Disk Speed Test (available in the Mac App store) this drive writes at 89 MB/s and reads at 95 MB/s.
Summary: I dont know how much power these more recent drives can save by parking the head all day. I had seen too many reviews even back in the 7200RPM momentus days that heads fail and what nots from excessive power cycles. Because of that, I now run HDPARM and set it as one of the start up scheduled tasks.
Pros: I got this 5400RPM drive thinking about putting it in the HD caddy and have SSD as main drive when SSD gets cheaper. Testing the speed for the heck of it and found out its max speed is 100+ MB/s!!! thats as fast as my momentus and toshiba 7200RPM drives from 2-3 years ago! and the super old OEM t...
Cons: I personally dont care about noise, but this drives makes this SCREECHING sounds every minute or so!! I just dont know whether that is normal or if my drive is malfunctioning. I care less about noise pollution but more about the longevity with this horrendous sound. Definitely makes me doubt the ...
Summary: I bought this to upgarde my hard drive in my PS3. did a back up to an external hard drive. 5 screws and it went in, then DL the back up and it worked out fine. went from 160g to a 1TB for a little over $100 cant beat that.
Summary: A very good drive for the price. So far have had no problems with it. If you can get it at the right price, it's a good deal. Just be prepared for a little noise if you're used to silence while computin'!
Pros: This makes for a great HHD storage drive. Fits perfectly in the second slot of my new HP laptop. The price was ideal too!!!
Cons: You'd think that after ALL these years of designing and building hard drives that manufacturers could once and for all make them at least near-silent. This particular model sounds like the drive that's in my first COMPAQ laptop that I purchased many years ago. You can really hear it clunking arou...
Summary: I would not buy another one, I would try other brands.
Pros: 1T of storage, Great for my laptop.
Cons: Somewhat loud, therefore I gave it 4 eggs. -Head is loud when Reading or Writing from Platter. I guess Western Digital hasn't perfected the laptop storage yet. I have Desktop Hard drive and it's really, really quite compare to this one, but yet again it's desktop storage.
Pros: Hi, this is more of a question, newegg is offering a free sata adapter with hard drive purchase. my question is.. could you use the usb to just the drive as a drive for storing and accessing music all the time, or is this more for cloning and storage?