Summary: I bought two of these. The first was an oem which performed as described- FAST. So I ordered a retail box. My heart stopped when I pulled it out of the standard FedEx pack and saw the[...]packaging. I almost sent it back without opening it- sure that the toy inside couldn't be the same serious piece of equipment I had bought oem. Amazingly it was, and after config into raid 0 even dog Vista wuns like a wabbit! Partitioned the raid and put XP64 on half- better than OK!
Pros: Easy To Install, Fast, Highly Compatible, Quiet, Reliable
Summary: This drive is easy to install, quiet, and cool. Windows seems to boot faster. I've had the drive a few weeks and have had zero problems. B&H had the cheapest price for the retail package, the same price for an oem drive at other retailers.
Summary: I have been purchasing harddrives for well over a decade and previously have been loyal to the Seagate brand for their reliability and standard warranty. Maxtor, Quantum, Hitachi, and IBM have all been unrealiable. Western Digital have been too noisy until now. The 10,000 RPM Velociraptor is not only quieter than the Seagates I have its quicker and runs cooler. I now have 3 of these drives and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a fast drive.