Summary: I bought this to replace my Seagate ST31000528AS which was only 3 years old when it started to fail. I tried every type of test and stress test on the drive none detected a problem. I took a gamble and replaced the drive. All my PC horrors went away. I guess I will have to wait and see how well the WD drive fairs in comparison.
Summary: Got one with a barebone kit and a second to set up a RAID array. Been running them no stop for about a month now and working great and very fast access time. Bonus great price for a 1TB HDD. Definitely recommend.
Summary: I purchased this Western Digital 1TB hard drive for my HTPC. It has enough space for my movies and operating system. It's quiet, responsive, low operating temperature and installed easily. I'm happy with my purchase. I can't speak to reliability since I've only used it for a week.