Summary: I love these drives and have used them for years. These drives (velociraptors) are for raw power, speed and mainly for enthusiasts or enterprise users. They Will Make Some Noise! So, if you are one of these folks that want whisper quiet, these likely aren't what you want.
Summary: I purchased this to put all my games on. Helps tremendously with initial load times and load times between levels/zones. I had the 300 GB version of this drive as my boot drive for 3 years and it worked flawlessly.
Summary: These drives are pricey but are the fastest conventional drives you will be able to afford. would be an excellent laptop drive when removed from the frame. I use this for my frequently used programs leaving my SSD's for the OS and essentials to keep the system fast.
Summary: I never had a doubt in WD reliability. This small wonder operates around 185-200MBps, so not as fast as SSD but almost twice as fast as most mechanical drives. Comes attached to a heatsink adapter that converts it from a "fat" 2.5in drive to a 3.5in drive..