Summary: Saw my old order, and realized, that this hard drive has been in a computer that has almost been on non-stop for over 5 years, and has been through multiple OS's in that time.
Pros: Plugged it into new build in 2010, and it is still running strong. I've had 2 seagates, a Toshiba and a Samsung. However, 1 seagate was external, but it fell off a breakfast nook table to carpet, and stopped working.
Cons: It was rated SATA 3 and 6Gbps, but on my old 965BE setup, the tests show just normal 3Gbps. I think in new stuff it will be full speed.
Summary: I don't expect a HDD to last a lifetime. I do expect them to last a few years. I don't care about replacing it with another but a crash that ruined 20+ hours of work is unacceptable. WD wasted my time on a poor product and it will be the last WD I ever own. Don't let them waste your time too.
Summary: I've had this thing as a data and program drive alongside an ssd C drive, and it's awesome. I'm using about 300GB of the 931 available. I thought it'd be slow, but i'm getting 120MB/s seq read and write, 512KB random read 76 and 132 write, 4KB random is 0.728 read and 1.465 write, and 4KB (QD32)...
Pros: -fast -1tb! -quiet (makes little working noises when read/write but otherwise silent) -it hasn't failed
Cons: -it's now 180 bucks. i got it at 100 -931 GB formatted isn't technically a terabyte but it's good enough
Summary: Support with any company is a joke today. Might as well budget that part of your gear simply won't work, and you'll have to repurchase it without a refund.
Pros: Great drive... when it works.
Cons: Bought three of these. The first two work great. The third one sat in a box until I needed it a month ago. When I plugged it up, it was dead. Ran several tests, and it is definitely doa. Navigated a maze of tech support and ended up talking to someone who could barely make out what I was saying. ...