Summary: After owning this unit for almost 6 years. I am very confident to say, this WD HD far exceeded my expectation of a green drive. It have almost 40,000 hours run time, more than 500 boot count. I used it for gaming, video storage, and BT download with no problem what so ever, and it is going strong.
Pros: Long life. Speed as expected. Never have any issue with different OS and MB
Pros: The drive runs cool and quiet. The speed is perfectly fine for a storage drive. I have had this drive for at least 5 years now. The "power on hours" in the SMART data shows just over 5 years of actual use. This drive has been quiet and reliable. These days it serves as a torrent drive that is see...
Cons: There are no cons. it's not a super fast drive, but it isn't intended to be.
Pros: Great hard drive. This is the hard drive I use in all my builds as a secondary internal hard drive. Great for storage to keep the main drive less cluttered and running well. First drive has been running great since 04/2011. Like previously stated, sometimes takes a few seconds to boot up, but has...
Cons: Sometimes a touch slow to get up and running in the morning. But utilized solely as an internal storage drive.
Summary: This drive was run as part of a RAID NAS 24x7x365 for about 5 years. Finally failed after that time. I'm happy with that performance. Never had any issues prior to that. I had another of these drives that failed after about 3 years.