Summary: This hard drive is bigger than a standard laptop hard drive. I originally bought it with plans to upgrade my PS3. It looked fine in the shot, and I trust Western Digital as a brand, so I ordered it. Unfortunately, I realized my mistake as soon as I pulled it from the anti-static bag. I have put the drive the alternative uses, but it really stinks that I could not use it in my playstation. The page for the drive in question doesn't explicitly state drive thickness either.
Summary: I ordered these hard drives to fit into a slim desk top case that I use as a Jukebox were I keep all my music, and audio books. Because of the limited room in the case I can not get more than two of the standard hard drives in place so I purchased 3.5" brackets that will allow 2.5" hard drive to fill the same area because the brackets allow two 2.5" drive per. So I double the drive space.
Summary: I needed additional hard drive space on my laptop because my music & video files seemed to be growing at an alarming rate. The 500GB HD that came with the laptop just wasn't cutting it anymore. I upgraded to this 1TB WD hard drive and it gave me the breathing room I needed plus future space for all the new files I will be adding. If you're looking for additional space I recommend Western Digital, they have a good reliable hd that will last you for a while.
Excerpt: The drive is a great buy for price. My only Caution is make sure you know what you are doing to install a large drive like this. Partition are not compatable with Windows Vista. I had to install Windows 7 to get computer to work.
Excerpt: Good product for the price and performance. I believe it is Reliable, but still not checked in Pros, as it's been only two weeks since started using it. I have used WD external drives in the past without any issue. Would Highly Recommend.
Pros: Easy To Install, Fast, Highly Compatible, Quiet
Summary: I ordered this a Western Digital Scorpio Blue 1 TB 2.5" 5400rpm Internal Notebook Hard Drive But i received this instead a defective Western Digital Blue 1 TB WD Blue SATA II 5200 RPM 8 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Notebook Hard Drive And because i opened the packaging i can't return it so i'm out a $115.00 and stuck with a hdd that doesn't work...