Summary: i decided to order a hard drive for an older pc that has too many cycles and hours on it. i just wanted a spare on hand and the price was right i ordered this drive believing that it was a new unused drive. i'm not so sure after receiving it. first off it came in an unsealed anti-static bag wrapped in 2 hefty layers of bubble wrap.
Western Digital is the best.... AMTECH fine print is not.
Jon M., Amazon
12 July 2012
Summary: Be sure to read the fine print on the AMTECH site. Their words: "Please also note that "new" does not always mean factory sealed boxes or zero hours drives. However "Factory Sealed Box" in the description means factory sealed boxes and zero hours drives." Speccy doesn't lie. I gave them 2 stars because at least the drives arrived, and although they had lots of accesses and hours, they are working so far.
Old Hard Drive (2008), but looks new.. up to you! but no Warranty due to age
8 February 2014
Summary: Bought 2 of these drives to build a clients PC, however due to the 2008 manufacture date, I wont be installing them. If description stated they had been sitting around somewhere for that last 5+ years then I wouldn't have bought them. Be warned, if you do have a problem with these drives Western Digital will tell you that they are out of warranty. I couldn't take the risk.