Summary: Western Digital is my preferred HD but this model and probably most others are not compatible with Cox Cable DVR. This is probably not WD fault but it is a consideration. I will update if I can contact the manufacturer of cable box. Cox is totally unwilling to help. I wish I could rate Cox here instead of Wester Digital.
Summary: this is a cheaper sata drive from western digital...i've used HD from all the major brands and found them pretty much all reliable for the first few years-at least...some start getting a bit noisier...too early to rate this product in that sense...this has small capacity compared to the disks they fit now even in laptops..but if-like me-you only require office functions and don't store hundreds of gigabytes of music files and video..
Summary: If you are looking for the lowest price per Gigabyte, this is not the drive for you. On the other hand, if you want a relatively fast and reliable hard drive for a PC that spends its time doing emails and word processing, the Caviar Blue 160GB will do nicely. Prompt delivery and no problems with installation. Four stars because it could be a little cheaper, given its limited size.