Summary: This is THE MOST reliable hard drive I have EVER had in my life. I put it in a external hard drive kit for IDE and its great for backing general things up. Backing up the WHOLE 149 formatted gigabytes takes about 2 hours, so nothing insane.
Pros: Super fast for a 2002 Ultra ATA 5 hard drive. Gets at about 18 mbps max write, 22 mbps max write. Fell out of my hands once at about 1 foot off the ground, all I had to do was perform some simple recovery to get data back.
Cons: If you don't like a loudish hard drive, you might not like this for your old computer.
Was afraid I wouldn't be able to find one of these anymore!
28 March 2013
Summary: I bought this EIDE drive to resurrect a dead 1st generation Apple TV. Because of the tight space constraints, and lack of documentation I had to find a drive I was sure would work - and fit! Most 2.5" drives available now are SATA, not PATA/IDE.
Summary: It seems I ordered this in 2008 and never reviewed it. So I'll tell you, it doesn't have as much storage as more modern drives, but it's still running. I use it as my C drive for running Windows and keep my data on newer drives and it works quite well.
Summary: One of the drives on my storage server failed and I needed to find a replacement drive fast. Stores like Best Buy and other computer parts stores in my area no longer carry these drives in house, and ordering one through their websites was a least cost-effective solution for my needs.