Summary: Bought this for Hot Swap Drive use, but computer fault unable to use and or test this drive. Got virus on old drive which crashed it. Replaced that drive with THIS drive for my main system. All this long after warranties on all things considered out dated, but i had no use for this drive before crash. Installed full system on this Drive, Windows 7. Lasted about 2-3 months. No virus, this drive just died, no ability to see it in dos mode or anything anymore.
Summary: I had two of these drives fail in my HP Mediasmart server in the system drive position over the last year. I actually have a hard time remembering when else I've had a hard drive fail. The same server has a Seagate and Hitatchi 2TB drives and I've had zero problems with them. Between all the computers and laptops in my house I probably have 25 drives, and only the Western Digital drives have failed. I'm done with them.
I bought in 2010 and it did not make it through 2012
Kodak Jackson, Amazon
26 August 2013
Summary: I bought this drive in 2010 and it did not make through the end of 2012. I was able to recover most of the data, but the fact that I paid $190 at the time and I have other drives that are still going that are much older is just more proof to stay away from this drive.
Summary: I bought this drive in December 2011, mainly due to the price - at a time when 2 TB hard drives were over $200 online, I found it on sale for $90 at a local store. I used a 2 TB WD EARX drive as my main data drive, and used used this EADS drive, which was somewhat slower, as a backup for the other Western Digital as well as my SSD boot drive. Backing it up manually, this EADS was seldom used. Performance was OK - not great, but that was OK for a backup drive.