Summary: I bought 2 of these WD Drives to daisy chain to my Apple Airport Extreme via it's USB port to function as Network Attached Storage (hard drive sharing over the network). This allows all my home computers (4) to share files and backup via TimeMachine to the common disks which now total 6 TB (2 x 1 TB WD Caviar Green + 2 x 2 TB WD Caviar Green drives).
Summary: I've been using this hard drive in my system for a week as well as a 1TB caviar green I bought last year. These drives are a little bit slower on transfer rates for obvious reasons, but they still work perfectly. The drive is a GREAT value and I predict I will be buying more to throw into my server this week. The fact that they run low energy means they are quiet and stay cool, which makes them ideal for server stacking.
Summary: I had an Apple Time Capsule with 512mb hard disk drive that was filling up. So I bought the Western Digital 2 TB Caviar Green Hard Disk Drive to replace the existing 512mb drive. Searched the internet for a how-to, and swapping out the old drive for a new one ended up being quite easy. I have only a moderate degree of computer skills.
Summary: Was happy to see the 2TB drives drop under $100. I remember when hard drives finally got close to breaking the $1 per meg cost, how happy I was. Now at those prices I have 24 million dollars of storage on my server... These are quiet, perform well for my Windows Home Server to hold all my multimedia content. And priced great.
Summary: The real test of this drive will be seeing how long it lasts before it crashes and loses all my data. I have four of these drives now in a 2nd generation Drobo. My other Drobo still has four 1.5TB Seagate drives in it. I expected these "slower" Green drives to have worse performance in the already-hobbled Drobo environment, but to my surprise, the Drobo with these four 2TB drives is actually faster than the other one with the "faster" drives. Happy surprise.
Summary: This is a drive with no surprises. Used here for disk-to-disk automatic backups, so speed was not an issue but capacity definitely was. Installed painlessly. The drive runs cooler and quieter than the 500GB drive it replaces-- no reported media errors or other problems so far.
Summary: at first I was wary about buying these drives, but they were on sale so i figured i'd give them a shot. i ordered 3 for my mac pro, and i kept a 1.5 tb as my boot drive because i know these dont spin at 7200 RPMs like my old 1.5 TB's do. Though I still wouldnt use one as a boot drive, its not slow by any means.
Summary: I don't understand why people are complaining about these drives, i have 4 of them running in my hp mediasmart server 24/7 for more than two months now, and i haven't had a single error. They're as simple as pop in, add the drive in the server's menu, and you're all set, they format to 1.82TB in windows home server. They are also the lowest temp HDD i've ever touched while in operation.