Summary: I bought this drive as a replacement drive for the stock WD 160GB AV-GP drive inside of my TiVoHD. I opted for this drive as it is an AV drive with 24/7 reliability, large capacity, decent price, and high performance. The main importance to me is this is one of the best performing pre-Advance Format 4K drives which is a new technology that replaces the traditional 512b clusters with 4k clusters.
Summary: Used this as a replacement drive for a DVR recorder. Drive is spacious (2TB) and very quiet. I've had no performance issues at all. (however you probably wouldn't want this as your main system drive - it's not designed for high performance).
Great product, agree with all the other positive reviews
2 May 2011
Summary: I've had it for about 3 weeks now after installing it into the Tivo Premiere I purchased. 400+ hours of HD recording is very nice. I can confirm I am experiencing the same quietness others are describing, it is a huge improvement from the Series2 Tivo I have... partly due to this HDD and probably due to the smaller lower RPM of the Tivo Premiere fan. Performed the disk park disable function as described in other reviews and it worked for me.
Summary: This drive is fantastic. I use it as a storage drive/seedbox drive for my pc. It takes all the load off my OS raid and allows me to free up the rest of my comp for everything else. Sure, you could do that with any second drive, but I'd choose this one again every time. It is quite, I can't even hear it over my case fans, I can't even notice any power being taken away from my power supply, and for 2 TB, its perfect.
Summary: ...for our WHS. Installed and formatted quickly. Doubled the storage space on our WHS which now acts as a media server to stream audio and video to several computers using Media Center. This drive is better suited to this than the EADS or EARS models.
Summary: I purchased this drive to replace a dying Seagate within our living room media center (win7). The drive does indeed live up to it's word: it's dead quiet (yay), fast and cool running - so far it's working great. We use the drive to record/play HD tv and subsequently stream to other rooms of the house as well. It works flawlessly and for once we have a drive in the living room that I can't hear grinding when it's recording two shows and watching two others.
No more tweaks needed to use in TiVo HD but reliability problems remain
4 March 2011
Summary: Well first the good news. I purchased the drive in November 2010 to replace a drive on it's last legs in a TiVo HD. I was a bit apprehensive with all of the stories about an extra tweak being needed. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it did not need a tweak and worked fine using winmfs with no alterations. The news is that after just 5 months the drive gave up on me.