Summary: The first HD that I received ended up being defective. Other than that, it was easy to setup on my Dell Inspiron Desktop. It was a very simple plug and play since I was replacing a hard drive that went bad.
Summary: I am running Windows Vista with this as the master drive, and my old Hitachi Deskstar being demoted to slave drive. According to HDD Tune this thing is a 40% increase across the board (read, write, seek, and burst transfer), and thats compared to the SATA-300 Hitachi that outperforms a WD ATA 133 by 50% or so.
Summary: good product, good price. only reason i did not give it a five star is because this HD requires a molex to sata power adapter (it's cheap) sold seperatly, it could have been sent with the HD (even if the HD where to cost 2-3$ more)
Summary: I've always been a die hard WD guy but these drives may have driven me away. One of them was shot when I got it new so I had to go through the painful process of submitting and RMA, etc. Now one I have in use is showing signs of failure and will have to be replaced before going down for good. I think I'm going to jump over to Seagate and try my luck there.
Excerpt: In diesem Bericht möchte ich euch meine, zurzeit in meinem Rechner verbaute, Festplatte vorstellen. Und zwar handelt es sich um das Modell Caviar SE16 von Western Digital mit 250GB Speicher. Sagen wir es mal so: Ich hatte keine andere Wahl! Als sämtliche Teile meines neuen Rechners angekommen sind und ich mit dem Zusammenbauen gerade fast fertig gewesen bin, fiel mir auf, dass das neue Mainboard nur einen IDE-Controller, aber 6 S-ATA Controller hat.