Pros: I got this puppy for 35.00 and free shipping, packaging was excellent, with plenty of cushion, I love buying instant discount items, with free shipping, which was fast, that alone would cost $8 to $10 alone
Cons: None at all, but if you want the best in performance, a 16 MB or 32 MB boult in cache is best, 2MB would be the slowest.
Pros: Good price for a nice amount of storage. Easy to install, quick to format and good read speed. Bought two of them right away for a build and they both were smooth installs from physical installation to visibility and usability in XP.
Pros: Been building systems for quite a few years for friends/fam, most of them were gaming rigs, a couple of high end HTPC's, and all were looking for quite, and reliable. This is easily the quietest drive I've ever 'not heard'. Even during a full format, seek operations, and read/write - near silent! I am going to watch this unit for a bit, and if it proves reliable... i'm off to buy the 2T model to repace my current units in my HTPC. Currnetly the loudest part of that fu...
Cons: This particular line of WD is new to me. I have owned WD for more than 10 years (the last few have all been enterprise/black units) and only one failure - a few years ago... but even that one was induced by me... oops. I have had the best reliablilty with WD, Second is Sea... Everything else... no thanks. ESPECIALLY Hit... Bear in mind this is my own personal expierence, hope it helps.