Summary: I bought this drive in January 2010 when a hard drive failed in a laptop. This drive provided good performance gains along with added storage at a reasonable price. The laptop has since died due to a spill, but this drive continues to work.
Pros: • 7200RPM • 16MB Cache in mobile hard drive • Moderate sized • Good price (at time of purchase was $64.99) • Owned for almost 5 years and never failed
Summary: If a company fails or the quality to the customer is diminished it is always the fault of management. This is a true statement and Dr. Edwards Deming concurs. The system would not allow me to rate a scrambled egg choice.
Pros: Purchased based on past experience with WD longevity. In this case, a mistake, on my part. WD did replace the defective drive. I hope it will have an improved life.
Cons: I suspect WD has management that is putting good engineering choices behind profits. What type of profits can a company sustain if they lose their good name. WD quality is fallen and I suggest to you that management is the issue, as it always shall be. Drive died after less than 40 hours of servi...
Pros: Grabbing this drive at $60 was a great value for me. Needed this to fix an ailing laptop for a friend and I always feel good buying the black series of any WD drive. Added bonus at this price point at getting a 16 MB cache.
Cons: None to speak of. This type of part is great for keeping your laptop running.
Pros: solid drive and good price I am using it as a second drive on my laptop for data and running all my programs off a SSD Samsung 840 as my main drive. Great setup if you have 2 drive bays to save $ not buying a huge SSD drive.
Summary: Subtracted one star from noise... a minor thing really... but I've never had a WD drive chatter so much in a 2.5" format. For laughs I ran several break in/reliability tests and it passed long, short, whatever I threw at it... drive works fine, so doubt the noise is a fault.
Pros: Decent speed, and everything you'd expect from a WD drive.
Cons: Noise? This is probably the noisiest 2.5" drive I've ever used... I bought this to replace the junk hitachi Toshiba loves so much and the main thing I noticed immediately was hearing the read head move around... the clicking... just... ever present. Eh...