Summary: Warning!! Buyer Beware. These are refurbished/Recertified drives. They come in new boxes. They appear to be new and are sold as new but they are not. They even went through the trouble of placing a barcode over the recertified marking on the label.
Summary: The WD2500BEVE hard drives are very unreliable. I'm on my third one. My first lasted 6 months. The next lasted two months. This one less than a month. There is a five year warranty from Western Digital, so I keep sending them back. Unfortunately this doesn't help me when I need my laptop. I cannot rely on it to load windows anymore. This isn't caused by my computer.
Summary: I can't comprehend the muppit who shipped it in a A4 cardboard wallet 9 mm in thickness. These are hard drives not paper back books!!!! Until Amazon get's the message AVOID BECAUSE IT'S PACKAGED WORSE THAN A PAPER BACK BOOK I will not trust my Data anywhere near this hard drive given the lack of thought gone into getting the hard drive to me. I've waited sodding months for the stock to come in and ARG!!!!!!!!!