Summary: works as a storage drive, OK but if I wanted a storage drive I would have bought one, also a sata, not a pata. fix the BOOT problem and I would recommend this drive. my system - gateway 400sd4 (2002)
Pros: CORRECTION only 24% of these drive reviews have problems. I put this in an external enclosure and have been testing it as a storage drive. it works well, no problems this makes me wonder if the problem is with the hardware or elsewhere (bios/firmware/HD controller/etc.)
Cons: this does not change my opinion. 1/4 of the reviews are bad, most with the same problem (boot fail) mine was only in use for 3-4 months before boot failure. bought this as a primary/boot drive and it did not last.
Summary: Took down my IBM A31p laptop. I had it installed as the 3rd HDD in the right-side ultrabay, with 3 partitions, no OS, data only. Seemed to run fine, but then the computer had trouble rebooting. Finally died. I was able to get the computer fixed -- I/O controller on the Mobo had failed.
Summary: Bought this drive to replace a 40gb on a friends laptop, the laptop work great for about 5 months then when she got up one morning and turned on laptop she just had a black screen with blinking cursor in top left hand corner, after doing some research i found that some dell laptops will not support...
Pros: Great drive for awhile on a Dell Inspriron 6000
Summary: I bought this drive for the size and to update an older laptop with an 80gb EIDE hard disk. It worked fine for about 4-5 months and then crashed. I tried to reformat it but partition magic reported the mbr and the rest of the space as BAD and couldn't do anything with it.
Summary: Overall an okay drive, Would have gotten a higher rating had it lasted longer.
Pros: It is one of the higher capacity hard drives for older laptops. Seek times aren't too bad and it does quite good for such outdated technology. Very quiet, and low power. two very good pluses for me since the laptop is older.
Cons: Started throwing corrupt sectors after 6 months. Sending into WD for RMA. I would expect a laptop hard drive to be much more reliable and to be able to take quite a bit of a beating.
Summary: i really wanted to like this drive, but its nothing but headache, and a lot of wasted time, as well as money first drive had developed really loud clicking very soon, this 2nd drive has been ok, but still i can hear the reads/writes and it worries me.
Pros: fast pata drive for a aging laptop, its good wd didnt forget about people who still have pata laptops
Cons: its loud, but with acoustic management on the speed is terrible, it generates a lot more heat than my older 100gb drive. it fails on you... rest assure if you buy this drive it will fail, and fail soon. just look at the reviews, after i got my rma with newegg, i built a new desktop and use my big...
Summary: If it crashes again I think it will confirm this drive design is bad. I will go with another band.
Pros: Lots of space
Cons: I bought this drive last October and installed it in my Dell XPS m170 laptop. Since then my computer has experienced the black screen with the blinking cursor 3 times at about 3 month intervals, and each time I had to reinstall XP. I finally sent it back and got another one. I thought it was a pa...
Excerpt: Через 16 месяцев начал сыпаться и предложил срочно бэкапить данные на другой жесткий диск. Жаль, что брал с гарантией в 1 год - не было выбора. Теперь только и остается, как покупать новый винт или ноутбук. Если брать, то только с гарантией более 3 лет.