Summary: My hard drive on my Toshiba P25 satellite crashed. Its hard to believe my laptop is over 10 years old now, but it runs so great I had to get another hard drive instead of buying a new one laptop. It took a while to find a PATA drive these days. I ordered the drive, it took about a week to get it standard shipping. Installed and I am back up and running. I have no complaints, works great.
Summary: I have a Mac pro desktop computer and had some of the hard drives fail ( It can hold as many as four drives and is best with a dedicated drive for backup). I purchased this drive just for that purpose. By todays standards it is rather small, but for the use intended it is more than adequate and sits and does what it is used for. It hsa been in service for quite a while and is running great.
Summary: This is a review of a hard drive I have had for several years. I waited to write a review until I could see how this drive worked in the long run. It has now been running continuously for over 2 years and has not failed. In the mean time I've had 4 - 1TB drives (Maxtor and Seagate) that have failed within a few months of use and had to be exchanged (which both companies honored their warranties). It may not be gigantic like the newer drives, but it is reliable.
Summary: This version is intended for the "techies" that know what they are doing, thus the "OEM" tag. The drive is completely clean w/o instructions. I bought it because PATA drives are rather limited in choices now and I needed to upgrade my older laptop from an 80GB to this 250GB. Also the price was good.
Summary: I installed this hard drive in a Fit-PC Slim, a tiny, fanless computer that has a PATA interface. I use the hard drive for network attached storage, and I have had no problems with its speed, performance, heat level, or noise level. It is considerably quieter than my 3.5" external hard drives. I recommend this if you need the upgrade. I am quite happy with it.
Summary: This product exceeded my expectations for smooth and quiet operation. Installation was simple, a little time consuming due to the number of files, programs and applications I transferred, but simple and without problems. It pleases me that so much technology can be stuffed into such a small package. I recommend the product. This is my 4th Western Digital product and the experience has been very good.