Summary: I purchased this hard drive in 2009 when my older 100GB hard drive finally started to show its age - and when programs started needing 5-15GB each. It was priced right at the time and was close to the upper end on the size scale, although if memory serves - 500GB may have been the standard back...
Pros: Pretty fast and so far reliable can't say too much though as I have only had it for a little over a week now
Cons: While I was downloading SCII onto my new computer I suddenly was surprised with a BSOD I tracked it down and it turned out it was from the HDD after rebooting and testing everything, it hasn't had any problems since but I felt that I had to mark an egg off because of this but for this price and s...
Summary: Western Digital's quality has been in decline, but so far, so good. I would have waited 3 months before posting a review, but Newegg asked me to, and regardless of how bad any particular product tuns out to be, Newegg is great! P.S.
Summary: i live in a dusty town in a dusty state (i have to air out my case every 3weeks). in my neighborhood, anything with electronics AND moving parts lasting a year+ is a good investment (ie, ps3's burn out in about 6-8 months, 360's are a joke)
Pros: Still working, still quiet. Tray has stuck only 1 time, required a physical ejection. i live in a dusty town in a dusty state (i have to air out my case every 3weeks). in my neighborhood, anything with electronics AND moving parts lasting a year+ is a good investment (ie, ps3's burn out in about ...
Cons: none. i rarely give 5 eggs, so dont think of it as negative, just not AMAZING! afterall, its never gone out and mowed my yard for me.
Summary: make sure you have a sata cable of adequate length. I measured mine and thought I had a good #. Next time I'll go 2" longer. I'd use wd's drivers and find free backup sw rather than the backup sw they have at the support site.
Pros: sata, quiet, fast
Cons: wd backup software. Had to reformat master drive and wd's acronis? sw almost lost it all.