Summary: Drive works, but is old - dated 2009, which is out of Western Digital warranty. Had some issues getting it to work initially, but it did straighten out and now works. Would not recommend to an inexperienced home user. Too old too be sold as new.
Summary: ordered two brand new hard drives. one was brand new, but the second one was a recertified hard drive (although it came sealed in a antistatic drive) it had traces of dust on it also! if they are shipping recertified hard drive they should tell you in ad before you order!
Summary: have not used the items yet as i am doing a complete rebuild and am still waiting for other components to arrive. However i purchased 3 of these hard drives as i have used Western Digital drives before and found them to be reliable but expensive.