Pros: I just installed the Western Digital Scorpio Hard Drive WD3200BEKT in my Inspiron 1545 studio laptop, and so far i am very happy with the performance boost im getting, before this WD drive i had a cheap Toshiba 250 gig 5400 rpm hard drive in my system an
Cons: Waiting for Windows 7 Prefetch to adjust to the new hard drive change
Pros: Fast drive - i noticed performance increase in load times of games after installing. I didnt test it alot yet but while installing MGS4 it only took 10min, i swear on old drive it took at least 20min to install.
Summary: I bought this to replace a 40GB Playstation 3 drive that had maxed out and it worked like a charm. It is a 7200RPM drive versus the 5400RPM original, but don't worry Kyoko, it will work. Oh and yes Veronica, it is so easy to do, even a CaveWoman can do it!
Summary: The Good: Desktop grade speed in a laptop form, 7200rpm and the 16MB of cache makes a big difference in performance compared to 5400rpm drive. Can't go wrong with WD as they haven't failed yet. Great price and fast shipping. SuperBiiz is like Newegg but better prices. I would for sure shop again!!
Summary: The noise and vibration is very mild and does not bug me one bit. The performance is way more important to me to worry about such a minimal issue. I do not often run on battery for long periods of time, but I have not noticed much (if any) of a drop in battery life after the 5400 to 7200 upgrade.
Pros: The drive is significantly faster and larger than the stock drive in my unibody MacBook.
Cons: Slight vibration and noise, compared to the 5400rpm stock drive
Summary: Seems as if though choosing hard drive brands is almost like a Ford vs. Chevy thing. Especially between Western Digital and Seagate. I have owned both Seagate and Western Digital drives. The bottom line is there is no such thing as a "fail proof" mechanical hard drive. I have had both WD and Seagate drives fail on me in the past. I read all the time where people say one or the other brands are "junk" just because they whine about loosing all of this important data.
Pros: I will start off by saying that these drives are great thus so far. Seems to be the best bang for your buck. I bought 2 of these for my Dell XPS M1730 and set them up in RAID 0. These drives replaced the stock 120gb Fujitsu that came with the laptop. Noticed dramatic speed increases right away. Vista score went from a 5.1 to a 5.9. They seem to run fairly cool and quiet. Honestly i didnt expect for them to run this quiet. I can barely hear them seek. My boot up time w...
Cons: As others have stated, they do make random clicking noises when they are at idle. I dont really feel a need to get replacements or even feel that this is a defect. The stock Fujitsu drive that i pulled from this made the exact same clicking noise as these ones do. I have owned this laptop for over a year and i have always heard this clicking. I think if this was a drive issue, i would have had a hard drive failure a long time ago. Also it would have been nice if these...
Summary: WD support was very good, they responded promptly and professionally. When the second drive failed they immediately mailed me a replacement through next day air which was pretty cool. The company clearly cares about their customers, but I doubt I will ever buy a WD product again.
Pros: I upgraded from a 160Gb 5400rpm drive and I must say the 7200rpm drives are much faster. There is a noticeable decrease in load times, from the OS to video games.
Cons: Oh where an I begin? My first drive that I got had an annoying metallic ping noise about every 20-30 seconds, other then that it was silent and there was no vibration issues. However that drive nearly drove me insane with it's insatiable pinging. When it did ping there would be a lag in the entire system for about 1/4 a second.