Summary: This is a reply to the previous review replying to my earlier review. I apologize for the bad formatting. I pasted it from notepad but forgot to remove the line breaks beforehand. If this is not clear in my original review, I want to reemphasize it: The drive didn't "disappear" as you have read it.
Summary: I purchased this drive for installation into my 2009 Mac Mini; it worked flawlessly up until about Thanksgiving of this year, when it began an awful clacking noise at seemingly random intervals.
Pros: Reasonably fast speed, appears to be failing gracefully, and pretty good price to performance, long warranty
Pros: Fast, quiet. Used to replace OEM Seagate drive in HP laptop that failed after 2 years. 5 YEAR WARRANTY
Cons: Failed after 3 years -- getting replaced through warranty. Hopefully this one will last longer. Laptop doesn't get much more use than just checking email, Facebook, etc. Can't believe the drive failed in only 3 years. I have other drives that I do much more with that have been going strong for 10...
Summary: As I resell the drives I contacted WD was told they'd send two new drives but sent two recertified drives. I called them again and they paid to return the drives and shipped me two 750GB black new drives.
Pros: 7200RPM & 5 yr warranty
Cons: Ordered two drives on same invoice. Both drives failed WD diagnostic test, one due to SMART failure & the other had bad sectors. RMA'd to WD and rec'd two recertified drives.
Excerpt: Поменял на него стоковый 5400 rpm в macbook pro, попользовался несколько месяцев и сменил на 500 Гб 5400 rpm — замучил шум + прилично уменьшилось время автономной работы. Сейчас стоит в USB боксе, делаю на него бэкап ноута жены.
Summary: Håller med de tidigare skribenterna. Western digital gör de bästa hårddiskarna i min mening! Aldrig varit med om att dem har varit defekta. Tyst, mycket snabbare än Hitachin som satt i min laptop, och strömsnål.