Pros: Still love the device as a product. See what I put in my original review.
Cons: Taking 2 points off my rating because WD's head parking policy has cause my device to start crashing. Had to install a program to disable the APM feature in order to get it to start working properly again. ACER probably had this feature disabled on my original harddrive from factory, which would explain why I just now started experiencing it.
Summary: Contrary to other review here that indicate that this is a "great" replacement for the PS3 I will tell you why it is not. The PS3 being a system initially from 2006 is NOT capable of using a drive with native 4k clusters as this drive apparently is. This is guised behind the term "advanced format" drive. This drive emulates compatibility for the older 512b cluster standard but it does it terribly slowly while in the PS3. Does it work? Yes.
Summary: im not overly annoyed with the dead drive cause like I said, client got an upgrade "which he really liked" and this is the first time i have ever received a defective drive from wd. plus WD rma process is excellent.
Pros: its a WD, they have awesome rma and sent me an upgrade replacement for my troubles, 500GB scorpio blue which installed recovery CDs with out a hitch.
Cons: this hdd was simple DOA which is no good when your client is waiting for their computer
Summary: This usually comes with laptops and is considered 'stock' so if you want above average performance, definitely look elsewhere. I don't recommend it for very heavy usage or trying to get in edgewise for games or codec-intensive media, unless you have an intel i5 or better CPU (my bro has same drive and you wouldn't notice it was this drive unless it was a weaker CPU).
Pros: Better than green drives. Been using it for a year now with the laptop I got from lenovo and I havent had any such errors that have been reported although it occasionally will freeze even after several hours of running disk defragging utilities and done 'heavy lifting' like opening up a browser immediately after bootup, it likely won't happen as much with better processors+ram and setups I have an AMD e-350 as a reference. Likely if you have better CPU's you won't not...
Cons: I understand SATA drives are priced right, but there are much better options with 7200 RPM (look for hybrid drives) and better read/writes for about the same price ~20-30 dollar difference, and you get much faster access to pics, loads, etc. Freezes here and there. Gave it 3 stars because it's average for the price and where we are at with drives, and performance is relatively ok. Does 24MB/s-29MB/s write transfer speed to a Western Digital My Passport 2TB (not using ...
Summary: I have the 250 GB Version of this drive. HD Tune reported 68 MB/sec outter sequential read, 42 MB/sec middle and 32 MB/sec inner track. Access time was reported at 15.4 ms which is mediocre for a 7200 RPM Drive. In contrast, my 3.5" 7200 RPM Seagate Drive reported a 12.4 ms access speed (seek time + rotational latency). All in all, it's an OK drive if you can pick it up used in good working condition from buy/sell classified for cheaper. Otherwise not worth it.
Summary: I purchased this drive as a replacement for a failing drive in my Toshiba laptop. Needless to say the new drive fitted perfectly but then I found that my Backup/Restore software would not recognise it. To cut a long story short I managed to initialise/format the drive on a second laptop but my backup/restore software would still not recognise the new drive.