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: 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.
Excerpt: Изначально стоял в ноуте PB ST85. Отработал 3.5 года около 11000 часов, заменён на HGST Travelstar 7K1000. Сейчас диск работоспособен и временно отстранён от работы. Во-первых, под нагрузкой нагревался до 53 градусов, во-вторых, очень заметно стучал головками и кряхтел. Всё это доверия не вызывало, хотя ни одна утилита в его техсостоянии не усомнилась и ни одного битого сектора не нашла.