Excerpt: reviewing a hard drive is a bit tricky; there could be something going on right now I do not want or it could blow up just after submitting this review. also, the specs are known, so the factors I experience depend on my enviornment and machine etc and not likely helpful to the masses. so, I can tell you that bhp did a great job packing it and shipping promptly; the drive is 3.63 usable TB; it is quiet and it is fast.
Excerpt: I use these for gaming as well as archiving music, video, photo files on 3 home built systems with a Samsung ssd as the primary OS drive. The WD Black drives have are consistent and reliable in this task.
Summary: I bought this HDD for my new HTPC build. I love this!!! Lots of storage. Planning on running 5 of these in tandem (RAID config)for more redundant storage. Pros: Fast Stable 4TB capacity Quiet Cons: Expensive, but prices are coming down rapidly Not SSD Drive, but they will come
Summary: So far, so good. I've been transferring a lot of files from other drives to get them all in one place and the drive is barely half full. Seek times seem at least as good as my other (WD) drives. I have 7 HDD attached to my computer (2 in an external box) and have no problems with any of them. I've had very good luck with Western Digital, and this is my third "black" drive. Very satisfied.