Summary: I bought this 500GB drive last year of June or maybe July (I gotta check) and still kicking to date! Only to find out that 500GB wasn't enough! :) I got this for my first PC build that I'm using right now to write this review. It's a really great drive. Simple setup, just plug in the power and SATA cables and your good. No problems what so ever!
Western Digital Caviar Green 500 GB Bulk/OEM Hard Drive
Mill Creek, Amazon
10 April 2009
Summary: Bought this hard-drive to replace a failed Maxtor 6Y250M0 hard-drive in my Dell Optiplex GX280. It was very easy to replace, removed the failed drive and installed the new drive. Reinstalled the operating system and within an hour the PC was up and running again. I have been running with the new drive for a month now and so far I am very satisfied with it. Runs real quiet.
Western Digital 500 GB GreenPower 3.5-Inch SATA WD5000AACS
Michelle L. Gibson, Amazon
10 March 2009
Summary: I read mixed reviews about this drive but decided to try it anyway. I cloned my old drive to it and it's been running fine ever since, no problems whatsoever. It replaced a 250GB IDE drive so now my 2nd computer is strictly SATA and I'm very happy with it. Great product!
Summary: This is a good product. However, it didn't arrive with an SATA cable and until I ordered a cable separately there was no way to connect it to my computer. Once the cable arrived, it installed easily. No documentation was included, however, so I was on my own to initialize, partition and format the drive. Ergo, I recommend it only for people who have a good understanding of computer hardware and software.
Summary: Got this hard drive on sale. Great price, great deal. Good energy saving drive, saves power when not in use. Does what it says, haven't had any problem so far. For the price I got, it's the best deal around.