Summary: You get what you order. This HDD has lasted my over 3 years and still runs strong. I had used this as my primary storage unit until i upgraded to SSD recently. I now have this in RAID 0 as a secondary storage and still runs strong.
Pros: Has lasted over 3 years Reasonably Priced at time of purchase Great for secondary storage
Summary: I will swear by HD Caviar drives until they give me a good reason not to.
Pros: This runs as my secondary hard drive and I store all of my important files on it to make reformatting the OS drive easier. As such, I expected a lot of reliability from this drive, and I got it! It still runs great after 4 years. My computer operates on average 7 hours each day.
Summary: This was a replacement drive for the one that went bad. Always been pleased with Western Digital and its service. The price was very affordable and installation was a breeze being a SATA Drive. Resolved my computer problem....up and running in no time.
Summary: These SATA drives have gone down considerably in price so if your just out for mass storage then this might be the thing for you. Otherwise nothing beats SSD 3.0 right now as far as speed.
Pros: Durability. This HDD has never crashed on me once. I've reformated it multiple times and each time it loads back up flawlesly. I purchased this drive as the master drive in 2009. Since then I have purchased multiple SSD HDD's to run the OS making this drive a slave drive. It still works great alm...
Summary: I'll be buying Caviar drives until their quality fails.
Pros: I have never had a caviar drive fail yet. All of them from the late 90's til this 500gb drive are still kickin and I leave my puters on 24/7. I got a caviar back in 2000 to replace a drive that failed after 3 months. This is back when drives were rated for 100,000 hours. It was 'top of the line' ...
Summary: We needed a replacement drive similar for a server with RAID and got this WD. Worked great, not a dud, and OEM packaging was sufficient. Thanks Amazon for getting it here so quick! Saved the day!