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!
Summary: I have purchased several of these drives and they are flawless and very quiet. The price is terrific and they work well with all Windows operating systems. I will endoubtedly purchase more of these drives as I have a need for more terrifc drives.
Summary: Great product, great price! Had 2 replace IDE HD that had gone bad on my Win XP Home/SP3 PC. PC is about 4-5 years old and fortunately the motherboard had a couple of SATA connections. After drive had shipped 2 my home, went 2 Fry's 2 buy SATA & power cables. Ended up spending the same $ amount if I would have bought them w\ HD on Amazon. Also, discovered I had paid 50% less than if I had bought the drive @ Fry's. Heh!! I'm happy 'bout that!
Summary: To date, 3 of the 4 original Seagate drives have failed in my NetGear NAS. Thankfully one at a time. I have replaced them all with 500GB Western Digital drives. Been months since original failure and weeks since the last one. So far no issues. Time will tell. The original Seagate drives lasted over a year or so before they failed with clicking noises. If this drive fails, I will be sure to update review.
Summary: Western Digital hard drives have been the best on the market. From my first computer as a wee tyke to my slogging work horse of today, I've always selected WD drives and have never been disapointed.