Pros: Smooth install. Lots of room for pics and video files. Fresh install of W7 loads relatively quickly along with all my other programs so happy for now. Relatively quiet for a platter drive. We will see about reliablilty in the long run.
Pros: Lightning fast CPU processing (6.4 on Win7 performance index). Extremely low power draw. Bought the newegg combo deal (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.235851), which includes 4gb ram, 500GB drive, and ECS motherboard... all for $223!!!!. Have built plenty of Asu...
Summary: With technology always advancing and lowering the price of hardware, this is a great deal on a great drive. I've owned WD drives for over 12 years now and I've yet to have one go bad on me. Can't say the same for Seagate or Hitachi.
Pros: Purchased this drive almost two years ago and have had no complaints. Quiet running, and doesn't get very hot.