Summary: The hard drive arrived one day early. It installed in about 10 minutes. Setup in less than 5 minutes and in use within less than 30 minutes. Great for extra working storage for large video files.
Summary: I have always had very good performance and reliability out of Western Digital hard drives. I have not installed this drive yet but plan to in the near future. The drive I received is used but arrived in excellent like new physical condition.
Summary: I bought this drive to replace an aging EIDE drive on one of my office PCs. Rather than go through the hassle of buying a new PC, I often find it worthwhile to just swap out a hard drive with a larger new one especially if the PC is adequate for whatever its used for. What I found with this drive is that the file access is fast. Applications including Windows seem to load up faster and overall the drive is quiet. The OEM version of this drive has no software.
Summary: Home PC Dell 8250 XPS with Win XP with SP1, 1.5GB RAM. Easy installation into mini desktop PC. Installed Win XP software using long format (NTSF) without incident. However, after all software was uploaded, windows did not open. Could not resolve issue at that time so I reinstalled a WD 250GB HD with 8mb cache that works. At this time I do not know if this was caused by a HD size limitation or a cache limitation (8mb vs 16mb, or even a faulty HD.