Summary: I always trust Western Digital for hard drives. This IDE drive is a hard to find item now that most drives sold are SATA. If you have an older PC and need a good hard drive, this is a good replacement.
Summary: Great price for a hard drive that is hard to find. As you know they no longer make IDE Hard Drives and finding one for your old computer is a challenge, and 500 GB, that is very hard. If you can find one make sure that it's a Western Digital, they are well made and will last you a while.
Summary: I purchased this unit to hot swap the hard drive out of my old XBOX console. The operation was a complete success. I was able to clone and lock this hard drive with no problems. I have since been able to rip all of my XBOX games to the hard drive and have played the games for hours with no problems.