Summary: After about 6 months, this drive began to show signs of trouble. Occasionally, it would not be recognized on start-up. I had to reseat the SATA cable to get it back. 10 days before my warranty expired a though occurred to me, this thing is still under warranty!
Pros: This drive seems to be perfectly capable in performance, it's quiet and works as I would expect a drive to.
Summary: I'm kinda paranoid when it comes to new HDDs. I always run surface tests on new ones before installing an OS. (Hitachi DFT for example). Used this in a HTPC & I'm amazed at how quiet & cool it stays. I still have a fan cooling it anyway.
Pros: -Extremely quiet. Almost inaudible. Most case fans are louder.
Cons: -WD isn't clear on the RPMS but I think its only 5400-5900.
Summary: I build, work, rebuild and customize computer daily. I have in the past month used 16 different HD's by different brands and the first WD green I get failed out of the box. The other WD's I have used, only 1 has not given me problems...that 4 out of 5 WD's with problems. Not good odds. I love WD's...I have had them last for 5-7 years, but this month has been very bad for my trust in WD.
Pros: Green, Less power, 32MB of Cache and SATA 6.0Gb/s
Cons: Put in a brand new build for a Go-Green PC and when I started the computer I hear...Click...Click...Click
Summary: This was not the first storage unit in my rig. Once I finally figured out how to assign a drive letter to the hdd, it popped right up in My Computer and everything's been dreamy. Love the price, the feel, and the SILENCE. WD wins.
Pros: A very fine drive for my 4th build. Runs almost silent and smooth as silk. Great throughput on the Sata6 header. Hope she lasts as long as my Samsungs. You can't make a better choice for the dollars.