Summary: Kudos to NEWEGG for quick turn around time on RMA.
Pros: Sometimes new hard drives are bad. Happens all the time. Mfgrs can't thoroughly test EVERY drive that comes off the assembly line. I had to RMA my first drive. Thank you NEWEGG for making that an easy and fast process. They got me a second drive very quickly. I had no time constraints as this was...
Pros: Feels faster than the 320G 7200RPM Hitachi that it replaced. Runs cool. Not too noisy, but see below.
Cons: From time to time it starts making a strange, repeating "whoosh" noise. It isn't the head actuator click - which it also makes quietly. I called WD support expecting to hear that it is normal (since the drive is working) but the tech said "replace the drive". I'm returning it for replacement, but...
Nice so far, impressed with the speed of the drive.
8 June 2011
Summary: If you have a SATA 2.5" HDD then you've found the higher quality model. I've been fixing computers for 15 years and this is a great value drive and faster than what your are accustomed to. It's a very quick drive that's for sure.
Summary: I bought this HD to replace the internal drive of my Dell Vostro notebook, that had an WD Scorpio blue 250GB disk. The new drive is noticeably faster, but also it's quieter and colder! I'm very satisfied with the purchase.
Pros: The drive works. Better Newegg must have gotten the message on packaging. Last two drives were packaged very well. Bubble, cardboard wrapped, then syrofoam pellets around. Maybe that will help the returns, and it definitely makes for happier hardware. I have had a number of rattling box deliverie...
Summary: My Qosmio X505-896 came with a second bay and I purchased this drive to fill it up. I am very happy, as this is one of the higher quality WD drives. It is fast, complete and fits nicely in my 18.4" laptop, giving me three 500gb drives!!!!
Pros: Higher quality WD, price is competitive, 7200/3.0gb/s speed.