Summary: I have many HDDs throughout the years, IBM, WD, Maxtor, Seagate, Hitachi, Toshiba. Generally of all the brands and models I have owned over the years, I have only had issues with Seagate. That is the only one I will definitely avoid currently.
Summary: Four of five ordered new perform okay after several months, one could not be formatted. The 8mb cache makes them distinctly slower than the 16mb cache they replaced, if speed is a consideration.
Summary: I have used Western Digital hard drives as replacements in the laptops at my company. They have proven themselves reliable and a good choice right out of the box. This one replaced a four year old drive in a 13" Mac Book Pro from 2009. Went right in and performed well.
Summary: I bought this to put into my PS3 after I did an install for my sister in law. So far it works great. I am very happy with this purchase. I have loads of space and I dont see any issues so far. Perfect for PS3
Summary: Installed in my laptop Vostro 3300(dell). My first 4k sector alignment HD, not a bad indeed.
Pros: Half a Terabyte, I can run Win7 plus 3 other of my favorite linux distros and still have ample room for storage. 4k sector manual partition went without a hitch. No noticeable speed loss compared to the WD Scorpio Black HD. Runs a tad cooler than Scorpio. Very economically priced.