Cons: Bought two, one failed after initializing. Newegg return process is painless! Best in the business. Refurb drives are nice to have on hand to get a computer back up and running in a hurry. For systems requiring higher levels of reliability you might consider a retail drive, but I have had good re...
Summary: I bought this to use in an enclosure as an external backup drive for storing about 300 GB of media on. Someday I will probably remove it from the enclosure and put it in a media server when I get around to building it. So far, it has performed as well as expected. No complaints.
Pros: Cost-effective high-capacity drive for storage.
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.
Summary: For now, perhaps stick to the normal Drives (non Advanced Format). Bought a notebook hard drive to go into external enclosure for backups. It was my way of getting a green drive without actually going with the "Green" series.
Pros: + The new drive from WD Advanced Replace survived 6+ hours of torture tests.
Cons: - Will it hold up over time? - Based on reviews it's slightly slower the similar Non Advanced Format drive.
Pros: Newegg price and service. It's a solid drive at a solid price point. Lower power consumption that a lot of drives. Good size to performance combo for most laptops that are not needing gaming class speed.