Summary: I use Western Digital Black drives almost exclusively. I've been using them for over fifteen years. The biggest selling point is that they come with a 5 year manufacturer's warranty. Also they spin at 7200 rpm and have large caches. When you get your drive, you can go to Seagate's warranty site to check the warranty and be sure you have the five years.
Summary: This is an excellent & fast hard drive. I had no trouble setting up this hard drive for use, but no utilities came with it. I used software utilities from a recently bought external USB Western Digital 2TB hard drive, that were resident on the hard drive itself. I used one of the utilities, in order to create a cd-rom bootup disk of WD utilities, in order to set up the hard drive.
Summary: I was pleased that my trust in WD Black drives was confirmed when all went well with this 500GB. All is fine. I tried RAID-1 but my other 500GB was no-go. Time to RMA that one, also an older WD Black. 5 Years Warranty. Can't beat it. Still great drives.
Summary: Allready had to RMA the drivea year lator but other then that ive had no issues and the RMA took a week to get me a harddrive back from the date i sent it. Would recommend to anyone who dosent want a SSD yet or a amzing drive to put your games on to boost load times