Summary: This is the second one of these drives that I have now. Ive configured them in a Raid 0 and they are very quick. I would recommend for anyone whom needs speed and space at a good price. SSDs can be quicker but they are still too expensive for the space you get. The 5 year WD warranty is a reassuring bonus.
Summary: I run 20 of these in a NAS RAID system utilizing RAID 10. These drives are amazing but under heavy use they to like to chirp. I also use these around the office for "important people" work and other mini(less than 8TB) RAIDs. They are highly reliable if they don't die in the first month. These babies were built for High I/O cycles and the chassis they ride in now does a fine job of heat dissipation.
Summary: awesome drives, come with their own 5.25 inch brackets which also double as a heat dissipater. No qualms at all, blistering speeds, very reliable just like their older smaller raptors, no downsides to these drives at all, I love them so much i bought 2!
Summary: Just to comment on Bronski's review. Absolutely pointless. Why on earth wouldn't you at least try the drive, instead of just sending it back without testing. There was prob nothing at all wrong with it. These sort of reviews are of no help at all for anyone looking to buy a product. Hard drives these days do not need 6 inches of titanium packaging... and are quite capable of taking any knocks that any clumsy UPS guy might afford them!!
Summary: Had waited for ages for the price of this drive to drop to £155 in line with ebuyer, when it did, I snapped one up due to the fact I perfer amazon to ebuyer. Was horrified when the drive arrived in just its anti-static bag and then put in one of amazons wrap around packs. Didnt even bother to try the drive, sent it right back to amazon and got a refund. Wasnt going to risk my data on a drive that may well have suffered knocks and bangs.
Summary: I bought one of these new SATA3 drives to replace my ageing 7200rpm boot drive for my Apple MacPro - fitting was as simple as usual and now apps and docs load way quicker. Overall it does make a noticeable difference to responsiveness. Be warned though I think it is only backwardly compatible with SATA2 and not bog standard SATA. I tried using it in my desktop USB drive station and it got totally ignored.
Best performance drive without going the SSD route
Andrew "impulsive gadget buyer", Amazon
4 February 2011
Summary: This is a fantastic high performance drive and quite frankly until ssd's come down in price and their lifespan increases I will be sticking with these. There are three 200GB platters spinning at 10,000rpm with a 32MB cache. Western Digital has used the smaller 2.5in size of drive to reduce overall platter size and the read/write head movement required and thus increase the access speed.
Summary: Ich bin mit der Leistung der HDD sehr zufrieden und finde diese nicht so laut wie manche so schreiben. Kann die HDD nur empfehlen , ist Ihr Geld wert und auch die lange Garantie seitens WD, 5Jahre sind Top.