Cons: Drive failed after 3 months. I received a replacement from WD, and it failed one year later. This is not my first run in with bad WD drives. I have Maxtor and Seagate drives that have been working for the last 8 years. Stick with a brand other than WD.
Summary: WILL SEE IF WD RMA PROCESS IS AS PAINLESS AS I HOPE, AND HOPEFULLY THE REPLACEMENT IS NOT DEFECTIVE. TOO.. I KNOW THESE THINGS HAPPEN ESPECIALLY WITH MECHANICAL DRIVES, BUT I THOUGHT I SHOULD HAVE STAYED AWAY FROM WD...
Pros: WD RMA PROCESS SEEMS TO BE VERY EASY AND STRAIGHT FORWARD.
Cons: DID A WINDOWS PERFORMANCE TEST ON THE DRIVE THE FIRST HOUR IT WAS USED AND THE COMPUTER SHUT DOWN AND WHEN REBOOT COULD NOT LOAD WINDOWS, COULD NOT FORMAT, FOUND BAD SECTORS ALL OVER THE DISK... BASICALLY A BAD DRIVE ON ARRIVAL...
Summary: Got this drive and loaded everything on it. it lasted about 6 Months before it started clicking, first alittle with no problems for about a month and then the crashing started next came the motherboard not recognizing the drive at all. This drive gets good reviews so I was disapointed...
Pros: Nice to Look at.
Cons: Breaks Down after you get comfortable with it.
Summary: also bought these products: ASUS M2N68-AM PLUS AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA Geforce 7025/nForce 630a Micro ATX AMD Motherboard AMD Sempron 140 Sargas 2.7GHz Socket AM3 45W Single-Core Processor SDX140HBGQBOX All dead in less than 1 year!
Summary: I had this drive installed in a desktop until a couple of weeks ago when I suddenly got a drive read error. Pulled the drive and it sounds like it's full of sand. Platter self-destructed spectacularly with no warning. It's under warranty, but I wonder what the next drive will do.
Summary: I got this Western Digital drive a couple of years ago. The drive worked okay for about a month, then the SMART info became garbled. I RMA'd the drive and got a replacement. All has been good until a couple of days ago, when it started exhibiting the click of death. 450gb of files gone forever.