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: Bought yet another pair of these for general backup use (we like this drive a lot - as a drive it is great) and as noted by others, this is just a naked OEM drive. But this time the two drives arrived in a huge 2 foot long box with a light bit of packing and, having been tossed about in shipping, the anti static envelopes are covered with dimple marks from the impacts of the rough handling.
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... I NEVER HAD A GOOD EXPERIENCE WITH THEIR EXTERNALS BEFORE BUT I FIGURED ID GIVE IT A SHOT.
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! At these prices I guess I'm just renting a computer for about 12$ a month. I also bought: SAPPHIRE 100253HDMI Radeon HD 4650 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Low Profile Ready ...
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. I am glad for the people who are having a good experience with this drive, but be afraid, very afraid and back up your data.