Summary: Instructions lacked instructions. Included manual tells you to go on-line which is great if you have a computer that is up and running. The drive itself is fine though built years ago therefore no factory warranty.
Summary: Avoid for PS3 get one of the other drives that has good storage but not this problem.
Pros: Good storage, works fine and installs in PS3.
Cons: Has a slight delay on every read from the PS3 in a game, if that read occurs 15-20 seconds later. In Madden NFL, on every snap of the ball, there is a 1-2 second delay where the game freezes. This will happen in all games that are disc I/O intensive and loads different data sets.
Summary: Just be careful if you're buying this as a secondary drive. The power management feature is quite annoying and especially tough/impossible to fix if your BIOS is really limited as was my case (HP dv6-3134nr).
Pros: Lots of space for the money As primary drive, its pretty standard fare
Cons: As others have highlighted, the extremely low time for inactivity/parking is really annoying. This affects more folks who swap out their main drive with SSD and use this drive as secondary as I did. Buyer beware if you're buying this for a secondary drive. As primary drive though, it ran fine for...
Summary: this drive def has a slight delay when used in the PS3 slim. i upgraded from a 500gb wd drive that worked flawless. once this drive was all installed it would have a good 1 sec delay on the first time say when trying to go forward one chapter on a dvd movie.
Pros: great price @ $49 shipped (black friday 2010)
Cons: annoying slight delay on PS3 system....it will work fine. but when your used to a drive that responds instantly, this one can be a little annoying at times
Summary: Its possible to fix it. Search google for program called WDIDLE3 1.5. It only works in DOS mode. You can set the spin down time to max 5 minute with this command: wdidle3 /s300 This dramatically improves performance. As the drive doesn't spin down every other second.
Pros: Large Size only paid $49 on black friday
Cons: Really extreme power management. The drive will spin does after 4 secs of inactivity. The drive is rated 600,000 load cycle. Lots of drives are failing because with 4 sec spin down they wear out fast.
1 of 4 drives purchased failed 1 week under a year
B. R. Whitty "Technophile", Amazon
8 November 2010
Summary: I purchased 4 of these drives almost a year ago (it will be a year to the day next week) to fill out a Synology DS409slim NAS appliance. I know these are consumer grade laptop drives (the NAS can't accommodate the thicker server class 2.5" drives), so I was expecting a drive failure to happen any...
Summary: Some computers don't exhibit the behavior I was seeing, so YMMV.
Pros: Fast, big storage for laptop drive.
Cons: Had some power issues in a 2009 MacBook Pro 13". Had to run HADPM to disable spin down. Once I did that I was very happy. It was spinning down constantly beforehand, and I would get a spinning beachball all the time. I could hear it in a quiet room spinning down and up. SMART check showed it was ...
Pros: I read plenty of reviews before purchasing this drive; good price, quick delivery, and no real problems yet.
Cons: This drive parks too often, if I stop working for moment, the drive parks immediately and there is a lag before it resumes, very annoying. Should have believe the few reviews that highlighted this flaw.