Pros: The hard drive has plenty of space. It formats down on a mac and you only lose about 5 gigs of the advertised capacity.
Cons: The drive tends to be slow on wake up from sleep and from boot of system. Some times you will get the rainbow wheel when you are working with multiple programs and it seems to be kind of slow when loading large files.
Cons: While this drive will fit in the ps3 and appears to run fine. It runs slower. You will have stutter issues and slower install/load times for games installed to the hard drive. The reason for this is that the ps3 uses at a sata 1 connection and this drive is a sata 2 drive and there is no way to manually force the drive to sata 1. If you plan on using this in a ps3, go with another drive (seagate or samsung) that you can force to sata 1. If you don't believe me , looku...
Faster than smaller 5400 drives. Also, Clonezilla!
Brian B., Newegg
10 August 2010
Pros: It seems to be true that the higher density results in quicker search. On the whole, not an extremely noticeable difference, but real enough for me to mention it here. Doesn't run particularly hot or loud, and survived the initial transfer of nearly 300GB of music (passed the infant mortality stage). Was an incredible deal when I got it for $71 (about $20 less than everywhere else). Typically, the Newegg+UPS shipping was quick and well-packed. The shipping is the fift...
Pros: I installed this unit to replace a WD Blue 320gb that I have already filled up in a year of use. After cloning that drive to this one using the free utility from Western Digital's website, it appears to work exactly the same just larger. The temp, noise level, and speed appear to be the same. I'm sure you can run a program to confirm or deny that but for the normal user it works like any other drive.
Cons: None really. Requires a program to "align" the partitions due to the Advanced Format Technology newer drives use. The program is free from WD's Website and it can clone the old drive to the new, so not really a con.
Summary: Well I guess if I had to pick SOMETHING, I'd pick the fact that its a 5400RPM drive and now a 7200, but its not at all a big deal and 7200RPM drives would take more power to run anyways.
Pros: So far I've not found a single problem with this Drive.
Cons: None thus far, it's doing exactly what I wanted it to do. Though in my person opinion I don't recommend trying to run an OS off this if your a Performance seeking computer person such as myself but for simple tasks this drive couldn't be better.