Summary Like any other 7200 drive, I really wonder if all those problems I read with W.D. are because people place them in an oven? I overclock everything, keep 4 fans always running and NEVER had a problem with W.D. I'll bet most problems would not have happened if a case fan was blowing on the drive. W.D. has never given me a problem. I build only with W.D. and Never a call it failed after building around 40 computers in last 2 years.
Pros Recognized right away by my system, did not require additional drivers or support
Cons Do not see any issues
Summary price, performance, and usage all +++
Pros Low cost, quiet.
Cons Quit after 3yrs. 10 months. Been having problems with WD drives not lasting very long after warranty expires. Some right after 3 yrs.
Summary To: "Keep it Cool" This drive was in a PC that the case never even got warm to touch. I'm a firm believer in cooling. So it's not the temperature doing it. Have not had problems with WD drives till the last 3 to 4 yrs. Since then all the blue drives don't last. Have a Black that's running good. Have had 2 Raptor drives fail the same way. Using WD's test disk to confirm the drives are bad. So far the Green and Black drives are still running but they are not out of warranty yet. Will see what happens. That's 4 Blue and 2 Raptors in the last 5 yrs. that have failed me.
Summary I bought this hard drive about six months ago. I haven't had any problems with it. It's fast, reliable and IS NOT NOISEY at all. I will buy the same Hard Drive for my brother.
Summary Downloaded their upgrade & it still didn't work. Requires ms-dos & XP doesn't start in dos. Waiting for a response from their tech.