"Bad Hard Drive"0.5 starson
Summary: I too have experienced the nasty decline of the Deskstar hard drive. I bought this drive without investigating the product beforehand. I figured, its IBM so it should be top quality. Instead, I am experiencing full system lulls while my hard drive "click-whirs" loudly for several minutes before recovering. Its now taken to doing bad boots or randomly crashing when it feels its being stressed too much (playing an mp3 file). This is a bad hard drive..stay away from it!