Pros Great drive, good value, fast, sleak, etc. When it died on me after 1 year they replaced it promptly under warranty.
Cons So yeah, this drive died on me.. I lost a good 80gb worth of data I would have rather held on to, and no i didn't have a lot of important stuff backed up. But WD eased my frustration by sending me a new one quickly.
Pros Fast when works
Cons Failed after about 8 months....installed it as a second hard drive for my picture & video files....now I can't retrieve them! Very upset! Will not buy another WD drive.
Summary I have used Western Digital 40GB, 60GB, 80GB and 120GB drives in computers. I presently have a 120GB with a 80GB back up. The drives work well together. Hundreds of giga bytes of data has been passed between these drives as I have processed DVD videos of our family. All of my WD drives have performed well. The only reason I replaced them is my need for--More Storage!
Pros Lasted 2.5 years of very occassional use.
Cons About three times over the life of this drive, file system erroirs were reported on bootup. Sure wIsh i had took these warnings more seriously.
Summary Ironically I bought this disk to backup some important data which is now all lost. Even more ironically, i still have a seven or eight year old 1.2GB drive thats used for swap in this machine and still going strong. My main system drive is a 10GB WD somewhere inbetween age wise and still fine knock on wood. Cant understand why this 120GB drive, which was only used for archive, would be the first to go. It was made in Malaysia on 25 AUG 2002.
Summary Drive smart failed after 9 days of use (click, whirr...clunk - repeat). I lost all my data. I've got a new replacement, but I'm leery now. Logic tells me that it must be an isolated failure, but that doesn't seem to help.