WD1600AABB EIDE hard drive is designed for mainstream desktop personal computers. It features a fast 7200 RPM spindle speed, a 2 MB cache buffer, with a storage of 160GB. WD Caviar drive is built to the highest standards of quality and reliability by people who understand the importance of your data.
Great hard drive!6/15/2008
Hard drive works great. Very quiet. Good bang for the buck!
Good Product BUT No Instructions or Software6/10/2008
The WD hard drive is an excellent piece of equipment. Unfortunately, it came with NO installation instructions nor any other documentation and NO installation software. So, I was completely on my own to figure out how to install it and, in addition, without the required software I was limited to utilizing only a portion of its maximum 160 mg capacity. It came in an unmarked cardboard wrapper with just the hard drive and some bubble wrap and nothing else. If I was an experienced computer builder, that might have been acceptable, but I'm just an average user whose existing hard drive (also a WD) crashed and needed to be replaced. I eventually (with help from hours spent searching the internet, plus the WD website) got it installed and working - but still underpowered due to not having the proper installation software and no way to download and copy it. So, buyer beware. There's a reason the price is so good.
Maybe I missed it, but I did not see mention of this in the item description so be aware that this an OEM package (no software or ducumentation of any kind is included), not a big deal since everything is available from Western Digital's web site but it might make a difference to some folks. Otherwise the unit seems to work fine, very quiet - I can barely tell when it is running.
Westen Digital Hard Drive5/18/2008
Easiest hardware I have ever installed. I am using this for a second hard drive to download dvd movies.I have 21 movies stored and still have half the disc space to go. The price was great.
I purchased this drive to replace an older, smaller capacity drive that was going bad. Installation was simple and there haven't been any problems with it.