Joined on 06/02/07
Good drive, Good bargain
Pros: 1.Fast Drive 2.Easy to install (just replace my old hdd with this one, using the same cradle) 3.Quiet than my previous stock dell hdd (hitachi 120gb 5400rpm) 4. Significantly cooler than my previous hdd (previously my 5400rpm hdd runs at 65-70c) 5. Improve boot-up time (I use Media Center XP on Dell XPS M1210 use to boot up at around 3minutes, now only under 1 minute with this new hdd)
Cons: None so far
Overall Review: I've read alot of reviews on these internal drives before settling for this one. I believe this is the newer version compared to the Seagate Momentus 7200.3 .The performance is on the high end and I'm very pleased with my buy. It does everything that you need it to do (fast boot up time, faster operations, cool running, big space). I didn't end up buying the WD black version 320gb 7200rpm hdd because that was a little bit older drive than this one. I figure newer version drives are better revision of its predecessor so I pick up this one. No regrets so far. My XPS M1210 are snappier than it used to. I've also installed 4gb (though XP just recognize 3.25gb of ram). One more thing, if you see that it shows 298gb of space only, it's normal. All the drives that you are going to buy is always a little bit lower in space than it intended to be. I guess it is just how Microsoft write their software to recognize the drive.