Joined on 03/05/11
Same great performance, now 4x the size
Pros: -Blazing fast for a mechanical drive -Quiet, I don't even know it's there -Lots of elbow room
Cons: -Was not free -Had to wait 4 whole days after ordering it for it to arrive -Still not infinite storage -These are all sarcasm, if you couldn't tell
Overall Review: I bought this to replace a 7 year old 1 GB model, which served me well without so much as a hiccup. After mirroring that drive to this one, I booted for the first time, and was blown away by how fast it booted. My boot time was easily cut in half, and the performance gains did not end there. *Everything* runs much faster on this drive compared to Old Faithful. If this one lasts as long, I know what I'll probably buy to replace it.
Pros: Fast, cheap, reliable storage.
Cons: It doesn't make me breakfast in the morning...
Overall Review: I've owned many Hitachi drives over the years, and they are the most reliable storage drives on the market, in my opinion. I've had problems in the past with them as system drives, but this was purchased as storage, so I'm not concerned about that.
Pros: Fast, quiet while not doing anything demanding
Cons: This card is huge, but it fit in my case, so I'm not taking anything off for that. Just make sure your case can handle it before buying.
Overall Review: I've thrown a few games at it so far, and plan to really put it through its paces this weekend, but so far it has run everything I've thrown at it like butter.
Great drive, great deal
I ordered an OEM HGST He8 drive from Server Part Deals. They had the best deal on that drive, and had many great reviews. Drive arrived a day earlier than the ETA, was packaged well, and works fantastic. I will definitely add them to my list of retailers to check next time I need a drive.