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Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB 10000 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

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5/ 5
They don't build them like this anymore

Pros: I bought this drive new almost 12 years ago now and with daily use it's still going strong, truely amazing. Never had one issue with it and all SMART data is still error free. It's outlived many other drives I've owned. I hope the engineers who made this were paid well and given awards. Truely can't say enough good things about it.

Cons: None

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Ownership: more than 1 year
3/ 5
Mixed feelings

Pros: I've owned this drive for 10 years now. It has incredible performance (though at this point its storage space pales in comparison to even the lower end of SSD's)

Cons: The tab that holds the sata cable in place is garbage. It broke. This made me angry. They were not willing to warranty it despite the fact that several other people had the exact same issue.

Other Thoughts: Workaround was to use a hotswap bay, any sort of backplane makes the tab a non issue. However this requires buying additional hardware for what was essentially a design flaw.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
5/ 5
Still running

Pros: I leave my PC on, almost all the time. I've had this in use since 2005.I use this for games i want to load fast. And until I can get a 500g SSD, I will continue to use it. Honestly, one of the best HDD ever made.

Cons: Loud, hot.

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5/ 5
"They Die to quickly" 2004+

Pros: Has been a fantastic hard drive, tonight I have dressed it up and made it look pretty as I send it off. Purchased in 2004 this drive is still going through numerous machines. Still will not die, I finally removed it out of my case, NEVER FAILED. It now deserves to sit on a silk pillow on top of my new PC.

Cons: None.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
5/ 5
Still going

Pros: Next month will be 9 years running.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Wish that I could get a drive today that I could have as much confidence in.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
5/ 5
Best HDD

Pros: Been running strong for 8 years. I wish HDD's were still the build quality.

Cons: Maybe a little loud? But who cares? 8 years of stellar performance out weighs any "cons."

Other Thoughts: Go back in time to 2004 and buy a few; you wont regret it.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
5/ 5
sweet drive

Pros: Ive had this since 2004 or 2005. This thing runs like a champ was super fast for the time, but now its a little slow with SDD and sata III.
so i put it in a HDD case and its my back up drive for my PC.

Cons: Not current tech old but man back in the day it rocked.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
5/ 5
Still works!

Pros: Have had this thing for 7 years, after being out of a machine for one and a half years it's going back into a new one now!

Cons: Taco's are my favorite.

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