- by David_W @Jul 21, 2011
Massive capacity -Storage capacity for 2.5-inch form factor drives has arrived at a realm once thought to be impossible - 1 TB - giving you all the capacity you need to keep your photos, music and files right there on your notebook.
Low power consumption - State-of-the-art seeking algorithms optimize the way the drive seeks for data, which significantly improves power consumption.
Ultra quiet - In a notebook drive, silence is golden. WD's exclusive WhisperDrive technology yields one of the quietest 2.5-inch hard drives on the market.
Reliable - WD's SecurePark parks the recording heads off the disk surface during spin up, spin down, and when the drive is off. This ensures the recording head never touches the disk surface resulting in improved long term reliability due to less head wear, and improved non-operational shock tolerance.
Rugged - WD's ShockGuard technology protects the drive mechanics and platter surfaces from shocks.
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I purchased this to replace my PS3 Slim hdd, fits perfectly and runs smoothly. At first launch there were some lag, but when the hdd got warmed up everything ran smoothly thereafter. I will report back if issue arises, until then i am highly recommending this product especially if you are thinking of swapping out your ps3 hdd.
*I followed a video guide on upgrading a ps3 hdd. Howudoinreviews's video on youtube titled "PS3 1TB Hard Drive Upgrade - COMPLETE Software and Hardware Walkthrough"
I use this as a replacement for my dvd drive in a 2011 Macbook pro with a specialty chassis I purchased online. Works beautifully, and doesn't consume much battery power when its not in use. Fast enough for my needs, which is primarily media and document storage.
I got this to use between my computer, Note 2 and Note 10.1 to transfer data between them. Formatted to exFAT and so far no issues with it. Huge storage space and quiet (due to lower RPM; 5400). Fits well in my external HDD enclosure. A bit pricey but that's the price one pays for a lighter, portable drive.
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