I bought this drive because of the brand name, and I have not been disappointed with it. The data transfer rates are great, definitely faster than my other WD800JB drives. The temperature never goes above 35C. It is easy to install, and unlike other drives over 137Gb, Windows XP did recognise and format it all properly. It took 3 hrs to format, and its working fine. The price is very reasonable too, overall it is a good bargain! Note that this is the OEM version, so there are no cables, or instruction manuals, but they are available on the western digital website.