Pros: Lots of space, 2 platters
Cons: 5400rpm, gets a bit hot
This drive is fast, well, the other HDD I have for storage, the F1 250GB 7200RPM (8MB cache) has the same read speed as this one, but a faster access time, 7.74ms, where the F4 has an access time of 9.7~11ms. So this isn't that bad compared to the 7200RPM F1, although this has a higher cache.
The temps get a bit high, without the side panel fans in my Phantom, temperature lurks between 35~37C and sometimes reaches 43C. With the fans, they stay within 35C. As for the F1, the temps never cross 35C, even without the side fans in the case.
So the bottom line is, this is a very good HDD for the price, at least for the price I initially bought it. Would rate it 5/5, it does the job what it is for.