I decided to buy a new toy for my computer this week and thought I would pass along some impressions.
Firstly, getting this hard drive, significantly improves performance when doing every day things on your computer. Programs just pop open. I just replaced my Western Digital Raptor drive, which was no slouch. I also noticed a big speed increase while encoding video. It now takes 7:50 minutes to encode a 700 meg avi to dvd on my computer and I can encode a 6.5 gig mkv blueray rip to a 4.3 gig dvd in 38 minutes.
Not everyone is going to part with the money ($200-$300) for an 80 gig drive, but that said I am very pleased with the performance of this product.
Here is a link showing it perform http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_Jz7IMwBt4