quick and speedy delivery from Play.com so thanks for that. HDD came in good transport packaging (anti static plastic casing in a cardboard box which was secure.
HDD it self was easy enough to install, apart from mistakes i made my self with IDE cables and the like. HDD doesn't come with any cable but that was ok with me.
you get about 1.8TB after formatting which is fine.
really good hard drive, ive only had it in for a day but transfer rates with around 30MB/s so fingers crossed it stays just as good.