Originally Posted by PuffinMyLye
Thanks for that info. Where did you read that these drives were re-branded Hitachis? Always wanted to get Hitachis but the price was preventative.
I currently have 5 Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 2TB drives in a RAID 5 and I love these drives. This is the reason I have high hopes and expectations for the Toshiba line.
I will try to find the article, but in short...Hitachi was purchased by WDC, but to satisfy the FTC they sold the consumer line to Toshiba (aka, Hitachi Deskstar) while WDC kept the enterprise and 2.5" line (Ultrastars).
Toshiba had the DT01ACA100 (1TB) prior to this buyout, but that was the largest drive they had. Afterword, they came out with the DT01ACA150 (1.5TB), DT01ACA200 (2TB), and DT01ACA300 (3TB).
Take a look at the DT01ACA300 on Newegg:
Pull up all the pictures, and look at the second picture. Zoom in, look to the right center of the label (down below the manufacture date, and above the solid black line)...what does it say? Hitachi. (Top left corner of the drive label says Toshiba). It even says very clearly:
"MADE IN CHINA BY Hitachi Global Storage Products (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd."
Which makes sense since Toshiba not only owns the rights to the name, they got their manufacturing plants, patents, and all IP for the Deskstar line.
Once I get my 3TB drive (should be by Thursday), I am going to do a review video/pictures, because I really think they are going to be great drives (I plan to have 22 + 2 hot spare, in a RAID 60 in my NUS server -- which is linked in my sig).
I will try to find some articles listing all this out.