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We've all heard of the F3 being quick, Seagate having poor quality control, and the caviar blacks being very sturdy. But Hitachi seems a neglected brand around here to me.

How is the Deskstar in comparison to HDs it competes against (F3, WD Black, Barracuda). Specifically the 1TB models. I've not heard any horror stories, so no news is good news?
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I've relied in Barracuda (not 1TB but as a brand in general)for most of my builds,always been good for me
    
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I've relied in Barracuda (not 1TB but as a brand in general)for most of my builds,always been good for me
+1 Fan of SG Barracudas. I have 2 refurbs that have run great for over a year.
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post #4 of 23
So far so good with my Deskstar. And it was only $50...
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I have two 1TB Deskstars and haven't had any problems so far, except for one DOA, but I think that was due to inadequate protection when it was shipped. Plus like Majin said, they're usually a bit cheaper than the others.
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I've never had a problem with Hitachi hard drives. With the exception of the 320gig F4, I would take one over a Samsung any day of the week. I wouldn't touch a consumer grade Seagate later than the 7200.10's period. Not sure what's going to happen now that Western Digital has bought them though.
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post #7 of 23
The oem drive in my 4 year old HP Pavillion A6220n (C2D desktop) is a 400GB Hitachi that has never given me any problems either...
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Wait, who did WD buy?
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WD is buying Hitachi's mechanical hard drive division and Seagate is buying Samsung's mechanical hard drive division.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
WD is buying Hitachi's mechanical hard drive division and Seagate is buying Samsung's mechanical hard drive division.
I knew about the latter.
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