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post #11 of 23
The WDC buying Hitachi started a couple of months prior to the Seagate buying Samsung. Add in the Toshiba buying Fujitsu that only leaves 3 mechanical drive manufacturer's left that I know of.
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post #12 of 23
I suppose that means I can't call them DeathStars anymore?
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post #13 of 23
In the consumer market, they arent as popular due to the lack of marketing, but for an enterprise setting they are pretty good.

My Hitachi 2tbs has been all good for me. The only minor thing I have with mine is that they run a bit warm compared to my Samsung's and WD's.
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post #14 of 23
I have a HITACHI Travelstar for about 4 year without a problem. Which this is a laptop hdd.
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post #15 of 23
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I suppose that means I can't call them DeathStars anymore?
They haven't been DeathStars since Hitachi took them over from IBM. Even then, it was only a couple of models that were that affected.
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post #16 of 23
I have two 2 year old 1TB Hitachi drives that haven't give me any problems. I also have a 7 year old 80GB that is working fine to this day
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post #17 of 23
Quote:
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They haven't been DeathStars since Hitachi took them over from IBM. Even then, it was only a couple of models that were that affected.
This - there was 1 range that was bad (which spanned a couple of model numbers) in about 1997 or so. It was their fancy new glass platters that caused the issues after they had been in service for a while, and the issue hasn't affected any models since.
post #18 of 23
I'd trust a Hitachi drive over a Seagate any day. That's just by my experience though, but I had 4 Seagate HDD's and they all failed within 3 months of eachother.

Should be fine, I've got a few mates who have the 2TB variants and aren't having any trouble so I'm assuming the smaller version is just as stable.

Personally I'd opt for a Samsung F3, I have 2 of them and they run absoloutely great.
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post #19 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
They haven't been DeathStars since Hitachi took them over from IBM. Even then, it was only a couple of models that were that affected.
True, but look at how one little incident can affect reputation for years to come. See all the people who won't buy a perfectly good Seagate drive because of something that happened last year and is long since over.
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post #20 of 23
I have 2 3TB Deskstar's and haven't had any problems at all.
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