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IS this Hitachi 2TB drive in newegg's promo worth it for $109?

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This is the drive

HITACHI Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 (0F12117) 2TB 32MB Cache

With promo it is on sale for $109

Which to me at current HDD pricing seems like a great deal.

How are Hitachi's longevity. I know there is the whole DEATH STAR moniker on them, but I though i actually read somewhere that Hitachi's have one of the lowest failure rates.

This will be a purely data storage drive. Maybe some games on it as well.
Edited by PappaSmurfsHarem - 2/17/12 at 12:08pm
     
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DEATH STAR moniker is like 3-4 years ago bro.
They've been fine lately. I think it's a great buy if you need a hard drive NOW.
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Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post

DEATH STAR moniker is like 3-4 years ago bro.
They've been fine lately. I think it's a great buy if you need a hard drive NOW.

Any reason to spend $20 more for the seagate?

Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 2TB 5900 RPM 64MB Cache - $129.99
     
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Not really. Get the Hitachi.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post

DEATH STAR moniker is like 3-4 years ago bro.
They've been fine lately. I think it's a great buy if you need a hard drive NOW.

More like 8+ years ago.
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Originally Posted by PappaSmurfsHarem View Post

This is the drive
HITACHI Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 (0F12117) 2TB 32MB Cache
With promo it is on sale for $109
Which to me at current HDD pricing seems like a great deal.
How are Hitachi's longevity. I know there is the whole DEATH STAR moniker on them, but I though i actually read somewhere that Hitachi's have one of the lowest failure rates.
This will be a purely data storage drive. Maybe some games on it as well.

$109 for 2TB is a steal (too bad it's limit 1 per customer). It's their low power line (5940rpm) but it's performance matches or exceeds many of WD and Samsung's 7200rpm drives.

And yes Hitachi drives do have the lowest failure rates among hard drive due to their expertise in enterprise storage.
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Originally Posted by PappaSmurfsHarem View Post

Any reason to spend $20 more for the seagate?
Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 2TB 5900 RPM 64MB Cache - $129.99

No, unless you want a 2 year warranty vs Hitachi's 3 year warranty.
 
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