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Toshiba drives are Hitachi's (they have sold a part of their fabs to Tosh).
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Toshiba drives are Hitachi's (they have sold a part of their fabs to Tosh).
Yes but Hitachi does not have a 3TB 1TB/platter drive. Their largest drive with 1TB/platter is 1TB.
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but the Toshiba isn't in the list. Rumour has it that it is faster, but like it said, it is just rumour.
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but the Toshiba isn't in the list. Rumour has it that it is faster, but like it said, it is just rumour.

Faster than what? No one has even reviewed the Toshiba yet,and I really don't see Hitachi(Toshiba) suddenly beating out WD and Seagate after being behind them in performance for oh,let's see....the last 15 years?
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The Toshiba is a 7K3000 AFAIK, just find a review of that.
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Faster than what? No one has even reviewed the Toshiba yet,and I really don't see Hitachi(Toshiba) suddenly beating out WD and Seagate after being behind them in performance for oh,let's see....the last 15 years?
well, i have a friend who has the 2TB models from Toshiba and Seagate. He says Toshiba feels faster, and CrystalDiskMark also shows that.

This is from his PC.

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The Toshiba is a 7K3000 AFAIK, just find a review of that.
I don't think so. That Hitachi is a 600GB per platter x 5 platter drive. You cannot compare them.

Funny thing is, Hitachi doesn't have a 1TB/platter drive bigger than 1TB.
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Yes but Hitachi does not have a 3TB 1TB/platter drive. Their largest drive with 1TB/platter is 1TB.

I see.
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ST3000 = 3 TB. ACA300 = 3 TB.

None of the hard drive manufacturers are better at naming than the rest. I couldn't read a WD model name if my life depended on it, but that's because I never took the time to learn it. Hitachi model names are second nature, because they are all I use.
Hitachi drives generally make sense too - 7K1000.D, 7K1000.C make perfect sense.... 7200RPM, 1TB, Generation C/D

Toshiba drives are too new for me to have absorbed their naming scheme, and Seagate keeps changing theirs. tongue.gif

I counter your ST3000 with a ST95005620AS - which is not 9.5TB. The model number is somewhat close to the ST3320620AS, but one is a 6 year old 3.5" drive, and the other is a 2.5" Hybrid Drive. They're approximately 4 generations apart. What I'm trying to get at is, Seagate shoves letters around and adds more, rather than having a uniform naming scheme that is easy to the eye to figure out. If you know what you're looking for (or have a guide) you can still figure them out, but WD's have the easiest to spot patterns, and Hitachi is probably right after them.
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Faster than what? No one has even reviewed the Toshiba yet,and I really don't see Hitachi(Toshiba) suddenly beating out WD and Seagate after being behind them in performance for oh,let's see....the last 15 years?
well, i have a friend who has the 2TB models from Toshiba and Seagate. He says Toshiba feels faster, and CrystalDiskMark also shows that.

This is from his PC.
Keep in mind those drives are filled to different capacities, so CrystalDiskMark is testing them at different points. Both should be empty for an accurate comparison. Once a drive hits 96% capacity, performance is already starting to drop off sharply...
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Hitachi drives generally make sense too - 7K1000.D, 7K1000.C make perfect sense.... 7200RPM, 1TB, Generation C/D
Toshiba drives are too new for me to have absorbed their naming scheme, and Seagate keeps changing theirs. tongue.gif
I counter your ST3000 with a ST95005620AS - which is not 9.5TB. The model number is somewhat close to the ST3320620AS, but one is a 6 year old 3.5" drive, and the other is a 2.5" Hybrid Drive. They're approximately 4 generations apart. What I'm trying to get at is, Seagate shoves letters around and adds more, rather than having a uniform naming scheme that is easy to the eye to figure out. If you know what you're looking for (or have a guide) you can still figure them out, but WD's have the easiest to spot patterns, and Hitachi is probably right after them.
Keep in mind those drives are filled to different capacities, so CrystalDiskMark is testing them at different points. Both should be empty for an accurate comparison. Once a drive hits 96% capacity, performance is already starting to drop off sharply...
Man they are filled almost up to the same point. Anyways, that's why I wanted to get you guys' opinion, without just deciding by CrystalDiskMark score.
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