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Hitachi usually makes crap drives...so does Maxtor and Seagate....but this seems....DECENT for Hitachi. About time they make something other than garbage.
If seagate made bad drives then they wouldnt be able to offer a std 5 year warranty and be able to charge a premium and still have people choosing to buy them. . . I think you just may have had a bad experience. . .
 
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seagate ftw, if i am any kind of fanboy then it's for seagate. i have had problems with every manufacturer accept seagate.
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I have had 3 seagates die on me in 2 months. I am not happy.

I am not sure who to go with now; Hitachi, Western Digital or Samsung?
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post #14 of 19
OK, call me crazy, but I'm pretty sure most of us wouldn't know the difference between a 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB SATA 3.0 Western Digital, Seagate, Hitachi, Samsung, or Maxtor without opening the case and seeing. Now a 250GB Western Digital Caviar vs 2 150GB Western Digital Raptors in RAID 0, that we may be able to notice.

I had a WD burn up on me once, but I've had no issues with this one. And if I go 10,000 RPM, WD is still the only way to go for SATA HDDs. Besides that, I highly doubt I could tell a performance difference between my current drive and a 320GB Seagate Barracuda, right?
    
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It isn't about performance for me it is realiability. I want my drives to last and not take my data with it.

I have noticed a difference between a 320GB PATA and a 500GB SATA Seagate Barracuda.

The 320GB seemed faster on some occasions but mostly the 500GB was noticeably faster (and noisier).
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I have had 3 seagates die on me in 2 months. I am not happy.

I am not sure who to go with now; Hitachi, Western Digital or Samsung?
Theres obviously something we're not being told, or don't know here. It's irresponsible to blame the company for something like that without taking every possible factor into account. I've had Seagates for years on end and not one has died on me.
post #17 of 19
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Hitachi usually makes crap drives...so does Maxtor and Seagate....but this seems....DECENT for Hitachi. About time they make something other than garbage.
I totally agree lol, I wouldn't get Hitachi drive unless it was free
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Theres obviously something we're not being told, or don't know here. It's irresponsible to blame the company for something like that without taking every possible factor into account. I've had Seagates for years on end and not one has died on me.
1 of the drives died straight away so fair enough 1 in a few is going to be faulty thats luck of the draw.

The 160gb had been in an old pc and working fine for over a year then I have been using it an external enclosure and all of a sudden out of the blue it is making noises and losing connection to the PC.

The 320 is in the same boat as the 160 but it has always been in the PC.
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post #19 of 19
WD has a TB drive now, saw it in my tigerdirect catalog
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