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Hey, I'm in need of a new Hard Drive, and I was looking around, and I saw I could get a 160Gb Seagate Hard Drive, or a 360Gb Hitachi Hard Drive for my max amount to pay for a Hard Drive atm (AU$90), I know Hitachi's Hard Drive division was brought from IBM, which had.... issues, and I was wondering if they're better now? Since the extra storage would be a blessing.
    
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i've got a hitatch hard drive (2 if you count laptop HDDs) and i can honestly say i have had no problems with it. infact i had more problems with my samsung ones (died 2 months in)

go for it, thats more than double the space
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I've been running my Hitatchi Deskstar for almost 6 years now with absolutely zero issues. The "Deathstar" moniker was not accurate, in my opinion, in post-IBM Deskstars.
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Same with Chipp - just alot longer. Had a 40GB Hitachi since 2000/2001 or so, and it's still running
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post #5 of 9
I have a Hitachi drive and is doing very with no issues. I say go for it.
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ive used them in a few builds before and havent had any issues yet so i would have to say go for it.
    
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Ok, thanks, I should be able to get that and a DS3L For AU$200, good deal's ftw!
    
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post #8 of 9
Hitachis are very good hard drive, their failure rate is actually better than ST and WD in some cases.
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post #9 of 9
Hitachi has some of the fastest drives out there for notebooks. Before the 7200.11 and WD AAKS series, I remember their large drives were the fastest for their size. I'm not sure if that still applies but Hitachi makes very good drives nonetheless. Go for it.
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