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As the title describes how would people rate these, never used Hitachi before and no idea how they compare to others?

Secondly I want to organise my drives so going to have 2x 1gb drives and 2x 500gb drives, and a small drive just for Windows unless I get an SSD. I already have the 500gb drives, but what implications would I have if I partitioned a 2gb drive would that lower performance than having 2x 1gb drives?
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Not as reliable as WD or seagate, not as fast as a Samsung, but still worth buying.
Just make sure to have regular backups.
Those drives dont fail TOO often, but its more than other brands.

Still worth buying if you are looking for cheap high capacity storage though.
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Thanks think I'll go for a Samsung drive then, anyone able to help with whats better multiple drives or partitioned ones?
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are you trying to backup data or or going for speed ?

multipe 1tb samsung's for speed
single 2tb samsung's for storage

i have 2 2tb samsungs for storage they work great newegg has improved their packing as well

hd inside clamshell wrapped in bubble wrap put in box wrapped in brown paper put in final box
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Thanks think I'll go for a Samsung drive then, anyone able to help with whats better multiple drives or partitioned ones?

This depends on how you plan on using these drives. I personally still like using several 1tb drives for storage, don't like putting all my eggs in one basket.
If your looking for plain old storage and your data is not extreamly important the the larger 2tb 5400rpm drives will be just fine. Still, back-ups every so often are still necessary.
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I'm looking more for speed but, don't want to RAID them.
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