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My 2 Hitachi drives have been working fine. IIRC one is from 2006 and the other is from 2009. I had an old Maxtor from way back (80 GB ) which I believe is still alive and kicking. Western Digital is AFAIK not a known or popular brand over here which is surprising considering the praise they get in the US. My grandfather just got an external WD though and he said, he trusts them because he used WD drives back in the 1990's or something

I'm a little sad Hitachi is being bought, I liked their products. My next storage purchase is probably going to be a cheap SSD, but I was hoping a Hitachi HDD would take over when my current 320 GB dies.
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Another article from Hardware Canucks http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/news/...-technologies/

Personally the only two drives I've had fail on me were Seagates, so I'm all WD. Haven't had any problems yet.
     
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dont need to

flawed review is flawed
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Essentially, whoever has the highest platter density at a given RPM has the fastest drives at the time.
@obsidian86 How is it flawed? Care to explain?

I can show you a ton of reviews on the 7K3000 and all share similar results.

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Originally Posted by PoopaScoopa View Post
HDD prices are going to skyrocket. Hitachi had good prices. Bad day for consumers.
Agreed. WD overcharges for their drives and slap on marketing gimmicks like 5 year warranty. I could care less about a warranty if a drive has high failure rate, it's a hassle.

Lets say a manufacture gives a lifetime warranty on their hdd, so what? You're not getting your data back without coughing up $1000s for data recovery.

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Er.. That's not a Spinpoint F3. Not sure what you think you've proven here. Everyone knows the Spinpoints are much faster than the WD Blacks at sequential transfers, so these numbers mean little.

The Blacks have lower access times, though.

Spending 2-3 minutes looking, I can't find any charts that compare the newest Hitachi drives, but from everything I can find, the 320gb Spinpoint F4s are the fastest drives around in this respect. Their older drives were certainly no competition http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2...hput,1009.html Note how the F3s and especially the F4s blow away that Black you were comparing there.
You don't need to find charts on F4 vs 7K3000. All you need is a chart that benchmarks the F4 320GB and use those results and compare them against the 7K3000.

I don't know how you look at numbers but how is a F4 320GB 158.10MB/s faster than 160MB/s on the Hitachi?

Here's another review of the F4 320GB



According to you 150MB/s (F4) is faster than 160MB/s (7K3000)?

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I see someone claimed that Hitachi has the lowest failure rate in the industry but that hasn't been my personal experience. I've never cared for Hitachi drives but is that is true then maybe this will be a good thing. I do like Western Digital drives for the most part, although I believe Samsung and Seagate also make some good drives.
Market research shows that consumers will continue to stick with the same brand if their first experience with that brand was enjoyable. Just like how some people buy the same brand car throughout their lifetime, unless they strike it rich.

My parents started with a Datsun, then continued with Nissan and is now driving a Infiniti. Unless consumers have a horrible experience with a particular brand along the way they generally will stick with that brand.
Edited by AzO - 3/7/11 at 4:09pm
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WD drives are awesome. I have almost exclusively used WD drives for all my computers and have not had 1 problem with any of their drives in the ~10 years i've been using them.
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So... Only Samsung, Western Digital, and Seagate left in the 3.5" HDD space?


Them plus Toshiba in the 2.5" HDD space?
There's contract work as well, and Fujitsu/Toshiba have some 3.5" SAS drives.

But right now for the consumer market it's Toshiba/Fujitsu, Western Digital, Samsung, & Seagate.
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i had a hitachi deskstar till the sata connection got so brittle it broke.
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I use 6x Hitachi 2TB Deskstar 7K2000 in a QNAP TS-659 PRO+. Excellent drives.
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As it's been said several times now...


Samsung ftw.
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I had an 80gb Samsung Spinpoint once, logic board burnt out while in use.
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Let me get this straight:

An excellent HDD company ( Western Digital ) buys a crappy company ( Hitachi ) to compete even the crappiest HDD maker ( Seagate ) and which bought yet another crappy HDD maker ( Maxtor )

Wow......
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It's a race to the bottom.

thats awfully big talk you have sources for that or are just dissing seagate on opinion?
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