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Thanks for the inputs guys, I don't really do RAID and prefer single drive since I need lot of storage.
Hmm, we'll seems like you're going to be missing out. The numbers speak for themself:




I took a similar stance as you but i don't regret going RAID 0 at all.
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I have two of the Hitachi 7K2000's and they run great. That SS that CasanovaFly posted is right on the money for what I see on mine under Win 7.
Thanks PapaSmurf, it's good to have such feedback, if you're happy with the 7K2000 then I guess I won't go wrong with the 7K3000 since I assume it's better?

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I've been wondering myself about the Hitachi's, so it's nice to see a reputable member has info. I'll probably never make the switch, because hey brand loyalty and I owe WD after they replaced my Raptor after I broke it.

But Newegg reviews weren't very positive. The first few I read all dealt with dead units or defective units. Seems they weren't too reliable, at least from one review I read from a computer store employee. But it's good to get some clearcut, non-review info.
I'm brand loyalty myself and I currently run all 3 WD, Samsung, and Hitachi for my rigs so I know how reliable they are. In term of receiving a dead products probably have something to do with the package, shipping as I do see lot of vendors skip on this. Plus you can't really trust 100% newegg reviews from what I heard, sometimes they just don't even make sense at all. Anyway, I seriously look into the Hitachi right now since if we talk about price/performance then I don't think I could find a better drive unless you suggest me something else.

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get the re4..its probably the most reliable out the bunch
Thanks, I'll look into that, just wondering how is it compare to the Hitachi as the price is twice as the Hitachi.

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Hmm, we'll seems like you're going to be missing out. The numbers speak for themself:


I took a similar stance as you but i don't regret going RAID 0 at all.
I know I could get better performance with RAID but as I said, I just prefer a single drive for now.
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I've been wondering myself about the Hitachi's, so it's nice to see a reputable member has info. I'll probably never make the switch, because hey brand loyalty and I owe WD after they replaced my Raptor after I broke it.

But Newegg reviews weren't very positive. The first few I read all dealt with dead units or defective units. Seems they weren't too reliable, at least from one review I read from a computer store employee. But it's good to get some clearcut, non-review info.
Newegg reviews are about as worthless as you know what on a boar hog. Too many people who don't have a clue posting negative comments and reviews. I don't bother to read them that much because of it, and don't put any stock in them.

As for brand loyalty, you do know that WD now owns Hitachi's Hard Drive Division don't you?

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Hmm, we'll seems like you're going to be missing out. The numbers speak for themself:

I took a similar stance as you but i don't regret going RAID 0 at all.
From a purely performance standpoint you would gain, but you tend to lose out on the reliability standpoint. I've said it before and I'll continue to say it forever, using an onboard controller for raid is a bad idea. Raid should only be run on a dedicated raid controller card that can be moved from one computer to another unless one is willing to accept that if something happens to their board there is a good chance that they will loose everything on their raid array. To me, it just isn't worth the risk or the hassle.
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Personally, I'd go with the WD drive. I've always had those in my builds and have yet to have any issues.
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Thank you all for your inputs, I just ordered the Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 on newegg.
Kinda sad that Samsung will sell it hard drive division soon, we only have Seagate or WD to choose from
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Thank you all for your inputs, I just ordered the Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 on newegg.
Kinda sad that Samsung will sell it hard drive division soon, we only have Seagate or WD to choose from
Or Toshiba... but their Hard Drives are horrible. They're unreliable, slow, and not competitively priced.
    
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+1 for f3's in RAID 0. Cheap, reliable, and fast for mechanical.

I know you said you don't do raid but it's easy to set up, and it works great.

I did it for the first time in dec, no problem.

My favorite part was when I changed mobos and went to reinstall win7, I didn't have to set the array back up. Just set the new mobo to raid and it recognized it. Awesome.
    
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+1 for f3's in RAID 0. Cheap, reliable, and fast for mechanical.

I know you said you don't do raid but it's easy to set up, and it works great.

I did it for the first time in dec, no problem.

My favorite part was when I changed mobos and went to reinstall win7, I didn't have to set the array back up. Just set the new mobo to raid and it recognized it. Awesome.
You aren't going to convince him to go raid. He knows what he wants to do. All he is asking is which SINGLE drive to get. If he wanted to go with raid he would have said so instead of stating more than once that he DOES NOT WANT TO GO RAID. With that in mind, why would people continue to harp on Raid? It makes absolutely no sense to do so and doesn't answer the question he asked.
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From a purely performance standpoint you would gain, but you tend to lose out on the reliability standpoint. I've said it before and I'll continue to say it forever, using an onboard controller for raid is a bad idea. Raid should only be run on a dedicated raid controller card that can be moved from one computer to another unless one is willing to accept that if something happens to their board there is a good chance that they will loose everything on their raid array. To me, it just isn't worth the risk or the hassle.
Thinking about getting Raid 0 drives for myself. I plan on making backups on on a 3tb internal very often. I just got a new motherboard yesterday. Is it still worth getting the card? If so, which one?

I have a ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard.
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You are talking about getting a card that is going to cost you at least $150 to keep from getting a piece of junk. Probably more like $200 to $300. For a home user it really isn't worth it.
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