Opinions on new 1 TB HDD purchase Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital NAS / RAID Hitachi Storage Last response: February 4, 2010 1:33 AM in Storage Share RoadbusterHDD February 4, 2010 12:50:46 AM Hello, I am going to buy an additional HDD to store more data due to my current system raid drives nearing capacity. I had narrowed it down to a Western Digital WD10000LSRTL/WD1001FALS for ~$99. Then today I saw that Hitachi has a HD3100 (HDS721010CLA332) I can purchase locally for $69 on sale. The drive will be added to the existing system. Is the Hitachi drive on par with the Western Digital? Is it worth saving the 30 dollars, or is the Western Digital a more solid option? Thanks for the help. More about : opinions hdd purchase jaguarskx a b G Storage February 4, 2010 12:57:36 AM For RAIDs it is better to use the same exact drive if possible. Barring that I would at least go with same brand. What more important? $30 or your data? m 0 l RoadbusterHDD February 4, 2010 1:12:31 AM To clarify I currently have two Western Digital WD1500ADFD in raid 0. I was just planning on adding the other drive on a separate controller/channel. I'm just wondering if Hitachi have a bad rep or anything. I'm still leaning towards the WD 1 TB drive, I just want to make sure I'm not passing on a viable alternative simply because I'm not as familiar with the brand. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jaguarskx a b G Storage February 4, 2010 1:33:56 AM In general, I don't think they Hitachi has a bad rep. I did have a Hitachi that decided to die after about 3 months... I tend to use WD drives myself because I have been satisfied WD HDDs reliability in general. Only had one drive that gave me problems; a 160GB effectively became a 140GB after a series of bad sectors. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources i want to purchase new 1 TB portable hdd. wich one should i choose? which can be better, and have a long life. Forum SolvedNew Seagate 1TB HDD shows up in Diskpart but nowhere else Forum SolvedPlz suggest me to buy new 1tb internal hdd Forum SolvedLooking for a new wd or seagate 1tb internal HDD Forum SolvedHelp choosing new storage drive? 1TB HDD or 120Gb SDD Forum SolvedOLD WD Caviar Green 1TB upgrade: New HDD or SSD? Forum Solved4MB/s Transfer Rate for new 1TB hdd Forum SolvedNew 1TB HDD needs warmup before running!?! Forum SolvedI connected a new Toshiba 1TB hard drive via a usb docking device. The HDD was recognised and the message "Your new hardware Forum SolvedNew build with 120GB SSD and 1TB HDD Forum SolvedNew Setup 1 boot drive ssd, 2* 3tb hdd raid 0 for storage. Forum New Toshiba 2TB HDD Recognized by Bios Not Windows 8.1 Forum SolvedPlz Advise reg Partitioning Size for a new Raw 1 TB HDD Forum SolvedCan i recover data from 1 TB Seagate HDD into the same Hard disk? Or should i get a new 1 Forum SolvedNew 1tb hdd only shows as 931gb ? Forum New 1TB Seagate HDD Not Formatting Properly Forum Brand new Win 8 MSI GS70 doesn't recognise 1Tb HDD in Bios nor Disk Management Forum How to set up my ssd and 2 1tb hdd for new build Forum I have a new computer which I ordered with 1TB hdd but the guy put in two 500gb HDD instead. I want them to work as one drive Forum New HDD: Adding 2TB to 1TB System Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !