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? 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. 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNew build- opinions (please) before I purchase ForumOpinions on place of purchase for 1 .5K $ Build ForumNeed a new reliable HDD around 1TB - which one to go for? ForumToshiba vs WD 1Tb HDD ? Forum1 st time new build, need advice/ opinions Forum1Tb VelociRaptor hdd vs 240gb hyperx 3k ssd which one should I get? ForumReformatting HDD 1 TB WD I/O error ForumProblems with External HDD 1TB ForumIomega Prestige 1TB no power ForumBrand new Z77 build for just over $ 1 ,600--Your opinions ForumRate My Build Before Purchase ForumLooking for build advice before I purchase ForumFS: Parting out PC - AX 1200, i7 3820, RIVE, 1 .5 TB HDD , 128 gb SSD ForumDell Optiplex 755 Upgrade Forum[Solved] How to connect 2.5" SATA HDD to Desktop? ForumHdd ForumConstant HDD Failures ForumExternal HDD is unreadable/corrupted Forum[Solved] Trying to clone old HDD for new computer system? ForumWestern Digital 20,000 RPM HDD More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !