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HITACHI Deskstar 7K3000 1.5TB?

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June 27, 2011 9:00:19 AM

Hello everyone!

Quick question here: what do you think of this HDD?

HITACHI Deskstar 7K3000 1.5TB

I'm asking because price seems a little low for such a HDD (7200 rpm, 64 mb cache, sata 6bg/s). On the other hand I believe the warranty is just 3 years... maybe the low price is just because of that and it really is a hell of a deal for a 1.5 TB HDD?

Trying to find an alternative to SAMSUNG F3 Spinpoint 1TB (which because of location-related issues I cannot acquire right now).

Thanks in advance! :D 
June 27, 2011 3:43:42 PM

IMO HITACHI makes very cheap, low end hard drives. I would recommend sitcking with Seagate or Western Digital.

The old adage "you get what you pay for" comes to mind. If the HITACHI drive is significantly cheaper then similar drives from other Manufacturers, its probably a cruddy drive.
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June 27, 2011 7:18:14 PM

I would go with this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168..., if you want something faster you would have to move to a SSD, but in meantime, this would be enough storage/speed, if you end up needing more storage later, pickup a large green drive,, i just got 2.5TB for 100.00
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June 27, 2011 7:19:57 PM

r3xx3r said:
IMO HITACHI makes very cheap, low end hard drives. I would recommend sitcking with Seagate or Western Digital.

The old adage "you get what you pay for" comes to mind. If the HITACHI drive is significantly cheaper then similar drives from other Manufacturers, its probably a cruddy drive.


I dunno... I've read some excellent professional reviews about the 7K3000 series (though I could only find specific reviews about the 3TB version). That's why I'm asking if someone could tell me from experience about these drives (Hitachi, or the 7K3000 series if possible).

http://macperformanceguide.com/Storage-Drive-Hitachi-7K...

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/pc-components/s...

http://www.storagereview.com/hitachi_deskstar_7k3000_3t...

All those are praising the HITACHI 7K3000 3TB. Figuring the 1.5TB is the same but just with half the plates.
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June 27, 2011 10:43:33 PM

monkeysweat said:
I would go with this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168..., if you want something faster you would have to move to a SSD, but in meantime, this would be enough storage/speed, if you end up needing more storage later, pickup a large green drive,, i just got 2.5TB for 100.00


I've been looking at that WD drive you mentioned and have to say say it does look like a good alternative to the SAMSUNG F3 Spinpoint 1TB.

Maybe a WD Black 640GB AALS right now and a second one for RAID 0 in a future? Heard those are great in RAID (surpassing even some old WD raptors).

EDIT: one more thing, what do you think of the SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3R 1TB? That's the RAID / ENTERPRISE version I believe. is it really any different (aside from the warranty length)? Worth the extra $15?

REDIRECTING TO NEW THREAD: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/270678-32-640gb-samsu...
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June 28, 2011 1:28:17 AM

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June 28, 2011 6:35:55 PM

martinduque86 said:
I've been looking at that WD drive you mentioned and have to say say it does look like a good alternative to the SAMSUNG F3 Spinpoint 1TB.

Maybe a WD Black 640GB AALS right now and a second one for RAID 0 in a future? Heard those are great in RAID (surpassing even some old WD raptors).

EDIT: one more thing, what do you think of the SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3R 1TB? That's the RAID / ENTERPRISE version I believe. is it really any different (aside from the warranty length)? Worth the extra $15?

REDIRECTING TO NEW THREAD: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/270678-32-640gb-samsu...

i would still just save my money to buy a SSD later,, 90 or 120 GB (Vertex2/Agility2 class) drives should be around 115 by end of year, much faster option in long run.
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June 28, 2011 6:51:16 PM

monkeysweat said:
i would still just save my money to buy a SSD later,, 90 or 120 GB (Vertex2/Agility2 class) drives should be around 115 by end of year, much faster option in long run.


hmmm maybe I could go with a 1TB (or even the 640GB WD) for storage right now and get an SSD for OC later this year / instead of getting 2x HDD in RAID 0...

good advice :) 
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