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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    Personally I cant comment on hitachi branded hard drives but I swear by WD and use 4 x 1TB WD's myself which Ive own now for 8 months with no problems.
    Is there any way to identify between the WD models as there seems to be a few 1tb wb drives around and obviously want a fast and reliable one

    Was looking on cclonline and scan unless you can do me a deal simon ?

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    In over 12 years of building and working with computers I've only ever had 3 drives die on me, and only 1 in a non-constant use home enviroment. That was an IBM drive, now Hitachi.

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    As Hitachi HDD's are just renamed IBM Deathstars then I will never touch one as the deathstars had a 50% failier rate

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Is there any way to identify between the WD models as there seems to be a few 1tb wb drives around and obviously want a fast and reliable one

    Was looking on cclonline and scan unless you can do me a deal simon ?
    have you thought about mabye a 2TB drive as western digital have those available now ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    have you thought about mabye a 2TB drive as western digital have those available now ?
    tres expensive though compared to the samsungs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamo View Post
    tres expensive though compared to the samsungs
    I know that but I only have about 80 quid or there abouts available so a 2tb drive at about £200 is a bit over my price range

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAckroyd View Post
    As Hitachi HDD's are just renamed IBM Deathstars then I will never touch one as the deathstars had a 50% failier rate
    The Deskstar brand was sold to Hitachi a long time ago now - hard drive technology has moved on so much in that time it would be unfair to assess Hitachi's products based on the DeathStars.

    For 1TB drives, the current performance king is the Seagate 7200.12, beats out the Spinpoint F1. So many of the new WD drives are Green Edition, which use less power but are effectively 5400rpm (and are markedly slower).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    The Deskstar brand was sold to Hitachi a long time ago now - hard drive technology has moved on so much in that time it would be unfair to assess Hitachi's products based on the DeathStars.

    For 1TB drives, the current performance king is the Seagate 7200.12, beats out the Spinpoint F1. So many of the new WD drives are Green Edition, which use less power but are effectively 5400rpm (and are markedly slower).
    1. Have you got a link to a 1tb seagate drive

    2. what are they like with regards to reliability ?

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    Seagate 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - OEM - Ebuyer

    You have to be careful when ordering, as the specs are outwardly similar to the 7200.11 (last generation). These drives should not suffer from the notorious disappearing firmware fault Seagate have had to deal with (think that was the .10 series) so reliability should be sound. I have used and replaced nearly every brand of HDD, Seagate have been very good. I like Western Digital drives, but have had enough failures with them to know that they're no better than Seagate overall (obviously old Maxtors and IBM Deskstars are the main fatalities here!).
    Last edited by 3s-gtech; 18th May 2009 at 10:35 AM.

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    Ive used a few Hitachi Disks over the last few years and i don't recall any of them failing on me. I think the ones stuck in my Apple RAID (4 250GB) are hitachi drives as well. If i purchase any drives if the hitachi ones come in cheaper i do tend to buy those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    in our experience samsungs have a high failure rate, we have had no problems with western digital as a vendor
    I've always found it the other way around i've had my samsung 1TB for a while now and no issues. Where as all the WD drives i've owned something has gone wrong, i've only got one WD left in my PC now and that is slowly dieing. I also find them to be quite noisy as far as drives go.

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