Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB Review

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JohnP

Not sure what drive is being reviewed as I could find a Hitachi Deskstar 3TB 7200 64MB drive on Amazon for $179. It is the OS03086 drive...

Still cannot beat the Samsung 2TB 5400 drives for $70 though...

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BAMT

Wow, I missed Hitachi's being sold to WD. That stinks, because Hitachi disks are the only consumer drives I've never had fall out of a RAID array. WD consumer disks, on the other hand, are the only kind I've had over 50% drop out of a RAID array.

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d3v

RAID compatible drives are different from the standard WD lineup. You probably bought the cheaper desktop drives. There is a utility that WD posts on its site that lets you adjust these drives for use in a RAID array. Search for it. Its called the WDTLER.

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bautrey

U knows the 5400 RPM, 32MB cache of the 3TB Hitachi HDD is only $140 as of now.  I think thats a hell of a better deal.  I would like to see some benchmarks on those.