Which Brand to Select for 1TB HDD

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    harishgayatri New Member

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    I am planning to buy 1TB HDD from One of the following Brands

    Western Digital 1TB Green Edition 10EADS
    Hitachi Desktar 7K1000.C

    A few questions are

    1. How good is Hitachi in Performance and Does it offer 32MB Cache?
    2. How is its RMA. How much Time will it Take to Replace the Drive?
    3. Is it SATA 1 Back ward Compatible? Becoz I have a SATA 1 Mobo.

    Please Post your answers

    Also please post the Model no for Hitachi
     
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    1. All HDD's are more or less the same in terms of performance, if you are planning to buy, ask for warranty of each, WD/Hitachi/Samsung.
    2. No idea, my 3 yr old hitachi 160GB is still running like a charm, so never had any trouble.
    3. Yes its backward compatible, but it will affect performance as SATA 1 has limited bandwidth compared to SATA2.
     
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    Thanks for the Reply Techalomaniac

    Well then I will prefer to get Hitachi for Myself since It doesnt give any problems.

    Thanks anyway.
     
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    SEAGATE 7200.12 will no problems ! but 1TB WD CAVIER is best
     
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    Well according to me go for WD. But I'll suggest not to buy 1TB HDD. Rather buy 2 500GB HDD. Go for WD. Seagate r crashing @ high rates.
     
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    priority 1 : Western Digital Black 1TB: 7k
    priority 2: Western Digital Blue/Green: two 500Gb HDDs: 5k total
    priority 3: Hitachi/WD 1Tb HDD: 4.7k
     
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    :shock: wait wait, 1TB for 2.7k from WD and Hitachi ? are these more prone to failures or what :D ?

    and IMO having two disks than one is better otherwise you could be stuck without a functioning pc till the time it was replaced,:???: if the only one you had fails. Although 1TB WD black probably is super guaranteed :D ? almost like 4.5k more than the normal one.
     
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    ^Hehe.. He meant it is for 4.3k and not 2.7k. desii is getting overloaded. :)
     
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    desiibond Bond, Desi Bond!

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    ^^hehe. typical typo error :)
     
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    WD without a doubt. Seagate, a big no! Hitachi as the second option!
     
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    Please Check the Reviews from Bittech.

    It says the WD performance for Green is pretty ugly due to its variable Spindle speed

    Here is the Link http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/storage/2009/03/13/western-digital-2tb-green-wd20eads-review/1

    Hence I would be preferring Hitachi.

    The Model no I got from Primeabgb is HDT721010SLA360 which is from the Desktar 7K1000.B

    The price is Rs.4025 (pretty stunning).

    Does anyone know where I can get the 7K1000.C

    Only Difference between B and C models is the Buffer size and amount of platters used and their individual sizes.
     
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    Prices r increasing due 2 pujas month..' as wd black cavair 1tb was 6.3k in august...'

    Hitachi is a good option but inquire abt the rma services...'
     
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    Arnab boss
    Please Support your comment by giving the Revised prices
     
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    Who asked you to go for Green. Green performance suffers because its meant for a different reason. Its not made for performance, its made for power and energy saving. So if you check for Caviar Blue or Black reviews you would see a whole new story! So please do a little research.
     
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    WD does not have 1TB product in Blue. If it had I would have gladly purchased it.

    Black is out of Question becoz I am not into gaming/Video editing. Plus the Heat generated by my system is sufficent enough and I dont want something to add on to it.

    Hitachi on the other hand Has a 1TB product matching my needs (excluding the 32MB Buffer which is available with 7K1000.C series and not with 7K1000.B series).

    Hence I will get Hitachi from Primeabgb on Tuesday (22-9-2009) which is priced at Rs.4025
     
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    Sorry about that, didn't know you were going for 1TB only option. If you are planning to buy a 1TB one then you can go for black! It doesn't matter if you game or not! :smile:
     
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    @harish,

    I told this many times on this forum. it's better not to go for 1Tb Green or seagate models. Thanks to the competition, they have reduced the quality of HDDs and also not enough homework is being done as they are trying to be "the first one to get out xxx storage on HDD" and this is resulting in poor firmwares.

    the failure rate has increased a lot these months.

    as the price difference between two 500GB HDDs and 1TB HDD is just few hundred bucks (mostly 400-500 bucks), I would suggest you to go for two HDDs. Better be safe than sorry.
     
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    Please suggest the best 500GB model(with price) in the market ATM.....
     
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    WD Blue should be around 2.5k
     
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    Is WD 640GB(Blue Or Green) better VFM than WD 500Gb(Blue Or Green) ?
     
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