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Old 08-21-2005, 07:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I cannot decide between a 400GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.8, another SATA 2, OR 16 MB cache HD, or Hitachi's 500GB SATA 2, 16MB Cache.

Do Hitachi make a decent hard drive? If so, the 500GB it is.

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Old 08-21-2005, 10:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Seagate make very good hdds.
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Hihatchi are decent, and the 500GB drives had some awsome speed in benchmarks.

IBM sold it's harddrive division to hihatchi FYI
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Old 08-21-2005, 01:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hitachis are great as well as seagate. I have a Hitahi HD in my desktop, it makes no sounds and has run great for me. I have Heard that the 500 GB gets hot so you may want to get a hard drive cooler.
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I have heard some good things about the hitachi deskstars. Also, correct me if im wrong, but I have heard that harddrive coolers are loud and dont help very much...
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I have heard some good things about the hitachi deskstars. Also, correct me if im wrong, but I have heard that harddrive coolers are loud and dont help very much...
YOu are right they really dont do a great job its jsut best to have a 80mm fan fanning on it then a hdd cooler.
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if you have a water cooling loop koolance makes a thingy that water cools the hdddont want to find the link to pm me if you want it
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YOu are right they really dont do a great job its jsut best to have a 80mm fan fanning on it then a hdd cooler.
LOL, I am good... My case... Mountain Mods U2-UFO, with 12 120mm fans, two of them directly on my hard drives, soon to be another 3 80mm's, I only have one ATM.

Thanks, I am gonna get the 500GB Hitachi.

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Old 08-22-2005, 11:06 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Yea...everything I've read about those 500giggers is good. They perform well in benchmarks and actually utilize the SATA 2 standard (which most new sata 2 drives don't do).
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