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Which hard disk brand is best? Hitachi?

By cool.dx.rip
Feb 16, 2013
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  1. Hitachi Hard disk are more cheaper than other brands.so I want know that how is it has good performance.How about other brand.
    thanks
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,552   +301

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  3. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,977   +908

    What will you be doing with you machine? Gaming, general use, work, graphic design, etc.?
     
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  4. cool.dx.rip

    cool.dx.rip TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 53

    gaming
     
  5. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 889   +171

    For gaming purposes, any 7200RPM + drive will be great. Some reputable names I trust are Samsung,Seagate and WD.
     
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  6. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,977   +908

    For gaming purposes, I recommend the WD Caviar Black. If you are on a budget, go for the Caviar Blue. Anything lower will be slow. As for Seagate as blkfx1 said, I have tried plenty of them in the past, and all have failed within months. I only trust WD and Hitatchi, but lately I have been liking WD more.
     
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  7. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 844   +11

    I personally prefer WD Black hard drives. I have several of the 1TB ones in both SATA II & III and I am very happy with them. Also used several of the WD Blue and they seem to do a decent job also.
    Sadly the Blacks are a bit more expensive, but you get what you pay for. The fact WD warranties their Black series HDD for 5yrs as opposed to 2 or 3 years like their other HDD and most other brands, gives me a bit more confidence.
     
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  8. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,977   +908

    I am interested to see what next gen Blacks offer. There is a rumor going around that they will be hybrid.
     
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  9. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,368   +125

    Samsung Spinpoint F3 has some clever algorithms that give more impressive performance.
    Also platter density will increase speed generally.
    You can also write only to the outer edges of the harddrive and that will also improve performance, although not significantly.
     
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  10. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,977   +908

    I like Samsung for their reliablility, as for speed though, I would rather taken a WD or Hitatchi over it. It comes down to personal opinion.
     
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  11. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,368   +125

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  12. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,977   +908

    Well, I cant really trust those tests because: 1) It runs on Windows Vista, 7 was a big improvement in how it handled file transferring. Also, SATA 6 GB/s is what he is looking for for gaming. Also in 2009, HDDs were running on SATA 3GB/s, so 6GB/s makes a huge difference. As SSDs are phasing out HDDs, I think he is better off paying a bit more to future-proof it.
     
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  15. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,368   +125

    ?
    I looked at a couple of the tests I linked to and they were done on Windows 7.
     
  16. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,977   +908

    I read Vista 64, maybe we are looking at different benchmarks
     
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  17. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,368   +125

    Probably since I listed ten and looked at only a few.
    Anyway I'm still wondering why you seem to think that SATA 3 will make mechanical harddrives perform better in gaming or otherwise, because I'm pretty sure that's not true.
     
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  18. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,977   +908

    SATA 6GB/s is twice as fast as SATA 3GB/s
     
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  19. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,368   +125

    Right I know that but it doesn't meant there's any performance improvement even with Velociraptors.
     
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  20. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,664   +86

    They don't built them like they use too. I use WD Blue work for me. WD Red are for NAS. WD Green are for saving power and you give-up spinning speed. I rather use WD Blue. WD Black cost more like the WD Red (made for heavy duty NAS). Seagate don't care for them. Samsung or Hitachi nope they can fail on you. Maxtor was the best buy Seagate too them over never was the same again.
     
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  21. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,080   +747

    WD, Seagate, Hitachi & Samsung are all much the same, different users experience different problems & most people have a brand they like. Buy whichever suits you & your pocket. That being said, the WD Blacks are an excellent (if you don't need NAS storage) choice with a decent warranty.
     
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  22. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,664   +86

    WD quality has been better that's what to do is build hard drives. Hitachi and Samsung dibble and dabble into other focus area's.

    WD Blue - good general purpose HDD max 1TB
    WD Green - power saving HDD max is 3TB
    WD Black - heavy duty
    WD Red - NAS and heavy duty

    I always go with the WD Blue for my purpose.. I also have them in my NAS too. Might go after WD Red 2x 3TB soon but my needs are just great with what I have on hand. One of my new systems had Seagate in there and it failed in 3 months. Replaced it with
    WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX
     
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