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Good bye WD, hello Hitachi !!!

Postby eliminator on Tue Jun 01, 2004 9:54 pm

3 yr warranty, 200GB retail/8MB/7200rpm $59.99 (49.99 in Dallas) w. mir!!! 8) 8) 8)
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Postby aviationwiz on Tue Jun 01, 2004 10:17 pm

Mind speaking up on where you got it? :wink:

I hope it's online :)
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Re: Good bye WD, hello Hitachi !!!

Postby TheCDBurner on Tue Jun 01, 2004 10:56 pm

eliminator wrote:3 yr warranty


Yeah, you'll probably need that :roll:
Keep in mind, it's basically an IBM drive.

Not bad, though...how much is the MIR? Personally I hate those things, but hey. I still think the 250GB Maxtor for $133 with no rebates is a GREAT deal. If only it were a WD. Sigh. (OK, let's not turn this thread into ANOTHER Maxtor vs WD thread :wink:).

As much as I don't like Maxtor, I'll take a Maxtor over IBM ANY day! Stupid 60GB didn't even last 1 year...
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Postby vinnie97 on Wed Jun 02, 2004 3:39 am

yea, where? :o
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Re: Good bye WD, hello Hitachi !!!

Postby Shredder on Wed Jun 02, 2004 5:04 am

TheCDBurner wrote:
eliminator wrote:3 yr warranty


Yeah, you'll probably need that :roll:
Keep in mind, it's basically an IBM drive.


Yeah... the old [in]famous IBM hard drive series was known as "Deathstar" :o :lol: :evil:
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Postby eliminator on Wed Jun 02, 2004 7:18 am

@ Fry's, sorry ... it just might be better than wd, like the famous travelstar 60gb/7200rpm/8mb - the best laptop hdd period ! :wink: , also it IS Hitachi, not ibm anymore, capisch..? :lol:
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Postby TheCDBurner on Wed Jun 02, 2004 11:18 am

A Chevy is still a GM...
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Postby eliminator on Wed Jun 02, 2004 7:52 pm

hitachi is more like Acura-Honda ! :wink:
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Postby vinnie97 on Thu Jun 03, 2004 6:39 am

Exactly, Hitachi has many R&D/manufacturing plants outside the U.S. ;)
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Postby LoneWolf on Fri Jun 04, 2004 3:08 pm

eliminator wrote:hitachi is more like Acura-Honda ! :wink:


Were you just saying that to get my attention? ;)

I think Hitachi is probably better than IBM, and that their improvements on the Deskstar line will probably be apparent in another year or two as drives last longer and Hitachi loses IBM's reputation for shoddy reliability and quality-control. Still, I'm going to wait until that reputation is lost for good before I buy one.
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Postby eliminator on Fri Jun 04, 2004 6:48 pm

just copied the system & data from the cd app. - the hdd works like a charm ! 8) :wink:
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Postby shimman on Fri Jun 11, 2004 3:49 am

hitachi used to be very slow for 3.5" ata area; ibm used to be good but one infamous drive often called deathstar because so many were failed so soon; problem with parking & ibm changed firmware to make drive to spin in idle all the time.
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