ruderacer wrote:Any idea how good the Hitachi drives are? They have them at BB.
Hitachi isn't necessarily a bad drive nowadays, but their customer service is pitiful, and they're the only major drive company that doesn't offer advance replacement on a bad drive (Seagate, WD, and Maxtor all do). For this reason, avoid them like the plague.
I'm a huge Western Digital fan for PATA drives, but I went with Seagate for my SATA drives due to their native interface, reputation for quiet operation, performance, and support for native command queuing should I need it someday. All this, plus a 5-year warranty. I've been very happy so far, the drives are fast and whisper quiet.
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