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Old 12-17-03, 01:32 PM Thread Starter   #1
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Hitachi/IBM Deskstar 7k250 -vs- Seagate 120GB 8MB 7200RPM


Hey guys,
I'm planning on a new S-ATA drive.
These above are my choices.
I'm intrested in quite operation and preformance.

I noticed that they're both FDBs, so I bet they're bot quiet (right?) What about the preformance?

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Old 12-17-03, 03:02 PM   #2
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The Hitachi is going to be faster. The Seagate is going to be quieter with less performance. But im really not to sure how quiet the new Hitachi's are. I heard they are the fastest 7200rpm drives out.
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Old 12-22-03, 09:11 AM Thread Starter   #3
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Hmm.. Well, I'll wait for more replays.
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Old 12-22-03, 09:42 AM   #4
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Had experince with Seagate...Quiet Hard Drives with the sacrafice of some speed....
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Old 12-22-03, 11:06 AM   #5
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I was going to start a thread with a title "Seagates, Seagates everywhere" but I'll tag onto this one instead.

I went to the local PC Fair on Saturday, looking primarily for two SATA 120s to throw into Raid-0. My primary choices are WD and Maxtor, since they still have a 3 year warranty on the 120s (at least on Newegg). Third choice was Hitachi which are supposed to be very good and fast but only have a 1 year warranty. Seagate was not really in the running because of, well, a general feeling that they weren't as good. Plus, 1 year warranty.

So, of the six dealers that had SATA, all had only Seagates (80 and 120). (I smelled a conspiracy to keep me driveless). One told me that Seagates were the only ones that were real SATA drives and that the others were just IDE with a front end. I think that is correct, but for all of them, not just Seagates.

One seemed more honest and said they had the highest markup value.

I didn't check the model numbers nor do I know if they all had the same models. Anyway, I figured I'd ask for any thoughts.

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Here you go:
http://www.storagereview.com/article...5VLSA80_6.html

It's quieter than a few other drives according to that review. I've owned some older IBM drives and had no complaints about noise at all.

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Cool.
So, am I better of with the Hitachi? Or what?

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Old 12-22-03, 08:04 PM   #8
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check out the 250GB Maxtor Maxline Plus II PATA drives bloody fast single drive and raid 0 performance! http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.p...hreadid=255692

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I have both and...
Hitachi.

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Hitachi's going to give you better performance with only a slight (very slight) increase in noise...unless you have a setup you can't hear at all you're not going to notice a noise difference.

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Old 12-23-03, 12:37 AM Thread Starter   #11
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I'm having a bad time with my WD 80GB 8mb buffer ATA100, cause of the noisy. When I switched to WC, I decreased the noise of my system by pulling all the fans out, now I can hear the HDD loudly. I know that FDB is really helping, I guess I'd go for the Hitachi then.

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