I say thumbs up to Hitachi for making a 7.2K RPM 2TB HDD! I never actaully realized that WD's one was only a mere 5400RPM.
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I'm starting to wonder what the max size will be for an hd.
I trust Western Digital more than Hitachi for dependability.
Hitachi was atrocious when they debuted years ago and I quickly swore off of them for system building. (nothing eats away at your profit margins faster than repeated service calls for faulty equipment)
They may have improved their quality output but I don't know if that's the case yet.
Western Digital has had a few dogs over the years, but overall the reliability factor has been great. I like Seagate drives too.
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Yeah, I agree, I prefer WD but someone needed to make a 7200RPM 2TB HD. Plus, we have seen the price of the WD 2TB drop drastically from where it debuted. Praise competition!
Actually, I bet the 5400RPM 2TB drive performs around as well as a 500GB 7200RPM drive. Though the spindle speed is lower, the data density is many times higher, so even though the disk is physically spinning slower, more data is flying per second than in the 7200RPM drive.
So the Hitachi 7200RPM 2TB probably performs quite a bit faster than lower density 7200RPMs.
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Lets see that Black edition WD. I love my Black 1TB drive.
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