Reviews and Problems with Hitachi 7K1000.C (HDS721016CLA382/ HDS721025CLA382/ HDS721032CLA362/ HDS721050CLA362/ HDS721064CLA332/ HDS721075CLA332/ HDS721010CLA332)
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Longest durability of any HD made.....
Clyde F. Gilmore "glock cop", Amazon
14 May 2014
Summary: Have repaired and built new computers for years and the Hitachi 1 terabyte models have in many cases run 24/7 without failure. Out of about fifteen drives only one was DOA and the shipping box showed the rough treatment that made it dead. Toshiba drives are coming up in durability rapidly while Seagates just get worse all the time in new computers. WD Black label drives rate about third in my experience.
Summary: was a little worried over a few negative reviews. pricing however very hard to beat. order 2 units to use in raid array, and to stop worrying to back up data ( photos etc.) items arrived promptly as adverised complete with sata wiring. toook about 1 hour to install and setup. units running quietly and acceptably. no more noise than prior drives. have been using for about 6 months will probably order 2 more to setup 2nd raid array.
Summary: Bought this for a used platform upgrade/rebuild--an old socket 754 AMD Emachines comp. Was used to IDE drives--decided to use this on one of the 2 SATA channels, and WHAT A DIFFERENCE. This drive is a very noticeable step up from an old WD Caviar 80gb IDE drive! Further, I must mention, I have also had a 1Tb Caviar Blue SATA drive on this same machine. By feel only, it seems the Hitachi is a little faster. The only con (only sort of) is this Hitachi drive is kinda loud!
Summary: The drive is doing nicely and the 32MB buffer has helped increase the speed of the system. It's a bit early to review in regards to the longevity of the drive, but being that it is made by Hitachi (which are generally well reviewed), I expect it to last well past the 3 year warranty period