Summary: This is my first of the 2 tb from Hitachi. I've been reading alot of reviews and decided to get it. The product I received works great, its fast and its very stable. Never crashed on me yet, transferring files from one hard drive to this one depending on your computer specs, for mine doesn't take too long. Mostly transferred big files including music, photos as well as hours of video 1080p.
The most affordable version of this Class of High-Capacity drive . . .
R. Scott "macfanboy", Amazon
21 August 2011
Summary: When there seams to be shortages of this drive, don't be fooled by the "price-gouging" that some Amazon Market place sellers are attempting to pull off. There are other web retailers that will sell you this drive for around $80.00. This is the lowest priced model I've seen anywhere on a SATA drive that has the faster performance standard of up to 6GB/s throughput, with a 64MB Cache. It is also backwards compatible with older 3Gb/s & 1.5Gb/s SATA drive buses.
Summary: I bought this as a spare disk for my Synology Diskstation, which has 5 of these in it already. If one fails, this will be my replacement for it. Fingers crossed the current RAID setup lives on happily so I'll never need this one. I've found 3TB reliable so far and my server's been running for 2+ years 24 hours a day.