bought 2 from the current ncix deal at $99 (ends tonight) and i bought 5 from newegg. had i known amazon was gonna price match, i would've waited for no tax. oh well. i'm gonna get the rest from amazon. probably gonna get 10 total and raid6 them in whs 2011.
Hitachi drives? they're horrible. i made the mistake of using 3 of them in my WHS. i bought them in August 2011, by December 2011 2 out of 3 failed. plus they make you pay for return shipping which ends up being ~$15 from East to West coast. i will never use Hitachi again for my hard drive server needs
DAMMIT. i just bought them from Newegg. if i had hit F5 refresh i would have caught this.
oh well. it's too late to cancel, my order is already in packaging
no they arent. have 2 of them right now and they work great. All hds come from the same place pretty much just different names. Plus pretty much anything you buy you pay for shipping if it goes bad,
and still waiting for these to drop back down to $50 ech
cmon -$40 more then ill bite thats what they was selling 2tb newegg rebate hoopla $60 - $65
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The Barracuda Green 2TB is a compromise between low power 5400 RPM drives and standard 7200 RPM models. Impressively, it performs closer to the latter despite its 5900 RPM rotational speed, but there is a tradeoff. The Barracuda Green is one of the loudest low power drives on the market and isn't as energy efficient as its 5400 RPM competition. It is quieter than any 7200 RPM drives, but a serious SPCR aficionado might not want it in his main desktop PC. In a home server located in a less-frequented room, however, its noise would be perfectly acceptable even for SPCR. Price-wise, it is close enough to the 5400 RPM drives to be competitive.
They already have... same drive at Amazon is $99.99 with no promo code, free shipping, and no tax for just about everyone.
Yes, they have done it now, but it was still at the old price when I posted my original message. Glad they decided to jump in - I sent a message through their "tell us about a lower price" link on the product page.
Someone always has a "this brand sucks" or "all my &^%#^ brand drives failed" story. I've strictly bought the best priced 2TB drives for my server regardless of name brand. Most all are fine to this day. The only failure I've had has been a WD and it was under warranty - cost me $6 to replace it. And personally, I kinda feel the WD's are the better drives, yet that one is the brand that crapped out on me out of 7 HDDs, in this particular server. Go figure. I like the variety as I have less chance of some level of shared fails across brands.
This is my personal experience as well. I used to buy the cheapest HDs I could find on sale at CircuitCity, the back of the flyer, 4-per-store kind of sale. Never paid attention to the brand... some of them were Maxtors (apparently people didn't like those models), some were Seagates. I've had drives get louder during their lifetime, but I am fortunate enough to have never had a failed drive. That's why I'm currently stuck with 6 HDs ranging from 100 to 500Gbs...
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