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2TB Toshiba 7200 RPM 3.5" SATA Internal Hard Drive (DT01ACA200) $84.99 + Free Shipping *Valid at 9AM PST*

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#2
Any comments on the quality if this drive? Looking for a large storage drive. Seems like a good deal.
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Aren't these Hitachi designed drives?

They can't be worse than Seagates
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Quote from poormanq45 View Post :
Aren't these Hitachi designed drives?

They can't be worse than Seagates
They were doing something right if Seagate bought them out.
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I thought SeaGate bought Samsung HDDs?
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I also I believe Seagate bought Samsung HDD.

Hitachi and WD contracted with each other last year so that these drives should be based on WD equipment and tech.

http://www.techpowerup.com/161437...uring.html
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From my research :
"As far as drives, I would recommend getting Toshiba DT01ACA200's (~$100-115), 2TB drives. SATA III, CCTL (same as TLER), 64MB Cache, 7200RPM....where as the WD Red's have "Intellipower" and are really around an average of 5900 RPM (and cost a few dollars more). The Toshiba DT01ACA200 is literally a relabeled Hitachi 7K3000 (which it says Hitachi on the label), and I would take a Hitachi Deskstar over any consumer grade WD or Seagate, so I expect the same for the Toshibas (which my first Toshiba DT01ACA300 -- 3TB drive, is on it's way).
Good luck with your upgrade!"

These drives are 7200rpm and designed to work in raid arrays! I buy them and enjoy the awesome speed.

Now I wish I didn't have two reds. I would have gone with only these!
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can I use this in my toshiba laptop? the product description says for use in desktop!!!
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can I use this in my toshiba laptop? the product description says for use in desktop!!!
No, this is a 3.5" drive (the physical size of the drive). Laptops take 2.5" drives.
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Plain and simple. According to feedback on Newegg the drives are simply not packaged properly for shipping. These are delicate devices that, when roughed up (think UPS) the chances that they will arrive un-compromised are a crapshoot. Given that I won't take the chance.
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can I use this in my toshiba laptop? the product description says for use in desktop!!!
You probably need a 2.5. Some laptops that ar very slim and are not using ssd use a 1.8 profile.
Just a heads up the faster the speed of a drive the higher the fail rate. For a backup drive you might prefer a slower drive while a system drive is better when it is faster.
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Quote from geektja0 View Post :
Plain and simple. According to feedback on Newegg the drives are simply not packaged properly for shipping. These are delicate devices that, when roughed up (think UPS) the chances that they will arrive un-compromised are a crapshoot. Given that I won't take the chance.
I ordered a pair of oem reds. They came in just plastic anti static bags. The box had construction paper packing holding them in place. Both worked perfectly.
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Quote from bennuss View Post :
You probably need a 2.5. Some laptops that ar very slim and are not using ssd use a 1.8 profile.
Just a heads up the faster the speed of a drive the higher the fail rate. For a backup drive you might prefer a slower drive while a system drive is better when it is faster.
I have never seen a reference correlating spin rate and failure rate. Can you please link that. I'm interested in seeing it.

The drives in this price range are usually green 5400rpm. This is a 7200rpm raid class drive!
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Quote from poormanq45 View Post :
I ordered a pair of oem reds. They came in just plastic anti static bags. The box had construction paper packing holding them in place. Both worked perfectly.
Then you were lucky. NewEgg used to package well about three years ago but they are a crap shoot right now. Not one of the last three HDD's I've picked up from them over the last two years has been packed right. All moved in the shipping box when it got to me.....sometimes with only one large bubble put on top and nothing on the bottom or sides.

Bought my last couple from B&H and they packed those right. Amazon was pretty good also but had a bit of movement.
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Quote from poormanq45 View Post :
I have never seen a reference correlating spin rate and failure rate. Can you please link that. I'm interested in seeing it.

The drives in this price range are usually green 5400rpm. This is a 7200rpm raid class drive!
There isn't really any correlation at the base level. The issue is with heat generation. Higher RPM drives generate more heat than those of lower spindle speeds. Thus, if there isn't enough cooling for the higher RPM drive, it has a greater chance of failure. This issue isn't a problem in 99% of desktops and now really only shows in laptops. Even in laptops, it ultimately has to be an under performing system with poor cooling from the start to cause an issue.

These are great drives and are priced well for HDDs with TLER.
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