Originally Posted by Mfusick
I am not sure that is worth $30 ???
And if it is you are better off with a Seagate 1TB platter 4TB 5900rpm that performs better than the RED models and still costs cheaper. RED is one of the worst hard drives available based on value for a HTPC, a PC, or a server. It's almost always more $ and it's not a particularly good performer. The "reliability" is purely marketing IMO. That leaves you with what ? That $30 cheaper Hitachi has the same warranty... The Seagate is a year shorter but considering it's faster and cheaper, it's not a big deal to many.
Come on, Mfusick, don't attempt to convince anyone of the Hitachi's value here. I've been buying these at a rate of 1 or 2 per month for the last 3 months (limited by finances, unfortunately), and I'm kinda hoping that B&H's supply of these will hold up for at least 2 more months (at that price).
Originally Posted by wsume99
Meh - if it had 1TB platters then I'd buy one but seeing as how it has 5 x 800 GB platters I'll pass.
Wsume99, good reply. Don't fall for these inferior 800GB/platter Hitachi products. Stay away!!!