HGST = Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. In other words Hitachi...but not really. Originally it was IBM owned (the Deskstar years), then Hitachi bought it from them, and then WD bought the division from Hitachi some years ago with Hitachi retaining some stock in WD. Note that HGST drives are not the same as WD drives as they continue to operate as separate subsidiaries creating their own drives/technologies.Nice. Thank you.
Any manufacturer or model that is recommended? I would be looking at 4TB.
My options right now are:
Seagate - ST4000DM000
HGST - 0S03355 (never heard of his company)
WD - WD3000F9YZ
WD - WDBSLA0040HNC-NRSN
Any input or recommendation from the above is very much appreciated.
for a while prices were on par with the US when the x-change rate was at par. however we always get dinged on high taxes and crazy expensive shipping. in the last 4 months though CDN has fallen about 25% against the USD so prices will or have been rising again. i always try to time my big purchases with trips down to the US when seeing family.That sounds expensive to me but I'm in the US. Do computer parts typically cost more up there? Is it the currency exchange rate?
It's not really any more expensive... Same drive on US Newegg is $140. $140 US is roughly $175 CDN right now. Insignificant difference really.That sounds expensive to me but I'm in the US. Do computer parts typically cost more up there? Is it the currency exchange rate?
I've had terrible luck with those. I only ever bought three of the 3TB Seagate HDDs and all three of them died. I have 15 other Seagate HDDs (1TB, 2TB and 4TB) and they are all doing fine.That's too bad, 3TB Seagate drives are on sale at Microcenter for $85 USD right now.
1) Universal Healthcare is funded by the VAT, which is 30%. Hence all of your prices are 30% higher. i.e. there is no free healthcare.Unfortunately it is more expensive here. That is the cheapest price i have found for 4TB HDD. Things are usually more expensive in Canada for some screwed up reason. Unless of course you find a crazy sale or deal.
I was in one of my local Illinois Tiger Direct stores last Monday. They are having a liquidation sale & closing 31 stores & all warehouses except the one in Florida. They will be strictly an online store.IF you are in GTA, both NCIX and TigerDirect have physical stores.