Upgrade using Hitachi Deskstar 120Gb?

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  1. Wizzard

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    Anyone used this drive in an Amstrad v2 box please?
     
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    A word of warning with Deskstar drives. Both personally and at work, I have had a total of four Deskstar drives, and all four failed. I will never touch these drives again. They weren't nicknamed Deathstar for nothing.

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    Whilst it is true that the old IBM hard drives named deskstar were rightly re-named Deathstar by PC enthusiasts i.e. for their ability to explode,

    I can honestly say that the new Hitachi Deskstars (e.g. 7k250 models etc) are very good quality drives. Hitachi bought the IBM division a while back and developed their own technology but sadly kept the deskstar name. :(

    I have had personal experience with the IBM deathstars as one died on my work machine and a couple of friends have had IBM deathstar drives die on them too.

    There have been numerous reviews of the newer Hitachi drives, the majority of which, have praised the drives.

    http://www.storagereview.com/articles/200310/20031007HDS722525VLSA80_1.html

    http://techreport.com/reviews/2004q1/deskstar-7k250/index.x?pg=1

    http://www4.tomshardware.com/storage/20031001/

    but type "hitachi 7k250 review" into google if anyone wants to make their own mind up.

    I did extensive research before spending £130 on two (sata) Hitachi 160g deskstars. I run them in a raid 0 config in my PC. i.e. if one drive fails then I lose all the data on both drives, so reliability (plus noise, read/write times etc) was a key decision.

    old IBM = bad newer Hitachi = worth the money

    Other PC enthusiasts will swear by maxtor hard drives as they have a reputation for reliability but tend to be a bit noisier than others.
     

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