Hitachi 7k500 vs seagate 7200.4

lyons238

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Ok so recently I got a 500gb seagate 7200.4 and I loved it except for my high load cycle count. So I exchanged it for the hitachi. Now with this hitachi I am also experiencing high load cycle counts, more power consumption than my seagate and it's louder. Except the seagate did have a faint clicking sound while booting up where the hitachi doesn't. My seagate also seemed a bit faster.

Can someone sway me to either stick with the hitachi or go back to the seagate based on your own thougts and experiences as well as my input. Thank you.
 

PDE

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Nov 16, 2005
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Ok so recently I got a 500gb seagate 7200.4 and I loved it except for my high load cycle count. So I exchanged it for the hitachi. Now with this hitachi I am also experiencing high load cycle counts, more power consumption than my seagate and it's louder. Except the seagate did have a faint clicking sound while booting up where the hitachi doesn't. My seagate also seemed a bit faster.

Can someone sway me to either stick with the hitachi or go back to the seagate based on your own thougts and experiences as well as my input. Thank you.
I don't know if anybody can give you that advice, but from what you yourself are saying it sounds as if the seagate is a better choice for you. You seem to be saying that it is faster, generally quieter and uses less power -- all of which are very desirable in a notebook drive.

Good luck with your decision!
 

lyons238

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Mar 21, 2010
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I don't know if anybody can give you that advice, but from what you yourself are saying it sounds as if the seagate is a better choice for you. You seem to be saying that it is faster, generally quieter and uses less power -- all of which are very desirable in a notebook drive.

Good luck with your decision!
yeah the only thing that is bad about the seagate is the faint clicks while booting up, but i can barely even hear them so i guess its not a big deal.