Is this external HD good?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ikermalli, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    if the internal HD is a hitachi one, then it will be the best there is. i regard Hitachi as the highest quality HD available.
     
  2. ikermalli thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Then why is it so cheap? Also how high is the chance that it is in fact a hitachi
    hard drive inside? It makes sense that it would be, but then I would think it would cost more
     
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    thats a good question, its not exactly a big drive and they probably want to get rid of older stock. im not sure how to check if the internal drive is Hitachi, you would most likely have to get the Serial Number and goolge it??
     
  4. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    It's cheap because the enclosure is probably cheap and the drive itself is worth less. FYI, a bare 320GB Hitachi 5400 RPM drive is $59.99 after rebate or the 320GB Hitachi 7200 RPM drive is $69.99 after rebate (All American dollars). Newegg.ca Hitachi Drives. You might as well buy a higher quality enclosure and drive separately. Enclosure alone $27.95 from OWC or $109.99 after $20 rebate for the drive preinstalled. There are also other options if you want firewire in addition to USB. On the plus side, you can always switch the drives in the enclosure, put your drive in there to get the data off if your computer is having problems, and it is bus powered.
     

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