Just Bought 2 2TB Harddrives at Frys for $139 a piece

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  1. OddThomas macrumors regular

    OddThomas

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    My plan is to RAID0 them tonight, will report in when done.

    My general plan is to plug these guys into external esata dock, RAID them and do a backup from current 3 disk RAID to new RAID then swap the drives. If the swapping causes issues I will wipe disks, recreate and restore from Time Machine.

    If anyone out there has had issues with the Hitachi 2TB Deskstar 7K let me know.
     
  2. GMink macrumors regular

    GMink

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    I've got one and like it. Fast and quiet drive.

    See Tom's Hardware for drive comparison charts

    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-3.5-desktop-hard-drive-charts/PCMark-Vantage,1017.html
     
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    I have two of these in a Drobo along with two Seagate 2TB 5900RPM drives. They work fine but run noticeably warmer than the Seagates.
     
  4. OddThomas thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok all done, worked like a champ, i love a smart OS. I also have lots of love for this device that enable an easy copy from one RAID set to the other.

    http://www.amazon.com/eSATA-SATA-Ex...2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1267899776&sr=8-2

    As for heat, right now the WD OS drive is at 91F and the Hitachi are at 97 and 91, so i am not seeing a lot of difference from my WD drives.. how hot are your Seagates? btw.. i am running a backup from the Hitachis to time machine right now so they are working.

    I have 2.79 TB free disk space now :)

    They seem just as quiet as my WDs were. Also the 2 Hitachi RAID set is slightly faster than my 3 disk WD set. I did not expect that, i expected it to be a little slower.
     

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