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 Post subject: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB vs. WD Caviar Blue 1TB
PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:12 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB vs. WD Caviar Blue 1TB
PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:51 pm 
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i've got 3 of the hitachis, built nov'09, purchased in dec'09. i kinda feel more justified about jumping on them when they first showed up after seeing a review of them. :lol:

they've consistently been one of the best priced drives on the market from what i've seen, definitely a great value. i dont think i would give mine a 5 for vibration, but the dampened mounts in the mini p180 definitely factor into that... plus ive got em all tuned with aam.

i absolutely love them. definitely very fast for storing large media files, hd video and the like. with my setup theyre spun down and idle unless im watching a movie, or encoding hd content, so its great.

i've actually got them out of my pc right now so i dont have any solid numbers, but in my environment they consistently ran cooler than my other drives (a few older wd and seagate 7k rpm models), and i dont think ive ever seen an error reported through smart data.

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 Post subject: Re: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB vs. WD Caviar Blue 1TB
PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:44 am 
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This is just the review I've been waiting for! :D

Thank you!


The only thing missing was a Samsung F3 1TB. It's cheap, really fast but reports all over the Web state that it hums loudly.

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 Post subject: Re: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB vs. WD Caviar Blue 1TB
PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:06 am 
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Nice review, Thanks !

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 Post subject: Re: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB vs. WD Caviar Blue 1TB
PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:38 pm 
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Thank you for this review! Like a breath of fresh air with all slate hype.

I was disappointed with the noise on the 500 GB Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721050CLA362 drive, with clear clicking sounds constantly, whether it was a variance in production or as in intended.
Happy to learn the new Hitachi drive is back to low noise in it's fastest configuration.


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 Post subject: Re: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB vs. WD Caviar Blue 1TB
PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:57 pm 
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Hitachi drives has a utility called a Feature tool where you can adjust AAM setting and also APM(advanced power management) settings. The default value for APM is highest performance setting, and as I recall, 7K1000.B drives shaved off a couple of watts when the APM setting was set to power saving mode. Any chance, you could try the benchmarks with the APM setting adjusted to power saving mode?


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 Post subject: Re: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB vs. WD Caviar Blue 1TB
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:44 am 
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Do you have any plans to review the Samsung F3 1TB?

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