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Hitachi Deskstar 1TB Retail Box Hard Drive Unboxing Linus Tech Tips

January 7, 2017 Jon 10 Comments


I needed some drives for an upcoming RAID video project on NCIX Tech Tips and I figured what better way to unbox a hard drive than in front of a camera
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  1. ZombieSlayer103
    January 7, 2017 - 8:48 am

    man do i love the sound of the cutting of a seal ^^

  2. Aaron Donat
    January 7, 2017 - 9:17 am

    The extra little things Hitachi does to protect their drives, ie. being hermetically sealed with desiccant.  Backblaze also has thousands of hard drives from different manufacturers and Hitachi had the lowest AFR of all the drives.  Having said this.  I am never buying OEM hard drives again because I have had several mishandled by different stores. Never used NCIX for hard drives.  If you look at the store reviews for OEM compared to retail drives, the failure rate is MUCH higher for OEM compared to the retail drives.  It all comes down to shipping and handling in most cases and the retail packaging protects it better, especially from warehouse employees who have no idea how to handle or could care less about your new hard drive.

  3. yagami iori
    January 7, 2017 - 10:20 am

    sata III ?

  4. CommissarTommy
    January 7, 2017 - 11:14 am

    Yeah, I had a Deskstar and performance was good but after a while it just started popping up errors one after another and it was very annoying xD by my Seagate is doing fine now in my PC! How's the Travelstar?

  5. CommissarTommy
    January 7, 2017 - 11:54 am

    I misread his comment and thought it was hate against my comment, I have re-posted now

  6. aryesegal1988
    January 7, 2017 - 11:54 am

    i believe they always have been the best (numbers don't lie, i assume)… yeah i noticed your comment was 4 months old, i don't think much could change in that small of a time frame, so… that's why i reply the way i did 😉 but it's nice of you to share that info, i'm about to build a small server and i wasn't sure if i should go with seagate or with wd, i guess i'd go with seagate now, after what you said… :]

  7. CommissarTommy
    January 7, 2017 - 12:10 pm

    My comment was made nearly 4 months ago when the situation was different. WD is still not what it used to be and some of their drives are not as reliable as before the Thailand floods. As for Seagate… I am running a 1TB in my Custom Built PC, They are now probably the best HDD manafacturer and I am happy to see they are going into consumer SSDs. Hitachi is also currently having many issues with reliability so …. there ya have it ;)

  8. aryesegal1988
    January 7, 2017 - 12:45 pm

    WD is getting worse?! where the h**l did you get that from?! And seagate is a lost cause?! dude, they rank 1st worldwide in hard-drive manufacturing and sales for a few years straight now… : also, from what i heard, seagate is owned by samsung now (or is it the other way around, i don't recall), and hitachi is owned by WD… so… there ya have it ;)

  9. najtrows
    January 7, 2017 - 1:26 pm

    Just got mine really cheap since there was a offer, awesome because my main boot-disk just died on me! :D

  10. VerumAdNauseam
    January 7, 2017 - 2:20 pm

    i'm finally upgrading my pc
    got a 780i mobo to replace my old 680i
    got a GTX 460 gfx card to replace my old 8500 GT
    got a pair of Hitachi 250GB SATA 3GB/s drives in RAID 1
    got 8GB (4x 2GB) DDR2-8500/PC2-1066 RAM
    now i can watch the grey ooz squirm as i play zerg ftw @ 60fps! lol

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