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    Hitachi Deathstar 400GB(!)

    Top marks to the chaps for creating it, however it can now fail at twice the speed/half the time...

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    My Deathstar is 2.5 years old (60GB 60GXP) and is running fine. It had a hiccup with a bad cluster a month or so ago, but the repair tool from Hitachi fixed it up superbly!

    However, I still don't trust any sensitive data to it...

    400GB though. Wow, that good.
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    wonder when we sill see 1TB disks
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    I'll keep an eye out for these, I'm running out of space on my 2nd 200GB drive already

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    IBM harddrives are fun, were i work about 18months ago all we saw was IBM harddrives come back with the COD error (Click Of Death). i was thinking of smapling the noise and mixing it into a sound track as some sounded pretty funky (aphex stlye!)

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    Mmmmm, I have just purchased 2 160g Hitachi deskstars (£133 from scan) for a raid array. I did some extensive research cos I have known so many people lose data using the IBM Deathstars which I wouldn't touch for love nor money.

    As I understand it IBM sold that division off to Hitachi who make the drives in Thailand. The design doesn't resemble the old IBM design and I've heard only good things. 3 year warranty included.

    http://www.storagereview.com/article...5VLSA80_1.html

    I still can't believe they kept the name tbh. Well I'll certainly post a thread entitled "iranu eats his hat over Deathstar fiasco" if they go belly up within 3 years.

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