To those people who are considering the purchase of Hitachi hard drives... at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Windows / PC Post Production Solutions > Non-Linear Editing on the PC

Non-Linear Editing on the PC
Discussing the editing of all formats with Matrox, Pinnacle and more.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 7th, 2011, 05:06 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Melrose Park, Illinois, USA
Posts: 936
To those people who are considering the purchase of Hitachi hard drives...

...Western Digital has announced that it has purchased Hitachi's storage division. The deal is scheduled to be completed some time in Q3 2011. The deal will also see Hitachi gain a minority holding stake in WD.

I hope that WD doesn't try to handicap the Hitachi Deskstar and Ultrastar drives with WD's permanently-TLER-disabled firmware...
Randall Leong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 8th, 2011, 12:24 AM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 477
Re: To those people who are considering the purchase of Hitachi hard drives...

Great...just great.

I really liked the Hitachi drives; never had a problem with them....unlike WD drives. At least for me, I have had 3 WD drives fail me....so one less alternate HDD vendor to go to is a bummer.

I guess time to go stock up on Hitachi ASAP!!

Samsung's F series seems to be doing me quite well...so far.

Thanks for posting Randall!!
Andrew Clark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 8th, 2011, 08:03 AM   #3
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Alexandria KY
Posts: 48
Re: To those people who are considering the purchase of Hitachi hard drives...

most likely to happen is Hitachi drives will no longer exist (other than maybe the enterprise drives)
funny i remember the IBM deathstars (hitachi is formally IBM)

TLER issue ONLY applies to parity raid
it does not apply to raid 0,1 10..
for those doing parity raid you should be using the enterprise drives regardless of who makes them...

WD fail rate is no different from anyone else either.. yes i know personal experiance may tell you different
but from a reseller POV trust me they all have about a 3% fail rate (over 3 yrs)

Scott
ADK
Scott Chichelli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 8th, 2011, 09:27 AM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Reading, PA USA and Athens, Greece
Posts: 269
Re: To those people who are considering the purchase of Hitachi hard drives...

that is unfortunate; i have not had any decent luck with WD drives. Actually i had better luck with Seagate 7200.11 1TB drives (the notorious Seagates that would just suddenly expire) versus WD's (green, black, and blue). Not even in RAID, just bad sectors all of a sudden.
Panagiotis Raris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2011, 02:49 PM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 442
Re: To those people who are considering the purchase of Hitachi hard drives...

I've had one WD recently go belly-up on me - I can't remember the specific error, but my computer suddenly can't even detect the drive. Apparently a not-so-uncommon problem with WD drives. Almost 500 GB of data permanently lost. It's why I now have two RAID-1 arrays.

I too am sorry to see an alternative manufacturer disappear.

J.
Jacques E. Bouchard is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Windows / PC Post Production Solutions > Non-Linear Editing on the PC

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:05 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network