i have a old(7 yr old hitachi drive). works flawlessly.i also have a WD caviar black. a bit noisy but damn fast. i had many issues with segate ove the past few yrs. stopped buying segate stuff few yrs bck.
Hitache WD and Seagate are the only HDD companies left I think. everyone has moved on!
Western Digital announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (GST), the disk drive arm of Hitachi Ltd., in a cash and stock transaction valued at about $4.3 billion.
Western Digital is the leading supplier of hard disk drive technology, with about 31% of the market, followed by Seagate Technology with 29%. Hitachi GST's business represents about 18% of total hard drive units shipped, according to market research firm iSuppli. Once combined, Western Digital and Hitachi GST will handily dominate Seagate in the market.
Western Digital to buy Hitachi's disk storage division for $4.3B — www.computerworld.com — Readability