Talk:HGST Deskstar

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Tom's Hardware's weblink[edit]

Removed Tom's Hardware's weblink. Seems unrelated to the article content


Hitachi 2 TB 7K2 HD32000 HDS722020ALA330[edit]

Unfortunately there are indications that at least the 2009 runs of these drives may have sligthly higher failure rate atleast in very early usage than one would wish for, though as of now there is no competition in this price range. I would recommend not putting in any non-backed up data for a while (< 3 months) into these.

Another issue is there are some reports of random access or multi-threaded sequential read performance issues however not enough to say whether it's some controller compatibility/ncq implementation issue or what.

I would only recommend these as of now for backup purposes only, the price is right for this purpose and performance in single threaded sequential write such as backup operation is fine.

note: I do not have first hand experience but this is from researching online reviews and relating them to competing models, a method which should give a reasonable indication of percentage of drives tending to fail when the review sample size is large enough. For example both this and HD103SJ have ~120 reviews and they were released relatively closely to each other. The other has only 3% 1 star reviews and other as 16% 1 star (poor) reviews. Source newegg.
[by: 88.112.172.94 01:03, 15 January 2010 ]

With all due respect to Golbez talk who deleted this section, where else would you discuss Hitachi Deskstar? So I reinstated it. Furthermore, IMHO it is improper to delete talk. Tom94022 (talk) 17:24, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
FWIW, IMO the material submitted by 88.112.172.94 is not in its current form suitable for the article, since amongst other things it violates Wikipedia's verification, neutral point of view and no original research policies. But it is interesting and relevant because the article is about Hitachi Deskstar and the model mentioned in this talk is listed in the article. Tom94022 (talk) 22:21, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

Hitachi Deskstar or IBM Deskstar?[edit]

If this page is titled Hitachi Deskstar, why all the negative discussion at the top about the IBM "Deathstar" and lawsuits? As far as I know, there has never been any major problems with the Hitachi Deskstar line. Shouldn't there be a separate page for IBM Deskstars? It seems like a 75GB hard drive that had problems when made in 2001 has anything to do with 2TB drives made by a different company in 2010, yet everything on this page, except for model numbers, is about IBM's failed product.

The company that I worked for in the mid-to-late 90's had hundreds of Western Digital AC31600 1.6GB drives fail within a year of purchase, and despite WD saying that less than 1% of drives were involved (when it was actually very close to 100% in our experience), I'm not still bad-mouthing all WD drives all these years later. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.105.237.221 (talk) 02:54, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

OP has a valid point: IBM (not Hitachi) had some problems with new technology 11 years ago that resulted to an increased failure rate in one product line. This has nothing to do with current line of Hitachi Deskstars, so there should be a separate page about "IBM Deskstar 75GXP 45GB hard drive increased failure rate incident in the year 2001". For clarity I add "IBM" and "year 2001" to the title of the section. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kayano (talkcontribs) 08:49, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

Or simply move it to Deskstar and discuss both lines there. If Hitachi doesn't want the association with IBM it should rename its current line of desktop drives. 2fort5r (talk) 05:24, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── There are three 'star lines of disk drives, originally with IBM, then with HGST part of Hitachi and hence the title to this article, but now with HGST part of WD. I think it was a mistake to title this article Hitachi Deskstar; it should have been HGST Deskstar as should the article currently entitled Hitachi Travelstar. I suggest we change both articles to HGST *star. Tom94022 (talk) 16:11, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

Moved, as well as Travelstar Tom94022 (talk) 18:48, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

Out of curiousity.. why did you replace "Hitachi" with "HGST", which is just an abbreviation of "Hitachi Global Storage Technology", i.e. the same damn thing?! Wanna replace LG and Hitachi with "HL-DT-ST" (Hitachi-LG-Data-Storage) and Toshiba and Samsung with "TSST" (Toshiba-Samsung-Storage-Technology) while you're at it..!? So pointless..
--84.62.132.55 (talk) 12:32, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
almost forgot: replace Microsoft with MSFT to continue the practice m( — Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.62.132.55 (talk) 12:34, 20 May 2013 (UTC)