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Toshiba - Hitachi, the Only Game in Town
“I wanted to give a little more info on the drive to help everyone out. This drive runs cool and quiet. CrystalDiskInfo shows the drive as a Hitachi HDS5C3030BLE630. It is difficult to find much info on this drive. But I found a picture of one on E b ay that was pulled from the case. The sticker said both Toshiba and Hitachi on it. It is made in China by Hitachi Global. This gave another number of DT01ABA300. Googling a search for "toshiba dt01aba" and clicking on the X-bit labs link gives better info. It says that the Toshiba DT01ABA hard drives sport Serial ATA 6Gb/s interface, 32MB cache and 1TB platters. I wanted 1TB platters! I was after this drive because it only uses 3 platters and it spins at 5940 RPM! Most other drives use 4 and 5 platters which is more moving parts. This is what I wanted for lower heat in an external enclosure. It is pointless having a 7200 rpm drive running hot in a fanless enclosure, at least in my opinion. When it runs all day, it only hits 37-40 deg C. or around 100 deg F in my 70 deg room. Seagate only makes 7200 rpm drives now so they run hotter especially in an enclosure. This enclosure does spin down the HD after about 10 minutes so if you want to prevent this, just download a nice little utility called NoSleepHD v2.0. It will handle up to 5 HD's. I set it to write file every 5 minutes. You can also hide the program in the system tray and autorun on startup. Ever since Seagate bought samsung HD's out, I thought I'd try this newer technology drive. It's been a month now. So far so good. I am not necessarily an Hitachi fan, but it looks like they are now leaders in the latest technology especially since The FTC ordered Western Digital to handover their 3.5-inch HDD Manufacturing to Toshiba because of Monopoly concerns. Competition is a good thing. We really need some lately in the HDD scene to lower the prices again don't you think?”— Jeff H. 11/14/2012
3TB OF NUISANCES
“Copying files from an internal drive to the external Toshiba using a USB 3.0 port, I averaged a little over 50 MB/s using TeraCopy. Being able to view a 2GB video file, jumping from place to place was only a small fraction of a second slower than viewing the same file from an internal drive. It comes with its own NTI backup software. It backed up 12.09GB of mixed data in 4min57sec. There is no file compression option. The backup software is easy to setup & use. I use different backup software so all the backups use the same software & I have more options. Even after large data transfers, the drive case is only a little warm.”— DAVID H. 3/3/2013
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