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Jack C.

Jack C.

Joined on 02/05/07

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Favorite Drive

Hitachi GST Deskstar P7K500 HDP725050GLA360 (0A35415) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Hitachi GST Deskstar P7K500 HDP725050GLA360 (0A35415) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Hitachi Drives are incredibly reliable. We use these as the staple drives in our editing facility as media drives, in RAID sets, and as backups.

Cons: barefeats and others consistantly rate the Hitachi Drives as slower than competitors, but most enclosure manufacturers will tell you that the reliability of Hitachi and the responsiveness of their tech support make them hands down their number one choice.

Overall Review: With the reliability of these drives so high, we have found only rare reasons to step up to the Ultrastar series. You can't go wrong with Hitachi.

Cheap and functions

OKGEAR OK250AU2-S Aluminum 2.5" IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure
OKGEAR OK250AU2-S Aluminum 2.5" IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure

Pros: Very inexpensive, it comes with a canvas carry bag that fits the cables, too, and it gives new life to my old laptop hard drive as a backup drive. Swapping drives in and out of the enclosure is relatively simple, and the instructions seemed easy to follow, too.

Cons: The flap on the bag is too long to close tightly, but the drive fits snuggly enough that it doesn't slide out.

Overall Review: I expected to use it with only the USB signal cable, but it always seems to need the power USB cable, too. This could have to do with the HDD, an Hitachi HTS541680J9AT00 80GB (0A28417).