- Dec 21, 2010
Looking to purchase a few 3TB drives and have had great experiences with the 2TB 7K2000 series. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
There is actually something to be said about the idea of buying a gross of external drives without warranty, if there's a significant cost savings, at least when it comes to Hitachi. The idea is with the money saved you buy spares. I say that because I have around 90 Hitachi drives that have outlived their 3yr warranties without ever being RMA'd. So if you're buying a bunch of drives that are likely to outlive their warranties anyway, AND you plan on keeping them long-term, there's an argument to be made for "why bother" with a warranty - again, when you're talking larger quantities with a significant cost savings over the warrantied SKU.odditory: If you really wanted Fry's has an external Hitachi 3TB (USB 2.0) for $159.99. Could always crack those open, but then you have a 3TB drive with no warranty. Still with 2TB drives in the $80 range, I may wait until internal 3TB drives are under $140.