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Bought 2, one already has bad sectors, other whines.
on November 6, 2011
I bought two of the Hitachi 2TB HDDs when they were on sale to replace a couple aging disks in my machine. They seemed to work well when they arrived, but I started noticing problems about 3-4 months after I put them into the system. One of the drives was noticeably chattery while writing, and the other gave me odd CRC errors on two files I had been attempting to copy within the first few weeks. Several months later, the chattery drive now has a persistent whine (but hasn't lost any data yet, thankfully), and the other drive has about 30-40 bad clusters.
I'm setting up an RMA, but Hitachi seems to not have any sort of advanced-replacement RMA system, so I'm going to have to go buy another HDD in order to back my data up before shipping it in. Sigh.
In short, I don't recommend these hard drives. I'm 0 for 4.
UPDATE: I received two replacement drives from Hitachi under Warranty RMA, and after 4 weeks, one of them has died and destroyed all of the data on it. I cannot say this emphatically enough -- do not buy Hitachi hard drives if you value your data or time. They shouldn't be allowed to produce them anymore as they are incapable of making drives that work.