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Hitachi Deskstar 7K400 HDD: Godzilla Resurrection

Started by: greg | Date 05/24/05 04:53:43 PM
Comments: 8 | Last Comment:  05/26/05 03:27:46 AM

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Why did you not test the drive head to head with the other 400GB drives available at the moment (for now only ATA & SATA from Seagate)? The review was almost pointless effort and pointless reading!! If you are going to buy a 400GB drive, you do not want to see how it compares to cheaper models & lower capacity, you want to know which 400GB drive is the best!! And from a technological standpoint, the Seagate 400GB drive beats the Hitachi on many levels. But which? That would have made the review interesting.

Greg
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The review IS ok, it's just 1.5yrs late.

Of course Seagate beats 7K400, but remember that 7K400 was on the market more than 1year BEFORE segate's offering. Also the are 7K500's also for sale now so this rieview looks pretty odd in this respect since it is written in a style like they were reviewing 7K500 which they were not.

BTW we have two 400G 7K400's in our fileserver as fast backup option for over a year. So far no problems found.

About the higher wattage - 13W is allways less than 2*10W for 2pcs. of 200G drives.
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You cannot create a FAT32 partition larger than 32 gigabytes in Windows 2000 only. In XP you can.
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You are mistaken... ;)
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 05/25/05 01:01:33 PM]
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It looks like i'm only a little mistaken. ;)

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q314463

Windows XP can mount and support FAT32 volumes larger than 32 GB (subject to the other limits), but you cannot create a FAT32 volume larger than 32 GB by using the Format tool during Setup. If you need to format a volume that is larger than 32 GB (...) start from a Microsoft Windows 98 or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me) Startup disk and use the Format tool included on the disk.

Anyway there is another limit: You cannot create a file larger than (2^32)-1 bytes (this is one byte less than 4 GB) on a FAT32 partition. ;)
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