I just received this flier
about an hour ago. As always, lots of good stuff from NewEgg. If you get the chance, you really should subscribe to their daily E-Mail Sale reminder.
But note the top item. At 3TBs, and only $119.99 Free S/H, this is a Steal. But let me point out that you should read the particulars right here
. By that I mean read the customer rating section. Just click on "feedback" and you will have all the ratings there. This is very interesting in that you will always find geeks, who are willing to 'crack the case' and discover all the wonders within.
And this one is no exception within the Hitachi realm. As usual, this hard drive is a....drumroll please,....a 7200rpm drive. Not a 5400 like all the other makers pack in their exteriour drives. This is significant because 7200rpm drives are the drive of choice for principle OS drives. 5400 drives are usually too slow for power players. So, the upshot is that for a song you can obtain a HUGE drive, that is 7200rpm, and can be used as the primary drive. WOW!!
Of course cracking the case will automatically void the warranty. But who is going to take the time to send it back, at that price, anyway?
One other thing: this item is a great example for me to point out how idiots are able to Muck up rating systems, by showing everyone that they are indeed idiots, cry babies, and just plain malcontents. If you read the ratings, you will see one bad rating. I always pay close attention to ratings, because they can always help me obtain a good idea as to the product,..................and the calibre of the ones doing the rating.
In this case one of the "usual suspects" has been allowed to display his total incompetence to one and all. And fortunately the Hitachi people are quick to jump on the issue. This also tells me that Hitachi is well aware of just how much idiots can influence 'normal' buyers. Here is what I mean, and see if you don't agree with me. Where do these Jackasses come out of the woodwork? He should be running for office.
Originally Posted by TR
TR(1 Egg Review)
Pros: The unit is sleek and looks great on your desk
Cons: The product does not come with the caveat that it will not work with the 32 bit version of Windows XP yet the paperwork and spec's says that it is compatible with XP. The work around is far too time consuming.
Thanks for your post. The drive does work with Windows XP 32 bit, it just needs to be formatted to work with it because it cannot address volumes over 2.2TB without formatting with the Conversion Utility. It is not really a workaround. You can find the instructions on this page: General Faqs - Index | Index files
, under the question "How to format the XL3000 for use on Windows XP 32bit". If you need more help, please call HitachiGST Tech Support M-F 8AM to 6PM PST at 1.888.426.5214 and a technician will be happy to help you through the formatting process.