The Register – 4 – 1TB HDD Comparison

El Reg Compares 4 – 1TB Hard Drives

Hitachi, Samsung, Seagate, and Western Digital.

It is what is. Not done from an HTPC viewpoint 

Reg Hardware

In the last 12 months or so, the price of the Hitachi has fallen to £159 which pitches it squarely against the Seagate ST31000340NS Barracuda ES.2 and Western Digital’s WD1000FYPS RE2-GP. Hitachi uses five platters and ten recording heads to achieve the nominal 1000GB capacity, where the Seagate and Western Digital have four platters and eight heads. The Samsung SpinPoint F1 stands out in this round-up as it’s a triple-platter model that packs just over 333GB on each disc.