The first Hitachi Deskstar 2TB 5K3000 drive I bought arrived DOA for whatever reason (not recognized by the BIOS or OS). Perhaps it was shipping since I bought only 1 hard drive. When I bought 4 through another Vendor, all 4 checked out fine.
I was worried about the RMA process because a lot of people have complained about Hitachi taking weeks to send out their hard drive and almost implied the warranty is useless.
I'm happy to report that my experience was great a........
I bought the 1TB Deskstar C revision recently at just $49 each and put them in RAID 1for my Desktop.
Look at how close the old Deskstar 1TB comes to matching the performance of the mor expensive Samsung and WD's?
This is phenomal, I can't believe the performance I've gotten out of these cheap drives.