I heard that Hitachi HDs are reliable and durable and I wanted to try one for external backup storage of important files.
Some of you guys recently mentioned these 2 models:
1. Hitachi HDS5C3020ALA632 2TB 5940 RPM
I think it is discontinued now, it's very rare to find new, and it's very expensive, I'm not sure if it's worth it.
2. Hitachi HDS5C3020BLE630 2TB 5700 RPM (aka Toshiba DT01ABA200?)
It is also very rare to find new, and it's very expensive, I'm also not sure if it's worth it.
Even if I find a new and never used HD from these 2 models it's probably manufactured a long time ago and has been sitting unused for many years, can that be a bad thing?
I read that since a few years ago Hitachi is owned by Toshiba.
So now if I want to try a Hitachi HD, should I be looking at the current Toshiba HDs?
I found this HD from Toshiba:
3. Toshiba E300 HDWA120 2TB, 5700 RPM, reasonable price
What do you guys think of this model? Anyone had any experience with it? Is it designed by Hitachi's Deskstar design team?
Is there any other Hitachi 2TB 3.5" 5400-5900 RPM HD model that I missed?
Which model should I buy?
Thanks for your time guys, any advice is more than welcome.