Originally Posted by DELL-Machina
No contest the seagate rocks hitachi's socks when it comes to 5400 rpm drives. having a larger platter size only helps. Price wise the hitachi is pretty inexpensive for what your getting performance wise.
They have different platter sizes? What size platters do they both have? I'm pretty sure they both have two platters of relatively the same size but i havn't looked.
The 5k100 isn't in that review. Only the 5k80 which is a different drive. 5k100 doesn't mean its the 100GB model. 5k100 is a different lineup just like the 7k250 is on the desktop line. There are 40GB, 60GB and so on Hitachi 5k100 drives.
We have a mobile hard drive guide that was just started over at HardForum and they Hitachi 5k100 is on the top of the list for best performance in the 5400rpm drives.http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=942973