3.5 inch SATAIII drives
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MacGurus is carrying a great performing selection of SATA
hard drives. All of our manufacturers have something of a following from
the Mac community, rightly so since the
manufacturing processes give reliability, low noise and low operating temperatures
fairly evenly with all of them. We are very particular as to which models we sell. We
only offer those drives which both pass extensive compatibility and reliability testing in
MacGurus' test lab, but which also have a low incidence of failures by the much greater
realm of general computer using public. Any drive that shows a high failure or compatibility
issue rate is not going to be offered here. We are selective in what we offer so you get
the best drive possible for your needs.
WARRANTY INFORMATION: All hard drives sold by MacGurus carry
a manufacturer's 1,2, or 3 year replacement warranty supplied and serviced by the drive manufacturer. Seagate and Hitachi do a fair to middling job, with very
few exceptions, satisfying end user warranty replacement needs. They are routinely quick and responsive, even preshipping replacement drives when
required by circumstances (this usually requires giving them a credit card to securitize the shipment of a drive). Warranty
in all cases is first determined by serial number on the drive. The only
time a purchase receipt is required for warranty coverage is if a failure
occurs after the three
year from manufacture (based on serial number) date BUT before the three
year from purchased date.
Seagate 1TB, 2TB and 3TB HDD.14 SATAIII drive. Seagate is no longer advertising the platter spin speed on its drives. This is probably because they are variable speed or less than the previous 7200 RPM models. However, Seagate isn't saying, so those are guesses on my part. But performance hasn't suffered and the new drives seem to be identical to the previously named Barracuda 7200.14. Reliability has been the best of any drive we have ever tested. And speeds are up around 180 MB/sec on an empty drive. The 1 TB model has a single platter and the drive is physically a little thinner.
Seagate 4TB HDD.15 is out and is a kick butt choice for a 4TB drive. Performance is in the high 150 MB/sec when empty. Drives are supremely quiet and cool running. This model drive also has no specified RPM on its specification sheets. Reliability and compatibility is across the board highest possible. Great choice for all your internal and external storage needs.
NOTE: 3TB and 4TB versions do not work correctly in all Firewire or USB enclosures.
With Hitachi being bought by Western Digital, and manufacture transitioning to Western Digital, we are currently not carrying any Hitachi drives. Once the transition has completed and we have a drive history, we will address whether to carry the Western Digital version of the Deskstar.
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