[QUOTE=AllanDeGroot;2518005]Like everything else yyou get what you pay for.
the hitachi drives are cheaper, but…
for a notebook drive, a situation where you have ONE HDD
and no backups trying to be cheap can leave you in deep doodoo
when it dies…
since you are talking about a WD “Black” drive that suggests to me you have a newer notebook that takes SATA drives and at this point I’ll ask why stop at 320gb?
Is a 400, or 500gb drive that much more?
as for the WD being 15euros more?
a quick check of my favorite web retailer (Newegg) shows that here in the states there is a $5 difference in price between the hitachi travelstar 320gb drive and the WD Scorpio Black 320gb,
I’ve personally had fewer problems with (requiring replacement or waranteeing) and less agrevation waranteeing when it was needed WD drives than any others.
Now there is no other brand of drive I’ll seriously consider buying new.
Life is too short to save a bit of money in exchange for dealing with more aggrevation.
And WD is usually easy to deal with.
Lets start with the size, i dont need much more than 320GB my current system is around 50-70gb so that eave me enough room for all the extra data that i might need, my main concern is the reliability of the drive thats why i asked if anyone has any experience with a 2.5" hitachi hdd.
Thanks for your help, i am currently leaning for the WD black, and if the price is right i might get a bigger one, always a 7200rpm drive.