Is Hitachi a good hard drive brand?
Hitachi drives were the most consistently reliable. Western Digital drives tended to have most of their failures up front, within the first couple of months of use; those that survived lasted.
Does Hitachi still make hard drives?
(Hitachi Global Storage Technologies) was a manufacturer of hard disk drives, solid-state drives, and external storage products and services.
||Computer storage devices
||Acquired by Western Digital in 2012; brand phased out in 2018
||San Jose , United States
Which brand of HDD is most reliable?
HGST was the most reliable of the hard drive providers and had an annual failure of only 1 percent. Toshiba had an annual failure rate of nearly 3.5 percent, Seagate ranked in at slightly more than that but still under 4 percent, and Western Digital topped the charts at just under 7 percent.
Which brand of hard drive lasts the longest?
HGST was still the most reliable overall. In 2016, the latest report, Seagate returned to its position as the hard drive brand with the highest failure rate, followed by Western Digital. Toshiba beat both of them, but Hitachi held firm at number one with the lowest annual failure rates.