1TB Hitachi Deskstar, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ, OEM - £35.99 @ Scan (Today Only) - HotUKDeals
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#1
#2
Voted hot, but how does one get free delivery as I am a avforums member?
suspended#3
I got the dlink nas from dabs for £50, would two of these be good for it. If not I'd be grateful for any advice please
#4
masif1
Voted hot, but how does one get free delivery as I am a avforums member?

http://www.avforums.com/forums/scan_offer.php
#5
I use the previous model (18 months old) of this for my Sky HD box. Works fine, but is a bit sluggish at times. It failed a few weeks back and Hitachi sent me a new one within 1 month, which seems to be OK so far.
#6
Thanks hotukdealz.

Ordered.

I already have the Samsung spinpoint 1TB in my media player iobox 100HD, but will use this as a back-up drive I think.
#7
This post should be burning!

£35.99 for a 1TB hard drive's a bargain!
#8
ordered for a backup of my backup!

thanks
#9
Cheap, got a couple at home for backups work well. Heat added.
#10
Great price, shame it's (s)hitachi

I'd personally get the Samsung for a few quid more, got 2 of them and they've been great
#11
Good luck returning if something goes wrong, it will take weeks for them to send another one, and they will do anything to try tell you there is nothing wrong with it.

Then they refuse to refund delivery, spend the extra and buy elsewere, trust me

SCAN SCAMMERS, Thats the companys football team
#12
Hitachi are not as reliable in my experience as samsung or Western Digital. Every Hitachi drive I've had has failed within a couple of years.

Pay the couple of quid extra for Samsung or WD and avoid Seagate like the plague as they are worse than Hitachi. (I'm not saying Samsung or WD won't fail but I've had more luck with them.

Edited By: blackjack666 on Mar 02, 2011 13:20
#13
blackjack666
Hitachi are not as reliable in my experience as samsung or Western Digital. Every Hitachi drive I've had has failed within a couple of years.Pay the couple of quid extra for Samsung or WD and avoid Seagate like the plague as they are worse than Hitachi. (I'm not saying Samsung or WD won't fail but I've had more luck with them.

Yet I've had two Samsungs fail (one without warning!!) but my old Hitachi "deathstar" is error free?!?!
#14
good drives, hot
#15
Since all other drives on HUKD for the past few months have been Samsung I can only presume that this is a samsung under the hood too. :D

Edited By: coastal on Mar 02, 2011 14:52
#16
Scan.co.uk are an excellent company in my experience -and that's me been buying stuff for many many years.

Only complaint really is their poor website with all the scripts and the COMPLETE flood of update emails they send post order. Far too many and almost makes me scared to buy something. They must think I get no other emails.
#17
Sorry voted cold. Great price but Deskstar line notoriously suffers from poor longevity.
#18
Pattersons21
Sorry voted cold. Great price but Deskstar line notoriously suffers from poor longevity.


Ignore this comment! Deskstar are fine, I've got 3 at home ranging from 400gb to 1TB and all have been fine. All drives are prone to errors regardless of make and model.

Edited By: exStudent on Mar 02, 2011 17:36
#19
frakison
blackjack666
Hitachi are not as reliable in my experience as samsung or Western Digital. Every Hitachi drive I've had has failed within a couple of years.Pay the couple of quid extra for Samsung or WD and avoid Seagate like the plague as they are worse than Hitachi. (I'm not saying Samsung or WD won't fail but I've had more luck with them.


Yet I've had two Samsungs fail (one without warning!!) but my old Hitachi "deathstar" is error free?!?!


Firstly when did I call it a deathstar? Secondly I am giving my personal experience with Hitachi drives as stated in my post.

Your experience is obivously not necessarily going to be the same as mine so perhaps rather than trying to make it sound like I think I'm speaking for everyone just give your opinion.

People who are about to buy a hard drive might like to know other peoples experiences with a particular brand. I know I certainly would have before I'd purchased Hitachi drives in the past.


Edited By: blackjack666 on Mar 02, 2011 18:02: Typos!
#20
This was the study Google did into drive failures:

Google Hard drive study

"Failure rates are known to be highly correlated with drive models, manufacturers and vintages"

So the manufacturer does make a difference (although they don't say which are better/worse)
#21
are the 2 x2tb Samsung drives on today deals good for dlink or what drivers with long life and cheap ish good to look out for

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