1TB Hitachi, Deskstar 7K1000.C, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm. £54.04 @ Scan - HotUKDeals
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This is the 3rd generation twin platter hard drive from Hitachi.

Much improved performance and low powered than the older 7K1000 and 7K1000.B.

(No silly comments about the 10 year old IBM Desk-death-stars please..)

Free postage via AV Forum ETC.

For this price select from today only deal, but this should be valid all the way through the week end as their deals dont change at weekends.
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#1
Ordered, thanks.

was looking at a WD cav green but this is a better 7200RPM drive at a cheaper price.
#2
Good price...slightly concerned about the IBM Desk/Death Stars. Mwahaha.lol (Couldn't help it)

Heat Added.
#3
This is standard price for this type of HDD
#4
Had a Hitachi Deskstar fail on me a couple of years ago without warning. Turned it off one night & it was fine, next night turned the comp on when I got home from work & hard drive failed to boot clicking like crazy.

Would be better off going for something like the Samsung F3 (HD103SJ ). Cost almost the same & are far more reliable. I've currently got 2 of them running side by side & they're great.

Highly rated on Cpubenchmark which is what made me go for them in the first place:
http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/hdd_lookup.php?cpu=SAMSUNG+HD103SJ
#5
mastin
Had a Hitachi Deskstar fail on me a couple of years ago without warning. Turned it off one night & it was fine, next night turned the comp on when I got home from work & hard drive failed to boot clicking like crazy.

Would be better off going for something like the Samsung F3 (HD103SJ ). Cost almost the same & are far more reliable. I've currently got 2 of them running side by side & they're great.

Highly rated on Cpubenchmark which is what made me go for them in the first place:
http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/hdd_lookup.php?cpu=SAMSUNG+HD103SJ


All hard drives do fail, Samsungs are just as bad try doing a google search, so not sure how you can say 1 drive is more reliable than another. If anything Samsung is a relatively newcomer to the storage market and inexperienced.
#6
any idea how this compares to the samsung f3?
#7
Shock
All hard drives do fail, Samsungs are just as bad try doing a google search, so not sure how you can say 1 drive is more reliable than another. If anything Samsung is a relatively newcomer to the storage market and inexperienced.


samsungs are far more reliable than deskstars i had two fail on me and now have one wd and two samsungs and all is well, they can certainly handle the heat too, the hitachis are more prone to faliures quicker in my experience of using hard drives regularly!
#8
Guys, the Deskstar 7K1000.C is a Brand New drive that was only released in 2010. For this price its excellent.

As ebuyer / amazon / Dabs are all selling this over £60

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/177466

http://www.dabs.com/products/hitachi-1tb-deskstar-7k1000-c-sata-300-7200rpm-32mb-6CWB.html

And this is newer than the Samsung ones, but that is if you want a samsung! I rather stick to Seagate/WD or Hitachi
#9
For what it's worth I've had my Deskstar for years and it's fine
#10
For this price select from today only deal, but this should be valid all the way through the week end as their deals dont change at weekends.


Not sure that this is true: can't see it anywhere on the Today Only deals now. I think it's the deals on Saturday morning which last througout the weekend, not those posted on Friday.

EDIT: If you search for this specific drive, it shows up as £54.98 + P&P.
#11
I'd pay the £1 more for a samsung , not becasue any vauge more reliable BS , but ive had only positive experiances when i've had to RMA them.
#12
This is standard price, would get the Samsung F3 instead or if I wanted more storage then the 1.5tb for £70
#13
beavisrules
I'd pay the £1 more for a samsung , not becasue any vauge more reliable BS , but ive had only positive experiances when i've had to RMA them.


I've owned pretty much all brands of HD over the years. The HDs which I've had to RMA most regularly are Western Digital.

For me, Seagate have proved the most reliable - I have a 4 year old 400GB hard disk running in my PC 24/7 with no problems yet.

I've owned only 2 Samsung hard disks (for a short period) and 1 of them already failed on me. To their credit though, Samsung got me a replacement hard disk within 72 hours. Of of the HD manufacturers, Samsung's RMA service is the best.

Like Beavisrules stated, all hard disks will fail - the best way to decide on which HD to get is speed, price and RMA speed. Using past reliability and anecdotes from the internet, as a means to predict future reliability is not reliable.
#14
Sweetchuck
Not sure that this is true: can't see it anywhere on the Today Only deals now. I think it's the deals on Saturday morning which last througout the weekend, not those posted on Friday.

EDIT: If you search for this specific drive, it shows up as £54.98 + P&P.


Still there, under SATA 1TB 3/4 way down the page at the lower price! And I got FREE delivery through avforum. :thumbsup:
#15
999tigger
This is standard price, would get the Samsung F3 instead or if I wanted more storage then the 1.5tb for £70


This is not the standard price as you can see from the links wt dabs etc!

And I don't want a crapy samsung, it might be cheap but they make cheap chavy gear, only drive I would recomend over this is the WD Caviar Black, but they are about 75 quid for a 1TB version.
#16
Shock
Still there, under SATA 1TB 3/4 way down the page at the lower price! And I got FREE delivery through avforum. :thumbsup:



Hmm. That's odd. It categorically wasn't there when I posted earlier. As long as it's back up; that's the main thing.
#17
*Shudder* Hitachi are just about the only brand of hard drive you can guarantee will fail between 1 and 6 months after the warranty expires. I pull more of these out of peoples computers than any other brand BY FAR!

Off the top of my head I'd suggest the 1TB Samsung F3 HD103SJ, it's within a few pounds of this price and performance is SUPERB!
#18
This is the same drive that can be found in the Hitachi externals as seen here http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/661290/hitachi-1tb-desktop-hard-drive-59-t?

Only £5 more and free delivery at tesco for the external
#19
"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_opening_crawl

ok, maybe not star wars, as that was the original deathstar, but almost certainly "return of the jedi", and the new improved deathstar

sorry, I couldn't resist :whistling::p

off topic, but once a reputation is destroyed by poor QA, no matter what the company does, it is impossible to regain it

IBM (the original deathstar designer/manufacturer) sold hitachi a lemon, and the only way hitachi can now retain market share is to compete on price...I feel sorry for hitachi

personally if I was running hitachi, I would take the technology, improve it as much as I could, and then relaunch under a new high quality brand name to distance myself from IBM deathstar's reputation

unless someone can point me to research that proves deathstar's are now as reliable (or better) than their competitors, I think I will pass on this very cheap deal, but probably cheap for a good reason

sorry OP, no offence intended
#20
Noticed when used in dvd recorders the hitachi deskstars caused more fluctuations in video brightness compared to samsung and western digital. I think the hitachi's were more inconsistant in the power they used. Probably use less power which is good in theory but not with dvd recorders it seems. Just wondered if this is a factor in them being less reliable because they probably run hot to cold all the time.

My preference by experience is western digital and samsung but seagate now seem a lot better than they used to.

HDDs that have failed for me previously, IBM, Maxtor and Toshiba (in a kiss dvd player with 2.5hdd). On googling all the hard drives had known problems but they came already fitted to equipment so I didn't have much choice.
#21
This won't last long so don't use it for storing anything valuable. I return so many of these on a weekly basis - do what another poster suggested and pay the little extra for a Samsung or Western Digital.
#22
Sweetchuck
Not sure that this is true: can't see it anywhere on the Today Only deals now. I think it's the deals on Saturday morning which last througout the weekend, not those posted on Friday.

EDIT: If you search for this specific drive, it shows up as £54.98 + P&P.


http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/#11 - handy link direct to the hard drive offers from the rss feed :)

Its the first one on the "1tb - 2tb" section.

Nice deal - but i'm going for the sammy F3 1tb instead :)
#23
tobemory
http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/#11 - handy link direct to the hard drive offers from the rss feed :)

Its the first one on the "1tb - 2tb" section.

Nice deal - but i'm going for the sammy F3 1tb instead :)



Cheers for pointing that out, but as I explained earlier:

Sweetchuck
Hmm. That's odd. It categorically wasn't there when I posted earlier. As long as it's back up; that's the main thing.

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