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1TB Hitachi Deskstar hard drive £48.29 @ scan

£48.29 @ Scan
1TB Hitachi 0A38016 Deskstar 7K1000.B, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 16MB Cache sign up to avforums fo free delivery on the today only page so will be available until tommorrow 1pm. Read More
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1TB Hitachi 0A38016 Deskstar 7K1000.B, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 16MB Cache

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#1
not ps3 compatible before anyone asks.
#2
Good price... though some do call it the deathstar....
#3
coopdogggg
Good price... though some do call it the deathstar....


you winding me up?:)

these have a good rep now.
check reviews ebuyer if you need to http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150256/show_product_reviews?offset=20&review_type=both&review_order_by=RUF
#4
It’s cheap because it’s a Deathstar.

No its not!

Oh yes it is!

There we are, that’s got that out of the way. Move on
#5
Hitachi hard drives are not reliable,would never buy it !!! And VERY noisy!
#6
coopdogggg
Good price... though some do call it the deathstar....


:w00t:

:giggle:

:whistling:

Hot Deal
#7
Rimi;6441612
Hitachi hard drives are not reliable,would never buy it !!! And VERY noisy!


We all know the past history, I honestly think it is the way it WAS though.

OK, my experience is not anything more than just MY experience, but the same can be said of those who have had problems!
Now... in case anyone is wondering, I am NO fan of Hitachi, just putting things the way they are - my last TV was Hitachi and it was complete unreliable CRAP!

Noise, again not in my experience: There is one Hitachi HD in the Dell PC I am sitting in front of now, and it is the quietest machine I have ever had! The other Samsung drive I have recently put in is quiet too, but no quieter than the Hitachi.

This one and the other Dell desktop machine in the house both have main Hitachi drives, and both are now over the first year without any problems - one is 16 months old the other 14 months. The newer machine was on 16+ hours a day for about 10 months and for about 4 months is on 24 hours a day, the other is on about 17 hours a day.

More reliable than I could say for some I have had!
#8
Great deal op
#9
Solid drive, good price.

Heat added.
#10
I know its not on today but for £49.44 on thursday today only I got Samsung 1tb HDD F2 with 32mb buffer, e-scan anti virus and a locking sata cable. So just a heads up for those not wanting a Deathstar (had 4 faulty ones once before they would let me have a better make) cos the deal will more than likely come back on.

Ya pays ya money ya takes ya choices
#11
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Personally wouldn't touch Hitachi with a long barge pole even if Megan Fox was on the good end of it.
#12
Personally wouldn't consider using a Hitachi drive if it was given to me. Seen too many fail over the years to be comfortable relying on one. There's a reason that IBM sold the range to Hitachi.

They may be better than they used to be, but they are still the worst in my experience.

Spending the extra on a Western Digital or Seagate drive is a no brainer, especially as Scan have a
1TB WD drive for £57.44 (£9.15 more) and it has 16MB more cache

1TB Western Digital WD10EADS Caviar Green, SATA 3Gb/s, IntelliPower, 32MB Cache, NCQ

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1TB-Western-Digital-WD10EADS-Green-SATA-300-32MB-Cache
#13
biggiep;6443234
I know its not on today but for £49.44 on thursday today only I got Samsung 1tb HDD F2 with 32mb buffer, e-scan anti virus and a locking sata cable. So just a heads up for those not wanting a Deathstar (had 4 faulty ones once before they would let me have a better make) cos the deal will more than likely come back on.

Ya pays ya money ya takes ya choices


Yes, but isn't that a slower 5400rpm drive?
(I have something similar as a data drive, but wouldn't' want it as main OS drive!)
#14
Methos
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Personally wouldn't touch Hitachi with a long barge pole even if Megan Fox was on the good end of it.


30 posts now as I found out the other day !
#15
Wasn't there a 1gb drive for £44 the other day on HotUK? If you need one it might be worth searching for it (I know searching it is not easy on HotUK, this is why I did not do one).
#16
cheap, but for a reason
#17
Methos
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Personally wouldn't touch Hitachi with a long barge pole even if Megan Fox was on the good end of it.


Personally I would (The Megan fox bit I mean)
banned#18
I'll chip in with the anti-Hitachi comments and say I personally wouldn't purchase them either for myself or for the company I work for!
#19
Rimi
Hitachi hard drives are not reliable,would never buy it !!! And VERY noisy!


I'm guessing you've never had one of these drives, or read a real review on them (or your judgement, like many other peoples here, is based on out of date information)...

I have 5 of these in an external sata RAID box. Even with all 5 spinning away while I transfer data to them I can hardly hear them at all. Had it for 6 months and no problems with them yet.
I haven't seen ANY bad reviews for these, and I wouldn't put masses of data on them if I didn't trust them.

Hitachi drives of long ago may have been unreliable, but these are not.
#20
Thanks...just ordered.
Heat added
#21
Does anyone know if these are Sky+ HD pace box compatible?
#22
still pretty good deal
#23
Good price but the brand puts me off!

I'm deciding between the f3 or the WD10EADS......which one shall I go for?
banned#24
The word from the Pros (the data recovery people I asked, the last time I took a dead hitachi into them just three months ago, who see more dead hard drives than I see my own hands), is that the Hitachis are still bottom as far as reliability goes.

While they aren't anywhere near as bad as they were, and while there isn't much between any of the manufacturers these days, what I do know is that when they die, they die quickly, with no warning, and are pretty unrecoverable.

As said so many times above, you pay your money, you take your chances. A samsung isn't much more expensive, but will probably save your forehead.
#25
diamond geeza
Good price but the brand puts me off!

I'm deciding between the f3 or the WD10EADS......which one shall I go for?


Just put one in my own system this afternoon for all my mediaportal stuff.....quiet as a mouse...:thumbsup:
#26
diamond geeza
Good price but the brand puts me off!

I'm deciding between the f3 or the WD10EADS......which one shall I go for?


F3 personally, but as far as the reliability stakes go Maxtor have almost as bad rep as Hitachi but I've had a 120gb in my Sky+ box for the last 4 years or so and it's been faultless and I think drives in a Sky+ box take a hammering.

Had 2 WD internal drives die on me and 2 external WD Elements drives die, all within the last 4 years.

We get the negs and plusses on all drives whenever a deal is posted.

Pot luck if you ask me.:thumbsup:
#27
diamond geeza
......which one shall I go for?

http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/common_drives.html
banned#28
Bad Actor
F3 personally, but as far as the reliability stakes go Maxtor have almost as bad rep as Hitachi but I've had a 120gb in my Sky+ box for the last 4 years or so and it's been faultless and I think drives in a Sky+ box take a hammering.

Had 2 WD internal drives die on me and 2 external WD Elements drives die, all within the last 4 years.

We get the negs and plusses on all drives whenever a deal is posted.

Pot luck if you ask me.:thumbsup:


Not really,

OK, lets for the sake of arguements, state that all drive manufacturers have roughly the same amount of failures.

Now, who are you more likely to sway towards when buying drives?

Manufacturer Y - who currently has roughly X amount of drive failures, or

Manufacturer Z - who also currently has around X amount of drive failures, but also has in the past been known to have a few models that have had near 100% failure rate, and refused to offer any kind of service, support, or acknowledge any sort of problem even existed?

Don't be in a hurry to answer, there are no points awarded for that one, as its a clear answer.

I do agree with you though about Maxtor - I would never ever buy another external maxtor after the crap I endured trying to recover the data off a dead Maxtor Shared Storage drive. I truely have no idea why they would hack on their own completely proprietry OS (that was just a tweaked Linux FS) purely to stop people taking the drive out of it and reading the data off it. sigh.
#29
nihcaj
Yes, but isn't that a slower 5400rpm drive?
(I have something similar as a data drive, but wouldn't' want it as main OS drive!)


No its 7200, its just its been replaced with the F3 which has a higher burst rate from what I can read but the F2 will keep up with the deathstar for pretty much everything. Samsungs have always been quiet due to the fluid bearings.
#30
deathstar fail!
#31
Slight change of direction but have just bought a 1TB Western Digital WD10EVVS from Scans Today only page for £58.08.

I know that this is a tenner more than the deal here but the WD10EVVS is one of the best drives to upgrade your Sky HD box.

Imagine - no more moaning from the wifie about you filling up the drive with HD recordings................ bliss.
#32
jukkie
I'm guessing you've never had one of these drives, or read a real review on them (or your judgement, like many other peoples here, is based on out of date information)...

I have 5 of these in an external sata RAID box. Even with all 5 spinning away while I transfer data to them I can hardly hear them at all. Had it for 6 months and no problems with them yet.
I haven't seen ANY bad reviews for these, and I wouldn't put masses of data on them if I didn't trust them.

Hitachi drives of long ago may have been unreliable, but these are not.


Agree with jukkie, I have this same drive, very quiet, more so than the 750GB Seagate I have. All the reviews I read also said they where excellent drives, beating the Samsung F1s on performance in most cases.

Would buy another if I could justify it or find somewhere in the case to put it.
#33
nice! ive already got 3TBs of HDDs, pretty much filled already. quite tempted

great price
#34
3.1415926
30 posts now as I found out the other day !

I'm a member of AV forums but just can't be arsed to rack up the 30 meaningless posts, so I never use Scan, just Ebuyer.

Got this drive a couple of months back for £50 delivered, fitted it into an old Iomega external usb drive - much quieter and cooler than the 500gb WD disk it replaced - a great disk.

http://i34.tinypic.com/1zvx1jp.jpg

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