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2TB Hitachi CoolSpin 5K3000 SATA3 Internal disk drive - £49.79 @ Scan under Today Only

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PLEASE SCROLL DOWN THE SCAN PAGE TO GET THE DEAL - as it is only available on today only. It should be available until about 2pm tomorrow (15th June). Very cheap 2TB hard disk! Would work well in…
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5y, 9m agoFound 5 years, 9 months ago
PLEASE SCROLL DOWN THE SCAN PAGE TO GET THE DEAL - as it is only available on today only. It should be available until about 2pm tomorrow (15th June).

Very cheap 2TB hard disk! Would work well in a media PC or similar as these run at 5900rpm - nice and cool and energy efficient.

Free delivery through AVForums etc, otherwise its £3.99 plus VAT.


What they say...

The Deskstar™ 5K3000 hard drive provides an enormous 2TB capacity and features innovative CoolSpin technology to deliver a greater level of power efficiency and quiet operation for energy-conscious, environmentally-friendly computers.

Key to CoolSpin technology is an optimization of motor speed to provide an ideal balance of performance, power utilization and acoustics. The CoolSpin technology, along with other Hitachi power management techniques, gives the Deskstar 5K3000 its 29% power savings over the Deskstar 7K3000.

• Up to 2TB capacity.
• CoolSpin™ technology.
• Excellent power utilization and heat emission.
• Up to 29% power savings over 7K3000.
• Quiet acoustics.
• Built on award-winning proven design.
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#1
Anyone know about reliability on these drives. I've been reading a lot of negative posts about the 2TB Samsungs and certain Seagate drive's reliability.
#2
All drives fail - just make sure you backup onto a drive that's not from the same batch!

As for this - well only 24 Months warranty vs industry standard 36 Months



Edited By: grumpyone on Jun 14, 2011 17:25: typo
#3
cant comment on the 2TB drives but Hitachi drives seem to have a good rep if this report is anything to go by ...
1 Like #4
Blah blah blah deathstar blah blah blah.

Pays your money takes your chances. Got one spinning in my machine right now. I'd have also bought a samsung or a seagate had they been the right price when I was buying though.

Buy one. Keep an eye on it using HDtune. If it cocks up, get your money back/replacement and move on. Your data is safe on another HDD anyway. Right?

As for warranty, someone else will no doubt chime in about Scan and grey imports. 24 month according to the scan description though. I was on the PC world deal for this so got a 3 year warranty with hitachi.



Edited By: Bogroll Warlord on Jun 14, 2011 18:19: edit
#5
ycsb
cant comment on the 2TB drives but Hitachi drives seem to have a good rep if this report is anything to go by ...
Indeed, I've bought multiple Hitachi drives the last couple of years (although admittedly not this particular drive), and not a single one has failed (in the same period of time, I've had multiple failures from WD and Seagate HDD's).

I Only buy Hitachi and Samsung HDD's now.


alphamusic
I've been reading a lot of negative posts about the 2TB Samsungs and certain Seagate drive's reliability.
The only negative with the 2TB F4 was the bugged firmware, which was fixed last year.
I Have had no reported problems from customers I've installed these drives for (I custom build PC's).

Seagate are to be avoided though.



Edited By: jukkie on Jun 14, 2011 16:51
1 Like #6
I can't believe some one claims that Samsung HDDs are reliable...
#7
stone3t
I can't believe some one claims that Samsung HDDs are reliable...
Iv'e been running an array of 4 f1's for a year now.. none have failed yet..
1 Like #8
stone3t
I can't believe some one claims that Samsung HDDs are reliable...


My 1TB Samsung batters my other two drives (Seagate & Hitachi) in benchmarking tests. It's over 1/3 faster.
1 Like #9
I've had drives by all of the major manufacturers fail. I still buy from all of them, none are better than the other when it comes to reliability. I simply go for performance and cost these days and ALWAYS have a backup.
1 Like #10
djfluff
stone3t
I can't believe some one claims that Samsung HDDs are reliable...

Iv'e been running an array of 4 f1's for a year now.. none have failed yet..

I've had an F1 running now for a couple of years, not one hiccup so far. That's along side my old IDE WD which has been spinning strong for 3/4 years now too.

Hitachi are used in server farms, so they can't be that unreliable. Check this article out too.

Edited By: ClubLife on Jun 14, 2011 17:55
#11
stone3t
I can't believe some one claims that Samsung HDDs are reliable...
With the exception of the 1TB F1 drives (admittedly a big balls up by Samsung) and the early 2TB F4 drives (which only needed a firmware update), Samsung HDD's have been incredibly reliable for the last few years.

I know this not only from the amount I've put into custom builds (which I do as a second income), but also from the failures I seen in my workplace (I'm an IT hardware support technician based at a rather large investment bank).

But I'm sure you also have plenty of experience with thousands of HDD's, right?


Edited By: jukkie on Jun 14, 2011 17:55
#12
For every person that says XXX Manufacturer of drives is unreliable, there will be another person who says the opposite. I have very bad experience with samsung HDDs but yet one or two people on here adore them. Similarly, ive had seagate and WD drives and not had a thing go wrong with them, but read above and you get people saying "Terrible Drives, had 50 of them fail in 2 hours" or something like that.

Basically, my advice is ignore anyones advice about manufacturers, go out and buy a HDD to your budget and make sure it is backed up on a different make of HDD. then if one fails, learn from experience and buy an alternate make.
#13
I am looking for 4 drives for a raid 5 server/htpc. Either 1.5tb or 2tb drives, any recommendations? Would these drives be sufficient?
#14
BEKO86
I am looking for 4 drives for a raid 5 server/htpc. Either 1.5tb or 2tb drives, any recommendations? Would these drives be sufficient?


Deathstars mate. Avoid.
#15
mmm do i order or wait a bit longer?
#16
Bogroll Warlord
BEKO86
I am looking for 4 drives for a raid 5 server/htpc. Either 1.5tb or 2tb drives, any recommendations? Would these drives be sufficient?


Deathstars mate. Avoid.


i laughed and then i realised you were being serious.
#17
The Deathstars were a good 10 years ago, I had one with the click of death, it was 40GB and I lost about 2000 edited cd cover art pictures. My fault for not backing up at the time that's why I always have 2 copies of everything.
#18
you win some
you lose some

then you di3

yippppeee hard disks MF

Oh.... Ordered :-P

Edited By: romeospadre on Jun 14, 2011 19:32
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Bogroll Warlord
BEKO86
I am looking for 4 drives for a raid 5 server/htpc. Either 1.5tb or 2tb drives, any recommendations? Would these drives be sufficient?


Deathstars mate. Avoid.


2001 called. They'd like their comment back.
#20
zurich
Bogroll Warlord
BEKO86
I am looking for 4 drives for a raid 5 server/htpc. Either 1.5tb or 2tb drives, any recommendations? Would these drives be sufficient?


Deathstars mate. Avoid.


i laughed and then i realised you were being serious.


Scroll up a bit higher...
#21
i have 18 x 2tb samsung F4s running.....not had an issue yet :)
5 Likes #22
pc5020
i have 18 x 2tb samsung F4s running.....not had an issue yet :)


That's a lot of porn!!
#23
stone3t
I can't believe some one claims that Samsung HDDs are reliable...


250 Samsung F3's used not ONE failure to date
#24
ordered. thanks
#25
Gort1951
The Deathstars were a good 10 years ago, I had one with the click of death, it was 40GB and I lost about 2000 edited cd cover art pictures. My fault for not backing up at the time that's why I always have 2 copies of everything.


There's a popular saying 'If data doesn't exist in three places, it doesn't exist'.

You have failed again, sir. That's why I have my backups in 4 places. Just to be sure.
#26
Hot, thanks OP. Ordered
#27
thekanester
Gort1951
The Deathstars were a good 10 years ago, I had one with the click of death, it was 40GB and I lost about 2000 edited cd cover art pictures. My fault for not backing up at the time that's why I always have 2 copies of everything.


There's a popular saying 'If data doesn't exist in three places, it doesn't exist'.

You have failed again, sir. That's why I have my backups in 4 places. Just to be sure.


Agreed if your data is important! I have a RAID1 (mirror) array just for backing up my important data. It's also worth backing up important data in another physical location - like on a web server somewhere or "in the cloud" in case your house gets robbed or catches fire because of all your hard drives...

Pr0n on the other hand can be downloaded again so no need for 3 copies - unless you just like watching 3 at a time! X)
#28
Gutted - no longer available! I'm sure there will be another day...
#29
mamboboy
stone3t
I can't believe some one claims that Samsung HDDs are reliable...


My 1TB Samsung batters my other two drives (Seagate & Hitachi) in benchmarking tests. It's over 1/3 faster.


That would be performance, not reliability.

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