500Gb Hitachi SATA-2 P7K500 Hard Drive- 16MB 7200 RPM Web Offer Only £32.19 +£4.39 Delivery @ Aria Tech - HotUKDeals
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500Gb Hitachi SATA-2 P7K500 Hard Drive- 16MB 7200 RPM Web Offer Only £32.19 +£4.39 Delivery @ Aria Tech £36.58

£36.58 @ Aria PC
The Deskstar P7K500 hard drive provides an exceptional blend of power efficiency and performance making it an ideal solution for consumer and enterprise power-friendly PCs. Leveraging sixth-generation… Read More
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The Deskstar P7K500 hard drive provides an exceptional blend of power efficiency and performance making it an ideal solution for consumer and enterprise power-friendly PCs. Leveraging sixth-generation power management technology as well as power-saving innovations pioneered on Hitachi¡¯s popular 2.5-inch line of notebook PC hard drives, this new breed of desktop drive delivers best-in-class power management and thermal emissions to help manufacturers meet energy compliance targets and extend drive life.


Interface SATA 3Gb/s
Capacity (gb) 500 GB
Data heads (physical) 4
Data disks 2
Max. areal density (gbits/sq. in.) 185
Data buffer (mb) 16
Rotational speed (rpm) 7200
Media transfer rate (mbits/sec, max) 1138
Interface transfer rate (mb/sec, max) 133
Error rate (non-recoverable, bits read) 1 in 10
Starts/stops (at 40¢ª c) 50,000
Availability 4 (hrs/day x days/wk) 24x7
Idle (bels, typical) 2.6 (2 disk) 2.8 (1 disk)
Power requirement +5 VDC (+/-5%), +12 VDC (+/-10%)
Startup current (a, max.) 2.0 (+12V), 1.3 (+5V)
Idle (w) 4.8
Z-height (mm) 26.1
Dimensions (width x depth, mm) 101.6 (+/-0.25) x 147
Weight (typical, g, max.) 550
Operating ambient temperature 0° to 60° C
Operating relative humidity (non-condensing) 8% to 90%
Operating shock (half-sine wave) 70
Operating vibration, random (g rms 5 to 500 hz) 0.67 (XY)
Non operating ambient temperature -40° to 70° C
Non operating relative humidity (non-condensing) 5% to 95%
Non operating shock (half-sine wave, g (2ms)) 350
Non operatingvibration, random (g rms 5 to 500 hz) 1.04 (XYZ)
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#1
best price elsewhere is £42 (ish). Comes out top of the pile in a toms hardware round up of energy efficient drives - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/energy-disk-drive,1944-11.html
#2
readysalted
best price elsewhere is £42 (ish). Comes out top of the pile in a toms hardware round up of energy efficient drives - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/energy-disk-drive,1944-11.html


Yep, and that £42 (ish) elsewhere you have to also weigh in the further cost of delivery, so around £10 cheaper than elsewhere currently whilst stocks last...thanks for the review link :)
#3
Been looking for the cheapest price on this size SATA drive for ages now and this is superb!

Nice one, thank you.
#4
HunterGatherer
Been looking for the cheapest price on this size SATA drive for ages now and this is superb!

Nice one, thank you.


You're welcome, with 2 x 500gb drives in my pc at the moment I don't need one myself, just noticed what a fantastic deal it was. If one person benefits like yourself and is appreciative, then I am happy.:)

The only caution however I can add is I know that a lot of resellers like this issue OEM drives, and as a result not all drives have more than a 1 year warranty, if that is an issue for you check first.
#5
cicobuff
Yep, and that £42 (ish) elsewhere you have to also weigh in the further cost of delivery, so around £10 cheaper than elsewhere currently whilst stocks last...thanks for the review link :)


you're welcome :)

tempted to buy one, but have already spent on too many deals this month :)
#6
Same drive is in stock at Scan for £41.85 for those that have free Scan Delivery through AV Forums (Like myself) and have 3 years warranty instead of the usual OEM 1 year http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/500-GB-Hitachi-Deskstar-7K500-SATA-300-7200-rpm-16MB-Cache-85-ms-NCQ

This offers better value (albeit one year warranty) for those that don't have Scans free delivery.
#7
H&R Added. Great find.:thumbsup:
#8
is this ps3 compatible?
#9
Thanks... just ordered
#10
geordie_b
is this ps3 compatible?


Dont think So, this is a 3.5" drive, PS3 takes 2.5" drive (I Think)
#11
geordie_b
is this ps3 compatible?


No this is a 3.5" desktop drive, it wouldnt fit a PS3s housing.
#12
sparkygeezer
Dont think So, this is a 3.5" drive, PS3 takes 2.5" drive (I Think)


Correct - PS3 needs a 2.5" drive, running at 5400rpm - so, this is the wrong speed and size
#13
dancrawley
Correct - PS3 needs a 2.5" drive, running at 5400rpm - so, this is the wrong speed and size


Don't own a PS3 but wasn't aware of the speed restriction! In fact a quick google just shows that you can use a 7200 rpm drive in the PS3
#14
sorry misred the description as it mentioned 2.5"
#15
i hate you!! hahaha.. just bought 1tb for 100£ a few days back.. great deal tho. heat added!
#16
nopay
i hate you!! hahaha.. just bought 1tb for 100£ a few days back.. great deal tho. heat added!


Thx :oops: I am sure you could have bought 1TB far cheaper than a ton though?

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Hard+Drives/Serial+ATA/1TB+Seagate+Barracuda+7200.11+SATA+2+Hard+Drive+?productId=35039
#17
any cheap housing available to make it an external drive ?
#18
forcedv
any cheap housing available to make it an external drive ?


Yeah if you are quick in their web specials have 6 left at £9ish

http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Sumvision+DS+Black+Bay+USB2+and+E-SATA?productId=32860
#19
wow, what a great price

shame all my hard drive bays are full :p
#20
cicobuff
Thx :oops: I am sure you could have bought 1TB far cheaper than a ton though?]

lol... just rub salt into the wound!!!
#21
I just tried to buy 2 of the 1TB versions of this and the second one cost more than the first one even though they have the same item code. Very odd....
#22
cicobuff
Don't own a PS3 but wasn't aware of the speed restriction! In fact a quick google just shows that you can use a 7200 rpm drive in the PS3


7200rpm might work, but is not recommended. Personally I would stick to 5400rpm, to be on the safe side.......

From Talk Playstation:

To be honest, i wouldn’t bother getting a faster drive, i would stick with a 5400rpm and get an even bigger drive. Its not worth the minus extra few seconds and more temperature.

Another thing is that upgrading your hard drive does not void your warranty. If i was to ever upgrade, i will be sticking with a 5400rpm drive to be on the safe side.
#23
magma
lol... just rub salt into the wound!!!


Always look at Scan, Aria, Ebuyer and Micro Direct for hard disks, compare prices and you will never be paying over the odds :thumbsup:
1 Like #24
dancrawley
7200rpm might work, but is not recommended. Personally I would stick to 5400rpm, to be on the safe side.......

From Talk Playstation:


It definitely does work according to the google research I have done, in fact I dont know of a SATA controller that cripples hard disk speeds....you are right that it does up the temperature by about 4 degrees, I wouldn't personally feel thats a great amount, and I am sure the speed difference wouldn't be noticed, however I was referring to your original post about 7200 RPM not being compatible with the PS3....it actually is :)
#25
mamboboy
Thanks, gonna go for this. Slowly running out of space on my drives :)

BTW £3.99 delivery is an estimate, it's actually £4.39 at the checkout for me...so the price may vary.
Also I thought I'd chuck in a few fans with the order, but then I could only choose an £8 Courier delivery....for two damn fans! >,<


Thanks will amend the price accordingly absurd for two fans!....I would consider joining AV Forums and posting to get Scan free delivery in future :)
#26
mamboboy
H&R Added :thumbsup:

Cheers mate!
#27
Beware:

We may substitute another non similar product !!!
#28
HotDealSK
Beware:

We may substitute another non similar product !!!


Took it through to checkout just, and cannot see anywhere which states the above...care to mention where it states this?
#29
msharif911
I just tried to buy 2 of the 1TB versions of this and the second one cost more than the first one even though they have the same item code. Very odd....


Web pages says "Only one per order and Web Only! " - so you can only get one cheap one and one at the full price of 36.25 + vat
#30
click, click, click, spindown - :)
#31
Great! Will be useful for the low power HTPC I am planing, thanks
#32
mamboboy
What's worrying is it's said 20 in stock, well, since it got made hot. Maybe it means 20+?


Yeah, I noticed this, I gather your assumption is correct, this offer is on until stocks run out then it goes back to its normal price. Same with all their web only deals, one per customer and whilst stocks last.
#33
The 750GB version is cheaper (per GB). It does have half the cache though.

http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/750Gb+Hitachi++SATA2+Hard+Drive+7200rpm+?productId=34673
#34
Showing as 16 left in stock now, so if anyone wants one, get your skates on.
#35
Only 2 left in stock now....finger poised on the expire button....
#36
One left now
:)

Thanks for the tip-off. Been looking for past week. Hay my eye on some e-bay used ones but this is better price than the 2nd hand ones.

:thumbsup:
banned#37
pity you can only buy the one drive, great price though
#38
expired! out of stock :(
#39
Have you guys actually registered your drives when you've bought them. I've only ever bought OEM drives from various shops and they've all come with 3+ years manufacturers warranty.
#40
Quickblood
Have you guys actually registered your drives when you've bought them. I've only ever bought OEM drives from various shops and they've all come with 3+ years manufacturers warranty.


I had a couple of Maxtors bought OEM from my trips to the USA and putting the serial number in for those it came up that they were OEMs and warranty was with the place bought.

Also had the same I believe with a Western Digital Drive as well.

HAve you actually tried any of your drives serial numbers on the relevant companies websites?

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