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Amazing Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B Deals, 3.5 - 500GB at £39.68, 640GB at £43.69, 750GB at £49.42 and 1TB at £68.41 delivered @ Scan

£49.42 @ Scan
Copy pasting a post from last weekend and updated the prices. The link goes to the 750GB HD, which is a no brainer. This hard drivess also have a 2 year warranty by Hitachi / IBM. For free delivery… Read More
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8y, 1m agoFound 8 years, 1 month ago
Copy pasting a post from last weekend and updated the prices. The link goes to the 750GB HD, which is a no brainer. This hard drivess also have a 2 year warranty by Hitachi / IBM.

For free delivery you need to be signed up to the AVforum/Scan offer and have submitted a few posts on AVforums
http://www.avforums.com/forums/scan_offer.php

Great Deal For Any one who wants to increase their PC's Storage.
500GB for only £39.68
640GB for only £43.69
750GB for only £49.42
1TB for only £68.41

in the "today only section" at scan.co.uk Now under Hitachi harddrives heading

Balanced power and performance for desktop computing -

The Hitachi hard drive provides an exceptional blend of power efficiency and performance making it an ideal solution for power-friendly consumer and commercial PCs. Leveraging seventh-generation power management technology as well as power-saving innovations from Hitachi, this new breed of desktop drive delivers best-in-class power management and thermal emissions, while maintaining high standards of performance.
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#2
eldaras

(please avoid the deadstar joke :p)


:p
#3
That's DeaTHstar btw. (and i'm still running a few from around 2002)
#4
Shengis
That's DeaTHstar btw. (and i'm still running a few from around 2002)


thanks Shengis!
#5
Thanks for the post but "2 year warranty", I think I'll leave it :(
banned#6
I still have a couple from 2002 as well, if anybody needs any replacement bricks, or projectiles...
#7
One of my PC's has frozen at start-up so I think the hard drive has failed. Can I buy this hard drive and just stick it in or do you have to buy a specific hard drive for your specific PC

Are hard drives universal on PC's?
#8
Shengis
That's DeaTHstar btw. (and i'm still running a few from around 2002)


I'm surprised IBM haven't contacted you. You must be the only person with any working ones ;-)

I promised myself i'd spend my money elsewhere after that fiasco.
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MrBrit
One of my PC's has frozen at start-up so I think the hard drive has failed. Can I buy this hard drive and just stick it in or do you have to buy a specific hard drive for your specific PC

Are hard drives universal on PC's?


You need to check whether your PC supports SATA HDD's or IDE HDDs (or both) I think most built in the last couple of years at least will be running SATA drives.

http://archive.64bits.se/guider/pcbyggarskola/sata.jpg

The one on top is SATA one below is IDE.

You will also need an Operating System to install back onto it :-)
#10
Cheers OFI, I will pop it open and have a look after the Formula 1
#11
so judging by all the comments i should stay away from this then?
#12
Hibron
Thanks for the post but "2 year warranty", I think I'll leave it :(


Agreed !

Now Seagate have abandoned 5 year warranties - other seems to want to reduce down to 2 or just 1 year.

Seagate are off my list for good now - due to their total disdain for their 7200.11 customers who've had lots of issues.

Looks like Western Digital with their 3 year warranties (for now!) are the ones to get.
#13
Voted hot.

I'm running 8 of the 1TB 7K1000.B's in an external enclosure 24/7. Quiet and cool (at 29c atm).
#14
I've had two Seagates die in the last six months, but to be fair I am a little suspicious of my cheapo PSU so will give them the benefit of the doubt.

But the problem is, with so much personal information on my drives there's no way would I send them back to the manufacturer. Instead they end up being smashed with a hammer then thrown away. So for me warranty is useless and I'm going to start treating drives like disposable items. At these prices, it's possible to set up a redundant system and be prepared to throw them away when they die.
#15
Beware... the warranty on these drives is invalid in the UK.

I bought some of these drives from Scan and entering serial numbers on Hitachi's warranty check revealed they were drives destined for sale in Asia-Pacific only. The warranty is 3 years direct with Hitachi (not 2 years as stated on Scan's website) but only valid in Asia-Pacific. In fact, the drive labels show they were bought/sold from the Hitachi distributor in Taipei, Taiwan.

You will NOT get warranty service from Hitachi in Europe if these drives fail.

Because of this, I returned the drives back to Scan.
#16
If Scan don't state that they carry no warranty afaik it's up to them to honour it.
#17
Legally your contract is with the company you buy them from, not the manufacturer. Scan should honour any claims.
These drives are regularly this price from Scan. A few pounds more when not on Today Only. Bought one last Saturday for my new build.

Just checked my serial no and the warranty is for 3 years in the EMEA region which is Europe, Middle East and Africa.
#18
zincy;4826109
so judging by all the comments i should stay away from this then?

Only speaking from my experience with Hitachi drives I would say no, you don't need to stay away.
I have 3 Deskstars in total, 2 of them have been in high use since late 2006/early 2007 - both with no problems at all so far (touch wood :?) and the latest was a 500GB from Scan last week.

I've probably just tempted fate so I'm off to backup all my drives! :)
#19
You should back up all your drives. For £50 to back up all my photos and music? These look great - thanks.
#20
Any PC component that has NO warranty like 3 years and 5 years means that the wholesale import price is 30% less than those with warranty, so may be not such a bargain after all! I mean it is pretty expensive to employ UK workers who live in £250k+ houses to service the warranties.
#21
I rarely use drives longer than 2 years - capacities get bigger and cheaper so quickly, and I just out-grow them. 2 years ago I had a 120gb drive, that's basically obselete now.
#22
The deathstar "joke" is from the time that IBM was in charge of it. I've heard many people say that deskstars nowadays are A LOT better.

But I have no idea why they dont just use a new name for them and avoid all the bad nicknames.

I'm voting hot for this.
#23
Lost Symphonies
The deathstar "joke" is from the time that IBM was in charge of it. I've heard many people say that deskstars nowadays are A LOT better.

But I have no idea why they dont just use a new name for them and avoid all the bad nicknames.

I'm voting hot for this.


Quite, whoever does their marketing research and what not needs a kick up the ar... yea.. :thumbsup:

They should have dropped the name immediately after the fiasco a few years back. Especially as they come under the Hitachi name now.
#24
I had my 1TB drives from Ebuyer and all 8 of the serial numbers show up fine for the UK. 3 year period.

Expiration date
(YYYY-MM-DD)

2012-03-18
#25
potfish
But the problem is, with so much personal information on my drives there's no way would I send them back to the manufacturer

Eh ?
What on earth would a reputable Hard Drive manufacturer want with your personal information ?
If you're implying they'd be unscrupulous enough to sell it on, then they'd be out of business in a second. Take off the tinfoil hat :-D

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