Another Amazing Deal 500GB Hitachi Deskstar P7K500, SATA 16MB Cache harddrive @ £39.68 delivered, 640Gb Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 16MB Cache Hard Drive @ £43.69 delivered & 750GB Hitachi 0A38111 Deskstar 7K1000.B, SATA 8MB Cache Hard Drive @ £48.29 d - HotUKDeals
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Another Amazing Deal 500GB Hitachi Deskstar P7K500, SATA 16MB Cache harddrive @ £39.68 delivered, 640Gb Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 16MB Cache Hard Drive @ £43.69 delivered & 750GB Hitachi 0A38111 Deskstar 7K1000.B, SATA 8MB Cache Hard Drive @ £48.29 d

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Great price. For Any one who wants to increase their PC's Storage. Found in in the "today only section" at scan.co.uk now under SATA Hard Drive Mix heading
500GB @ £39.68 7th one down under 'SATA Hard Drives - 320Gb - 500GB' heading

640GB @ £43.69 1st one down under 'SATA Hard Drives - 640GB - 1.5Tb' sub heading

750GB @ £48.29 6th one down under 'SATA Hard Drives - 640GB - 1.5Tb' sub heading

The DeskstarTM 7K1000.B 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 pioneered on the popular 2.5-inch line of notebook hard drives 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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#1
Why has this been expired??

This deal is still available and it's the first I've seen under 6p/GB.
(EDIT: Since the OP updated the new prices that went up at lunch time today it's no longer quite the deal it was and no longer under 6p/GB for the 750GB 7K1000.B)

Well spotted djmooney786 :thumbsup:
#2
That is an amazing deals so I have ordered 3 !
#3
direct link to 500gb version
#4
h0dgy
direct link to 500gb version


has to be added to basket through supersaver page for this price :thumbsup:
#5
bought the 320gb version a couple of years ago and its just about full, never had any problems very fast drive. Ordered the 500gb for extra storage cheers.
#6
Would the 750gb one be ok to stick in a Sky HD box ??
#7
Check around on the internet - unless they've changed (which they could have) it was PATA hard disks that went into Sky boxes.
#8
Great deal, ordered a couple of the 640gb ones.

Thanks.
#9
nice one!
#10
Just a little heads up, they are nicked named the deathstars because of the failure rate, I have two of them and they haven't died yet. Granted I don't use them much (external usb drives) but I am aware of the failure rate.
#11
Just a note, even though the 7k1000.b only has 8mb cache, it really makes no difference to overall performance, compared to my other drives (samsung HD501/3) it is much quicker, sustaining higher transfer rates with less dramatic drop-offs

The cache it seems doesn't affect the drives too much :)

Note the values on the y-axis - i.e. the transfer speeds ;)

Hitachi: http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g17/muddyfox470/hexus/7K1000b_slave-1.jpg

Samsung (~1.5 years old) http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g17/muddyfox470/hexus/Samsung_HD501LJ_Master.jpg
#12
Good deal!
Deathstar tag dates back to 2001: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitachi_Deskstar
People have long memories when it comes to HD's failing. I had a new 500gb Samsung go click, click, click on me 12 months back; therefore ALL Samsung drives are rubbish IMO*. ;-)


[SIZE=1]*(I have two or three other perfectly functioning Samsung disks in the house)[/SIZE]
#13
should be available till monday at this price - nice

just ordered the 750 - thanks
#14
Hitachi bought IBM's substandard hard drive division and have added to that substandard customer service to make one of the worst drive manufacturers on the planet.

I had a Hitachi drive that came in my laptop, the company that supplied the laptop was no longer in business when it failed. Despite the drive clearly displaying a build date of 4 months before failure hitachi would not repair or replace it. A dumb company that thinks it can ignore its responsibilities for their products reliability. Lets face it if they were concerned about reputation they wouldn't still use the DeskStar name that has and always will be associated with cheap rubbish.

Hitachi are not innovators in drive technology, they just build cheap and nasty drives that tend to go in low end PC's where price is more important than quality.

The real innovators in HardDrive technology are Western Digital and Seagate, admittedly seagate have had a few problem lately but at least their problems are because they are pushing the boundaries. Hitachi on the other hand just looks for ho to build the cheapest drive possible. It used to be that Drives came with lifetime or 5 year warranties, but companies like Hitachi killed that model by offering cheap rubbish with 1 year warranties knowing full well that many are likely to fail after the warranty period. These cheap drives make the better ones from the likes of Western Digital look expensive so they to have reduced their warranty to a year.

If you want a decent drive that is going to last the duration the best option at the moment is Western Digital.
#15
Going_Digital
Hitachi bought IBM's substandard hard drive division and have added to that substandard customer service to make one of the worst drive manufacturers on the planet.

I had a Hitachi drive that came in my laptop, the company that supplied the laptop was no longer in business when it failed. Despite the drive clearly displaying a build date of 4 months before failure hitachi would not repair or replace it. A dumb company that thinks it can ignore its responsibilities for their products reliability. Lets face it if they were concerned about reputation they wouldn't still use the DeskStar name that has and always will be associated with cheap rubbish.

Hitachi are not innovators in drive technology, they just build cheap and nasty drives that tend to go in low end PC's where price is more important than quality.

The real innovators in HardDrive technology are Western Digital and Seagate, admittedly seagate have had a few problem lately but at least their problems are because they are pushing the boundaries. Hitachi on the other hand just looks for ho to build the cheapest drive possible. It used to be that Drives came with lifetime or 5 year warranties, but companies like Hitachi killed that model by offering cheap rubbish with 1 year warranties knowing full well that many are likely to fail after the warranty period. These cheap drives make the better ones from the likes of Western Digital look expensive so they to have reduced their warranty to a year.

If you want a decent drive that is going to last the duration the best option at the moment is Western Digital.



ironically i am on my 4th WD drive in 5 years.

kept replacing when they failed under their 3 year warranty however this one now which is on its last legs is no longer covered. i used to really rate WD drives but now am less sure.
#16
DO NOT buy the 500GB version, the 640GB version will be a good bit faster due to the denser platters used, add that to the extra amount of storage and for an extra few quid its a no brainer.
#17
Just ordered the 750 also - thanks a lot :)
#18
Damn, I wanted to be the first to say Deathstar
#19
muddyfox470
Just a note, even though the 7k1000.b only has 8mb cache, it really makes no difference to overall performance, compared to my other drives (samsung HD501/3) it is much quicker, sustaining higher transfer rates with less dramatic drop-offs

The cache it seems doesn't affect the drives too much :)

Note the values on the y-axis - i.e. the transfer speeds ;)

Hitachi: http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g17/muddyfox470/hexus/7K1000b_slave-1.jpg

Samsung (~1.5 years old) http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g17/muddyfox470/hexus/Samsung_HD501LJ_Master.jpg



These are poor drives and the cache will make a difference the samsung 500gb has a 32mb cache the pants hitachi has either a 8 or 16mb if it didn't make a difference why do all the others have such a size and in the real world it does make a big difference if your CPU had a small cache it would be slow.

Comparing a old samsung drive with a new hitachi its no wonder it was quicker 18 months ago a 500gb HDD was massively expensive technology changes if you stuck this against a new samsungF1 it would be murder scan have been flogging these cheap for well over a week and this is just posted, If you don't care about speed and want a drive that will die after 12 months this is the one for you but to me my data is worth a bit more so this is that cold its freezing,

These drives have a bad name buy at your own risk.
#20
All hard disks are prone to failure of some sort. All of them! I have owned one of everything (more or less - even a Quantum Fireball) in the last ten years. IBM DeskStars were dreadful Hitachi still released some duff drives, but have since revised them. They are no more prone to failure than any of the other brands.

However, my preference is for the Western Digital Greenpower or the Samsung Spinpoint, simply because of quietness. People who moan that they lost data, should be backing it up and not being so complacent!

p.s., this is a great deal for 750GB drives.
#21
thesilverfox
All hard disks are prone to failure of some sort. All of them! I have owned one of everything (more or less - even a Quantum Fireball) in the last ten years. IBM DeskStars were dreadful Hitachi still released some duff drives, but have since revised them. They are no more prone to failure than any of the other brands.

However, my preference is for the Western Digital Greenpower or the Samsung Spinpoint, simply because of quietness. People who moan that they lost data, should be backing it up and not being so complacent!

p.s., this is a great deal for 750GB drives.


You may back up your data and i definitely do but how many people really do i bet less than 10% of the people on this tread have a backup of the important stuff and what you have to ask is for the sake of £3-4 on a 500gb is it worth buying a inferior drive i don't think it makes sense and your not paying for the drive its the customer service when it dies you pay for and hitachi are bad they are by far the worst manufacturer or HDD today since seagate bought out maxtor.
#22
polly69
You may back up your data and i definitely do but how many people really do i bet less than 10% of the people on this tread have a backup of the important stuff and what you have to ask is for the sake of £3-4 on a 500gb is it worth buying a inferior drive i don't think it makes sense and your not paying for the drive its the customer service when it dies you pay for and hitachi are bad they are by far the worst manufacturer or HDD today since seagate bought out maxtor.


While I agree with you that people should backup their data (!) and most probably don't, the failure rate of recent drives is not proven. While I still have bad feelings from my 4 in-a-row DeathStars and won't buy one myself, I happily admit that since the GXP models were replaced with the more modern drives, they are about as good as the rest.

With regards to customer service, IBM/Hitachi were always good to me and sent me larger replacements that those that failed. Some harsh lessons learned though! Western Digital in fact sent me two replacements in error once, which was amusing.

Unless some independent studies show that these drives are significantly more prone to failure than the equivalent WD/Seagate/Samsung etc, then I remain wholly unconvinced.

Doesn't mean I will buy one though ... !
#23
ourdave
Check around on the internet - unless they've changed (which they could have) it was PATA hard disks that went into Sky boxes.


Looking at this link it seems as if its SATA for the Samsung Sky HD box which I have. http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/sky-hd/28531-samsung-hd-box-walkthrough-how-change-hard-drive.html

Could be wrong though :thinking:

Anyone know for certain if Sky HD will take one of these drives?
#24
thesilverfox
Unless some independent studies show that these drives are significantly more prone to failure than the equivalent WD/Seagate/Samsung etc, then I remain wholly unconvinced.

Doesn't mean I will buy one though ... !


As someone else said to me, do some research., You won't find many hits on google relating to these drives as there doesn't seem to be many reported problems (at all) with the drives.

People only tend to post and questions when things go wrong, but rarely post up good reports with the drives, i.e. if its running well. I haven't had a problem with my drive. And I have found it very difficult to find any problems/reports on this drive. Just note that the 7k1000 is an older drive, and the 7k1000.b that is available here is much superior :)

For polly69... I think both the drives were released around the same time, the HD501LJ that I compared it against is actually the first iteration of the Samsung F1 - now they ar HD503LJ, I don't think it is a bad comparison, and the HD-Tune of the Hitachi on it's own says enough - good speed and data transfers. And Polly I really do advise you to do some research before posting such unfounded comments - larger caches only tend to prop-up performance for lesser drives, the cache is only useful for files that is actually smaller than the cache size. Until you have used the drives in real-life benchmarks it's a bit rich to be commenting...
#25
will any of these work in an normal xbox?
#26
delboyuk2005uk
will any of these work in an normal xbox?


by normal do you mean the original xbox? i.e. the black big ones?

if so... no they require an IDE harddrive, and you have to be clever to make sure they see drives over 160gb when installing xbmc
#27
polly69
for the sake of £3-4 on a 500gb is it worth buying a inferior drive i don't think it makes sense .


+ £3-4 what drive would that be then?
#28
phatbhoy
+ £3-4 what drive would that be then?


The WD AAAKS drive, a whole £4.01 more for the 500GB. This is a good deal for a 640 or 750GB drive, not so great for a 500GB.
#29
does anyone know if these are for laptops or desktops ? Thanks
#30
Cyrus
does anyone know if these are for laptops or desktops ? Thanks


These are 3.5" hard drives so they are for desktop Computers:)
#31
satchef1
The WD AAAKS drive, a whole £4.01 more for the 500GB. This is a good deal for a 640 or 750GB drive, not so great for a 500GB.


thanks - got the 750 one
#32
muddyfox470
As someone else said to me, do some research., You won't find many hits on google relating to these drives as there doesn't seem to be many reported problems (at all) with the drives.

People only tend to post and questions when things go wrong, but rarely post up good reports with the drives, i.e. if its running well. I haven't had a problem with my drive. And I have found it very difficult to find any problems/reports on this drive. Just note that the 7k1000 is an older drive, and the 7k1000.b that is available here is much superior :)



No doubt. However, it goes to show how reputation can be tainted, regardless of how good (or bad) products can be. Sony for example, can churn out awful crud and people lap it up, even though inferior brands make better items for less.

You'll notice as well that I mentioned, that it was the now archaic GXP drives that were problematic, and the first wave of Hitachi Desk Star drives were GXP sadly, which didn't help their cause.
#33
thesilverfox
No doubt. However, it goes to show how reputation can be tainted, regardless of how good (or bad) products can be. Sony for example, can churn out awful crud and people lap it up, even though inferior brands make better items for less.
.


examples??
#34
phatbhoy
examples??


Of crud Sony stuff that falls apart? Most of their budget stuff is to be avoided, most people know that.

One example that sticks is their entry-level LCD TV's that were confirmed as using the same panels as budget brands that cost half as much...

Or brand names being tainted? Skoda always had a bad name, but actually make some of the best cars on the market (albeit VAG). Not many people see through this eh?
#35
thesilverfox
Of crud Sony stuff that falls apart? Most of their budget stuff is to be avoided, most people know that.

One example that sticks is their entry-level LCD TV's that were confirmed as using the same panels as budget brands that cost half as much...

Or brand names being tainted? Skoda always had a bad name, but actually make some of the best cars on the market (albeit VAG). Not many people see through this eh?


that would be a no then?
#36
phatbhoy
that would be a no then?


Bit of a Sony fanboy are you? How about, Sony SATA/IDE optical drives? MDR-EX series headphones? SVR-S500 TV recorder? No? Never mind. I've got better things to do. You could always have a look on Google. Heavens.

(note that I have plenty of decent Sony items, but had plenty of naff stuff too)

Totally off topic though. These drives are fine, but the point being (as per so many posts), people are still bitter.
#37
thesilverfox
Sony for example, can churn out awful crud and people lap it up, even though inferior brands make better items for less.


Not to be too much of a pedant - however when you make such a sweeping statement its not unreasonable to ask that you back it up with some evidence. Heavens indeed!

thesilverfox
Bit of a Sony fanboy are you? How about, Sony SATA/IDE optical drives? MDR-EX series headphones? SVR-S500 TV recorder? No? Never mind. I've got better things to do. You could always have a look on Google. Heavens.

(note that I have plenty of decent Sony items, but had plenty of naff stuff too)

Totally off topic though. These drives are fine, but the point being (as per so many posts), people are still bitter.


For the record I am not a fanboy of any brand and happy to buy unbranded if its a hot deal :thumbsup:
#38
thesilverfox
Skoda always had a bad name, but actually make some of the best cars on the market (albeit VAG). Not many people see through this eh?


In all fairness skoda made crap cars before vag bought them, they had a good sporting pedigree, much like mz motorcycles, built good racers but sold crap.
#39
Have to say the sport version of the skoda vrs? I think - sounds like a good car for the money

From Hitachi hard drives to skoda motors LOL
#40
phatbhoy
Have to say the sport version of the skoda vrs? I think - sounds like a good car for the money


all modern skodas are decent cars, built on same platforms as audi, vw and seat... :thumbsup:

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