HGST Deskstar 3TB 64MB Cache Hard Drive SATA 6Gb/s 7200rpm - Novatech - Free delivery £77.99 - HotUKDeals
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Posted here previously for £85...

Very reliable hard drive. :)

Free delivery.

The Deskstar™ 7K3000 is HGST’s first hard drive to deliver an enormous three terabytes of storage capacity and 7200 RPM performance in a standard 3.5-inch form factor. 

The 7K3000 is also the first Hitachi hard drive with a 6Gb/s SATA interface, which along with its 64MB cache buffer delivers a big boost to performance over the previous generation product. 

The Deskstar 7K3000 is designed to allow manufacturers to leverage the benefits of the latest components and operating systems to deliver high-performance, high-capacity, power-efficient systems.

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1 Like #1
Heat added.
#2
Why the cold votes?
#3
This should be voted hot. Have some heat from me.
banned 1 Like #4
NorthLondonN1
Why the cold votes?


SSD fanbois.

Heat from me.
#5
Good find...Hot!!
#6
great price. hot
#7
Nooooooo I've just bought 4 thanks to this smoking hot deal! thanks OP!
1 Like #8
I think the £85 one on here is a different version ie (NAS) version.
#9
In before the 'Deathstar' comments.

Hot BTW
#10
This along with the Western Digital Black are the most reliable hard drives with fast performance on the market.

Perfect for RAID setup
#11
Voted Cold cuz prices have been much lower in the past, so we should be seeing prices go below the 70 mark by now!..

Edited By: trueno2k on Dec 15, 2014 08:02
#12
trueno2k
Voted Cold cuz prices have been much lower in the past, so we should be seeing prices go below the 70 mark by now!..

StuffyGibbon
Nooooooo I've just bought 4 thanks to this smoking hot deal! thanks OP!
haha np :D
#13
Not sure this is the "NAS" version which is the £85 one.
#14
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iandrews
Not sure this is the "NAS" version which is the £85 one.


yes, it is
1 Like #15
Still not sure that it is, no mention of NAS, and also the Novatech site list the drive code as: HDS723030ALA640

http://www.hgst.com/tech/techlib.nsf/techdocs/155901D3B251D9A9862577D50023A20A/$file/DS7K3000_ds.pdf
http://www.storagereview.com/hitachi_deskstar_7k3000_3tb_review_hds723030ala640

While the £85 Amazon (NAS) one is: H3IKNAS30003272SE / HDN724030ALE640

http://www.hgst.com/tech/techlib.nsf/techdocs/E24F75A14027DBAC88257C74007DB2AD/$file/DS_NAS_ds.pdf
http://www.storagereview.com/hgst_4tb_deskstar_nas_hdd_review (all be it the 4TB version)

So it sems this one is the HDS while the Amazon (NAS) one is HDN. The disk pictures from the storagereview site show this.
#16
iandrews
Still not sure that it is, no mention of NAS, and also the Novatech site list the drive code as: HDS723030ALA640

http://www.hgst.com/tech/techlib.nsf/techdocs/155901D3B251D9A9862577D50023A20A/$file/DS7K3000_ds.pdf
http://www.storagereview.com/hitachi_deskstar_7k3000_3tb_review_hds723030ala640

While the £85 Amazon (NAS) one is: H3IKNAS30003272SE / HDN724030ALE640

http://www.hgst.com/tech/techlib.nsf/techdocs/E24F75A14027DBAC88257C74007DB2AD/$file/DS_NAS_ds.pdf
http://www.storagereview.com/hgst_4tb_deskstar_nas_hdd_review (all be it the 4TB version)

So it sems this one is the HDS while the Amazon (NAS) one is HDN. The disk pictures from the storagereview site show this.
Reading through the tech docs the Amazon drive definitely comes with 3 yrs warranty, whilst the Novatech states 2 yrs. Other than that the specs look the same on a quick glance.
I expect that the Amazon comes in retail packaging and the Novatech to have custom packaging (by Novatech) as it is an OEM drive.
#17
trueno2k
Voted Cold cuz prices have been much lower in the past, so we should be seeing prices go below the 70 mark by now!..
I don't think the NAS drives have ever been less than 85£ (see the other post on the amazon deal), and if this is the NAS version as well then this is hot as well.
Of course you can pick up a WD Green 3TB for less, but then you are comparing apples and oranges. ;)
1 Like #18
jomay
I don't think the NAS drives have ever been less than 85£ (see the other post on the amazon deal), and if this is the NAS version as well then this is hot as well.
Of course you can pick up a WD Green 3TB for less, but then you are comparing apples and oranges. ;)
A quick google around and none that reviewed it states that it's main use was for a NAS!.. plus as it states on the Novatech site it's only a SATA rev2 3.0Gbps drive, so if I have another vote I'd give it another COLD as it's older tech and not a NAS drive!..
#19
£3 more gets your the Seagate 3TB from Amazon (probably cheaper elsewhere):

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-7200RPM-Cache-SATA3-Drive/dp/B006KCX0UE

Which owns for sequential I/O (think large 4K/Blu-ray movies):

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/4tb-3tb-hdd,3183-11.html
#20
Worst range of hdd i have owned. 4 (i think) died within 3 years, 2 within the first 12 months, all the same problem, the clutch.

Quite noisey whilst in operation too.

Cold based on personal experience.
#21
I read from the previous heated deal that these are way better than those WD red drives...
1 Like #22
Sf2rox
Worst range of hdd i have owned. 4 (i think) died within 3 years, 2 within the first 12 months, all the same problem, the clutch.

Quite noisey whilst in operation too.

Cold based on personal experience.

You vote based on the price for the item, not the item itself. Silly you!
1 Like #23
Nellster
Sf2rox
Worst range of hdd i have owned. 4 (i think) died within 3 years, 2 within the first 12 months, all the same problem, the clutch.
Quite noisey whilst in operation too.
Cold based on personal experience.
You vote based on the price for the item, not the item itself. Silly you!

Or alternatively you pass on personal experience to give others an informed choice and a reminder that just because it's cheap doesn't necessarily make it a bargain. Sillier you.
1 Like #24
This one is the HDS723030ALA640 model which is NOT the NAS version.
NAS versions generally cost more - have longer warranty and longer MTBF period.

This Novatech version:
http://www.hgst.com/tech/techlib.nsf/techdocs/155901D3B251D9A9862577D50023A20A/$file/DS7K3000_ds.pdf

The other one I posted is H3IKNAS30003272SE
http://www.hgst.com/tech/techlib.nsf/techdocs/0BF8B842F66D454288257C74007E842B/$file/DS_NAS_spec.pdf
#25
Update:
Looks like the NAS version has sold out direct from Amazon - so its back up to usual prices of around £105 from marketplace sellers.
#26
OEM = 2 years warranty
Retail = 3 years warramty

so, you paid £7 more to amazon for a better first year warranty and an extra one year manufacturer warranty. I personally will go for the amazon one.
#27
harry66
This one is the HDS723030ALA640 model which is NOT the NAS version.
NAS versions generally cost more - have longer warranty and longer MTBF period.

This Novatech version:
http://www.hgst.com/tech/techlib.nsf/techdocs/155901D3B251D9A9862577D50023A20A/$file/DS7K3000_ds.pdf

The other one I posted is H3IKNAS30003272SE
http://www.hgst.com/tech/techlib.nsf/techdocs/0BF8B842F66D454288257C74007E842B/$file/DS_NAS_spec.pdf

That's the conclusion I came too. This is the older (Original) Deskstar 3TB drive, whereas the Amazon one is the Newer NAS Deskstar drive.
#28
If I am not wrong, both are the same drives. It just that the one from Novatech comes out from NEW OEM machines and repackaged in a brown or generic box.

Whereas the one from AMAZON is a "retail" package.
#29
Cold for this comment:
Very reliable hard drive. :)
Meaningless comment - post facts not speculation...

Edited By: aLV426 on Dec 15, 2014 22:42
#30
aLV426
Cold for this comment:
Very reliable hard drive. :)
Meaningless comment - post facts not speculation...
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-reliability-update-september-2014/ I thought the public would have carried out their own research to come to a conclusion rather than expect all the work to be done by the OP nowadays.
#31
heattttt!!! I need this to replace my 1tb drive in my NAS. I hope its silent
#32
matdey
In before the 'Deathstar' comments.

Hot BTW

That's no moon...
#33
Tesla_Whizz
This along with the Western Digital Black are the most reliable hard drives with fast performance on the market.

Perfect for RAID setup



oh dear, obviously don't know what you're talking about

nas /enterprise drives are needed for reliable raid, far less failure rates
#34
This is no longer available for purchase.
#35
So, for those that ordered these, what disks did you got, were they the NAS version.

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