Hitachi DeskStar 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache OEM - Now just £49.97 @ Ebuyer (Free delivery £50+) - HotUKDeals
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Cheapest I've seen an internal 1TB HD so far (probably this cheap because of the current deal they've got on external 1TB drives), don't know how long they will last though at this price. Change delivery to "Within 5 Working Days (FREE)" for Free Shipping.

Description:

The Deskstar 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.
Perpendicular magnetic recording technology
SATA 3.0 Gb/s interface
Ramp load design increases shock protection and power savings
Thermal monitoring and fly height control enhance reliability
Three low-power idle modes boost power efficiency
Silent seek acoustics achieve ultra-quiet operation
Host/drive authentication for hardware security
3 year warranty
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#1
This has come down a bit in price.
#2
Not a bad price. Bought iomega external 1tb from Tesco for £61 and this is the drive that was inside the enclosure.
#3
Superb
#4
The Rebel Alliance won't know whats hit them!
1 Like #5
nice price :thumbsup:
#6
gogosteve
The Rebel Alliance won't know whats hit them!


Haha, that was good +1
#7
One of the slower 1TB drives but that's a cracking price.

laze
#8
laze
One of the slower 1TB drives but that's a cracking price.

laze


?? No it's not. It's actually one of the quicker once you disable AAM. Even not bad with it enabled.
#9
Jellybeans
Haha, that was good +1


:-D Joking aside... it's a great price for 1TB. Just make sure you tape up that thermal exhaust port.......
#10
laze
One of the slower 1TB drives but that's a cracking price.

laze


Slow?? Do show me a quicker one for similar money.
#11
Damn this deal! i was going to hold out till next payday... but at this price I may get a few.
#12
Good price! Am ordering a couple for my NAS
#13
Just the price I was holding out for! HOT!
#14
I have one of these and a Samsung HD103SI and even though the Samsung is a 5,200 rpm drive the Hitachi is much quieter as installed in my system. Your mileage may vary as I use a non standard mounting method.
I wonder if the Hitachi comes with AAM enabled and the Samsung without? I’m going to look into that later in the week. I usually check that via the manufacturer’s tools which usually require creating a boot disk. Is there a Windows utility that will tell me the status of AAM?

HD Tach gives average read speeds of:

Samsung 83.4MB
Hitachi 91.5MB

Random access

Samsung 15.5ms
Hitachi 13.9ms

Considering the Hitachi has 3 platters and the Samsung only 2 it’s a decent performance.
The Samsung runs much cooler though and I don’t even need to use a fan to cool it. It’s cooler without a fan than the Hitachi with one!
#15
Agharta
I wonder if the Hitachi comes with AAM enabled and the Samsung without? I’m going to look into that later in the week. I usually check that via the manufacturer’s tools which usually require creating a boot disk. Is there a Windows utility that will tell me the status of AAM?


I used HDDScan to turn on the AAM on my WD Greenpower in windows. (it's under tasks>features>IDE features)
#16
Appears to be a great buy for this particular drive :D

Found a review here

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/hitachi-western-digital-terabyte,2017-2.html
#17
Is this the type of cable you need for this drive? http://www.ebuyer.com/product/151963 Plexus Serial ATA 2.0 7-pin Cable (Red) 46cm / 18"
#18
monkeyman79
Is this the type of cable you need for this drive? http://www.ebuyer.com/product/151963 Plexus Serial ATA 2.0 7-pin Cable (Red) 46cm / 18"


yes
#19
great price:thumbsup:
#20
These do come with AAM enabled. I used to have 2 of the 750gb models in RAID 0 and with AAM disabled got about 185mb/sec transfer rates and 12.4ms access time. not bad at all
#21
Bargain!! Thanks.I've been looking for a 1TB 3.5" SATA HDD for under £50, but couldnt wait any longer and ordered. Great Price.

I've had a Esata enclosure for a good few months and this will do the trick nicely.
#22
burntsmell;5448991
Good price! Am ordering a couple for my NAS

Will it work with Nas..Please advise me what type of (Make n Model) of Nas you have mate...I'm looking for one
#23
whats AAM? and should you disable it?
#24
monkeyman79
whats AAM? and should you disable it?


Automatic Acoustic Management (AAM)
#25
monkeyman79
whats AAM? and should you disable it?

If you enable it the drive is quieter but the performance is worse.
1 Like #26
burntsmell;5448991
Good price! Am ordering a couple for my NAS


Had to do a double-take then.

Must be getting late, I read it as you were getting a couple for your NANS :?

Had visions of 2 pensioners with pumped up PC's downloading all sorts of "stuff"
(when I say "stuff" my first thought was porn, but then couldn't get my head round 2 old dears downloading "raw meats 2" or whatever it was, so went back to "stuff" :oops:)

Note to self, really must go to bed and not spend hours on HUKD.

Nice find OP, nearly got one of these the other day from Scan when they were £58-ish, but talked myself out of it.
Might even have to get one, heat added.
#27
That's a great price. Can't see these dropping much further. There's nothing to replace them
#28
Hi. Was just wondering if I could turn off AAM if I use it as an external drive as the iomega I bought has this drive in there? Im using it as backup for video editing.
#29
What do I need to buy to connect this to my router so we can all see it on my house network. (Guess its a NAS box). MUST HAVE auto power(spin?) down when not in use. Thanks for any help on this...
#30
aj_aziz
Hi. Was just wondering if I could turn off AAM if I use it as an external drive as the iomega I bought has this drive in there? Im using it as backup for video editing.


You'd probably have to crack it open and disable it on a PC first.

To be honest, AAM will make little difference if you are using an external drive.
#31
TeamMCS
AAM will make little difference if you are using an external drive.


Yeah, no point if external.
#32
Can anyone vouch for the reliability of these drives?
#33
Cheap as chips!

@Khaz45, buy two and mirror your data (RAID?)
#34
Jelly
Cheap as chips!

@Khaz45, buy two and mirror your data (RAID?)


Lol, buying two to make up for a lack of reliability isn't the best idea, I still lean towards the WD 1TB green power for £61
#35
Khaz45
Can anyone vouch for the reliability of these drives?


These drives may not have the official Hitachi warranty - grey imports possibly?
#36
what a bargain, cant believe how cheap these have got

have some heat and rep
#37
Top deal - just bought one for my Sky HD. Hopefully it'll work OK!
#38
I have 5 of these in an Edge10 DAS501t eSata box, set up as SoftRAID5. Even when reading/writing it is extremely quiet,
Had the box running constantly for a couple of weeks now, no probs so far. Even with 5 drives in this small enclosure they stay very cool.
#39
now that what i called decent price. lol
voted hot
#40
laze
One of the slower 1TB drives but that's a cracking price.

laze


simate
Slow?? Do show me a quicker one for similar money.


gurusan
?? No it's not. It's actually one of the quicker once you disable AAM. Even not bad with it enabled.


Totally agree with simate and gurusan, this Deskstar out performs most drives except the really fast Seagate ones with smaller capacities. See TomsHardware drive chart to confirm.

Snippet from that quotes:
- Average read performance 91.58 MBs Deskstar (92.45 MBs Samsung F1)
- Average read performance 91.51 MBs (90.04 MBs Samsung F1)

Voted hot hot hot.

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