Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 2TB Internal Hard Drive £52.22 @ YoYoTech - HotUKDeals
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When you go to checkout the price decreases - pickup is only £45, delivery is £6.99.

http://www.yoyotech.co.uk/item-detail.php?products_id=4373223

Series Deskstar 5K3000
Interface SATA 6.0Gb/s
Capacity 2TB
Cache 32MB
Form Factor 3.5"
Features CoolSpin Design – For power efficiency and quiet operation
Ecological Leadership – Halogen-free design and power-efficient operation
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#1
Ends at midnight tonight!
#2
beat me too it, was busy reserving mine for collection =D
#3
arrrrggh, their site is sooo slow!!
#4
How long before you can collect?
#5
gary_rip
How long before you can collect?

half hour usually apparently, but got an email after 15mins
#6
£51.59 on scan today only, if you qualify for free delivery.

great price if you're close enough to pick up though
#7
Just called, right away! £45... thanks!
#8
woops....

The comments for your order are

%s

Gary its 1 per order, but... but... am letting this go, its all ready to collect....

Your order has been updated to the following status.

Thanks yoyo!!

Edited By: gary_rip on May 19, 2011 14:43
#9
gary_rip
woops....

The comments for your order are

%s

Gary its 1 per order, but... but... am letting this go, its all ready to collect....

Your order has been updated to the following status.


Thanks yoyo!!

haha they did relay a message over facebook saying it is 1per order haha
#10
I have this in my tower that I am on now.
#11
Ordered thanks...........even more room for pics of the wife.
#12
Only a few hours left...

Edited By: Stokes on May 19, 2011 20:53
#13
Aren't Hitachi "Deathstar" drives famously unreliable?
#14
popoyaya
Aren't Hitachi "Deathstar" drives famously unreliable?

hearsay, is in it?
#15
popoyaya
Aren't Hitachi "Deathstar" drives famously unreliable?


If you live in a timewarp from several years ago maybe
#16
popoyaya
Aren't Hitachi "Deathstar" drives famously unreliable?


Blimey...that was about 8 years ago.
It's like saying that Voodoo/3dfx cards are the fastest video cards on the market (_;)
#17
where does it say ends at midnight.
#18
Expired, showing £60.30 for store pickup now.
#19
Same here. Shame.
#20
huh? showing as £45.23 inc VAT but when you go to the basket its £60.30 - never mind
#21
KINGYFUN
Ordered thanks...........even more room for pics of the wife.

Thats a LOT of pix, what page in the Kamasutra you two on?????
#22
Just picked mine up!

Got a free tool kit also! Thanks yoyo.
#23
Its expired now as i said.
#24
frakison
KINGYFUN
Ordered thanks...........even more room for pics of the wife.


Thats a LOT of pix, what page in the Kamasutra you two on?????


Whats a Kamasutra? Is that a gentleman's relish?.....
#25
I bought some of these Hitachi 5K3000 discs and following posts from Xad and Paul99 on another thread I also found that the reported cache size is less than the specified 32MB. I did some investigation and found the following:

Once the discs arrived I formatted the first drive, and then used Crystadisklinfo and HDtune to do some benchmarks and check the drive information. Like Xad I found the Buffer size was reported in Crystaldiskinfo as 26129 KB, and in HDtune it was reported as 26756608 bytes. As 26129 KB = 26756096 bytes, I think these are reading pretty much the same.

I downloaded the data sheet and technical manual from the Hitachi site(http://www.hitachigst.com).
On the data sheet the specs list the buffer size as 32MB but with a footnote saying that "Portion of buffer capacity used for drive firmware".

On page 19 of the "Hard Disk Drive Specification" manual for the 5K3000 there is a table headed 4.2 data Sheet. This lists the buffer size as 32MB but again there is a footnote which says "Upper 6638.5 KB are used for firmware, this is typical value, it depends on firmware revision".If you add this figure to the figure reported by paul99 and by my HDtune test, you get back to 32MB. I think that is more than a coincidence, and probably explains why the buffer size is not reported as 32MB.

6638.5 KB = 6638.5 x 1024 = 6,797,824 bytes

6,797,824 + 26,756,608 = 33,554,432 bytes

33,554,432 / 1024 = 32768 KB

32768 / 1024 = 32 MB


The data sheet can be downloaded from:
http://www.hitachigst.com/tech/techlib.nsf/techdocs/02D9197756A273D0862577D50024EC1D/$file/DS5K3000_ds.pdf

The Hard Disk Drive Specification cane be downloaded from:
http://www.hitachigst.com/tech/techlib.nsf/techdocs/3B466EACAD15AD4E8825781D00360E58/$file/DS5K3000-2TB_CS5K2000_OEM_manual_1.0.pdf

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