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Hitachi Hdt721010sla360 3.5" 1tb 16mb Sata Hdd (saturn) £54.45 @ Amazon

£54.45 @ Amazon
1TB 3.5" HDD. Price was 109.99 with 50% off - seems reasonable price if you like dealing with Amazon! Free delivery Read More
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1TB 3.5" HDD. Price was 109.99 with 50% off - seems reasonable price if you like dealing with Amazon!

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banned#1
Looks HOT at this price :thumbsup:
#2
great price for bags of storage
#3
HI

the same HD is available on ebuyer for £52.79 with free delivery
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150256?ref=ga&gclid=CN_jqIjSq5wCFVUA4wodbzW4kg
#4
This is the same model that Scan have on special offer a couple of times a week; it was £51.74 over the weekend.
#5
Cheaper at Ebuyer @ £52.79 delivered

I, like many others, are waiting till they drop to sub-£50 like they did not too long ago.

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150256
#6
KayeeEn
Cheaper at Ebuyer @ £52.79 delivered

I, like many others, are waiting till they drop to sub-£50 like they did not too long ago.

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150256


If you need one then surely £3 isn't going to break the bank? If not them you may as well hold out till you do, these things only ever go one way over a few months.
#7
Looks good to me : )
#8
simonbikeuk
HI

the same HD is available on ebuyer for £52.79 with free delivery
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150256?ref=ga&gclid=CN_jqIjSq5wCFVUA4wodbzW4kg


for that this deal should be voted cold.
#9
Computerman
for that this deal should be voted cold.


That all depends, haven't looked into the warranty on these, certainly know from past experience that OEM drives can have a lesser 12 months warranty than retail drives.

Now the only thing here I do know is Ebuyer supply a lot of drives OEM, not all drive manufacturers have longer than 12 months warranty for OEM drive serial numbers (Western Digital being one manufacturer like this)

There again, there is nothing stating at Amazon that these units are Retail boxed, and I have not checked into Hitachis Warranty policy.
#10
Computerman
for that this deal should be voted cold.


if you have amazon prime then for £3 extra you get free next day delivery and not rip off £10!
#11
It also depends who you would prefer to use. Amazon are fantastic, they'll pick up the hard drive if there's anything wrong and dispatch one immediately before you even return the old one. Ebuyer want you to send it back, then they check it, then the refund you, and only then will they send a new one. Oh and this is before you have to chase them up for 2 months to refund your return shipping ;)
banned#12
DEATHSTAR!

I win!

Steer clear - Hitachis are junk.
#13
Funnily enough I bought this yesterday off Amazon. Got a free month of Amazon Prime too - so being delivered today. Had a look at Ebuyer, Scan and Aria - which ALL cost about £10 or thereabouts to deliver to N.Ireland. Whereas with amazon I'm getting it delivered Royal Mail special delivery FOR FREE!

Hot from me (surprise surprise)
#14
sterankin
Funnily enough I bought this yesterday off Amazon. Got a free month of Amazon Prime too - so being delivered today. Had a look at Ebuyer, Scan and Aria - which ALL cost about £10 or thereabouts to deliver to N.Ireland. Whereas with amazon I'm getting it delivered Royal Mail special delivery FOR FREE!

Hot from me (surprise surprise)


you sure its royal mail? i was sure its citylink which do amazon prime now
#15
Voted hot from me, :thumbsup:
#16
Hot here too, as Ebuyer charge a whopping surcharge of £15 to NI for their so called 'free' service.....:x

I NEVER will use Ebuyer.

Amazon are tops :thumbsup:

H&R added
#17
Anarchist
DEATHSTAR! I win! Steer clear - Hitachis are junk.

Brain dead. You're a loser. Junk post. :roll:
#18
Anarchist
DEATHSTAR!

I win!

Steer clear - Hitachis are junk.


Funny man!

That was years ago

GROW UP!:roll:
#19
I had two hitachi (IBM) deathstars die on me - worst thing was, one was the backup of the other so I lost photos. I know things have moved on but I will never trust hitachi drives after that.
#20
shadowdogg
you sure its royal mail? i was sure its citylink which do amazon prime now


They gave me a Royal Mail tracking number :)

Any tips for installing this as a second HDD? Do you just use the existing SATA cable like you did with IDE - or does a SATA cable come in the box? FYI this is going into a vostro 200

Just need to know whether I need to nip out and buy the cable before I try and install this later!

Cheers
#21
Well the hard drive arrived. Its OEM so nothing in the box but the hard drive (so screws etc).

Had to buy a SATA data cable there (£5!) - lets hope there is a SATA power connector spare inside the case..
#22
sterankin
Well the hard drive arrived. Its OEM so nothing in the box but the hard drive (so screws etc).

Had to buy a SATA data cable there (£5!) - lets hope there is a SATA power connector spare inside the case..


They never come with the cables. You normally get spares with most motherboards, but if you have a pre-built system you can forget it. Ebay is usually the cheapest place, or Ebuyer if ordering with the drive :thumbsup:

Oh and who has had good warranty service from Amazon? Every time I have had a problem they just tell me to contact the manufacturer if it is over the legal minimum for a return under Distance Selling (is it 30 days?). I spent weeks talking to ignorant donkeys in their CS and had to threaten them with Sales of Goods act, etc to get them to accept a return on an item when I could get no sense from the manufacturer. Shouldn't even have to contact the manufacturer directly at all. Only buy from them for cost / delivery reasons now as their service is POOR IMHO.
#23
In my work we have kept track of what drives do what and here is our findings from 2000 onwards:

IBM Deskstar - 4 drives, 3 fails (One "deathstar" still going on a Linux browsing machine, but these were the first hard disks we ever had fail whilst fairly new and containing important information).
Hitachi Storage - 5 drives, no fails (oldest is 3 years old as we avoided them for a few years when the IBM's started dropping like flys).
Samsung - 6 drives, 3 fails (all three of our drives 3-4 years old have failed, 2 fairly recently so don't trust their long term reliability whatsoever, wish I hadn't bought 3 1TB drives when Samsung were the cheapest option a year or so ago).
Maxtor - 25 drives, 10 fails (again far too many fails, our local supplier moved from IBM to Maxtor so they became our emergency purchase drive, we now avoid).
Seagate - 20 drives, 1 fail (great results but since they became one with Maxtor I have avoided them completely).
Western Digital - 22 drives, 0 fail (these include some early 10GB 7200RPM IDE drives right through to the recent 1TB Green Power drives, took us till about a year ago to make them drive of choice as they were always a little dearer).
We also have a number of Fujitsu and Quantum drives in various states but neither make consumer drives any more.

Obviously these are only our own results, but I have had the Maxtor issues and lack of issue with Seagate / Western Digital confirmed by a friedn who managed about 200 PC's for a school. Samsung is a difficult one as they had a tiny market share before the 1TB era. Their F1 drive was not only the fastest when it came out, it was also about 20%-30% cheaper than the next cheapest 1TB drive for a long period. It will be interesting to see how these F1's do in the next couple of years given my previous Samsung problems.

Put simply if you don't think you can sort a backup solution then I would buy Western Digital every time. Otherwise my results tell me they are all a big risk, Samsung by experience and Seagate / Hitachi by association with past problems from Maxtor / IBM respectively.
#24
seems like a good deal from Amazon.
#25
sibeer
They never come with the cables. You normally get spares with most motherboards, but if you have a pre-built system you can forget it. Ebay is usually the cheapest place, or Ebuyer if ordering with the drive :thumbsup:

Oh and who has had good warranty service from Amazon? Every time I have had a problem they just tell me to contact the manufacturer if it is over the legal minimum for a return under Distance Selling (is it 30 days?). I spent weeks talking to ignorant donkeys in their CS and had to threaten them with Sales of Goods act, etc to get them to accept a return on an item when I could get no sense from the manufacturer. Shouldn't even have to contact the manufacturer directly at all. Only buy from them for cost / delivery reasons now as their service is POOR IMHO.


I have always had excellent CS from amazon - including 2 ocassions when the original manufacturer was giving a poor level of service.
#26
Agharta
This is the same model that Scan have on special offer a couple of times a week; it was £51.74 over the weekend.

£51.16 on Today Only - http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

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