Hitachi XL 2TB Desktop Hard Drive Hi-Speed USB £89.99 Delivered @ eBuyer - HotUKDeals
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Solid. Ready whenever you are. With the dependable speed of USB 2.0. When you need pure storage muscle, choose a drive that makes backing up your life a little easier. Because nothing should ever get in the way of your memories, movies, music and entertainment. Backed by Hitachis reputation for quality, reliability and a world-renowned R&D heritage for advanced hard disk drives used to store, preserve and manage the worlds most valued data.

Interface: USB 2.0; Form Factor: 3.5-inch External Hard Disk Drive Includes Hitachi Local Backup(TM) software

System Requirements:
Windows®
Available USB 2.0 / 1.1 port
OS: Windows 7 / Vista / XP
Macintosh®
Available USB 2.0 / 1.1 port
OS: Built for Mac OS X 10.3 or newer
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#1
great price....
but not gonna buy it from Ebuyer!
I can't take that risk...
Even though Amazon is way more expensive, I'd rather stick to the safe side and good after-sale service.
#2
wnofal
great price....
but not gonna buy it from Ebuyer!
I can't take that risk...
Even though Amazon is way more expensive, I'd rather stick to the safe side and good after-sale service.


£116.85 @ Amazon. I think I'd rather take a chance with ebuyer, but then I've never had to use there after sales service. Heat added:thumbsup:
#3
Ive had two replacements of the 1Tb version of this in the 8 months Ive had it but to the credit of Hitachi they have been fine about the returns and always replaced them.

So from my experience poor reliability but good customer service. Hopefully ive just been unlucky,

Great price though so hot from me.
#4
Geemac
£116.85 @ Amazon. I think I'd rather take a chance with ebuyer, but then I've never had to use there after sales service. Heat added:thumbsup:


You get direct replacements from Hitachi, no need to worry about ebuyer.
#5
wnofal
great price....
but not gonna buy it from Ebuyer!
I can't take that risk...
Even though Amazon is way more expensive, I'd rather stick to the safe side and good after-sale service.


Funny that at least state your porblem because as far as I know ebuyer have one of the best reps going.
#6
wnofal
great price....
but not gonna buy it from Ebuyer!
I can't take that risk...
Even though Amazon is way more expensive, I'd rather stick to the safe side and good after-sale service.


never had any problems with eBuyer, or with Amazon for that matter.

Guess some people have all the bad luck!
#7
Don't know where the hate comes from for eBuyer.

I've purchased from them for over 7 years now (individual components for easily over 10 system builds) and have never had a single problem. When I've had to return an item for whatever reason, the RMA process has always been silky smooth.

I know it's all personal opinion/experience , but I don't like how people only tend to remember their negative experiences, so I wanted to express my positive viewpoint.
#8
I consider both Ebuyer and Amazon to be equally A grade customer service.

Now Dabs on the other hand, there is a poor customer service company (shame as there was a time they were good)
#9
eZ`
Don't know where the hate comes from for eBuyer.

I've purchased from them for over 7 years now (individual components for easily over 10 system builds) and have never had a single problem. When I've had to return an item for whatever reason, the RMA process has always been silky smooth.

I know it's all personal opinion/experience , but I don't like how people only tend to remember their negative experiences, so I wanted to express my positive viewpoint.


+1

Very good service from eBuyer, no problems returning items, can get hold of someone to speak to over the phone, good technical support.

I guess some people want more, good luck......
#10
The concern for me is not about having a dead drive replaced ect....but that a lot of important data could be lost if these drives fail.

Anyone know of a good reliable external drive?.

.
#11
stemcell
The concern for me is not about having a dead drive replaced ect....but that a lot of important data could be lost if these drives fail.

Anyone know of a good reliable external drive?.

.


You always have a risk with any brand/make of drive that it can fail.

No guarantees unfortunately, I guess a way around this, is to pay for online storage (how safe it is, is questionable), or buy two or more drives and have multiples of your data (that's what I do).
#12
stemcell
The concern for me is not about having a dead drive replaced ect....but that a lot of important data could be lost if these drives fail.

Anyone know of a good reliable external drive?.

.


Items fail but some items fail more than others. Everyone seems to have sopemthing bad to say about most drives, but I think at the moment for reliability western digital is top dog and thats why they charge a premium, but thier better drives have a 5 year guarantee.

You shpud; in any event think about backups for essential data be that online, hard copy or by using raid. Im not too keen on 2tb of data, but drives will get bigger and you always need more storage. Quite easy to fill if you are using soemthing like blue ray.

My view on Hitachi and im assuming they are suing an Hitachi drive (you have to look inside) is they are average drives.

I avoid maxtor like the plague.
#13
Nice find; I was just about to buy a couple of 1.5TB bare drives for backups for about a tenner more each from my usual boxshifter, Insight.

I've never used ebuyer before, but I'm prepared to give them a chance for this deal. As long as they actually arrive in one piece, then all my future dealings should be with Hitachi anyway.
#14
I have a Hitachi drive, and it is still going strong after 10 years!

But then again, I had one fail after 3 years, just out of warranty aswell! lol

Swings and roundabouts people......
#15
No e-sata? Why do they do this? Drives these size really need e-sata but nobody bothers to include a port. Have fun filling this up with USB.
#16
lot of ebuyer bashing going on, used them for years, never had a problem.
#17
montblanc
No e-sata? Why do they do this? Drives these size really need e-sata but nobody bothers to include a port. Have fun filling this up with USB.


I imagine it's down to support burden. I was checking out external drives with eSATA and at I think at least two (from 'real' drive manufacturers, too) had problems with the Marvell eSATA chipset used on my Asus P5Q (and presumably lots of other motherboards too).
#18
bigmike20vt
I consider both Ebuyer and Amazon to be equally A grade customer service.

Now Dabs on the other hand, there is a poor customer service company (shame as there was a time they were good)


Absolute rubbish. I had a laptop hard drive fail after 11 months - I just logged into my account - found the order details and arranged collection online plus a printed returns label. Excellent service
banned#19
AddictWeb
Ive had two replacements of the 1Tb version of this in the 8 months Ive had it but to the credit of Hitachi they have been fine about the returns and always replaced them.

So from my experience poor reliability but good customer service. Hopefully ive just been unlucky,

Great price though so hot from me.


Poor reliability could be a big issue given the nature of the product so not voting either way
#20
lottysdad08
Poor reliability could be a big issue given the nature of the product so not voting either way


applies to all drives, not just Hitachi....

that's why all drives come with an MFT (meant failure time, or is it MTF: mean time to failure?), some die young, some last for ages... luck of the draw with all drives.

stand by my previous comment, to have several copies, for better protection...... simple
#21
surahman
applies to all drives, not just Hitachi....

that's why all drives come with an MFT (meant failure time, or is it MTF: mean time to failure?), some die young, some last for ages... luck of the draw with all drives.

stand by my previous comment, to have several copies, for better protection...... simple


Agreed. The main use of these kind of USB chassis external drives though is to keep a mobile backup copy of files rather than as primary storage

Hot deal BTW..
#22
stemcell
The concern for me is not about having a dead drive replaced ect....but that a lot of important data could be lost if these drives fail.

Anyone know of a good reliable external drive?.

Unfortunately there's no such thing - all Hard Drives fail eventually.
The easy solution is to simply backup your stuff - if you're buying one of these to fill with data, then you'll need a second one for your backup copy...
#23
giddy1778
lot of ebuyer bashing going on, used them for years, never had a problem.


Just for the record another "me too". Been regularly buying hardware from Ebuyer for the last 6 years and whenever I've had a faulty item it's been replaced immediately (or refunded) with no fuss whatsoever.

p.s. what Nom said... if you don't back-up you'll be bitten sooner or later.
#24
HI,

Please can anyone tell me/know what drive is inside as this is a cheap way to get 2TB drive for a PC (since you get an enclosure that probbaly has SATA inside so you could stick your old low cap SATA drive inplace as a backup media).

Cheers
Paul
banned#25
Geemac
wnofal
great price....but not gonna buy it from Ebuyer!I can't take that risk...Even though Amazon is way more expensive, I'd rather stick to the safe side and good after-sale service.
£116.85 @ Amazon. I think I'd rather take a chance with ebuyer, but then I've never had to use there after sales service. Heat added:thumbsup:
Geemac
wnofal
great price....but not gonna buy it from Ebuyer!I can't take that risk...Even though Amazon is way more expensive, I'd rather stick to the safe side and good after-sale service.
£116.85 @ Amazon. I think I'd rather take a chance with ebuyer, but then I've never had to use there after sales service. Heat added:thumbsup:
- now at Amazon @ £89.99
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hitachi-External-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B003CV6XKK/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1278607062&sr=8-5
banned#26
Same price @ amazon. and a more reliable retailer in my personal opinion
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hitachi-xl-2tb-external-hard-drive-/716374
#27
It's actually on ebay with next day delivery:
http://****.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300443886692
#28
armoured-smiler
HI,

Please can anyone tell me/know what drive is inside as this is a cheap way to get 2TB drive for a PC (since you get an enclosure that probbaly has SATA inside so you could stick your old low cap SATA drive inplace as a backup media).

Cheers
Paul


The drives in mine are Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000, model number HDS722020ALA330.

Note that the warranty (3 years, according to http://www.hitachigst.com/portal/site/en/support/warranty/) only applies to the drive whilst it's left in the enclosure (which has a warranty seal). The drives inside don't have valid warranties.

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