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Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB Hard Drive - £69.99 from Storage Depot (Fulfilled by Amazon)

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Seems like a decent price for a 2TB enterprise-grade hard drive with a five year warranty, should you need that kind of reliability. • 2.0 million hours MTBF • Up to 3 terabytes of capacity • 6Gb…
Aretak Avatar2y, 6m agoFound 2 years, 6 months ago4 Comments
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eldaras
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I don't know why one episode a long time ago ( if I remembered correctly that was in the day of Windows XP) in the very long reputable of Hitachi quality should affect purchase decision now.

I agree, but some people really burned themselves with those drives, and now the quality of Hitachi drives is really, really good... I just wanted to emphasize on that :)
Data needs a backup to prevent data loss as the buyer is the data owner and not the seller. There are two types of failures: hardware failure which is a seller's responsibility (you get replacement hardware), data loss is a buyer's responsibility (you get data contents recovered). Neither failure on its own necessarily causes complete loss but the failure of both seller and buyer would. The loss of data contents is preventable by the buyer, blame of loss of data is absolutely on the buyer (or the data manager).

Edited By: splender on Jun 01, 2014 10:50
splender
I don't know why one episode a long time ago ( if I remembered correctly that was in the day of Windows XP) in the very long reputable of Hitachi quality should affect purchase decision now.

I agree, but some people really burned themselves with those drives, and now the quality of Hitachi drives is really, really good... I just wanted to emphasize on that :)
eldaras
For all the people who had a bad experience with the old Hitachi drives, I think it's worth reading this article: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2089464/three-year-27-000-drive-study-reveals-the-most-reliable-hard-drive-makers.html. When reading the article, remember that those drives are in use 24/7 (not just spinning, but in actual use), and that's why enterprise drives usually fail after 2 years.

Hitachi has come a long way since the day of the deathstar drives :).
I don't know why one episode a long time ago ( if I remembered correctly that was in the day of Windows XP) in the very long reputable of Hitachi quality should affect purchase decision now.
For all the people who had a bad experience with the old Hitachi drives, I think it's worth reading this article: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2089464/three-year-27-000-drive-study-reveals-the-most-reliable-hard-drive-makers.html. When reading the article, remember that those drives are in use 24/7 (not just spinning, but in actual use), and that's why enterprise drives usually fail after 2 years.

Hitachi has come a long way since the day of the deathstar drives :).

Edited By: eldaras on May 28, 2014 21:24
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Hitachi Touro Desk Pro 4TB External Hard Drive. £149.99 delivered @ Amazon UK

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Same price on Ebuyer but if you prefer Amazon UK's excellent customer service. This is the PRO version / 7200 RPM performance. - Superfast USB 3.0 - With 3GB of Cloud storage - 2 Year Ma…
veedubjai Avatar3y, 11m agoFound 3 years, 11 months ago8 Comments
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Doesn't seem the right time to buy, as said iit was £20 cheaper recently
naodai_mmx
People reported that non-pro version is 7200rpm as well.

as i recall one chap said that, but never provided any proof, and it goes against the other 99.9% of comments and websites that said the dx3/desktop are 5400rpm.
sej7278
nice that its the pro 7200rpm version with the 7k4000 drives, but £37.50/Tb is over the top.

you can get 3tb for £93 or 2Tb for £65, not as good drives admittedly.

£130 would be about right, i didn't see that, i saw £140. i'm still waiting for 4tb to come down to pre-flood (price fixing) £50/2tb prices.

People reported that non-pro version is 7200rpm as well. So it depends on how you use them. And for storage, tbh, even 5900rmp should be more than enough. Sometime the word pro is just a marketing trick, most of us cannot name any difference.
Almost 60 quid more than a 3tb drive for an extra 1 tb. That is terrible value capacity to cost wise.
3.75p per gb other external hdd's posted on here. They are 3.33p-3.25p per gb
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Hitachi Touro Desk Pro 4TB External Hard Drive @ Amazon £149.99 free delivery

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Same price on Ebuyer.. but if you prefer Amazon.. 3 left in stock This is the PRO version / 7200 RPM performance
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Johnmcl7
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I have 2 of these. Great soo far. 120MB/s write speeds.

Paid £180 for my first one 150 for my second

Did you buy them as bare drives or with the enclosures?

With regards to cost per GB, one of the attractions of the Hitachi drives is that they seem to be a better grade than the Seagate and WD drives. That's what reviewers claimed and someone posted an interesting link to a company using large numbers of drives which seemed to back that up:

http://blog.backblaze.com/2011/07/20/petabytes-on-a-budget-v2-0revealing-more-secrets/

That's partially the appeal of one of these drives for me rather than a few smaller ones.

John

with enclosures - they are used as backups of whats on my pc. so mirrors whats on my pc.
nilrem
I can remember paying £260 for a 8.4Gb internal drive and having to partition it in to 4 so that windows could use it all! Lol I thought I had enough space for life!

I remember buying one of the first optical writers, the HP 4020i.... Cost me £800 and I used to buy 50 cds (YES CDS) at the time from a place called Software Warehouse and 50 cds used to cost me £400 (£8 each)..
Not much difference to todays prices is there??? LOL
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Deal_HUNT3R
I have 2 of these. Great soo far. 120MB/s write speeds.

Paid £180 for my first one 150 for my second

Did you buy them as bare drives or with the enclosures?

With regards to cost per GB, one of the attractions of the Hitachi drives is that they seem to be a better grade than the Seagate and WD drives. That's what reviewers claimed and someone posted an interesting link to a company using large numbers of drives which seemed to back that up:

http://blog.backblaze.com/2011/07/20/petabytes-on-a-budget-v2-0revealing-more-secrets/

That's partially the appeal of one of these drives for me rather than a few smaller ones.

John
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judgey
thats a lot of data to lose
so do you prefer having 4 1TB drives?
anyway, I remember 20 years ago people talking in the same way but about 1GB hard drives, pathetic...

thats because 1GB was a lot of data 20 years ago - as 4TB is nowadays.

might want to dislodge whatever is obstructing your rectum, before you post your next comment.

P.S. i have 12TB of storage.
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