377°
EXPIRED
1TB (1000GB) Hitachi Deskstar SATA 2 Hard Drive now only £60 @ scan
1TB (1000GB) Hitachi Deskstar SATA 2 Hard Drive now only £60 @ scan

1TB (1000GB) Hitachi Deskstar SATA 2 Hard Drive now only £60 @ scan

Buy forBuy forBuy for£60.23
GETGet dealVisit site and get deal
I know some of you guys are put off by hitachi but i think their HDDs are much more reliable than they were and i think this is a really great price for a 1TB HDD. cant believe how cheap they are now.

specs:


The DeskstarTM 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.

Stores Upto 2460 Action Packed Games
Stores Upto 284000 Digital Photo's (6Mpix)
Stores Upto 250000 MP3 Songs
Stores Upto 24000 CD Audio Songs
Stores Upto 76ours of Digital Video (DV)
Stores Upto 400 Hours of DVD Quality Video
Stores Upto 120 Hours of HD Quality Video
Energy efficiency helps manufacturers deliver ENERGY STAR 4.0 compliant systems
The ENERGY STAR 4.0 specifications released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are recognized around the world as a way of identifying energy-efficient PCs and other computer equipment. PCs that meet the ENERGY STAR 4.0 criteria are expected to become increasingly popular with both corporations and consumers. Some corporations are choosing to purchase ENERGY STAR PCs as part of their green initiatives. The Deskstar 7K1000.B hard drive delivers industry-leading low-power consumptionup to 43% idle power savings over previous generation productscontributing to a reduction in overall system power requirements, which helps PC manufacturers achieve ENERGY STAR ratings.

Data security option
Deskstar 7K1000.B features optional Bulk Data Encryption (BDE) that uses an Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to deliver the strongest commercially available data security protection. Data is scrambled using a key as it is written to the disk then descrambled with the key as it is retrieved. BDE also speeds and simplifies the drive re-deployment process. By deleting the encryption key, the data on the drive is rendered unreadable, thereby eliminating the need for time-consuming data-overwrite. For information on how to order this optional feature, contact your Hitachi sales representative.
Manufacturer: Hitachi Cache: 16MB
Capacity: 1000 GB Access Time:
Edition: Deskstar 7K1000 Interface: SATA 3Gb/s
Form Factor: 3.5" Free-Fall Sensor: No
Height: 26.1 mm
NCQ: No
Rotation Speed: 7200 rpm

37 Comments

plus delivery (unless you're an avforums member... blah blah)

joshm;5385160

plus delivery (unless you're an avforums member... blah blah)



Yeah I agree the Free Postage Avforums member thingy is a right pain ?! ;-)

kevingattaca2;5385276

Yeah I agree the Free Postage Avforums member thingy is a right pain ?! … Yeah I agree the Free Postage Avforums member thingy is a right pain ?! ;-)



How is it a pain? - Been a member of AV Forums since 2002 - It's one of 5-6 forums I visit religiously.

At present this listiing is voted cold at -10, whereas a 1TB external drive from the same company costing £8 more is hot at +36.
Just goes to show how random and unreliable this voting thing really is.

pete_l;5385481

At present this listiing is voted cold at -10, whereas a 1TB external … At present this listiing is voted cold at -10, whereas a 1TB external drive from the same company costing £8 more is hot at +36.Just goes to show how random and unreliable this voting thing really is.



probably reflects long lasting opinions on the "deathstar".

has anyone used these recently?

W1zz;5385314

How is it a pain? - Been a member of AV Forums since 2002 - It's one of … How is it a pain? - Been a member of AV Forums since 2002 - It's one of 5-6 forums I visit religiously.



MMMmmm fair point, it IS a good site ?
I'm not really sure that I could put up 20 postings thats all ??
BUT I'm glad that SCAN at least do this offer with Avforum's !?

I have 4 of these in my NAS, bought them at launch for about £160 each, never skipped a beat in 2yrs.

haq;5386564

SCAN is involved in a controversy … SCAN is involved in a controversy recentlyhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/item/41315...9000-webcam-2/



Jaffa cakes ?

In yesterday's "scanshot" this drive was £58.64...

]https//se…o71

Which doesn't matter as the price is now £58.52...

Chris Type R;5386788

Jaffa cakes ?



haha. I got jaffa cakes too....

I ordered one of these from Aria just this morning, on their 'SuperSpecials' it's £59.69 delivered, there's still a few left according to their website.

It was also listed as £59.99 delivered at eBuyer until a few days ago but looks to have sold out there now.

hippyharry;5386848

haha. I got jaffa cakes too....



Probably meant this: hotukdeals.com/ite…152 - a bunch of hopefuls hoping to get a misprice honoured.

Any recommendations for a cheap NAS in which this can be used, so as to use it with a PS3? Prices of NAS enclosures putting me off . . . . Thanks !!

JayDubya;5385804

probably reflects long lasting opinions on the "deathstar".has anyone … probably reflects long lasting opinions on the "deathstar".has anyone used these recently?



Nothing wrong with these drives now, I use 8 of them in an external enclosure and they run cooler and use less power than any of my other drives. They get good reviews everywhere you look, and are a million miles away from the older models that earned the Deathstar label.

The only thing you have to look out for is UK dealers selling Asian stock, which means you'd need to return the units to the Asian repair centre for any warranty claims. I made sure to check all of mine as soon as they arrived.

http://i40.tinypic.com/xp2f78.jpg

16mb cache.
not a great deal
prices are averaging at £50-£60 at the min,

heated. good price 1TB & free dlvry for AVF

Ordered from Novatech at £58.64 (select free del option) +3% quidco.

Also if you have 20 posts and member of Hexus forums postage is free I have one of these since September 08 and its fine. In fact I got another one last week from Ebuyer but costs me slightly more

Scan have a good customer service and have full warrenty with their hard drives.

The 16mb cache is not really a problem, not really any difference in speed (correct me if I'm wrong regarding mechanical drives). These drives are a good all rounder, see tomshardware for reviews.

when people talk about cache, speed, etc - it doesn’t really impact in the real world - just milliseconds - surely its price, reliability - before you know it the next size and speed is out.

These drives are very cool and quiet. I have 5 in an enclosure using RAID5. Have had it running constantly for 4 days and the enclosure it still completely cold.
When reading and writing to the drives I can't hear any increase in sound. I can't hear anything at all other than the fan on the enclosure, which itself is very quiet.

Not much of a great price though. I got mine from ebuyer for £60 each, but they don't seem to stock them any more.

I'd recommend these drives to anyone.

If you need it today, the same drive from PCWorld using Click and Reserve is £64.99.

Product Code : 369430

dichromate;5387828

Scan have a good customer service and have full warrenty with their hard … Scan have a good customer service and have full warrenty with their hard drives.The 16mb cache is not really a problem, not really any difference in speed (correct me if I'm wrong regarding mechanical drives). These drives are a good all rounder, see tomshardware for reviews.



Be aware that scan are only offering a 2 year warranty on these. Where ebuyer and overclockers are offering 3 years as standard by hitachi.

I checked my drive on hitachi site and it said refer to seller/oem for returns.

I contacted them and they said they would deal with the warranty, but could give no explanation why they only offer two years. They just said it was that on the website and that was final.

Mr No;5387271

Nothing wrong with these drives now, I use 8 of them in an external … Nothing wrong with these drives now, I use 8 of them in an external enclosure and they run cooler and use less power than any of my other drives


From your screenshot I assume you're running them as a RAID 0 array, incredibly risky if you are! 1 drives fails and you lose the entire array.

1TB is not going to be 1000GB

spiveym;5389353

1TB is not going to be 1000GB



931.19 GB

worse hard disks in the world.. had three of these in a row go on me... I'd never buy one of them again..

Always stick to seagate now and never regretted it

dichromate;5387828

... Scan have a good customer service ...



Scan never package their drives properly - they seem to think just a few wraps of bubblewrap will do - most suppliers use seperate padded boxes for each drive shipped. In the past I've received two drives placed together and just wrapped with several turns of bubblewrap inside a DHL bag.

Be aware of this before ordering!

Also be aware that Scan have a habit of charging [COLOR="Red"]more[/COLOR] for "Today Only" items eg

1TB Western Digital WD10EAVS Caviar GP, SATA 300, 7200 rpm, 8MB Cache, 8 ms, NCQ
Today Only Price £67.84 - Normal Price £66.65 !!

Smartbuyer;5387479

Ordered from Novatech at £58.64 (select free del option) +3% quidco.



Good find! :thumbsup:

syanide;5389377

worse hard disks in the world.. had three of these in a row go on me... … worse hard disks in the world.. had three of these in a row go on me... I'd never buy one of them again.. Always stick to seagate now and never regretted it



If you're killing three drives in a row from ANY manufacturer, I'd say it's more to do with user error. Are you sure you're not confusing these with the ancient Deskstars?

I noticed the other day that scan had a least three items marked as more expensive, just assumed it was an error. I did order a Samsung a couple of weeks ago, came wrapped in bubble wrap.

I remember Scan sending me an email (I was too busy to check my emails for a couple of weeks so was well past a week), stating that any faults not reported within 7 days would not be dealt with, yeh right.

Just to clarify(not trying to be **** here) Hard drive manufacturers measure drives using the SI method. 1 terabyte = 1000000000000 bytes this does not equate to 1000GB's :thinking:

Mr No;5387271



Wow,

A 7TB partition.

That must be fun when it comes to formatting...

Quick formats all the way I guess.

Original Poster

spiveym;5389353

1TB is not going to be 1000GB



it would be if 1,000MB = 1GB. thats how most HDD companies see it for some reason

Now £57.49 on Today/only page.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text