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1Tb Hitachi 7K1000.B SATA-II 16Mb Cache 7200rpm @ Scan £48.29 + delivery or free for AVForum users
1Tb Hitachi 7K1000.B SATA-II 16Mb Cache 7200rpm @ Scan £48.29 + delivery or free for AVForum users

1Tb Hitachi 7K1000.B SATA-II 16Mb Cache 7200rpm @ Scan £48.29 + delivery or free for AVForum users

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Good price have heat.

£56.33 with P+P Why couldn’t you put that in the title, as you know you are supposed to.

So are Hitachi reliable drives or is there a better alternative (for not much more)?

Not heard much about Hitachi but I know Western Digital are recommended. That said, my WD MyBook external hard drive is now playing up so I am on the hunt for a new internal HD

I think drives are much of a muchness nowadays. I've got Hitachi (formerly IBM) deskstars, WD, Maxtor, Samsung... all will fail eventually. It's better to get a drive with 3 year rather than 1 year warranty, that's about it... but in 12 months time - if it has failed, you'll probably spend the same getting one twice as big and just bin it.

The only thing to be careful about is if you want to use this with a popcornhour... iirc, they don't like Hitachi drives much.

wozwebs;6272411

Not heard much about Hitachi but I know Western Digital are recommended. … Not heard much about Hitachi but I know Western Digital are recommended. That said, my WD MyBook external hard drive is now playing up so I am on the hunt for a new internal HD



Is it one of the older ones with the circle of light? I had one of those, they're all over the internet as being dreadful - mine would just hang up. However, it seems it's the PSU or case that goes, not the drive (normally). Unless you're actually getting bad sectors I'd be tempted to take the drive out and try it. Mine was fine.

leighonigar;6272625

Is it one of the older ones with the circle of light? I had one of those, … Is it one of the older ones with the circle of light? I had one of those, they're all over the internet as being dreadful - mine would just hang up. However, it seems it's the PSU or case that goes, not the drive (normally). Unless you're actually getting bad sectors I'd be tempted to take the drive out and try it. Mine was fine.



Yes, it is that one, black with the green ring of light. I ran the checker and it is giving out bad sectors. I presume it is IDE inside and my PC now is SATA?

Might go for this or spend a little bit more on a 1.5TB.

The WD My Book was the 2nd external HD to die on me, and thinking that internal is the way to go. Partition it into 4 or 5 partitions, one of 250gb for Windows so if I need to format the rest of the partitions can remain intact.

Excellent. If only pay day was a little sooner.

wozwebs;6272411

Not heard much about Hitachi but I know Western Digital are recommended. … Not heard much about Hitachi but I know Western Digital are recommended. That said, my WD MyBook external hard drive is now playing up so I am on the hunt for a new internal HD



It might be the controller (USB>SATA hard drive) inside the case, they are prone for going. You might want to rip open the case and try the drive inside a tower :thumbsup:

Cheap.

Geemac;6271880

£56.33 with P+P Why couldn’t you put that in the title, as you know you ar … £56.33 with P+P Why couldn’t you put that in the title, as you know you are supposed to.



Because it's free for Hexus or AVForum users and explains how to get such free postage :whistling:

good deal, these were below £50 a few months ago and then all 1tb drives went back above £50. good to see them coming down once more. heated.

OFI;6273513

Because it's free for Hexus or AVForum users and explains how to get … Because it's free for Hexus or AVForum users and explains how to get such free postage :whistling:



It is NOT free to all, so P+P SHOULD be included in the title:whistling::whistling::whistling:

Geemac;6274748

It is NOT free to all, so P+P SHOULD be included in the … It is NOT free to all, so P+P SHOULD be included in the title:whistling::whistling::whistling:



But if it explains how to get the free postage then it is free to all.

If people stopped putting deals up that required some sort of extra effort we would lose some of the best ones :-)

OFI;6275085

But if it explains how to get the free postage then it is free to all.If … But if it explains how to get the free postage then it is free to all.If people stopped putting deals up that required some sort of extra effort we would lose some of the best ones :-)



Is there not a minimum number of posts required.

It seems there is: you need a minimum of 20 posts to qualify for the Scan free carriage

OFI;6275085

But if it explains how to get the free postage then it is free to all.If … But if it explains how to get the free postage then it is free to all.If people stopped putting deals up that required some sort of extra effort we would lose some of the best ones :-)



Postage should ALWAYS be included in the price with an explanation that it can be cheaper if... That's how most people do it, also regarding quidco discounts, staff discounts etc. etc.

We're talking about a deal here where the few extra pounds postage costs make it cold compared to similar deals... Joining a technical forum and posting meaningless posts 20 times to get free postage is not something most people will want to do.

Very happy with mine, no problems. Fast also according to TomsHardware.

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I've put several of these into a DAS and they are chugging away nicely :thumbsup:
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