500GB Hitachi Deskstar E7K500 HDS725050KLA360 SATA II 3.5" Hard Drive £26.38 @ aria
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500GB Hitachi Deskstar E7K500 HDS725050KLA360 SATA II 3.5" Hard Drive £26.38 @ aria

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Found 19th Aug 2013
It goes for £26.38 including the delivery. Standard price of this HDD is about £40. Hope you enjoy

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would be good if it was 2.5"

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toonarmani

would be good if it was 2.5"


If it was 2.5", it would probably cost roughly 10x more than that because it would be SSD

bartoszwojcicki9

If it was 2.5", it would probably cost roughly 10x more than that because … If it was 2.5", it would probably cost roughly 10x more than that because it would be SSD



Or a 2.5" 500gb laptop hard drive...

USED:

Note: This drive is a top branded clean pull with 12 month warranty, the … Note: This drive is a top branded clean pull with 12 month warranty, the drive has been removed out of a pre-built computer and may show on SMART information previous power-on time



Could be a bargain, might not be. With these "clean pull" drives, ie used, information regarding the date of manufacture or how many hours on / power on cycles would be useful.



Edited by: "3spartan" 19th Aug 2013

Nothing worse than a dirty pull oO


Nice drive, a bit dated but robust. The media ia low density so media reliabiltiy will be high compared to a 2 or 3 TB unit.
Spec sheet 7200 spin speed, "low power" mode = 9W idle.

http://www.hgst.com/tech/techlib.nsf/techdocs/C5C895A725AC713E862571D5004E4EDB/$file/Deskstar_E7K500_DS.pdf

How to Read the Deskstar Model Number
Example:
HDS725050KLA360 = 500GB/16MB
H = Hitachi
D = Deskstar
S = Standard (vs T for Two-disk for example)
72 = 7200 RPM
50 = full capacity = 500GB
50 = model capacity = 500GB (unless 1 in last position)
K = generation code
L = height
A3 = SATA 3.0Gb/s
6 = 16MB buffer
0 = 500GB model (1=400GB mode

Deathstar.

ChampionshipManager

Deathstar.


When it was IBM it was known a Deathstar, since then Hitachi has come on leaps and bounds.

This is used right?

Why would you want an old SATA2 drive for a few quid saving?

Also the 2.5" mentioned is only another £10 on ebuyer for the toshiba 500gb 2.5" 7mm

ChampionshipManager

Deathstar.



http://i.imgur.com/aNXqGNT.gif

renderman

Why would you want an old SATA2 drive for a few quid saving?Also the 2.5" … Why would you want an old SATA2 drive for a few quid saving?Also the 2.5" mentioned is only another £10 on ebuyer for the toshiba 500gb 2.5" 7mm



Last time I looked physical HDs didn't really get a boost out of SATA3?

tek-monkey

Last time I looked physical HDs didn't really get a boost out of SATA3?



I get 165mb/s out of my hitachi 7200rpm SATA3 and only 110 for a 7200rpm sata2 drive in the same machine

renderman

I get 165mb/s out of my hitachi 7200rpm SATA3 and only 110 for a 7200rpm … I get 165mb/s out of my hitachi 7200rpm SATA3 and only 110 for a 7200rpm sata2 drive in the same machine


in other words the sata3 hard drive isn't fast enough to benefit from sata3?

I bought one of these a few weeks ago from Aria. It's the noisiest drive I've ever heard.

brilly

in other words the sata3 hard drive isn't fast enough to benefit from … in other words the sata3 hard drive isn't fast enough to benefit from sata3?



I don't think it's a straightforward as the maximum headline figures, the losses are massive, just like any system of transfer and as SATA2 has a narrow pipe to do random transfers, it generates larger gaps in transfer speed.
Edited by: "renderman" 20th Aug 2013

renderman

I don't think it's a straightforward as the maximum headline figures, the … I don't think it's a straightforward as the maximum headline figures, the losses are massive, just like any system of transfer and as SATA2 has a narrow pipe to do random transfers, it generates larger gaps in transfer speed.


eg of ssd on sata 2:
http://i.stack.imgur.com/DWLRi.png

think its more a case of any losses from theoretical are due to drive side rather than the interface side.

Do you have one for random data tranfers though, as that's the issue I was getting.

Ordered Ta!

Couldn't agree more with the Deathstar comment. Bought 2 on separate occasions about 3-4 years ago and they both died in less than a year. Save your money for a better drive, your data deserves the love.

if you were interested in that then you shouldn't have listed sequentials

Thats silly money! Great price!

Old (2005-2008), but clean pull HDDs are normally fine ime if 12 mths warranty offered.
Newegg suggests these were reliable if a bit hot-running (35-39C) and 9W idle is higher than today's drives.
Seeems you have a choice between fast and noisy or quiet and slower if you enable acoustic management

I would have bought as a desktop drive but can't get aria's site to recognise my logon today (?)

Cro_Baron

When it was IBM it was known a Deathstar, since then Hitachi has come on … When it was IBM it was known a Deathstar, since then Hitachi has come on leaps and bounds.


Deathstar Click - Wirrr - Click - Wirrr - Click - Wirrr
I think your data deserves better!

- Scoob

Hootwo

Old (2005-2008), but clean pull HDDs are normally fine ime if 12 mths … Old (2005-2008), but clean pull HDDs are normally fine ime if 12 mths warranty offered.


Some of us want to retain our data in one piece and think of a HDD as a 'storage device', rather than temporary until it breaks device.
Plus unless you're not bothered about anyone else looking at your data you may have concerns sending your 'click click wirrr enabled' disk back for replacement as they will no doubt swap the PCB and have access to what was there before it went pop.

- Scoob

scoobie

Deathstar Click - Wirrr - Click - Wirrr - Click - WirrrI think your data … Deathstar Click - Wirrr - Click - Wirrr - Click - WirrrI think your data deserves better!- Scoob



woah you're cool.
signing each post with a nickname of your nickname?
a-w-e-s-o-m-e!

scoobie

Some of us want to retain our data in one piece and think of a HDD as a … Some of us want to retain our data in one piece and think of a HDD as a 'storage device', rather than temporary until it breaks device.


Spoken like someone who has no backup... there will be tears.

brilly

woah you're cool.signing each post with a nickname of your nickname? … woah you're cool.signing each post with a nickname of your nickname? a-w-e-s-o-m-e!



You signed off with "a-w-e-s-o-m-e", I like it.


- Heywood Jablome

I have no idea of hard drives and my current one is about to fail, constant error messages:

Hard disk failure is imminent

This has happened to me previously (a long time ago) but I just bought a new computer

Can someone tell me if this hardrive will fit in my HP Pavilion p6313uk and how reliable it is?

thanks in advance

Edit: Also can clean pull hard drives be trusted?
Edited by: "nothingmuch" 20th Aug 2013

RustySpoons



That is just.... creepy!

scoobie

Some of us want to retain our data in one piece and think of a HDD as a … Some of us want to retain our data in one piece and think of a HDD as a 'storage device', rather than temporary until it breaks device.


All drives can fail at any time. Over my many years of owning computers I have had failures from ALL the main hard drive manufacturers. The assumption to make for all of them is that they will always fail.

beezer63

I bought one of these a few weeks ago from Aria. It's the noisiest drive … I bought one of these a few weeks ago from Aria. It's the noisiest drive I've ever heard.



You can adjust the speed to lower the noise.

The new Deskstar & Ultrastar 7k4000 are brilliant, not sure about these old hitachis but they seem to have bad reviews.

We use the HGST Deskstar & Ultrastar in 24x7 Server Usage and has been working flawlessly without any failed drives for past ~6 months
Edited by: "kiish" 20th Aug 2013

renderman

You signed off with "a-w-e-s-o-m-e", I like it.- Heywood Jablome


this isn't a dating site

thank you, ordered 2.........

I have three of these which I purchased in 2007 IIRC - two of which have had almost 24/7 use for 5 of those years.

I am happy and would buy some again if I needed any smaller drives. Shame no use info as I would not be that happy about buying a drive which MIGHT have over 50k hours on it that were not me and may not have been treated as well as I try to treat my drives.

Pezler

Couldn't agree more with the Deathstar comment. Bought 2 on separate … Couldn't agree more with the Deathstar comment. Bought 2 on separate occasions about 3-4 years ago and they both died in less than a year. Save your money for a better drive, your data deserves the love.



I also purchased 2 on separate occasions and both died after little use.

Never again would I buy a Hitachi Deskstar.

retropolis

I also purchased 2 on separate occasions and both died after little use. … I also purchased 2 on separate occasions and both died after little use. Never again would I buy a Hitachi Deskstar.



I've got LOTS of Deskstars in a SuperMicro Super Server running 24/7, 5K3000's and only one was bad (Toshiba badged) which was DOA. No issues whatsoever, were both from the same supplier or batch? Could have just been unlucky.
I find them the most reliable drives with the original (non Seagate) Samsung coming in 2nd.

Thanks OP!
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