Hitachi 1TB External USB Hard Drive £62.99 @ Amazon
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Hitachi 1TB External USB Hard Drive £62.99 @ Amazon

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Found 28th Jan 2010Made hot 26th Feb 2010
Hitachi LS-1000-EMEA 3.5-inch 1TB Simpledrive External USB Hard Drive

* Sleek aluminium desktop enclosure that looks great just about anywhere
* Cool blue LED that shows you when your drive is working for you
* Simple, automatic backups with Hitachi Backup Software
* Automatically powers on and off with your computer
* 3-year warranty

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Original Poster

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Oh look a Deathstar, doing a handstand in a box.:giggle:

Any reliabability issues with this one? I thought Hitachi have a good rep?

SpyderMan;7768667

Any reliabability issues with this one? I thought Hitachi have a good rep?



Hitachi drives are good. They started out when they bought the rights to the IBM drives. The infamous Deskstars, hence the Deathstar quip above. They are developing hard drive technology themselves now and were the first with perpendicular storage.

They are fine

Shame these are going up in price, 2 months ago I got mine for £10 less from Comet.

The seagate that tesco are doing for £59.99 is very good IMO. I got one the other day, nice and quick, no stupid bloatware just plug in and off you go.

Bagged one last week and came wednesaday. Great drive which you powered all the time and it switches on and off with the pc. Superb buy!

I bought this just over a week ago at this price and by the time it arrived it was down to £59.99. And Amazon don't do their refund the difference thing anymore, which was annoying. Seems a good buy so far, but not a real bargain in the circumstances.

xigent;7683006

Oh look a Deathstar, doing a handstand in a box.:giggle:



Lol...I wouldn't trust an Hitachi as an external drive.
Too unreliable for me.

Picked up a 2TB one a couple of months back, great piece of kit & looks classy :thumbsup:

Please be careful this is not USB Powered as it says.
It has got external power supply and It was 10£ less last month in comet i got mine..
But just Be Careful
NOT USB IT IS USING EXTERNAL POWER SUPPLY

SpyderMan;7768667

Any reliabability issues with this one? I thought Hitachi have a good rep?



Funny how people have a short memory about these things. Hitachi themselves took a sip from a poisoned challice when they bought the IBM drives division that made hundreds of thousands of faulty drives and cost untold users grief and data loss.

en.wikipedia.org/wik…tar

They lost the class action suit and paid out to users in the US - everyone else had to whistle.

So no, they have a miserable reputation and if you'd care to risk your data/time/effort/potential anguish at the hands of a company who chose to cover up the reliability of their clearly sub standard product then get one. Otherwise, look elsewhere.

bellebouche;7956755

Funny how people have a short memory about these things. Hitachi … Funny how people have a short memory about these things. Hitachi themselves took a sip from a poisoned challice when they bought the IBM drives division that made hundreds of thousands of faulty drives and cost untold users grief and data loss....So no, they have a miserable reputation...


So you write off Hitachi because they took over a company that had made some defective drives!
At home and work I've seen the end-of-life of quite a few drives and dead Seagate drives stick in my mind more than others, so I'm happy to have bought this Hitachi.
My only concern is that I'm currently using it to backup my internal hard disk which is also a 1GB hitachi; I'll reorganise my disks to avoid this in case they are possibly the same model drive (and therefore more likely to fail at the same time) and (only a good idea if I was using them in a RAID array).

Fantastic drive. had to get one because my shitey toshiba drive packed in. this so far is doin the drive nicely. used to having a power on/off switch which this doesnt have so thats my only issue which to be honest isnt even an issue.

dcx_badass;7965353

It turns itself off anyway though.



yeah it turns itself off if i disconnect it or shut-down the computer. With my toshiba drive i just left it plugged in and switched it off using its on/off switch. saved me having to "safely remove" it and reach around the back of the pc to unplug it when i left the computer on.

if you go to the aria web site it is on offer at £58-69p
and if you look in the basement bargain section there are some good bargains to be had:roll:

xigent;7683006

Oh look a Deathstar, doing a handstand in a box.:giggle:



:w00t: :giggle: :prop: .... a handstand.... so they taught it a new trick other than falling down
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