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Hitachi 1TB Internal SATA harddisk - £50.45 delivered (inc filler) @ eBuyer
Hitachi 1TB Internal SATA harddisk - £50.45 delivered (inc filler)  @ eBuyer

Hitachi 1TB Internal SATA harddisk - £50.45 delivered (inc filler) @ eBuyer

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Edit: Quick update, the drive's now been knocked down to £49.95, which makes it slightly cheaper than before, but takes it below the free delivery threshold. The cheapest item I can find to take a basket over that £50 limit is a red 0.5m ethernet cable, which sells for 50p, and can be found at ebuyer.com/pro…517 . There's a green 1m cable for 58p at ebuyer.com/pro…862 , which might be more useful to you.

Back to my post-hospitalisation grumpiness of the original post now, though:

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ebuyer.com/pro…256

I can't be bothered copy and pasting the description from ebuyer, so here's an answer to all of the inevitable posts that would normally appear in this thread, were it not so expertly crafted in the first place.

1) No, it will not work in a PS3. Totally the wrong size of disk.

2) Yes, it will probably work in your PC. As long as you've got a spare SATA port on your motherboard and a spare SATA power connector, just plug it in and you're good.

3) If you haven't got either of htose, you can buy PCI SATA cards that give you an extra four or so ports for about a tenner. See eBay. If you lack power connectors, adaptors cost about a quid from DealExtreme.

4) No, it won't work in your laptop

5) Yes, very funny, you jokingly called it a Deathstar because of a bad batch when they were made by IBM eight years ago. Oh, my sides are pre-emptively splitting so they are.

6) No, you can't use it with an Xbox 360 unless you put it into an enclosure and connect it via USB.

There, I think that should about kill any sort of thread that might emerge after this post. It's simple as, 'tis a 1TB drive, and I think this is the lowest price you can buy one for. You can vote cold now. Go on, I bet you're all itching to.

59 Comments

LOL, Good price and great Opening post

No direct link???

The Deskstar 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.
◦Perpendicular magnetic recording technology
◦SATA 3.0 Gb/s interface
◦Ramp load design increases shock protection and power savings
◦Thermal monitoring and fly height control enhance reliability
◦Three low-power idle modes boost power efficiency
◦Silent seek acoustics achieve ultra-quiet operation
◦Host/drive authentication for hardware security
◦3 year warranty honored by ebuyer



Specifications
Specification Value
Product Description Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B - hard drive - 1 TB - SATA-300
Type Hard drive - internal
Form Factor 3.5" x 1/3H
Dimensions (WxDxH) 10.2 cm x 14.7 cm x 2.6 cm
Weight 0.68 kg
Capacity 1 TB
Interface Type Serial ATA-300
Data Transfer Rate 300 MBps
Spindle Speed 7200 rpm
Buffer Size 16 MB
Vista Certification Works with Windows Vista
Environmental Standards EPA Energy Star

That is the best price I have seen for a 1T drive for a while.

£51.16 delivered at Scan on Today Only for the next 30 mins or so if you have the free delivery option. Good price for 'normal' orders.

Will it make me a cup of tea?

Good price.

Mmmmm Hitachi Deathstar.

Original Poster

sparkygeezer;6057194

LOL, Good price and great Opening postNo direct link???



Oops, I had it on my clipboard but pasted the link to the image there instead. Fixed it now. And cheers for your comments :thumbsup:

simate;6057331

Mmmmm Hitachi Deathstar.


No, that was IBM. :thinking:

will this work with my commodore 64?

Agharta;6057549

No, that was IBM. :thinking:



I know, but the name still sticks even today.

centaurandrew;6057628

will this work with my commodore 64?



Yes, you just need to modify the bread bin slightly so it'll fit.

Excuse my ignorance but my power supply doesn't have a sata connector, are convertors readily available?

Great price btw, thanks OP.

This work in a desktop??

rep based on the post description alone. good job, op!

how many kb will this hold?

What would you recommend to back up 1tb? I can hear the crying already - all that porn gone for ever.....

centaurandrew;6057628

will this work with my commodore 64?



good question - I was also thinking whether there is some kind of inline converter to use this with my tape drive for my Spectrum 128k

Banned

Voted cold for a retarded entry post.

Oh, and no, they are still Deathstars. Most hard drives these days are much the same, but several data recovery specialists I know vote these bottom of the pile based on current performance/failure rates.

Banned

so many comedians ITT

and lulz at the keyboard hero ^

Nice post

I bought this off Amazon on Monday, for a couple of quid more, with prime delivery. Simply because eBuyer charge crazy money to post to N.Ireland - this deal would be therefore cold for me, but I am not voting either way.

As fas as the drive goes, the one I got from amazon was OEM and had no cables or screws etc. But it was easy to fit and install. Quick format in Vista and it was ready to use (it shows as 931GB free).

Since I only installed it last night I can't comment on its longevity

This was previously

lol opening post cracked me up.

What colours do they come in?

burnout;6058061

Excuse my ignorance but my power supply doesn't have a sata connector, … Excuse my ignorance but my power supply doesn't have a sata connector, are convertors readily available?.



This should do the trick (costs £1.99)

http://image.ebuyer.com/UK/P0049064_C0000024_P0000000.jpg

ebuyer.com/pro…064

or this one (£1.35)

http://image.ebuyer.com/UK/P0158874_C0000024_P0000000.jpg

ebuyer.com/pro…874

ryan7;6058078

This work in a desktop??



only if you desk has got spare sata and power connectors.
:-D

Bagmouss;6058253

What colours do they come in?



sky blue pink.

Ah yes Hitachi, I just love parting with my hard earned for a cool looking paperweight. Avoid like like you would avoid Typhoid Mary.

What a good price, not so long back you would be triple figures for this. very HOT!

These days hard drive manufacturers are like courier companies.

Get a few people in a room and everyone will have a horror story about one of them. It's usually a different one to everyone else.

Can you buy the sata cables from Ebuyer?

diddlyidi;6058477

Can you buy the sata cables from Ebuyer?




Sure can: ebuyer.com/pro…963

I paid £5 for mine in my local computer shop :x

DuncanMiller;6058112

good question - I was also thinking whether there is some kind of inline … good question - I was also thinking whether there is some kind of inline converter to use this with my tape drive for my Spectrum 128k



I can confirm that you can get this to work with a spectrum 128k (but you will need to use a flux capacitor to get it working properly)

Voted hot btw for such a humorously detailed description... Although you did mispell the word "those" in point 3 of your "expertly crafted" post! :thumbsup:

I realise this will not work in a laptop but I am far superior than all of you as I own a MacBook Pro in which it will obviously work in. :whistling:

Also, is this the IDE version?

Grrr I order this last Friday and it was £53.99, in the end it didn't turn up until today thanks to UPS claiming there was no one in so could've saved a few pence.

lescovar;6058391

Ah yes Hitachi, I just love parting with my hard earned for a cool … Ah yes Hitachi, I just love parting with my hard earned for a cool looking paperweight. Avoid like like you would avoid Typhoid Mary.



Are you serious? Hitachi make good, reliable drives. What evidence do you have of Hitachi producing poor disks? Or are you referring to the old "deathstar" problems, which were many years ago, as the OP pointed out so eloquently!

Anarchist;6058149

Voted cold for a retarded entry post.Oh, and no, they are still … Voted cold for a retarded entry post.Oh, and no, they are still Deathstars. Most hard drives these days are much the same, but several data recovery specialists I know vote these bottom of the pile based on current performance/failure rates.



Laughed when I read this.

Hard drive failures can be due to all sorts of things, and are generally not that frequent. I'm sure you have plenty of stories, as do your specialists, but failure rate is less than 5% before the warranty is up. I seriously doubt they are bottom, given older hard drives are more likely to come in, and in some cases less reliable.

My story, I've had one failure (a Quantum Fireball) in about the last 20-30 hard drives across my pc, my folks, my brothers and random stuff (media center, NAS, two for two XBMC's) and my laptops. And I've never had one fail with any work pc's across about 5 companies.

My current favourites are the Samsung F1's as they run very cool and quiet. Exactly the reason I don't like my Seagates Barricuda's. The 2 Hitachi drives I got not too long ago run very nicely too.

Fantastic!!!

I have been wanting to put all my data at major risk for quite some time now...and when you consider that I conveniently also need a new door stop that costs over £50, this is the perfect deal.

Where do you put the floppy disks into this?

does it have freeview ?
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