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Hitachi 2TB 3.5" Deskstar Coolspin SATA-III 6GB/s Hard Drive - 5900rpm 32MB Cache - £49.98 Delivered @ Ebuyer
Hitachi 2TB 3.5" Deskstar Coolspin SATA-III 6GB/s Hard Drive - 5900rpm 32MB Cache - £49.98 Delivered @ Ebuyer

Hitachi 2TB 3.5" Deskstar Coolspin SATA-III 6GB/s Hard Drive - 5900rpm 32MB Cache - £49.98 Delivered @ Ebuyer

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This Deskstar 5K3000 hard drive provides 2TB capacity and features innovative CoolSpin technology to deliver a greater level of power efficiency and quiet operation for energy-conscious, environmentally-friendly computers.
Key to CoolSpin technology is an optimization of motor speed to provide an ideal balance of performance, power utilization an acoustics. The CoolSpin technology, along with other Hitachi power management technique gives the Deskstar 5K3000 its 29% power savings over the Deskstar 7K3000.
This 2TB is the first Hitachi CoolSpin hard drive with a 6Gb/s SATA interface. With low power, high capacity and cool operation, the 3.5-inch Deskstar 5K3000 allows manufacturers to leverage the benefits of the latest components and operating systems to deliver more eco-friendly systems.
3 Year Warranty

Product Specs
Model HDS5C3020ALA632
Interface SATA 6Gb/s
Capacity 2TB
Sector size (variable, Bytes/sector) = 512
Max areal density (Gbits/sq. in.) = 411

Performance
Data buffer (MB) = 32
Rotational Speed (RPM) = CoolSpin
Media transfer rate (Mbits/sec, max) = 1366
Interface transfer rate (MB/sec, max) = 600

Reliability
Error Rate (non-recoverable, bits read) = 1 in 1014
Load/Unload Cycles = 300,000
Availability (hrs/day x days/wk) = 24x7

Acoustics
Idle (Bels) = 2.4
Power Requirement = +5 VDC (+/-5%) +12 VDC (+/-10%
Requirement: Start-up (A, peak, max) = 1.2 (+5V) & 2.0 (+12V)
Performance Idle = 4.4
Physical size - Z-height (mm) = 26.1
Dimensions (width x depth, mm) = 101.6 (+/-0.25) x 147
Weight (g, max) = 680

Environmental (operating)
Ambient temperature = 0º to 60º C
Relative Humidity = 8% to 90%
Shock (half-sine wave) = 70 (G 2ms)
Vibration = 0.67 (XY) (G RMS)

Environmental (non-operating)
Ambient temperature = -40º to 70ºC
Relative Humidity = 5% to 95%
Shock (half-sine wave) = 300 (2ms)
Vibration = 1.04 (XYZ) (G RMS)

17 Comments

I have to say this drive perform pretty good, among 2tb "green" drives. Coz faster models of hdds e.g. wd2003fyys hit over £100 mark
Edited by: "Narkodrom" 20th Jun 2011

I've been looking for a 2tb internal drive for some time, but have been put off by the firmware issues some other brands' 2TB drives seem to have. Anybody aware of any issues with this one? If not, I think I might go for it.

Ordered the 2x2TB Samsung deal from Scan last night...
Kind of wish I waited now.
Oh well.

Hot from me. Amazing price & specs.

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K1LLER HORNET

Ordered the 2x2TB Samsung deal from Scan last night...Kind of wish I … Ordered the 2x2TB Samsung deal from Scan last night...Kind of wish I waited now.Oh well.Hot from me. Amazing price & specs.



yeah, i saw that one, but I really want a SATA 3 6gbps drive, so glad I waited. Will get this until SSD prices come dwon a bit more.

silverf0x

yeah, i saw that one, but I really want a SATA 3 6gbps drive, so glad I … yeah, i saw that one, but I really want a SATA 3 6gbps drive, so glad I waited. Will get this until SSD prices come dwon a bit more.



I don't think the drive is gonna make use of SATA 3's 6GB/s bandwidth, especially with 32mb cache.
Not sure why manufacturers are adding SATA 6GB/s to these drives.
I like the increased spindle speed on this over the Samsung's 5400rpm.

K1LLER HORNET

Not sure why manufacturers are adding SATA 6GB/s to these drives.


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Cheers silverf0x, went for one of these.

So tempted to replace my Samsung ECO green 1TB F2 with this. The performance of this drive in the bench marks is v.good, it punches above its price.

FUTURE PROOF YOUR PC NOW.



Theres absolutely nothing future proofed about a 5900rpm hard drive. This is OLD technology.

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aron311

Theres absolutely nothing future proofed about a 5900rpm hard drive. This … Theres absolutely nothing future proofed about a 5900rpm hard drive. This is OLD technology.



Its not always about speed. These are perfect for my media server, low power consumption and plenty quick enough for serving 1080p video.

xxq

Its not always about speed. These are perfect for my media server, low … Its not always about speed. These are perfect for my media server, low power consumption and plenty quick enough for serving 1080p video.



Absolutely, but some people for some reason equate a larger hard drive with a faster one

If you want speed, think solid state drive!

Did someone say "Deathstar"?

Bogroll Warlord

Did someone say "Deathstar"?


Did someone say dipstick STFU?

I have one, and somehow I am not impressed. It is not running so cool after all, and it is not terribly fast either. Middle of the road - maybe that is good? But if I had the choice, I would go with Samsung.

MrPuddington

I have one, and somehow I am not impressed. It is not running so cool … I have one, and somehow I am not impressed. It is not running so cool after all, and it is not terribly fast either. Middle of the road - maybe that is good? But if I had the choice, I would go with Samsung.



Get a fan in there. Mine is nestled in between 3 other drives and is sitting at 27 degrees. Flipping death stars eh.

It's cheap and does the job, purchased 2 last time and now running in my Dell T105 server in raid 0 mode with Windows 2003 R2 OS, access speed are good enough as media server wireless MKV video to eMachine ER1402 attached to my 1080P TV. Is Death Star coming from STAR WARS film?:D
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