Hitachi Coolspin 3.5" SATA Hard Drive 2TB - £49.99 @ Dixons (3% TopCashBack)
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Hitachi Coolspin 3.5" SATA Hard Drive 2TB - £49.99 @ Dixons (3% TopCashBack)

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Found 4th May 2011Made hot 4th May 2011
To get this price use code: VC5OFF

This Hitachi Internal 3.5" SATA Hard Drive offers an enormous 2 terabytes of storage space: perfect for large collections of photos, music, or videos.

With a SATA connector and a standard 3.5-inch form factor, this hard disk drive will fit most desktop computers. The 32 MB cache ensure excellent performance for most computing tasks.

Whether you're building a new computer or upgrading an older one, this 2TB Internal 3.5" SATA Hard Drive is a great-value way to take care of your storage requirements! Model: Hitachi Coolspin - HDS5C3020ALA632

90 Comments

Original Poster

Cheapest ever 2TB?

Not sure about the brand, but have some heat for the price. Saying that Dixons sent me a Hitachi 2.5" drive when they guaranteed to send me a samsung or toshiba and it's been amazingly fast.

Not many HDD brands left:

Hitachi is now part of Western Digital,
Maxtor bought by Seagate.

Samsung have sold out as well.

Heat, that's an amazing price for that amount of storage. 5400RPM incase you want to add that to the description since I see even the Dixons website doesn't list it in the spec.

I'm never that sure about Hitachi, ever since the old IBM Deskstars (Deathstars), but I'm sure the reliability has improved since then.

Also, possible additional 3% cashback via quidco, though not sure if it would still be eligible with use of another code.

Great deal, really.

Wow! Finally broken the £50 mark. Just got one, thanks OP.

Not a fan of Hitachi. But for this price I've ordered one. Can store a few things on it that I don't care so much about.

Thank you.

i've been waiting for about 6 months for the WD green to get down to 50 quid so i can get two to finally top up my NAS. they've all been hovering around the £55 mark. expect the comments section now to be flooded with 'hitachi good' 'hitachi bad' debate, but this is nonetheless an excellent price. very tempted, but i think i'm going to hold out for the WD...

this is a sata3 drive as well

Voted hot!

Nice work on the money off vouchers. I posted this deal (hotukdeals.com/dea…994) earlier today but i'm eating my words a bit now!
Edited by: "dan909" 4th May 2011

reelist

i've been waiting for about 6 months for the WD green to get down to 50 … i've been waiting for about 6 months for the WD green to get down to 50 quid so i can get two to finally top up my NAS. they've all been hovering around the £55 mark. expect the comments section now to be flooded with 'hitachi good' 'hitachi bad' debate, but this is nonetheless an excellent price. very tempted, but i think i'm going to hold out for the WD...



It all depends on experience, I use WD mainly, I had issues with Hitachi and I bought a cheap external Hitachi HDD that turned out to be faster than both my WD drives

While a computer shop I used to work at wouldn't touch WD and only used Seagate
Edited by: "NeonKnightz" 4th May 2011

Amazing price, not sure if I could trust Hitachi though

3 year warranty with this drive

I did not know myself until I got my less than one year old hitachi drive dead the other day. They do not offer any warranty at all on retail Hard Drives. The only warranty you get is with the place you buy it and therefore about 1year. Not good value at all. I also had an argument with Play.com as they insist to deal direct with the manufacturer. I was lucky to get a full refund as the law thinks differently.

KiNG

3 year warranty with this drive


read properly in their website, they do not give any warranty at all on retail,oem etc drives.

stezo2k

Amazing price, not sure if I could trust Hitachi though


do not trust. they might be good but they do not give any warranty at all. only the seller will (1year)

Perfect timing for me. Ordered. Thanks!

bobo53

do not trust. they might be good but they do not give any warranty at … do not trust. they might be good but they do not give any warranty at all. only the seller will (1year)



Please link to where you get that information, because from the hitachi site, they have a warranty/rma process hitachigst.com/por…ty/ .

I’ll stick to Onkyo.

bobo53

I did not know myself until I got my less than one year old hitachi drive … I did not know myself until I got my less than one year old hitachi drive dead the other day. They do not offer any warranty at all on retail Hard Drives. The only warranty you get is with the place you buy it and therefore about 1year. Not good value at all. I also had an argument with Play.com as they insist to deal direct with the manufacturer. I was lucky to get a full refund as the law thinks differently.



Boxed Retail 1 year with the Seller,OEM Retail 3 years with the manufacturers.
This looks like a OEM

Hitachi do a three year warranty. Just sent a drive back to them today.(Not one of these)

Dixons?? Computer components, you say?? Well, I never...

Hot from me and tracked with quidco

I've found that Hitachi are not at all reliable as an external drive, but ok as internal.
Thought I'd done well getting a Samsung 1.5Tb drive for £44, but this is dirt cheap.
Heat added

Hot. Never had any problems from Hitachi drives. Whatever brand you buy it's all down to your luck more than anything else. The 2TB breed from Hitachi gets better reviews than WD. Personally I would prefer Samsung.
Very tempted to get that for my NAS. Only my current 1TB drive is only half full. Better resist and wait.

Darkle

Please link to where you get that information, because from the hitachi … Please link to where you get that information, because from the hitachi site, they have a warranty/rma process http://www.hitachigst.com/portal/site/en/support/warranty/ .



I second that, pretty sure all the major brands offer 3yrs on thier internal hard drives now

reelist

i've been waiting for about 6 months for the WD green to get down to 50 … i've been waiting for about 6 months for the WD green to get down to 50 quid so i can get two to finally top up my NAS. they've all been hovering around the £55 mark. expect the comments section now to be flooded with 'hitachi good' 'hitachi bad' debate, but this is nonetheless an excellent price. very tempted, but i think i'm going to hold out for the WD...



Or just buy a WD one now, it's only an extra £5.

Hardly going to break the bank. Got to love, psychological price barriers.

I just got an invoice for 95 pounds. The discount is a red 40 pounds, but it is added up to the total. Is their system acting up?

M

Darkle

Please link to where you get that information, because from the hitachi … Please link to where you get that information, because from the hitachi site, they have a warranty/rma process http://www.hitachigst.com/portal/site/en/support/warranty/ .


my apologies, i got no idea how hitachi came in my mind thank you for asking as i looked in my papers and it is actually the Toshiba (mine was TOSHIBA) that does not give any warranty at all. SORRY. Please ceck before buying makes that are not that very popular with this kind of products as few pound less are not really worth it. I also got experience with samsung and WD and they are great. Sorry once again.

just brought one amazing price as i am building my new build +heat

MrPuddington

I just got an invoice for 95 pounds. The discount is a red 40 pounds, … I just got an invoice for 95 pounds. The discount is a red 40 pounds, but it is added up to the total. Is their system acting up?


this is mine
VC5OFF £ 275.00
Total cost £ 329.99
But was 49.99 when I make payment, still says 49.99 in my order history now.
Lucky I printed out my invoice during check out, I can call my back if Dixons over charge me.

stamfordblue

I've found that Hitachi are not at all reliable as an external drive, but … I've found that Hitachi are not at all reliable as an external drive, but ok as internal.Thought I'd done well getting a Samsung 1.5Tb drive for £44, but this is dirt cheap.Heat added

Same here. Considering selling the Samsung and buying this, even though i feel confident in both of the Samsungs i have (F2 & F3).

One thing i like about this 2tb, not sure if it's accurate although the info is from the Hitachi website as well as the spec sheet, is that it states that it's 512 byte sector, so you don't have to fiddle about to get optimum speeds with Windows XP. Apparently even the 3tb is 512 byte. Is that normal? Every 3tb drive i've seen is the new 4096 byte sector design.

I'm right in saying this isn't an "advanced format" drive right? Hitachi Link
Edited by: "Xad" 4th May 2011

The speed that these 2TBs are dropping in price makes me sad Clearly should have waited a few months!


Oh well, great find OP!

Just ordered one. Email shows the correct price.

Hope it is 512 byte sector as the spec sheet says so doesn't require any aligning or anything

Thanks OP.

EDIT: Received a follow up email 15 minutes later with the same problems as others. Total cost £415 oO

Edited by: "Xad" 4th May 2011

Excellent

mr.potato_head

Or just buy a WD one now, it's only an extra £5.Hardly going to break the … Or just buy a WD one now, it's only an extra £5.Hardly going to break the bank. Got to love, psychological price barriers.

Got to love, psychological brand barriers.

stezo2k

Amazing price, not sure if I could trust Hitachi though



All brands are similar for failure.I would not trust any single disk to hold a single copy of data (period). If one trusts one brand more than another it is a false sense of security.

I'm seeing "Sorry, this product is currently not available."

none left....bums
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