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Hitachi DeskStar 1TB Hard Drive SATAII £67.49 Delivered @ EBuyer
Hitachi DeskStar 1TB Hard Drive SATAII £67.49 Delivered @ EBuyer

Hitachi DeskStar 1TB Hard Drive SATAII £67.49 Delivered @ EBuyer

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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.

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The one IDE drive Ive had without any problems has been the Hitachi. On that plus the price, Im giving this heat.

The old IBM's that became Hitachi had some really bad units about 5 years ago. I try to stick to Western Digital these days. They are the only brand that I have had zero failures within the first 5 years of the drives life in my network of around 60 PC's managed for 14 years. That said this is a really good price for a well reviewed drive. As such I would say it is fine for none critical or backed up data, but who doesn't backup their critical data these days

Better to stock up before braodband tax comes in place!

hot. hot. hot. will fill up my 16 bay raid with these i think ;-)

Or £66.74 at aria!!
Yes I know it doesn't include delivery but if your buying other stuff their its cheaper.

Sorry voted cold. I'd rather pay 15 quid more and have my data on a drive that has not been rebranaded by the internet community as the hitachi deathstar.

Hitachi WD and Seagate are all good brands, and they either fail on day 1 or in 10 years these days...

sibeer;4227905

The old IBM's that became Hitachi had some really bad units about 5 years … The old IBM's that became Hitachi had some really bad units about 5 years ago. I try to stick to Western Digital these days. They are the only brand that I have had zero failures within the first 5 years of the drives life in my network of around 60 PC's managed for 14 years. That said this is a really good price for a well reviewed drive. As such I would say it is fine for none critical or backed up data, but who doesn't backup their critical data these days



Ive had both Western Digital and Maxtor fail and the old Samsungs were slow. By the same reasoning I should stick to Hitachi :?

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Sorry voted cold. I'd rather pay 15 quid more and have my data on a drive … Sorry voted cold. I'd rather pay 15 quid more and have my data on a drive that has not been rebranaded by the internet community as the hitachi deathstar.



I've had 4 of these drives running 24/7 for over 2 years...not a single issue.

It was the IBM Deathstar...not heard of any significant Hitachi failures at all.

I was about to grab the Iomega USB2.0 External drive at Tesco, for the same price, which contains Seagate's 7200.11 1Tb drive in it but I think I will go for this instead. I would have removed the drive from the casing so restrictions of USB2.0 transfer rate can be ignored.

The 7K1000.B has 3 x 334Gb platters whereas the 7200.11 1Tb has 4x 250Gb. Larger and few platters means higher areal density and therefore slightly higher peak transfer rates. It also means the drive needs a touch less power to spin the platters. :stocking:

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Sorry voted cold. I'd rather pay 15 quid more and have my data on a drive … Sorry voted cold. I'd rather pay 15 quid more and have my data on a drive that has not been rebranaded by the internet community as the hitachi deathstar.


You don't like the nickname this drive has earnt? :?

So you'd rather buy a Peegate or a Western Suicide bomber of a Samsheet?

The stupidity of some and I stress some HUKD'ers never ceases to amaze me.....

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Sorry voted cold. I'd rather pay 15 quid more and have my data on a drive … Sorry voted cold. I'd rather pay 15 quid more and have my data on a drive that has not been rebranaded by the internet community as the hitachi deathstar.



Can you back that up as ive been reading good things about this drive.

Rubbish drives from a rubbish manufacturer with terrible customer service.

Going_Digital;4228617

Rubbish drives from a rubbish manufacturer with terrible customer service.


Back your claims up or shut up....

good price, i havent had any issues with these HDDs

stezo2k;4228713

good price, i havent had any issues with these HDDs



Please stop talking about your personal experiences when talking about a product. Generalisations are far more useful :whistling:

I'm being sarcastic of course :roll:

What sort of cable does it come with, if not which one would I need?

You would need a SATA cable... it probably wont come with one

Whould I need some sort of power cable as well or do I just have this one cable from the hard drive to the motherboard?

306maxi;4228627

Back your claims up or shut up....



google.co.uk/sea…ta=

try google...

seagate also are in the problem books at the moment.

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http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&channel=s&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=UIs&q=hitachi+deskstar+rma+forum&btnG=Search&meta=try google...seagate also are in the problem books at the moment.


OMG HDD's fail???????????????????????????? I mean evidence of higher than normal failure rates not just some idiot whining about his failed hard drive.

The IBM 75GXP series of drive were the problem. Its predecessor (60GXP) and its successor (120GXP), were both good drives.

The IBM 75GXP drives were so well known for failing that there was a collective law-suit in the USA against IBM.

The Hitachi drive in this thread doesnt have any unusually high failure rates, compared to other drives by Seagate, Samsung or WD.

Taken from Tom's Hardware:

"The Deskstar 7K1000.B is Hitachi’s latest terabyte hard drive. While other hard drive makers such as Seagate decided to jump to the next capacity point of 1.5 TB right away, Hitachi preferred to create a new terabyte drive. The 7K1000.B at 1 TB capacity is called HDT721010SLA360, and is based on three platters instead of five. It still utilizes Serial ATA/300 and the same 7,200 RPM spindle speed, but the cache capacity was reduced from 32 MB to 16 MB, which didn’t hurt performance at all. To the contrary, the Deskstar 7K1000.B is one of the fastest and most balanced hard drives available today. It pairs great performance with power efficiency."

Myself, I've used Seagate, WD and Samsung drives only, during the last 5-6 years. In that time, I've had 1 Seagate drive fail on me, 4 WD drives fail and 1 Samsung. In saying this, I wouldn't favour 1 drive manufacturer over the other and would still buy a WD drive as each drive has roughly the same chance of failing as the next.

Rememeber, any hard disk has a good chance of failing...regardless of brand and if you search google you will find failures of hard disks, of every brand and model.

If I needed a hard disk today, I would probably get the Hitachi, purely based on price.

One word of note though: Samsung's RMA service was second to none. They replaced my Samsung HD in less than 72hrs. In comparison, the last WD drive I RMA'd (Autumn 2008), took over a month. The RMA service therefore, could be used to make decisions on which hard disk to buy.

Replaced my 5 year old 40GB (!) WD drive with a 250Gb Hitachi in October which died 2 months later.
Replaced drive from Hitachi took about 8 days to come through so no problems with Hitachi CS.
My concern is not with the drive itself it's how play.com despatched it in the first place. Sent thro in an anti-static bag wrappred in a grey plastic bag - no padding or box. Surprised it lasted 2 months in the first place!!!

This drive is available at Scan on Today Only for £65.54 which if you get free delivery there (avforums / hexus etc) is almost £2 cheaper.

scan.co.uk/tod…ly/

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This drive is available at Scan on Today Only for £65.54 which if you get … This drive is available at Scan on Today Only for £65.54 which if you get free delivery there (avforums / hexus etc) is almost £2 cheaper.http://www.scan.co.uk/todayonly/



Nice find.

I had a Hitachi drive in my laptop purchased from a company that closed down. It failed after 3 months but Hitachi couldn't care less they would not replace or repair the drive as it was sold to an OEM not me directly. Despite it having a manufacture date that was well within warranty they hid behind the fact that the drive was sold to an OEM not me directly.

Like I said extremely poor service, I will NEVER buy an Hitachi drive ever again because of it.

I got mine and fault free so far .. thanks for the rec.

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From Experience - NEVER EVER touch a HITACHI drive, even though its a cheap deal, when you cry about losing your 1tb worth of data, then you will wish if only you had paid a few more quid for a better brand

And which is this better brand that you speak of?

Going_Digital;4245020

I had a Hitachi drive in my laptop purchased from a company that closed … I had a Hitachi drive in my laptop purchased from a company that closed down. It failed after 3 months but Hitachi couldn't care less they would not replace or repair the drive as it was sold to an OEM not me directly. Despite it having a manufacture date that was well within warranty they hid behind the fact that the drive was sold to an OEM not me directly.Like I said extremely poor service, I will NEVER buy an Hitachi drive ever again because of it.


When a drive is sold OEM it's the responsibility of the OEM to replace it. So while Hitachi weren't helpful they were right.

Price has gone up to £68.99, but still a hot deal

I don't understand why these oem drives cost about the same as retail external drives, like the Iomega Prestige from Tesco I got last week for £68 - you get an enclosure and power adapter + usb lead for free basically.

direct.tesco.com/pro…978

Your link didnt work for me.

You are right though, that the bare drive should cost less than the external drive. In most cases this holds, however, sometimes there are some stonking bargains.

Your link didnt work, otherwise I might've been able to explain why that one is the same price as the drive mentioned in the original post of this thread.

In saying all this, the price of £68 including delivery for a 1TB drive is fantastic. I think most of us would be delighted if you could point us to an external version for the same price.
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