Hitachi DeskStar 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache - OEM £49.95@Ebuyer (add this pointless peice of plastic for free delivery 139717)
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Hitachi DeskStar 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache - OEM £[email protected] (add this pointless peice of plastic for free delivery 139717)

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Found 25th Aug 2009Made hot 25th Aug 2009
AS EBUYER ARE MESSING ABOUT AND STOPPED FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ADD ITEM 139717 TO GET FREE DELIVERY To MAKE THE PRICE £50.10. (then chuck in the bin)

This is a bad show ebuyer so if your watching sort it out. Not very environmentally friendly for the sake of 4p is it!

Well it's dropped in price again!!!

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

44 Comments

can i be first with DEATHSTAR comment ?

Might have been good for a Netgear ReadyNAS but this drive does not appear to be supported.

mattmerch;6109703

can i be first with DEATHSTAR comment ?



No you can't:x

Hate to mention it, but... DEATHSTAR... :whistling:

what's deathstar?!?

It was a name given to an old IBM Deskstar hard drive due to its alarmingly high failure rate.

I have one of these Hitachi's and it it's pretty good.

so these types were pants? I'm interested in reliability here!

Good HDD but very noisy compared to Western Digital or Samsung.

Darthchaffinch;6109850

what's deathstar?!?



The Death Star is a fictional moon-sized space station and superweapon appearing in the Star Wars movies and expanded universe.

Darthchaffinch;6109899

so these types were pants? I'm interested in reliability here!



About 7 years ago IBM had a bad batch of HDD's

since then they have been fine however the name 'deathstar' has been remembered. The drive will be fine.

obviously there is a chance of a drive failure as with any hdd you buy.

Darthchaffinch;6109899

so these types were pants? I'm interested in reliability here!



The Deskstar drives are fine now, it was just back in the day they had a high failure rate. However, as you can see, the bad memories stick.

great price - you'll be getting these free in yer cornflakes soon

OP should mention that this is £54.74 delivered unless you add something like a cable or a mouse mat to take you over the £50 free delivery threshold.

You can add this £0.35 mousemat bringing the total to £50.30

ebuyer.com/pro…496

but then you might as well buy something you actually want

Personally I have had nothing but bad experiences with Hitachi Drives, I never had any problems with the old IBM ones but every Hitachi Drive I have had over the last 5 years has failed that includes 3 2.5" laptop drives that came in the laptops, presumably because they were the cheapest supplier and 2 desktop drives. In that time I have had several Maxtor, Segate and WD drives and not a single one of those has failed. So to my mind Hitachi are the low end of the hard drive market. Having said that it seems Seagate have had their fair share of problems recently with their 1.5TB drives so I wouldn't trust those either at the moment.

Everybody has their own horror story about drives failing as e very brand will have some failures but the only one I trust at the moment is WD.

jamesdew;6110063

you might as well buy something you actually want



like another one of these for 2.0Tb goodness .......

jamesdew;6110012

The Death Star is a fictional moon-sized space station and superweapon … The Death Star is a fictional moon-sized space station and superweapon appearing in the Star Wars movies and expanded universe.



I never watched star wars- Chewie scares me too much.

Got 4 of these in my drobo, no probs so far. :thumbsup:

malachi;6109938

Good HDD but very noisy compared to Western Digital or Samsung.


I have one of these and it’s quieter than my Samsung 1TB 5,400 rpm drive with both having acoustic management on the quietest setting. The noise will vary depending on how you mount it and with the method I use it’s very rarely audible at all.

zygo;6109724

Might have been good for a Netgear ReadyNAS but this drive does not … Might have been good for a Netgear ReadyNAS but this drive does not appear to be supported.



I've had one in my ReadyNas for a couple of months now with now problems. The reason why only a few drives are stated to "work" with the ReadyNas is that Netgear state they haven't got the time or the resources to try all the drives on the market. Check the ReadyNas forums for conformation of this if you wish.

I've had one in my ReadyNas for a couple of months now with now problems. … I've had one in my ReadyNas for a couple of months now with now problems. The reason why only a few drives are stated to "work" with the ReadyNas is that Netgear state they haven't got the time or the resources to try all the drives on the market. Check the ReadyNas forums for conformation of this if you wish.



Thanks for that good to know

lareneg;6110017

The Deskstar drives are fine now, it was just back in the day they had a … The Deskstar drives are fine now, it was just back in the day they had a high failure rate. However, as you can see, the bad memories stick.



.. skoda...


... although, strangely enough, it does sound like yoda.

These are great drives... i bought one last time they were at this price and havent had anything to grumble about with it. Its big, reasonably quiet (Fujitsu are the quietest I've had), and is relatively quick. You cant go wrong at this price tho... time to start on that 10Tb array... I thinks so!

mattmerch;6109703

can i be first with DEATHSTAR comment ?



As long as you don't mind being 3 years out of date and living in the past ... Then yes you can.:p

It is their own fault - they should have rebranded away from the Deskstar name.

good deal. hope ebuyer honours the 3 yr warranty

alternate;6111276

It is their own fault - they should have rebranded away from the Deskstar … It is their own fault - they should have rebranded away from the Deskstar name.


True.

zaheer2003;6111342

good deal. hope ebuyer honours the 3 yr warranty


The warranty will be through Hitachi, not eBuyer

Original Poster

mattmerch;6109703

can i be first with DEATHSTAR comment ?



No I put it in the tags when I posted it, so I win!:p

jamesdew;6110063

OP should mention that this is £54.74 delivered unless you add something … OP should mention that this is £54.74 delivered unless you add something like a cable or a mouse mat to take you over the £50 free delivery threshold.You can add this £0.35 mousemat bringing the total to £50.30http://www.ebuyer.com/product/32496but then you might as well buy something you actually want



The cheeky sods, was working fine last night on super saver delivery. The search is set for the cheapest item you can find!:thumbsup:

this is brilliant it can be superchipped to 2tb!!! if you know what you are doing!!!

QU1KPLAYA;6119157

this is brilliant it can be superchipped to 2tb!!! if you know what you … this is brilliant it can be superchipped to 2tb!!! if you know what you are doing!!!



shut up, no it can't

GAVINLEWISHUKD;6112822

No I put it in the tags when I posted it, so I win!:pThe cheeky sods, was … No I put it in the tags when I posted it, so I win!:pThe cheeky sods, was working fine last night on super saver delivery. The search is set for the cheapest item you can find!:thumbsup:



ooh 15p, nice find

Not bought a hard drive off ebuyer before. Do they include the screws or even the sata cable with these? (doubt the sata cable, but the screws..?)

Generally not.

If you get a retail packaged Hard Drive from Ebuyer then it may come with extras but all the OEM drives I've bought from them have just come in an antistatic bag.

bbdom;6123811

Generally not.If you get a retail packaged Hard Drive from Ebuyer then it … Generally not.If you get a retail packaged Hard Drive from Ebuyer then it may come with extras but all the OEM drives I've bought from them have just come in an antistatic bag.



Thanks! Might need to pick a different filler item then.

I still have one of the so called "Deathstar" era 80gb drives, and touch wood, it's still doing sterling service.

Baggio18;6123724

Not bought a hard drive off ebuyer before. Do they include the screws or … Not bought a hard drive off ebuyer before. Do they include the screws or even the sata cable with these? (doubt the sata cable, but the screws..?)



You usually get a little screw bag taped in the box somewhere or occasionally the screws are already in the drive. Sometimes you get nothing though.

Rusty!;6112683

True.The warranty will be through Hitachi, not eBuyer



not according to the info on the page.

I have bought one of these.
Fitted it in my PC.
The computer didn't recognise it when I installed it.
So I presumed it would need formatting which took about 3hours.
I have noticed since I installed it that every now and again my pc keeps making a whirring sound.Is this normal or is something amiss?

Baggio18;6123724

Not bought a hard drive off ebuyer before. Do they include the screws or … Not bought a hard drive off ebuyer before. Do they include the screws or even the sata cable with these? (doubt the sata cable, but the screws..?)


No screws, no cables.You do get a little bag of silica gel though:)

YolkiePolkie;6110937

I've had one in my ReadyNas for a couple of months now with now problems. … I've had one in my ReadyNas for a couple of months now with now problems. The reason why only a few drives are stated to "work" with the ReadyNas is that Netgear state they haven't got the time or the resources to try all the drives on the market. Check the ReadyNas forums for conformation of this if you wish.



Yep, I read that but why spend £100 plus on a pair of suck it and see drives when you can buy two that have been given the nod by Netgear for not much more???

diddlyidi;6153460

I have bought one of these.Fitted it in my PC.The computer didn't … I have bought one of these.Fitted it in my PC.The computer didn't recognise it when I installed it.So I presumed it would need formatting which took about 3hours.I have noticed since I installed it that every now and again my pc keeps making a whirring sound.Is this normal or is something amiss?



Well, have a guess!

zygo;6155659

Well, have a guess!


I don't know.I have read some reviews about the hard drive and some comments say it can be quite noisy.Is it worth contacting Ebuyer and asking for a replacement.I did also read that a format can take a long time so a bit baffled
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