Hitachi DeskStar 1TB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive - £254.95 delivered @ Microdirect !
Hitachi DeskStar 1TB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive - £254.95 delivered @ Microdirect !

Hitachi DeskStar 1TB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive - £254.95 delivered @ Microdirect !

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Not so much of a deal but a wow 1TB Disk increadable. Hitachi DeskStar 1TB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive. Add a whopping 1TB of storage space to your desktop with this internal hard drive that features fast data transfer rates of up to 300MB/sec.



Device Type Hard drive - internal
Width 10.2 cm
Depth 14.7 cm
Height 2.6 cm
Weight 0.7 kg
Hard Drive

Form Factor 3.5" x 1/3H
Capacity 1 TB
Interface Type Serial ATA-300
Buffer Size 32 MB
Features Load/unload technology, Perpendicular Recording


Drive Transfer Rate 300 MBps (external) / 134 MBps (internal)
Seek Time 8.5 ms (average)
Average Latency 4.7 ms
Spindle Speed 7200 rpm
Reliability Non-Recoverable Errors 1 per 10^15
Start / Stop Cycles 50,000
Expansion / Connectivity
Interfaces 1 x Serial ATA-300 - 7 pin Serial ATA

Compatible Bays 1 x internal - 3.5" x 1/3H


Compliant Standards RoHS
Manufacturer Warranty Service & Support 3 years warranty

Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 3 years


Thanks goretexy

£4.99 p&p...

Great for those who need it

Not voting on this because there are cheaper ways to get 1TB internal diskspace though but thanks for the pointer.

or 2 of the seagate 500GB ones from ebuyer a while ago for £130ish

at least these drives will push down the price of the other drives in time.

microdirect are crooks, never give them your business.

you've been warned ;-)


microdirect are crooks, never give them your business.you've been warned … microdirect are crooks, never give them your business.you've been warned ;-)

Why's that?

Original Poster

Before you jump down my throat !!!!

I did say it was more of a wow than a deal

For those like myself where storage matters it is good news. Not too sure about the raid issue they discribe

I agree the 4 x 250 is cheaper and can be used to build a nice array but you have to think of the space and heat issues 4 disks have !!

No raid like driving a racing car at full tilt with no brakes !!!

Whats wrong with micro direct any how the kit I have bought in the past has served me well and at a good price ususally cheaper than scan !!

Hitachi Deathstar

i am looking for a new hardrive but i think seagates for me

i wouldnt fancy risking a TB of info on a single drive.... i can't wait for the prices to drop though.

I remember installing a 1tb optical drive jukebox at work about 10-12 yrs ago, that cost £100k plus about £10k a yr maintenance. There were only 2 of them in the country at that time. Ahhhh the good ol days:roll:

In terms of buying storage equal to 1tb it may not be the cheapest, but if you want a 1tb drive it looks a good deal to me.


Why's that?

i had an experience with them, reseller ratings pretty much sums them up.

in the same vain as overclockers ...if you get in trouble don't expect nice people to deal with.

its about £252 on scan, free delivery for those of us who took up their offer last year. otherwise it'll be about £260 delivered.

i totally agree with 2x500gb being cheaper, not sure i'd want to power/cool 4x250gb though.

i also wouldn't want to have that much data on one drive (especially a deathstar!) so you'd have to buy another for backup, which gets costly.

the benchmarks on this thing look like it kicks the 750gb seagate 7200.10's arse, and almost as fast as a wd-raptor, it does have a 32mb cache too. that said, i expect a raid striped 2x500gb/16mb could be just as fast.

Is it just me or are some people missing an important point here.
Yes there are much cheaper ways of adding 1TB of storage to a PC. 4x250 or 2x500 for example.
However, can anyone tell me how else I could add 4TB (or 3TB raid5) to a PC?
I know that would cost over £1000 but using some free NAS or SAN software you could set up a very nice network storage system.
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