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Hitachi Deskstar 250GB 3.5" 8mb IDE Hard Drive - £36.08
Hitachi Deskstar 250GB 3.5" 8mb IDE Hard Drive - £36.08

Hitachi Deskstar 250GB 3.5" 8mb IDE Hard Drive - £36.08

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Description
The Deskstar T7K250 builds on Hitachi's award winning tradition with 250GB per platter areal density technology. Desktop personal computers demand highly efficient designs. The Deskstar T7K250 meets these design points and delivers the sweet spot capacities for today's business applications.

Main Specifications

Product Description
- Hitachi DeskStar T7K250 - hard drive - 250GB - ATA-133

Type
- Hard drive - internal

Form Factor
- 3.5" x 1/3H

Dimensions (WxDxH)
- 10.2 cm x 14.7 cm x 2.5 cm

Weight
- 0.6 kg

Capacity
- 250GB

Interface Type
- ATA-133

Data Transfer Rate
- 133 MBps

Average Seek Time
- 8.5ms

Spindle Speed
- 7200 rpm

Buffer Size
- 8MB

12 Comments

[CENTER]I personally do not like Hitachi DeskStar Drives, i find that they are poor quality and fail quite often, i would not build a system with one of these drives or store any valuable information on it, this is of course only my opinion and what i have come across repairing PC's, for an extra few pounds you would be well advised to go for a WD drive or samsung. Deskstar drive's have never really recovered from poor build and quality factors. An 8mb cache is satisfactory but if you want faster access then consider 16mb cache drives as these do access information a lot faster.

This is only my opinion and why i have voted cold.[/CENTER]

billyhl

[CENTER]I personally do not like Hitachi DeskStar Drives, i find that … [CENTER]I personally do not like Hitachi DeskStar Drives, i find that they are poor quality and fail quite often, i would not build a system with one of these drives or store any valuable information on it, this is of course only my opinion and what i have come across repairing PC's, for an extra few pounds you would be well advised to go for a WD drive or samsung. Deskstar drive's have never really recovered from poor build and quality factors. An 8mb cache is satisfactory but if you want faster access then consider 16mb cache drives as these do access information a lot faster.This is only my opinion and why i have voted cold.[/CENTER]



I agree with billyhl
I had a bad experience with one of these make of drives (I believe they were formerly IBM if my memory serves) and had to send for a warranty replacement to Belgium, I think - it's a long time ago but once bitten twice shy so whilst the price seems good per GB of memory I'll steer clear.

I have had "DEATHSTAR" drives before and have to say that two units have failed on me...1 x 3.5 and 1 x 2.5. Hence voted cold (sorry)........

B

Original Poster

its ok I dont really know to much about hard drives. This just looked a good price for the amount of storage you get for £

My old deathstar's spent more time with royal mail lol

I had one when IBM made em. They sold the hard drive division off to Hitachi, i think. Kept breaking down, serious hassle. After a few different makes, i think Samsung was the best for reliability, had 2 of them, one for a backup.

I had a Hitachi DeskStar die early on me to early and another in use making strange noises. Not recommended whatever the price.

billyhl

[CENTER]I personally do not like Hitachi DeskStar Drives, i find that … [CENTER]I personally do not like Hitachi DeskStar Drives, i find that they are poor quality and fail quite often, i would not build a system with one of these drives or store any valuable information on it, this is of course only my opinion and what i have come across repairing PC's, for an extra few pounds you would be well advised to go for a WD drive or samsung. Deskstar drive's have never really recovered from poor build and quality factors. An 8mb cache is satisfactory but if you want faster access then consider 16mb cache drives as these do access information a lot faster.This is only my opinion and why i have voted cold.[/CENTER]



here here

I couldn't agree more

IBM drives and designs were pants

Agreed as well sorry. I've just lost a system to one of these and I'd give them a miss in future personally. Only drive I've ever had die on me without warning.

I've got 2 of these. One is an IBM Deskstar 40GB and has been working fine for 5 years, the other is a 160gb Hitachi Deskstar and has been working fine for a year, so maybe you guys have been unlucky.

And another vote against Hitachi Deathstar - I was even less impressed when my two month old 500GB drive died - and they refused to honour the warranty - because it was brought on ebay - aparrantly warranties are non-transferrable - the ebay seller never responded

Anyway, I must have built 10 pcs for friends over the last couple of years, and will never use a deathstar again. Currently using Seagates - not a problem yet - touch wood.

Gopes

Hitachi DeathStar drives, avoid these any way you can!
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