Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 / 1TB 3.5" 32MB SATA Internal Hard Drive - £184.71 Free Delivery!
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 / 1TB 3.5" 32MB SATA Internal Hard Drive - £184.71 Free Delivery!

Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 / 1TB 3.5" 32MB SATA Internal Hard Drive - £184.71 Free Delivery!

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Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 / 1TB 3.5" 32MB SATA Internal Hard Drive - £184.71 Free Delivery!

An industry first, the Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 hard disk drive delivers storage capacity for demanding consumer and commercial computing products. It leverages the industry's most reliable perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) techniques and the latest advancements in silent acoustics, shock protection, and head technology to maximize capacity, performance and field reliability. Best-in-class power management and thermal emissions help manufacturers meet energy compliance targets and extend drive life.


* 1TB HDD Holds:
* Up to 284,000 digital photos
* Up to 250,000 songs (MP3)
* Up to 24,000 songs (uncompressed CD quality)
* Up to 76 hours of Digital Video (DV)
* Up to 400 hours of DVD quality video
* Up to 120 hours of HD video
* Main Specification:
* Product Description: Hitachi DeskStar 7K1000 - hard drive - 1 TB - SATA-300
* Type: Hard drive - internal
* Form Factor: 3.5" x 1/3H
* Dimensions (WxDxH): 10.2 cm x 14.7 cm x 2.6 cm
* Weight: 0.7 kg
* Capacity: 1 TB
* Interface Type: Serial ATA-300
* Data Transfer Rate: 300 MBps
* Average Seek Time: 8.5 ms
* Spindle Speed: 7200 rpm
* Buffer Size: 32 MB
* Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty


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Good price wise shame its a shitatchi though!

yeah I wouldn't touch them with a bargepole either...

Every hitachi i've had seems to fail, when building the system im using now i had 4 x 250 hitachi's 2 being sat and 2 ide the 2 sata ones the board cooked on within the first week, and the ide's just started making that awful clicking noise after 3 weeks got a refund rather than exchange after reading other peoples opinions of them and replaced with all with Seagate drives and they are a lot better IMO. and before anyone suggests a power supply issue this was around 18 months ago and its only the Shitachi's have let me down.

Have a read here about Deathstar drives



Voted cold becuase of generally poo reputation of Hitachi drives. Even if this was £10, it would not be worth my time having to rebuild/reimage a replacement drive.

Much cheaper to buy 2 x 500GB HDD. :roll:

Voted cold.

The deskstar range has improved a lot, if i had the funds i'd definitely get one as a backup.

I have a Travelstar in my Rapsody S25, and it has never given any worries.

I do get hacked off at people who quote documents about deathstar drives. This doc is from so long ago...yes, the early ones had the 'click of death' problem, but that was fixed a long time ago... I'm sure it wouldn't be difficult to find documents for Maxtor, Western Digital, Seagate etc etc for reliability problems.

I would add that I've owned 5 or 6 IBM and Hitachi drives. I've had one fail after 7 years. I've had one Maxtor drive fail after 24hrs.

Based upon experience, I'd buy the Hitachi over another manufacturer. Their technological advancements (with IBM Storage Division before hand) have given us the drives we have today. Let's not forget that this is a 1TB drive... who else makes one?

Indeed, the problematic Deskstar that earned the nickname of Deathstar was the 75GXP. The was around 2000 when they were still made by IBM. IIRC, they had introduced new technology in their drives and apparently they got it wrong. I think there is statistical evidence that the 75GXP series have a much poorer reliability than other drives.

I've had a 60GXP (the next model number) since about 2002? with no problems and it is still running. At the time, peoples were rubbishing the 60GXP in the same way as the 75GXP but tellingly enough there has only ever been a class action against a particular subset of the 75GXP, no other model number.

Since then, some 7 years have passed (an eternity computing) and the drives are now made by Hitachi, technology has evolved, old problems have been fixed (and new problem might have been introduced) but there is still that urban legend going round the internet that the Deskstar drives are bad. As far as I am aware, the current Deskstar models are perfectly satisfactory, comparable to most other brands and better than some.


I've had plenty of Maxtor, Samsung and Seagate drives fail on me over the years aswell, eventually you end up back buying what you promised youreself you'd never touch again (otherwise you'd be left not touching any again...i'm in the 'never gonna touch a Maxtor drive again' phase right now :lol: )

I don't think i'd ever trust storing 1TB of data on a single drive though - maybe when prices on them start to drop considerably, they may work out worthwhile - it'd be a hell of alot of data to lose if it failed.

This drive will run hot, if you do buy this make sure you have enough sufficient cooling on it. Notice how the casing is thicker just to dissipate that heat better.
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