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Storage Does anybody have any experience or opinions on this drive?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SimonStern, 8 Feb 2011.

  1. SimonStern

    SimonStern Registered Lurker

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    HITACHI Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 (0F12117) 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

    Only a few reviews that seem to give it a good rating. I know the deathstar reputation but it's $69.99 right now and I'm tempted...

    From one of the reviews:

    HD Tune Pro 4.60 benchmark results:

    Read:
    Transfer rate: Min: 61.7 MB/s, Max: 143.2 MB/s, Avg.: 107.6 MB/s
    Access time: 19.8 ms
    Burst rate: 204.2 MB/s

    Took about 25 minutes to write 125GB of data to the drive from another HDD. Looked to be about 75-80 MB/s as an average speed.

    Today only for that price, while supplies last, thoughts?
     
  2. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    DEATHSTARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

    must give luke skywalker a call to blow this to bits

    nuff said !
     
  3. Ph4ZeD

    Ph4ZeD New Member

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    Meh, mechanical drives are so last year. Who cares how fast they are? Its like asking for the speed of a moped.
     
  4. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    In the late 70s and very early 80's unrestricted moped were hitting 60mph.
     
  5. SimonStern

    SimonStern Registered Lurker

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    Haha bout the reactions I expected :)

    Til I can get an SSD or the next next or next gen after that to hold all my 1's and 0's for under $100 mechanical is going to be this year, and maybe even a couple more. I had been looking at the samsung that was $99 (now$89) and the western digitals, but got a tad intrigued by the $69 price + $10 rebate and okay reviews.

    Either way the upcoming build is likely to have a c300 boot drive, but I need to get some more storage since what I have is just about full up.
     
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    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    lol This is true down hill with the wind behined them lol
     
  9. megadriveguy

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    :hip:
     
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    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Roughly 75 pence.lol
     
  12. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I've used the desk stars and never had any probs with them. Might be worth a go seems it's a decent price.
     
  13. megadriveguy

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    :lol: The Hitachi reviews seem ok, surely they have sorted the deathstar problem by now they earned that reputation years ago
     
  14. SimonStern

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    Ah well, seems they've sold out already. I wasn't really convinced on taking the risk anyway, 2TB is a lot of data to go poof which is why I made this topic to try and get some opinions. Maybe something a little more known for reliability will go on sale soon, even though it seems most hard drives these days have reliability issues...
     
  15. shifty27

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    Get the samsung F4's, currently the most popular 2tb drive at the min.

    I got an email from a Samsung rep saying all drives manufactured after Nov 2010 have the data loss/smart write issue fixed with newer firmware. Scan have drives manufactured on Jan 2011 as per an email from support yesterday.

    They are about £62 each at the min I think.

    Hope this helps.
     

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