Hitachi 5k3000 2Tb Group Buy

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  1. ^catalyst

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    You just be quiet thankyou.
     
  2. Rezin

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    Is it just me or is the promo code discount not following through to the cart/checkout?
     
  3. SCORPTEC

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    If you are having any issues please PM us a screenshot or your order number and we will fix it up for you. We re-checked the code this morning and it was functioning correctly.
     
  4. ChaosMaster

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    How do these drivers compare to Samsung F4 or Seagate LP/Green? WD Green is cheaper at a fair few outlets as well.
     
  5. DrFrag

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    I have a few Samsung F4, WD Green, and Hitachis 5K3000s. My best peak copy speed was just over 130 MB/s and it was on a Hitachi. (an Hitachi?)
     
  6. fileant

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    Yeah my hit did about 144MB/s peak in my NAS (just creating and reading a 1G contiguous file (I think) in bonnie++). It is a low power drive so not meant to be super fast, the real world transfers (non-contiguous) are faster than my network so I did not look properly, I think 60MB/s (probably less or maybe more), but it depends on your box, my NAS is only a 12Watt Box and does about 35MB/s atm, but I think the limit is network related or the old gigabit ethernet port on my (2003) PC.

    Samsung green (older version by a few years) in my pvr is still holding up, but has errors (from shock detection of people walking past), but no bad ones. It has read errors f I don't set it to quiet mode (it is best to leave drives as they come or put them in quiet mode).
    I have never used WD since 1987, but they don't work well in lots of NAS boxes.
     
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  7. Stanza

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    any of these left?
     
  8. SCORPTEC

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    Yes we do still have stock left, but they are moving quite fast, so we would advise to get your order in while you can.
     
  9. fido666

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    Will these drives work in a Dlink DNS-323 NAS?
     
  10. Stanza

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    Can you do a good deal on the Kingston KVR1333D3E9S/4G as well?:)
     
  11. Igneous

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    Scratch off 5 more. :p
     
  12. 1WD

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    Tried to buy 2.

    Credit Card payment system seems to be hanging...

    Hopefully I'm not gonna be charged a gazzillion times... :Paranoid:
     
  13. fido666

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    I've checked the Dlink site and it only mentions the Deskstar 7K1000 1TB as the highest capacity Hitachi drive supported. It does however mention the WD WD20EADS but IIRC these are not available anymore, have been superseded by the WD20EARS drives.

    Edit: Looks like Scorptec still have the WD20EARS in stock. Are the Hitachi's better?
     
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  14. Supplanter

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    I am up for one, if there are any left. Pickup, if it makes a difference.
     
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  15. gbh

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    i grabbed 4 last night
     
  16. luztra

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    +1 :thumbup::thumbup:
     
  17. Bthree

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    Hitachi warranty support

    Most drives if not all purchased from this group buy and indeed other sources will have a manufacture date of JAN 2011 therefore warranty will expire on the 31 JAN 2014

    If anyone is unfortunate enought to have a faulty drive near the end of the 3 year warranty period, then below .. from Hitachi Asia Pacific Technical Support Centre

     
  18. pineappl2

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    another +5 for me. :Pirate:
     
  19. fido666

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    Anyone? The Hitachis are a little cheaper but my interest is in whether they perform better.
     
  20. Twizzly

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    your missing the entire point of getting the hitachi drives, the point people want these drives is that they are native 512b vs 4k sector size.

    performance is only relative to how you are using them.
     

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