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Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 3TB HDS5C3030ALA630
6.2 out of 10

Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 3TB HDS5C3030ALA630

The Deskstar™ 5K3000 hard drive provides an enormous 3TB Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 3TB HDS5C3030ALA630

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Overall 2
2.0

High Failure Rate - No Advanced Replacement

Amazon Reviewer "Amazon Reviewer", Amazon
30 May 2012
  • Summary: Two out of 4 drives failed within a year and support refuses requests for advanced replacement even with a credit card. On their website every utility download states it does not work for 3TB or greater drives so you cannot stress test or change settings. Will never buy another HGST drive.
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Overall 2
2.0

DOA after clicking for about 2 days

Alex, Amazon
15 April 2012
  • Summary: Yes, I read the other reviews (on this and other sites) and I thought it wouldn't happen to me, but it did. Right after I plugged in the drive, it started clicking. But not the typical clicking of the head loading over and over again. It...
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Overall 2
2.0

This one worked, others have high failure rate

Med A, Amazon
5 July 2011
  • Summary: Although I have used Hitachi HDDS before, these 3TB greens are not good or more precisely don't have the quality control that their predecessors have had. Although this particular HD worked, I had bought few more from another vendor to use in a RAID5 and these had over 50 percent failure rate...
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Overall 2
2.0

Unreliable junk

Amazon Customer, Amazon
23 May 2011
  • Summary: I bought a pair of these, both are dead within 2 1/2 years. First one died in about a year and half.
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