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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 8
8.0

Still works after 2 years of daily use in a home theater PC

S. Puppala "spupp", Amazon
26 June 2013
  • Summary: Not as quiet as I would have liked for a home theater PC, but fast enough to record 4 different TV programs at once (a mix of high-def and standard-def) without missing a beat. If I needed to, I'd buy another without hesitation.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fingers Crossed.

Jason Elwell, Amazon
18 June 2012
  • Summary: I bought 4 of these for a RAID6 array. 1 of the 4 was DOA and Amazon replaced it no questions asked. Hopefully they will be reliable long term. I ran them for a about a week doing some burn-in tests and they have now been in production use for a couple weeks.
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Overall 8
8.0

It works as advertised

MoreBits, Amazon
18 November 2011
  • Summary: The drive worked when installed in my computer. The 3T drive was not recognized by a USB backup system that was my original plan.
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Overall 8
8.0

Cheap, big and slow

M. Wang, Amazon
26 September 2011
  • Summary: My experience with Hitachi (used to be IBM) drives has not been as pleasant as those with Seagate or Western Digital, but this 3TB monster is by far the cheapest and biggest drive on the market. Its slowness is not much an issue as I plan to use it for large data storage only.
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Overall 8
8.0

5 year now works great. Ran it as a primary drive (after I ...

Imareal Whinestein, Amazon
23 May 2011
  • Summary: 3.5 year now works great. Ran it as a primary drive (after I partitioned it to a 2GB + 1GB), though now as a storage drive after getting SSD. Also had to get Gigabyte 3TB unlock software to use it properly and definitely uninstall that software when updating BIOS, then reinstall.
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