Reviews and Problems with Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 (HDS723015BLA642/ HDS723020BLA642/ HDS723030ALA640)
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Great Drive So Far (updated)
Aaron and Melissa, Amazon
27 July 2014
Summary: First, a disclaimer; if you purchase this item and you want the P/N 0F12115, make sure you ASK for that specific P/N. They are often sold in a bulk lot with the 32 Mb cache, 3 Gb/s drives. While the performance difference is arguably marginal, the performance tests I read were for a very specific model and I wanted to make sure I got the exact one, which I did not get initially from two different sellers. You may or may not care, but just be advised.
Summary: Bought 6 for a RAID storage server. RAID wouldn't initialize due to drive errors, so my IT department ran a suite of diagnostic tests on them. 3 came back as dead on arrival - right out of the box in sealed packaging. I'll update rating if RMA process works.
Summary: Great speed, always easy setup, dont be a noob and say it doesnt work, do you research. I own 5 Hitachi HDD's all of them work great, 2 of them have over 20,000 hours of runtime on them and still work fine!
Summary: I received my order sooner than expected. This was a used disk purchase; I plugged it into my RAID system and it worked great right out of the box. It is now half full and have had no problems. As always, my Amazon purchases have been 100% successes.