Reviews and Problems with Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 (HDS723015BLA642/ HDS723020BLA642/ HDS723030ALA640)
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I'm not counting on it to last--try Samsung
Ronald D. Coffen, Amazon
7 September 2012
Summary: I purchased the Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 2TB hard drive for storing recorded TV shows, rips of my owned DVDs so I can watch them using my Prodigi and my WD TV HD media player, and for family photos. After about 9 months, the first drive died. I had to pay to send it back to Hitachi. They replaced it, but, as per their warranty, they replace drives under warranty NOT with a new hard drive, but a REFURBISHED hard drive, AND (also per warranty) the 3-year warranty does NOT...
Summary: I bought two of these cheap drives to replace two WD Black drives which recently failed a month apart (both were under 2 years old). First Hitachi mounted once, then failed. Second drive failed after 4 days. They suddenly started clicking/whirring and that was the end. The mechanical hard drive industry has been ugly the last couple years. I don't trust any of them. I recommend keeping 3 or more backups to compensate for the alarming failure rate of any drives over 1 TB.
Summary: Reading reviews here and on other sites, I saw that this drive was poorly rated by many people as there is a very high percentage of failures. Decided to roll the dice and give it a try, but received a drive with many bad sectors. I have never purchased a brand new drive in such bad shape right out of the box. The only saving grace is Amazons easy return policy.
Summary: I bought 2 of these drives, and after having some minor issues with both decided to run the Hitachi Feature Tool and Hitachi Drive Test. Both diagnostics reported 0 Mb of cache on the drives (all other drives in my system reported fine). I also checked them with SiSoftware Sandra and HD Tune Pro, and they both reported 0 cache too. The drives I received both had a date code of January 2012 and manufactured in China.
Summary: I had ordered the 2TB Hitachi 7200rpm SATAIII.. instead I got the Hitachi 2TB 5400 rpm Coolspin.. which is actually significantly cheaper. Amazon is taking back the item as a return, but it's delaying an urgent upgrade.
Summary: I had ordered the 2TB Hitachi 7200rpm SATAIII.. instead I got the Hitachi 2TB Coolspin.. which is actually significantly cheaper. Worst of all I had ordered two of them.. I feel cheated with the transaction.
Summary: I bought a pair of these from another vendor last week to place in my new NAS device. One of the two wouldn't spin up at all. The second appeared to be fine but my device is reporting multiple errors on it now. Luckily the other vendor is RMAing both. I'm going to replace them with any manufacturer that isn't Hitachi.
Summary: Bought this drive to replace a failed drive in my server. I have another Hitachi drive in the server that has been going strong 24/7 for over a year! No issues. So after I lost a Seagate I decided to buy another Hitachi because of the great experience. Bad decision. This drive is date stamped Aug-2011. Recorded time/date of death Dec-2011. Not even half a year. That is so poor I'm switching back to WD.
Summary: I Bought 3 of these drives last summer,and over the last 3 months all 3 of them have failed. One was bad out of the box (DOA) and the other 2 failed over time, first by corrupting all my files (bad sectors) and then by going bad altogether. Man WEEKs of work wasted backing up and re-installing. WithOUT question, the worst drive experience I have ever had. I am a 'power user' in the sense that I buy high-end components and build my own machines.