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Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 (HDP725016GLAT80/ HDP725025GLA380/ HDP725032GLA360/ HDP725050GLA360)
5.6 out of 10

Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 (HDP725016GLAT80/ HDP725025GLA380/ HDP725032GLA360/ HDP725050GLA360)

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Reviews and Problems with Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 (HDP725016GLAT80/ HDP725025GLA380/ HDP725032GLA360/ HDP725050GLA360)

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Overall 2
2.0

One Star

AARON GREEN, Amazon
24 July 2015
Overall 2
2.0

The name of this drive should be changed to "Deadstar" ...

Ken Fountaine, Amazon
3 August 2014
  • Summary: The name of this drive should be changed to "Deadstar". It wasn't even recognized at all by my computer. I had to send it back for a refund. This drive was represented as a "new" drive. It may have been unused, but it was not new.
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Overall 2
2.0

This drive purchased brand new malfunctioned on day 2 of having it.

Rob "Rob", Amazon
9 April 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this drive to function as the main back up drive for my Mac Pro desktop. The specifications on the drive I ordered are identical to the one that came with the Mac Pro seven years ago. The drive that was sent to me appeared the same and has the same label and identifiers.
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Overall 2
2.0

Half and Half

Andy F., Newegg
12 April 2010
  • Pros: Low Cost
  • Cons: I got 2 a one time and both went out. I put one in each of the two computers I made for other people and had to get new out of my money.
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Overall 2
2.0

Died quickly

Mikayel I., Newegg
8 April 2010
  • Summary: Had good experience with a 250 GB Hitachi Deskstar.
  • Pros: Good manual on Hitachi's web site.
  • Cons: Died in a few months of light usage. Several bad blocks developed in the middle, and I lost data. While I can reformat and perhaps use again with the existing bad blocks, the drive does not inspire confidence. After low-level reformatting, the bad blocks were still there. As I inserted the drive,...
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Overall 2
2.0

3 WEKKS>>>>>...........

Christopher C., Newegg
6 April 2010
  • Summary: im angry i had to wait thu my warenty to find out the borad i bought was junk. kinda angry
  • Pros: they shipped me a new one
  • Cons: took 3 weeks for rma, i live on the east coast and it took 3 days to get there then they had it on there dock for 4 days then after about 6 more and 3 phone calls they said they would overnight it to me and that took 5 days aswell
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Overall 2
2.0

Failed HD

randy y., Newegg
22 March 2010
  • Summary: 1 of 5 eggs because I lost one. 20% should not be the reliability factor. Sending it back to newegg. I am sure they will replace it.
  • Pros: Fast, good price.
  • Cons: Bought 5 for my Macbooks. 1 failed after less than 4 months. Lost all data.
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Overall 2
2.0

In the process of failing

Frank K., Newegg
28 February 2010
  • Summary: I ordered a Western Digital at first but that drive was back-ordered and I was in a pinch so I bought this. Big Mistake there. This will be my last Hitachi Death-star.
  • Pros: Price, 500gb, lasted a year and a half.
  • Cons: Disk was purchased October 2008. Today my SMART software detected seek time performance degrading which indicates mechanical failure. I have a estimated disk death time of March 20, 2010. Drive has started to really slow down. Backing up everything as we speak.
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Overall 2
2.0

Hitachi Rebates are lame

Robert V., Newegg
28 February 2010
  • Pros: Drive works fine
  • Cons: Hitachi rebate program is horrible, customer service leaves much to be desired. VERY hard to get ahold of (long waits and many prompts) and always have excuse. Still have not received rebate after 9 months. And it shows valid....LOL
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Overall 2
2.0

Go flash

DAMON S., Newegg
19 February 2010
  • Summary: All HD manufacturers these days make poor quality drives. I have several old drives that are still functioning today... why can't I find a drive that I don't have to replace anually. Bought a low end SSD... comparable speed, no hesitation... no brainer.
  • Pros: It worked for 6 months
  • Cons: It only worked for 6 months
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