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HGST Deskstar 3.5-Inch 2TB 7200RPM SATA II 32MB Cache Internal Hard Drive (0S00164)


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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: HGST, a Western Digital Company
  • Model: 0S00164
  • Hard Disk Size: 2 GB
  • Hardware Platform: PC
  • Form Factor: 3.5 inch
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 3.5 x 11 inches ; 11.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002D5DWZU
  • Item model number: 0S00164
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 13, 2009

Product Description

The Deskstar hard drive delivers colossal storage capacity and 7200 RPM performance in a standard 3.5-inch form factor. The Deskstar has a robust mechanical design that exceeds the industry standard for quality and reliability. Through a patented ramp load/unload design, the risk of shock damage is minimized by eliminating direct contact between the heads and disks, reducing wear and heat while improving overall drive reliability and power efficiency. 2TB capacity, 3.5-inch Desktop SATA Hard Drive, Award winning performance, Colossal Capacity for your PC or Mac, High Reliability, Industry Leading green,power consumption

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Customer Reviews

This setup works great.
Brian's Reviews
Also, these drives are excessively noisy and hot, and will cause your computer or external enclosure's fan to run at max and add to the noise.
R. Auger
Works great and how can you go wrong with the amount of storage space.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Brian's Reviews on October 26, 2009
I built a Linux Raid Server using 4 - 2tb Hitachi HD32000 Hard Drives in Raid 5 configuration. I then used two Seagate 250gb in Raid 1 for the Linux OS. This setup works great. I wanted to use the Seagate 1.5tb but there are problems with the firmware and Raid 5 configurations. The Hitachi's on the other hand have worked perfectly. I would recommend this to anyone building a solid Raid 5 setup looking for the best combination perfomance & value per tb.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By R. Auger on November 30, 2009
I initially gave these a good review, but after several years of owning 7 of them, I've had to repair 5 and sold them all on ebay. I almost felt guilty selling them to an unknowing buyer.

I ran these between two drobos for the past 3 years. The green drives from both Hitachi and Western Digital have performed well in my RAIDS, but the 7200rpm Hitachis have just died one after the other at random.

Also, these drives are excessively noisy and hot, and will cause your computer or external enclosure's fan to run at max and add to the noise.

If you need high performance, its better to get an enterprise class drive, not a cheepo 7200. It seems that in the high capacity cheap drives have a high failure rate. The green drives that are less expensive are also very reliable.
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32 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Pedro Corbett on February 3, 2010
I have just purchased this drive and it produces more noise when accessing data randomly than my 3 case fans plus CPU fan plus video card fan plus my other 3 HD's TOGETHER. What's worse, Hitachi simply removed the option to alter the AAM (Automatic Acoustic Management) parameters from their Feature Tool utility since its version 2.13.

If anybody else was unfortunate enough to purchase this drive, here's the solution: get the freeware utility WinAAM or the more sophisticated HD Tune (not freeware), boot the system with the HD set to IDE mode in the BIOS (AAM can't be altered in SATA/AHCI/RAID mode) and set the AAM value to 128. There will be NO noticeable performance penalty (I did A LOT of testing with HD Tach) and the absurd noise will disappear.

I tried contacting Hitachi's support about this but they didn't seem to even bother reading my message and sent me a standard copy and paste reply. This will be my first and last Hitachi hard drive EVER.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. Seaton on July 15, 2010
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I'm a 55 year old woman with a phobia about cracking open my computer case, but reading the reviews here gave me the courage to give it a try.

The item came very well packaged, and the instructions seemed quite straightforward. I opened the case on my Dell XPS, and in 5 minutes, I had connected the hard drive and had it nestled safely in place.

Then came the fun part. I restarted my computer, and the drive did not show up under MY COMPUTER. My operating system is Windows Vista Ultimate. I did some searching around on my Help files, and decided to open the Computer Management program, Disk Management. It loaded my disk configuration information, and detected the hard drive. I attempted a slow format, which took many hours, and hung at 54%. I restarted the computer and tried a quick format. Got an error message that it could not be done. Tried another slow format, which took many hours and hung at 54% again. That took 15 hours so far. I called Hitachi, and they told me to download and run their diagnostic program. That took another 12 hours, and showed no problems at all with the hard drive unit.

I tried to format the drive again using Computer Management and failed. So I did a little digging on the internet and found that there are a lot of freeware disk management programs out there. I chose one that had decent reviews on the web, called Easeus Partition Master Home Edition. It was very easy to understand and a minute later I had done a quick format and I was up and running. I don't know if this was a good solution to my problem, but so far my hard drive is operating flawlessly.

The reason I am giving this 4 stars instead of five is not because of the difficulty in formatting, I'm putting the blame for that on Windows.
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27 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Esaito on December 8, 2009
I use this drive on my Drobo enclosure, together with Seagate and Western Digital models.

I found that this Hitachi drive runs hotter and noiser than Seagate and WD models,
so I cannot recommend it if you're concerned about temperature or noise level.
Go for the WD Green models instead.

Pros: cheap, 7200K rpm, faster than green models
Cons: noisy, runs hot
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 24, 2010
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I was kind of disappointed with these hard drives. I was expecting more performance out of them considering the price. I got them to be raided inside of my NetGear NAS Duo. The NAS may be part of the problem, but I don't think so as many reviewers who have my slower speeds complain that it's a hard drive function about 85% of the time. That and they are louder than anticipated. Now some of this is due to the NAS for sure, but I even pulled them out and popped them into my music creation PC tower to test. Sure enough, while the noise was reduced in the absence of the NAS, they were still noticeably loud. On the plus side, they are some of the best and most reliable drives you'll find in the 2Tb category for this price. Of course, I say this and in a year we'll see 4-10 Tb drives at about the same level.

Bottom Line: Good drives, but not the best you could get. Perfect for straight network storage as long as you don't mind non-blistering transfer speeds.
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