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HGST Deskstar 3.5-Inch 1TB 7200RPM SATA II 16MB Cache Internal Hard Drive (0S00163)

3.0 out of 5 stars 97 customer reviews

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: HGST
  • Model Number: 0S00163
  • Hard Disk Size: 1 GB
  • Hardware Platform: PC
  • Form Factor: 3.5 inch
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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. 1TB capacity, 3.5-inch Desktop SATA Hard Drive, Award winning performance, Colossal Capacity for your PC or Mac, High Reliability, Industry Leading green, low power consumption

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Product Dimensions 8.5 x 3.5 x 11 inches
Item Weight 11.2 ounces
Shipping Weight 1.6 pounds
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ASIN B002D5XY8A
Item model number 0S00163
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3.0 out of 5 stars 97 customer reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #3,217 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Data Storage > Internal Hard Drives
Date first available at Amazon.com June 13, 2009

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By Sentri on February 7, 2010
This drive was quite loud when I installed it, but that was because AAM was turned off and the value was locked at the loudest setting. Once I changed it to the quiet setting with the Hitachi Feature Tool, it worked much quieter.

Pros:

- This is a very fast drive. I got transfer rate of 135MB/s at the outer edge of the disk, dropping off to around 65MB/s at the inner tracks
- Very quiet once the AAM is enabled and set to the quiet value
- It is a 2-platter design, which is more energy efficient and theoretically less prone to head crashes
- Retail packaging means you are not taking a chance of whether a bare drive will be packaged properly, and a cable is included as well.

Cons:

- It is fairly loud out of the box with AAM turned off. It is a low-pitch rumbling instead of clicks when seeking
- Does not come with backup/imaging software in the box like similar Seagate/Western digital retail drives.
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I purchased these drives directly from Amazon at the $69 price, not from other online affiliates like Tiger.

I have purchased three of these drives and several other Hitachi models over the years. I have had zero issues with them - no bad sectors, no drive failures! All very positive.

As the technology evolves, platter density increases and consumer installations become more prevalent, there will be higher reports of issues. It is simply a statistical fact. I have experienced issues with both Western Digital and Seagate drives although both companies did replace the units with no questions asked. But I can honestly say that even from from the days of IBM involvement with Hitachi, I have never had a problem with this brand of drives. I own models going back as far as 2002 (20GB) that have never had even a bad sector.

I am sorry to read the previous bad review here on Amazon but drives do fail and it can be very traumatic to lose valuable data. It just has not been my experience with these drives. Of 61 current reviews on the "Egg" for the same drive, 95% are positive (50 five star, 8 four star and 1 three star).

Perhaps I have just been lucky! Hitachi has earned my loyalty.

BTW, the "Egg" sells these for $20 to $30 more depending on the day. Amazon lately has had the best prices on all computer accessories including Apple products.
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14 months ago, I purchased an Iomega 1TB external hard-drive, even though many, many reviewers suggested a higher than average failure rate for external drives. In 30 yrs. I had never had a hard-drive crash on me, so I thought they might be over-reacting or just unlucky. Low and behold, exactly 364 days after I bought it - 1 day before the warranty ended - it crashed. Big time.
So now I've purchased an internal 1TB Hitachi drive. It's a typical hard-drive, fast and quiet, very large capacity.
The primary reason for my doing this review is to agree with 100's of reviewers who have been noting the unbelievably inadequate PACKAGING that Amazon is now doing as a matter of course. I'm not talking about the 'hassle-free' or the 'green' packaging, I'm talking about throwing a sensitive piece of equipment into a huge box and not adding the packing material needed so the customer will receive an UNDAMAGED product. I did order the drive, but I ordered the RETAIL version instead of the OEM bulk drive. Doing that meant the drive would be packed in a shock-resistant shipping box and hopefully arrive in usable shape. It did. That was early Jan. and everything's OK so far.
I just don't understand their poor choice in regard to packaging. What do you think?
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This is NOT the item pictured! I am very disappointed with what I received. The picture clearly shows a boxed item with SATA cable and I received an OEM HDD only. Very misleading on the part of Amazon!!!!
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I've running four of these Hitachi 1TB drives in a RAID 5 array, I've had zero problems so far. I only considered Hitachi or Samsung 1TB drives since Western Digital and Seagate cripple their consumer drives for RAID compatibility, google "TLER RAID" for more info. The Hitachi drives I received were the newer 7K1000.C models meaning the drive are made up of two 500GB platters and use less power than the B models. For hard drives, fewer platter means less chance of hardware failure. It's also faster compared to a 1TB made up of three 333GB platters.
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I did NOT get the retail product described. This is OEM (albeit mine had the same internal shock packaging as the retail package) but it does NOT come with cable, screws, or instructions. No idea if the warranty is equivalent, either. OEM products often have no or short warranties, whereas retail on this has 3 years.

It's not even the same model as described, so if you're ordering it as an exact duplicate replacement for a RAID setup it may or may not work with a 0S00163 drive. The drive I got was 0F10383 which in fact has a good spec and 32Mb cache, but that's not the point if you need an exact replacement.

It might turn out to be a great drive, for all I know, but it gets a 1 star for a deceptive description by Amazon.
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By Tony on December 5, 2009
I have this drive. But it was not purchased through Tiger Direct, so this review does not address that vendor.

I might have given this drive five stars, but since I have had it installed for less than 24 hours, I cannot rate the long term reliability of the drive.

Pro:
Retail box with 18" sata cable and mounting screws included. Also booklet with instructions for those who need it.

Good size drive for the money I gave for it. Good performance.

Con:
The drive became rather noisy during the end of the format. I thought it might have been defective. Runs quiet now. Looks like I was nervous with out good cause.
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