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Hitachi GST Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 (0F12117) 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

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  • SATA 6.0Gb/s
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Mike W.
  • 8/21/2014 8:27:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Large size, low price

Cons: Had several failures after 2 years, now it's dead.

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  • Thomas R.
  • 1/18/2014 2:27:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsPiece of useless junk

Pros: Dirt cheap

Cons: Made in China - and you get what you pay for.
Slow, unreliable

Other Thoughts: This was the last drive I bought from Hitachi/HGST and most likely will avoid their new owner WD from now on as well. I had this piece of junk for about 2 years and then it just came up with a controller error from one day to the next. Of course no warranty coverage any more.

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  • Andre S.
  • 12/28/2013 10:43:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot suitable for NAS

Pros: Hitachi has a great customer service
As long as the hard disk within warranty date, Hitachi replacing with new HD

Cons: I paired up Hitachi GST Deskstar 5K300 HDS5C3020ALA632 in NAS with RAID.
In 2 years, it fails 2, with about 11 months life.
I'm not sure how good is the HD outside of NAS usage.

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  • Weidong H.
  • 12/26/2013 5:35:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Large size. Cheap when purchased two years ago before the Thailand flood. Three years warranty.

Cons: Purchased three. One failed after two years + 5 months. Still remain to be seen how the other two stand.

Other Thoughts: Used as part of the NAS raid 5, in light use.

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  • Jason H.
  • 11/14/2013 6:03:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsYou've got to be kidding...

Pros: Large size.
Good price.

Cons: Slower than the 7200 RPM drive it replaced.
Poor reliability.

Other Thoughts: When I purchased this drive, the price seemed very good for the size. But, you get what you pay for. The drive failed one month and twenty days after the warranty expired. I have several gigabytes of family photos and music that may need to be professionally recovered. Guess I should have purchased that online backup service!

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  • Benjamin D.
  • 7/13/2013 8:46:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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1 out of 5 eggsfailed after two years

Pros: Decent drive while it lasted. Three year warranty.

Cons: Failed after only two years of light usage.

Other Thoughts: Used it as a storage device, so I wasn't doing much I/O.

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  • christopher w.
  • 6/25/2013 12:56:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAfter 2 yrs, no problems

Pros: Reliable SATA component

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Reliable workhorse getting considerable use daily. Recommend it.

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  • Joshua W.
  • 6/6/2013 1:51:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworking great

Pros: been using deskstar HD since before it was hitachi, had 1 IBM go bad, but never one from Hitachi

Cons: none

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  • Kevin T.
  • 5/3/2013 7:42:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill working

Pros: Bought this drive as the storage drive for my wife's computer. It's on most of the time and gets only light use, but has not shown any trouble signs so far.

Cons: Price really hasn't dropped in the 1 year since I bought it

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  • Andrew P.
  • 5/1/2013 4:16:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsgood drive

Pros: good drive use it in software raid 5

Cons: none

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