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Hitachi GST Deskstar 0S03230 3TB 5400 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 5400 RPM 32MB Cache
  • SATA 6.0Gb/s
  • 3 years limited
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The Deskstar 5K3000 hard drive provides an enormous 3TB capacity and features innovative CoolSpin technology to deliver a greater level of power efficiency and quiet operation for energy-conscious, environmentally-friendly computers. Key to CoolSpin technology is an optimization of motor speed to provide an ideal balance of performance, power utilization and acoustics. The CoolSpin technology, along with other Hitachi power management techniques, gives the Deskstar 5K3000 its 29% power savings over the Deskstar 7K3000. This 3TB is the first Hitachi CoolSpin hard drive with a 6Gb/s SATA interface. With low power, high capacity and cool operation, the 3.5-inch Deskstar 5K3000 allows manufacturers to leverage the benefits of the latest components and operating systems to deliver more eco-friendly systems.

  • newegg Massive capacity Hitachi leads the way in delivering colossal, up to 3 TB of add-on storage on a single drive for your PC or Mac.
  • newegg CoolSpin technology The HITACHI Deskstar 5K3000 internal hard drive features innovative CoolSpin technology to deliver a greater level of power efficiency and quiet operation for energy-conscious, environmentally-friendly computers. Key to CoolSpin technology is an optimization of motor speed to provide an ideal balance of performance, power utilization and acoustics.
  • newegg Power efficient for cooler operation and longer life CoolSpin and HiVERT technologies combine to create this new class of hard drive that delivers excellent power utilization and thermal emissions. HiVERT technology helps efficiently manage power consumption. These innovations, along with eighth-generation Advanced Power Management, make the Deskstar 5K3000 the ideal choice for energy-efficient PCs that run cooler, require less power and last longer.
  • newegg Innovation for a more sustainable environment The Deskstar 5K3000 demonstrates Hitachi ecological leadership with its halogen-free design and power-efficient operation. Both of these features helped qualify the drive for the Hitachi EcoTrac classification, which identifies products that minimize environmental impact in the areas of product design, manufacturing, operation and disposal.

Learn more about the HGST 0S03230

Model

Brand
Hitachi GST
Series
Deskstar
Model
0S03230
Packaging
Bare Drive

Performance

Interface
SATA 6.0Gb/s
Capacity
3TB
RPM
5400 RPM
Cache
32MB

Physical Spec

Form Factor
3.5"

Features

Features
CoolSpin technology

Excellent power utilization and heat emission

Quiet acoustics

Built on award-winning proven design

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited
Labor
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Stephen S.
  • 2/15/2014 8:55:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCan't recommend

Pros: Large capacity, low price

Cons: Reliability

Other Thoughts: I've had two of these Hitachi Deskstar drives fail, and I've used a lot of hard drives for a home user-- mostly WD and Seagate. In both (two independent) cases where my Hitachi drives failed, I believe there were some power issues and/or shutting down the computer abruptly. I've had drives fail or become a bit corrupted due to this, which may be understandable, but these drives failed BADLY-- really hard to recover the data, and for what I'd consider very mild failure conditions. Perhaps coincidence, but the WD and Seagate drives under the same conditions did not suffer such effects. After the first failure I was still willing to give the benefit of the doubt, but after the second, they'll have to show a very solid track record with other users before I consider them again.

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  • Stephen N.
  • 5/26/2013 10:35:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLasted two years

Pros: honestly it just being massive and inexpensive when i bought it is about it

Cons: i've had the drive a little over 2 years and it has decided to start doing the death click so it was in a car during a fairly rough accident about 6 months ago i don't know if that hurt it other then that i can only complain that it's wake up time was super slow and it was slow in general.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/18/2012 11:46:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTime Machine

Pros: Still hasn't failed. I have been using this drive as a time machine back up for my iMac, and its been on 24/7 since I got it.

Cons: makes more noise than my iMac

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  • Cyril A.
  • 9/23/2012 2:27:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPretty good, but still wouldnt trust my data to it.

Pros: High density, 3TB in one disk!

Cons: You run the risk of losing your data.

Other Thoughts: I bought this drive about 10 months ago. It worked pretty well and fast. Recently had to RMA though due to hard drive clicking. Still though not a bad drive.

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  • Jeff R.
  • 9/18/2012 7:12:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsAlmost but not quite

Pros: Large disk space

Cons: This was my first Hitachi disk drive purchase, and I haven't been totally happy. The first drive immediately started throwing RAID errors. However, Hitachi has no software to diagnose their 3TB drives (Really!). So it was impossible to tell what was really going on. I RMA'd the drive by their recommendation. The second drive shows similar symptoms. I moved it from my desktop system to my Synology NAS to see if it was the system. It tends to hang my NAS as well. After a long RAID test, it seems to do some sector remapping and work ok for a while, then back to problems.

Other Thoughts: I also have 3 - 2TB Hitachi drives in the same NAS and am totally happy with them. However, without diagnostic software from Hitachi that actually works on 3TB drives, this drive seems to limp along - never getting quite bad enough to have boot problems, but never working quite smoothly as well.

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  • Dan K.
  • 6/21/2012 3:52:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drives

Pros: I ordered 5 of these drives in total (at different times for different sales) over the past year. I am running them in a software RAID on my Linux server.

They provide a ton of space, they're quieter than the fans in my server, and they provide quick transfer rates. I'm running 4 of them in a software RAID 5 and I'm getting 120MB/s transfer rates from the array. Good enough for my use case.

Cons: Haven't run into any yet!

Other Thoughts: According to Gnome Disk Utility, these are actually 5700 RPM drives, not 5400 RPM as NewEgg's specs claim.

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  • David O.
  • 5/30/2012 10:09:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFailed in less than a year

Pros: Worked okay for about ten months.

Cons: Died after ten months.

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  • Rick P.
  • 5/28/2012 3:16:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNot Bad

Pros: It's big. It's fast! And it uses standards!!!
After a decade using Hitachi drives, they are consistent performers. Looking forward to another quality experience.

Cons: The over 2 TB issue has been a pain; OS, controller and such need to be carefully evaluated. Don't expect to drop into your PS or connect t your old USB to SATA cable and get access. Also, due to size, things (like format, RAID build) can take a while (hours, days...). Also, the RAID manager is a bit odd and takes a little while to get the hang of.

Other Thoughts: During shakedown I tried a lot of things that did not work. Ultimately, a quality (not expensive) SATA card and Linux were the way to go. Even then the Motherboard freaked on the storage system and the OS wanted to put the boot track on the larger drives... As with any new technology, plan to play with it for a while before putting into service.

Hitachi: Give the SSDs a run and pull out all the performance stops. Multiple parallel read logic, larger cache and inline crypto are great differentiating features.

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  • James W.
  • 5/25/2012 11:57:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNO ADVANCE REPLACEMENT

Pros: None

Cons: No advance replacement, all other HDD manufactures offer advance replacement but not HGST.

Other Thoughts: Will never buy another HGST/Hitachi.

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  • Jeff W.
  • 5/25/2012 9:58:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLots of space, but the price...

Pros: Tons of room.

Cons: Cannot use all 3TB as a boot drive! Make sure you know this before you buy it.

Other Thoughts: The HDD prices are still out of control, I bougt a similar drive early last year for barely over $100. Are the HDD manufacturers deliberately keeping prices high as a gouge or to drive people to pay the extra for an SSD?

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