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Hitachi GST Deskstar H3IK20003272SP (0S02861) 2TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

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  • 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
  • SATA 6.0Gb/s
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The HGST Deskstar H3IK20003272SP hard drive offers top-of-the-line 7200 RPM high-capacity storage for your PC. Its proven components, advanced engineering and solid performance make this hard drive suitable for demanding home and business computing. With high performance but an affordable price you need to extend your system storage with it today!

HGST Deskstar IDK series of internal hard drives delivers colossal storage capacity and 7200 RPM performance in a standard 3.5-inch form factor. Available in a range of sizes up to 4TB and featuring the first 6Gbit/sec SATA interface in a HGST  desktop drive , the Deskstar series is designed to allow you to leverage the benefits of the latest components and operating systems to deliver high-performance, high-capacity, power-efficient systems.

Colossal Add-On Storage for your PC, Mac, or Linux System

HGST Desktop hard drives are designed to the highest quality standards and contain field-proven components. The HGST Deskstar internal hard drive kit delivers colossal add-on storage with high performing 7200 RPM speed in a standard 3.5-inch desktop form factor. With HGST GPT Disk Manager, no additional hardware is required to overcome the 2.2TB limitations of Windows systems when you're adding a 3TB drive.

Robust Design for Reliable Performance

The HGST Deskstar features 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.

SATA Connections for Fast Data Transfer

Deskstar drives use SATA connections, providing up to 6Gbit/sec data transfer rates --a first for HGST desktop drives. Combined with award-winning 7200 RPM performance, moving your huge collections of photos, music, and more happens quickly and hassle-free.

HGST, a Western Digital company GPT Disk Manager for 3TB Deskstar Drives

The 3TB version of the HGST Deskstar internal hard drive kit includes access to the HGST GPT Disk Manager, an easy to use software application designed to overcome the 2.2TB limitation of Windows systems. GPT Disk Manager works with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7. GPT Disk Manager is not required for Mac OSX and Linux systems. The HGST GPT Disk Manager software does not support RAID configurations and volumes that are managed by this software cannot be used as boot volumes.

Technical Specifications

  • RPM: 7200
  • Performance: Up to 6Gbit/sec
  • Interface: SATA
  • Weight: 0.2lbs (0.74Kg)
  • Power: VDC (5%) VDC (10%)
  • Dimensions: 3.9-inch (L) x 5.7-inch (W) x 1-inch (H)
  • System Requirements: Computer system running Windows XP, Vista, 7, Mac OSX 10.3 or newer, or Linux with an available SATA port 

 

  • newegg High Performance Combining 7200RPM motor speed, high speed cache and large capacity, this Hitachi Deskstar H3IK20003272SP hard drive delivers excellent performance to meet the most demanding environments and application.
  • newegg SATA 6.0 Gb/s Interface The SATA II interface supports up to 6.0 Gb/s data transfer rates, Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and hot-pluggable point-to-point connections for optimum performance, efficiency, convenience and flexibility.


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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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1/ 5

Pros: Seemed reasonably priced for the speed and size of the drive. 3 year warranty

Cons: Junk after 4 months of light use as a backup drive. Data loss.

Other Thoughts: I hope their support is good. I sent them an e-mail a couple of hours ago. I'll update the review after we get this worked out.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great hard drive

Pros: So fast, it'll say hello to your SATA I chip's limit.
Runs cool and isn't loud in a good case.

Cons: None, except that the price may not be for everyone.

Other Thoughts: Has been working at least mostly 24/7 in a custom built home server with SATA II and 3 other HDDs (one of which is a laptop drive). It achieves a bit over 150 MB/s on a buffered disk read test with HDParm. I got this wonderful drive quite a few bucks off.

I doubt it added much noise at all to the server's overall total, which, the server in question isn't very loud. I'd trust it for quiet stability.

I didn't test this with a SATA I chip, but even then, you still ought to be getting at least most of this hard drive's speed.

In short, if you need that capacity, and love fast data transfer, buy this baby! I recommend it highly!

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Hitachi quality all over again

Pros: As usual in my experience with Hitachi drives, these things are work horses!

Cons: Fist drive received was defective - Newegg fixed that :-)

Other Thoughts: I've used nothing but Hitachi's in my Home servers and Media Center system builds and not one has gone out in the last decade. First drive I received of this particular model was DOA but that happens. Most importantly, the new one works like I expect Hitachi drives to work: fast, reliably, and providing piece of mind.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
No regrets

Pros: After reading the other reviews on this product, I was a little worried. However, it seems (so far) that I have lucked out. An array of sector scans and benchmarks with HDTune indicate no problems and better performance than I have seen on my other drives.

Cons: None

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Ownership: more than 1 year
1/ 5
Shoddy construction, same ol reputation

Pros: Worked WHILE it worked.

Cons: Infamous "click of death" one month out of warranty.
I decided to give this "lesser name brand" a try... and was initially pleased, until it ground down to a fast clicking death. Was used as an external redundant back-up drive...and rarely used (maybe 30 hrs total in the year+ I owned it). Unplugged when not in use.
For this drive to develope such physical issues after such little use is a mark of poor construction.

Other Thoughts: This particular brand (Deskstar aka Deathstar)has been sold several times...and has had a bad reputation follow it, no matter who owns them (IBM,HITACHI, now WESTERN DIGITAL).

This line is now being sold under the "HGST" banner. Western Digital does not have enough faith in the line, to absorb the name like Hitachi did when it was bought from IBM...it created a new name "HGST" with "A Western Digital company" in small print under it.
Folks, stay away from these drives like the plague...initial thoughts mean NOTHING, these are junk drives that will not last, and 2TBs of lost data means more than the few bucks you will save by buying it.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Good Solid Drive

Pros: No DOA, No problems of any kind.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: What a Deal.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
So far so good

Pros: It's big, fast, and quiet. 3 year warranty is hard to come by on cheaper drives these days.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: Other reviews had me a bit scared. I have 5 of these drives. I ran every one of them through a day of Hitachi's drive exerciser/verifier tool and every one passed without issue. Put them in my Synology NAS and they've been humming along fine. As long as I don't lose 2 at the same time, I'm good for at least the 3 years of warranty. Seems like most people with issues are DOA or fail in a few days, so I would recommend the exerciser program before using in production.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great drive

Pros: Lots of storage, relatively fast for a platter drive. Picked it up cheap on sale

Cons: Doesn't keep up with a 4 yr old Ultrastar drive I have. May be 2x the capacity, but it's still just not the same..

Other Thoughts: Currently using it in a makeshift media server. It's ~75% full. It's lasted a month so far, no issues (knock on wood). maintains a low temperature, as well. Not as low as a few 5200/5400 RPM drives I have, but it's definitely not the hottest I've owned. So far, I'm happy with it.

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