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Hitachi HDS723020BLA642 Deskstar 7K3000 2000 GB Internal

by Hitachi

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  • Form Factor:3.5" x 1/3H
  • Interface:Serial ATA-600
  • Device Type:Hard drive - internal
  • Bytes per Sector:512
  • Height:2.6 cm
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Technical Details
Item Weight739 g
Product Dimensions14.7 x 10.2 x 2.6 cm
Item model number0F12115
SeriesHDS723020BLA642 Deskstar 7K3000
Hard Drive Size2000 GB
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 55,235 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight794 g
Date First Available24 Mar 2011

Product Description

The Deskstar 7K3000 is Hitachi's first hard drive to deliver an enormous three terabytes of storage capacity and 7200 RPM performance in a standard 3.5-inch form factor. The 7K3000 is also the first Hitachi hard drive with a 6Gb/s SATA interface, which along with its 64MB cache buffer delivers a big boost to performance over the previous generation product.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By IND Ltd on 23 Aug 2012
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We have purchased 3 of these items in July and 2 in August 2012.

First order: Two of three were not working at arrival (not appearing in the disk manager at all). They were replaced by the seller quickly and the replacements are currently working.
However the third one generates a very loud noise now after less than four weeks of operation. We are in the process of replacing this third item with another brand. Hopefully the seller complies with this wish.

Second order: For security reasons we've ordered two additional items of this before the noise from the third disk of the first order came up. The two new disks were also defective at arrival and did not appear in any computers disk management at all. We are in the process of getting a refund for these hard disks and we will purchase a different brand instead.

Long story short: We were in contact with 7 of these disks, 4 were defective at arrival, 1 is on the path to its death right now because of strong vibrations, 2 disks are still in operation. This is not a good ratio (working/defective) at all and I would not recommend this product to others.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Martin Phelps on 6 Sep 2012
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I've had six of these drives for a couple of years - no issues at all, though a little slow to spin up initially.
Then bought two more from Bora computing, neither of which were recognised by the machine and just made clicking noises. Sent them both back for a full refund.
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1 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Edlesborough on 7 July 2012
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It was easy to set up and get running. You have to fit the disk drives but that was easy. The rest of the set-up was straightforward with one exception.

Maybe it was just me but there is confusion around the administrator userid and password when logging on to the Diskstation browser interface for the first time. In the user guide for initial log-on, it asks you to 'enter your user name and password', and 'admin' looks like a place-holder for where you enter it. However, it would have been clearer to say that your initial username is actually 'admin'. I tried several alternatives from earlier in the setup without success before I realised that. There's a lesson there for Synology's technical authors - always test your user instructions on thickos like me!

That's not enough to knock a star off though. It has a small footprint and sits very quietly in a corner of the desk. I'm very pleased with it.

The unit isn't cheap but you get what you pay for.
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Cheap and Good - Fantastic Drive 7 Mar 2011
By Michael Ballack - Published on
The Hitachi/IBM brand of HDD is one of the most reliable brands of HDD out there in the market today.
So far, my other computer HDDs are Western Digital and Hitachi in various sizes. For over 6 years now, the drives have not crashed at all. That's how reliable they are.

As at today's date (7th Mar 2011), the Hitachi Deskstar 7k3000 64mb Cache SATA 3 7200rpm model is one of the fastest 3.5" HDD out in the market. This is due to its 64MB cache. According to other reviewers who have conducted extensive tests, the 64MB cache makes it significantly faster than its predecessor, the Hitachi 7k2000 SATA 2 32MB cache 7200 rpm model.

This drive is very quiet, cool and fast. Using the esata interface, my actual data transfers were about 1.5GB/Min for sata to sata transfers and about 1.2GB/Min for USB (HDD) to this SATA HDD.

I bought this 2TB version because I wanted to add an external HDD to my overall computer setup.
I managed to pair up this HDD with the following HDD enclosure, the Vantec NexStar CX NST-300SU (ASIN: B001TQ2PSO, Item model number: NST-300SU-BK ).
Vantec NexStar CX NST-300SU-BK 3.5-Inch SATA to USB 2.0 and eSATA External Hard Drive Enclosure (Black)

Using this combination, the 2TB is completely and natively recognised by my BIOs and by Windows 7 using the eSata port on my laptop.

There is currently a 2TB technology barrier when it comes to HDDs. So for those who want to play safe, it is better to stick to 2TB for now.

There is a 3TB version of this HDD out there.
However, there is no concrete confirmation that 3TB HDDs can work with the current existing line of HDD enclosures out there, so that is the reason why I chose to get the 2 TB instead.

For those users who are thinking of jumping onto the 3TB HDD bandwagon, there are a few caveats you should be aware of.
Basically, your O/S, Bios and HDD enclosure have to support 3TB HDDs, otherwise you won't see the entire 3TB.
For more details, please Google "hitachi hi capacity tech brief".
The PDF file is very well written and contains all the information you require.

Hope you find this information useful. :)
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Excellent drives 11 Sep 2011
By A. Chopra - Published on
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I ordered six of these drives to be used with my Qnap 659 Pro II NAS. It works flawlessly and even when all the drives were building RAID 6 Parity, it was very quiet. I am very happy with the performance of these drives. They may be a little expensive, but I picked it because almost all the SMB NAS manufacturers support these drives (Cisco, Synology, Qnap, Netgear). These drives are running 24/7 in my NAS for over a month and weekly tests and diagnostics tells me they are fine.

In the past, I had very good experience with Hitachi drives and I am going to order six replacement 3TBs soon with similar speed as soon as the prices comes a little down, but before WD acquires Hitachi GST.

In short, absolutely worth spending every penny on these.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Two dead drives within 4 days 14 Aug 2012
By Jeff Russo - Published on
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I bought two of these cheap drives to replace two WD Black drives which recently failed a month apart (both were under 2 years old).

First Hitachi mounted once, then failed. Second drive failed after 4 days. They suddenly started clicking/whirring and that was the end.

The mechanical hard drive industry has been ugly the last couple years. I don't trust any of them. I recommend keeping 3 or more backups to compensate for the alarming failure rate of any drives over 1 TB.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Hitachi 1.5TB far outperforms Western Digital WD15EARS 9 April 2011
By BenCh1424 - Published on
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The Hitachi 1.5TB Deskstar hard drive I purchased far outperforms my two Western Digital WD15EARS hard drives. Its speed of 7200RPM is much faster than Western Digital's unspecified rotation speed, which is claimed to be less than 7200RPM, adjusting to save power. In addition, the Hitachi burst rate is 6Gbps, double the WD's 3Gbps. Believe it or not, I have found the Hitachi to be about twice as fast as the WD, which I had to replace because boot up speed and disk accesses seemed to take about twice as long, and accesses seemed maddening slow. Furthermore, you get this quality for only slightly higher price than the WD. The Hitachi 1.5TB drive comes with a three year warranty, which attests to its high quality. Hitachi is the third of the big three, including Western Digital and Seagate. However, I am completely happy with the purchase, and I have been using the Hitachi for about two months, now.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Works well, runs cool, and is fast. 8 Sep 2011
By Mogur - Published on
I purchased three of these drives for a RAID 5 array in my new computer. They have now been in use for about two months with no problems. I appreciate that they are SATA 6, have a 64Mb cache, are only three platters, are very quiet, and run cool for such a drive. They also benchmark very fast (thanks, in part, to the larger cache) though the seek time is a tad slow, likely because of the AAM which reduces seek noise. I wish they had APM enabled to reduce heat and power at idle (and perhaps prolong life), but it is not a deal-breaker by any means. If they remain reliable in the long run, I'll be quite happy with them and definitely recommend them over a Seagate or WD.
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