Hitachi OA33405 reviews

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This hard drive is a good all rounder.

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John, Abingdon

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
Reasonable price, reasonable manufacturer
Bad points:
1 out of 2 Disks was DOA
Overall rating 3.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 May 2007

Philip, Uyeasound, Unst, Shetland

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
The drive itself seems to be very good - but Microsoft's way of preparing it for use is not. I suggest that you need to advise your customers that initialising such hard-drives as BASIC will allow them to avoid the aggravating pseudo-early-failure problems that I've found to be associated with selecting 'Simple Volume' or 'Dynamic' as the disk format. The drive that I bought is capable of holding nearly 300 GB of actual data, and was almost full when the 'Healthy (but with errors') message came up in Computer Management a few days ago. I copied the data off it using a specialised retrieval program, reformatted it as a Basic volume (instead of 'Simple Volume'), put a copy of my data back onto it, and all now seems to be well. I have to address the same comments to the formatting of SATA hard-drives - i.e. 'use anything other than BASIC as your volume type at your peril, on a single stand-alone drive'.
Bad points:
None found so far.
Overall rating 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Mar 2007

tony, bradford

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
good price - quality seems ok and does what i ask of it
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Jul 2007

We searched for this product high and low,
from House of Fraser to Tesco,
no one is selling it, we're sorry to say,
not 420 retailers nor anyone on eBay,
but please don't worry even if it hurts,
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