- How are reviewers describing this item?
great, good, far, hard and new.
- Our engine has profiled the reviewer patterns and has determined that there is minimal deception involved.
- Our engine has detected that Amazon has altered, modified or removed reviews from this listing. We approximate total reviews altered up to 111.
- Our engine has discovered that over 90% high quality reviews are present.
- This product had a total of 119 reviews as of our last analysis date on Aug 16 2018.
My best guess about this drive is that it is new-old-stock (nos) - a drive that was manufactured in 2012, but never sold by hitachi through its normal distribution chain
When examining the drive label i see that the drive's manufacture date has been removed, however there is a trace of the original date imprint showing the drive was manufactured in 2012