Friday, August 7th 2009

Hitachi Ships First 2 TB 7200 RPM Deskstar Hard Drive

Continuing its tradition of being first-to-market with industry leading hard drives, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) today announced that it is now shipping the world's first, two terabyte (2TB), 7200 RPM hard disk drive (HDD). The new, colossal, 2TB Deskstar 7K2000 blends high performance and high capacity with low power and other eco-friendly features designed to enable Energy-Star rated computers and other high performance desktop systems.

Leveraging a solid track record for reliability, the new Deskstar 7K2000 is now in its fourth-generation using the company's unique five-platter design with relaxed bit density and proven perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology. Couple this with an ultra-quiet operation, a 32MB cache and a 3Gb/s SATA interface, and the new Deskstar 7K2000 is the ideal desktop drive for power users, gamers or anyone looking for a big, fast hard drive.

"The new Deskstar 7K2000 reflects our ongoing commitment to provide customers, channel partners and OEMs with proven, reliable solutions for enabling desktop computers, gaming systems, workstations and desktop RAID arrays," said Brendan Collins, vice president of marketing, Hitachi GST. "At Hitachi, we continue to offer one of the broadest product lines in the world with a focus on delivering industry-leading hard drives that meet the reliability, performance, capacity and power needs of a variety of traditional and emerging market segments."

"The demand for higher capacity disk drives is being fueled by the persistent growth of digital information generated by consumers and organizations alike," said John Rydning, research director for hard disk drives at IDC. "With the introduction of the industry's first 7200 RPM, 2TB HDD, Hitachi GST is building a tradition of time-to-market leadership for delivering the biggest and fastest disk drives for capacity-hungry PC users, given it was also the first HDD vendor to ship a 1TB HDD, the Deskstar 7K1000, in early 2007."

In addition to the new 2TB Deskstar 7K2000, Hitachi GST is also refreshing its high-volume desktop hard drive family. The new 7200 RPM Deskstar 7K1000.C family will deliver up to 500GB per platter, and will come in capacities of 160GB to 1TB, hitting the capacity and performance sweet spots for mainstream desktop applications. Like previous generations, both the 7K2000 and 7K1000.C Hitachi Deskstar drives feature industry-standard 512-byte sector formatting, a patented ramp load/unload design to increase shock protection, and Thermal Fly-height Control (TFC) to maintain a consistent fly-height during the read/write process for added data reliability. Volume production and worldwide availability of the new Deskstar 7K1000.C will begin in the current quarter.

Leveraging the company's eighth-generation power management technology, including power-saving innovations like the Hitachi Voltage Efficiency Regulator (HiVERT), the Deskstar 7K2000 and 7K1000.C deliver outstanding power management and thermal emissions to help manufacturers meet energy compliance targets for their computer systems and storage-based solutions. For example, the new Deskstar 7K2000 offers 10 percent idle power savings over previous generations, and on a watt-per-GB basis, idle power has improved more than 120 percent. The new Deskstar 7K1000.C is expected to deliver best-in-class power efficiency at 4.4 watts or less idle power, which is the best in the industry when compared to current generation, competing desktop drives.

In addition to being RoHS compliant and low in power, all new Deskstar drives are now Halogen free across the entire family, earning both the Deskstar 7K2000 and 7K1000.C the Hitachi EcoTrac classification.
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24 Comments on Hitachi Ships First 2 TB 7200 RPM Deskstar Hard Drive

#1
jamesrt2004
now when WD or Samsung bring out there 2tb I'll bite :D

never liked hitachi drives :/ always seemed to run hot and be a bit louder :/
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#2
Roph
Hitachis have always been reliable for me (I have two old 80GBs still running 24/7 flawlessly after about 6 years), and if you dig up google's showing off of their custom built servers, you see mostly hitachi drives also.

Their weakness is speed, and likewise I don't expect this thing to break any records with 5 platters.
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#3
andrewsmc
Now i can store 93856967747457928984925 HD pictures in 1 drive!!!
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#4
A Cheese Danish
by: andrewsmc
Now i can store 93856967747457928984925 HD pictures in 1 drive!!!
By golly I don't know why ANYONE would have that many pictures :shadedshu:laugh:
Hitachi drives are hit and miss with me. I've had bad ones and I've had good.
Any word on price?
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#5
Kitkat
by: jamesrt2004
now when WD or Samsung bring out there 2tb I'll bite :D
u could have bitten for 3 months already.
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#6
jamesrt2004
by: Kitkat
u could have bitten for 3 months already.
I mean the good ones like Black + F3 :cool:
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#7
Scrizz
i love hitachi drives.
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#8
Jizzler
Me too, I cook all the time on my hitachi..
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#9
Zubasa
My DeathStar is one of the slowest 500GB HDDs on the planet. :shadedshu
Guess I am supposed to love Hitachi. :respect:
2TB um this looks really hawt. :D
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#10
Easo
This is so good...
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#11
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
I like Hitachi drives. Their Travelstars have always been good by me. Anything but Seagate :laugh:
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#12
1nvisible
Nope....i'm a Samsung Fanboy i'll wait for the F3's.
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#13
Mussels
Moderprator
by: A Cheese Danish
By golly I don't know why ANYONE would have that many pictures :shadedshu:laugh:
Hitachi drives are hit and miss with me. I've had bad ones and I've had good.
Any word on price?
Porn?

by: 1nvisible
Nope....i'm a Samsung Fanboy i'll wait for the F3's.
Me too - i've got the money to buy a large drive, and i have a hugeass lan next weekend... but of course, the only drives available in town are seagates with the bad firmwares, and WD greens :(
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#14
DaveK
If Samsung release a 2TB F1 or F3 I'll buy that, they have nice drives and the best prices here. Don't think I'd buy a 1.5TB if they released one though, I just want the most out of 1 drive so 1x1TB > 2x500GB for me.

Roll on 2TB Samsung :P
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#15
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
The WD 2.0 TB Green drive has a rotational speed of 5400rpm to 7200rpm based on load. I have no idea how they calculate that at all to decide on what gets what, but my 1.0TB Green drive on my computer is pretty damn fast! Id probably grab this if it is cheaper than the WD green, we know it is faster.

What I really want is either Corsair's new SSD 256GB or the Patriot Torx 128GB SSD ($400) bucks for that one though :/
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#16
Mussels
Moderprator
gah, you think greenpowers are fast? they're slow as crap compared to samsung and seagate - i've seen transfers as low as 40MB/s (worst for my samsung was 65MB/s)
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#17
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: Mussels
gah, you think greenpowers are fast? they're slow as crap compared to samsung and seagate - i've seen transfers as low as 40MB/s (worst for my samsung was 65MB/s)
I have a WD Black and its far from slow. However I have to agree the Greens are slow as hell.
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#18
Mussels
Moderprator
blacks are good. greens are not :(
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#19
CrAsHnBuRnXp
I thought Hitachi was getting out of the HDD business?
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#20
Zubasa
by: Mussels
gah, you think greenpowers are fast? they're slow as crap compared to samsung and seagate - i've seen transfers as low as 40MB/s (worst for my samsung was 65MB/s)
Think Again after you see my DeathStar with 19.5ms seek time :slap:
While the transfer rate can drop to 30ish MB/s and barely 70MB/s avg. :banghead:
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#21
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Zubasa
Think Again after you see my DeathStar with 19.5ms seek time :slap:
400GB hitachi deathstar in the loungeroom - sucks arse :P loud, slow, vibrates massively.
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#22
Zubasa
by: Mussels
400GB hitachi deathstar in the loungeroom - sucks arse :P loud, slow, vibrates massively.
Suck arse even for a bittorrent drive :respect:

After I got my 7200.12s yesterday its Heaven and Hell difference :nutkick:
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#23
jamesrt2004
cant wait for my raid F1's then a F3 for storage now =D
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#24
Kitkat
by: Mussels
blacks are good. greens are not :(
lol hardrivist.

i think its 2 more months till WD black 2tb Black. They are already being produced. Until then the WD 1tb for 99 bucks is A+ just get 2 cause the 2tb black wont be cheap even after the price drop on green b4 launch.
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