Wednesday, March 14th 2007

Dell Starts Shipping PCs with 1TB Hitachi Hard Drives

Dell this week announced that it will be the first manufacturer in the industry to start shipping computers with the first consumer 1 terabyte (TB) hard drive. Using the Deskstar 7K1000 drive from Hitachi, Dell will begin including the new drives in both its own line of XPS gaming systems and under the Alienware brand. Alienware Aurora and Area 51 systems will be receiving the new 1TB drives first. According to official Hitachi specifications, the new drive is a Serial ATA 3Gbps model with a 7200 RPM spindle rate and 32MB data buffer. Read time comes in at 8.5ms and write times at 9.2ms. Along with the new 1TB drive, Dell is launching a service called StudioDell, which the company calls a "video time capsule". StudioDell will allow subscribers to upload videos, which will be stored at Dell headquarters for 50 years, so that later generations may view them. Dell even indicated that the videos will be stored on the new 1TB drives from Hitachi.Source: DailyTech
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15 Comments on Dell Starts Shipping PCs with 1TB Hitachi Hard Drives

#1
Eric_Cartman
i'm waiting for the seagate 1tb drive

never had much luck with hitachi's desktop models
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#2
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
1TB ::Drool:: Id love to get 1TB in my current PC. In fact, with Seagate OEM SATA Drives (500GB) going for under 150 bucks at the egg. I may just in fact get that. Good thing I have plenty of SATA cables. :)
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#3
ktr
32mb of cache...nice!
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#4
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
No mention of NCQ? Tho I'd assume the drives have it as standard. Cant see much point in having that much space tho, I store all sorts of random junk on my 250GB drive and I still cant fill the thing up.
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#5
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
i modded my xbox an i put almost 60 games on it, and it's got a 250gb hdd in it, and i still have 100gb left, I also have tons of movies on it! 1tb would be nice if you have lots of movies, or if your going to use it for a dvr, along with other things
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#7
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
Forgot to add

just think....thats 1024 gb of fun!
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#9
Bastieeeh
NCQ = Native Command Queuing
Native Command Queuing (NCQ) is a technology designed to increase performance of SATA hard disks by allowing the individual hard disk to internally optimize the order in which received read and write commands are executed. This can reduce the amount of unnecessary going back-and-forth on the drive's heads, resulting in increased performance (and slightly decreased wear of the drive) for workloads where multiple simultaneous read/write requests are outstanding, most often occurring in server-type applications. However, the current technology actually slows down HD access in certain applications, like games and sequential reads, because of the added latency induced by NCQ logic
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#10
Steevo
I feel the need.




For RAID type speed.
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#11
tkpenalty
500GB Hdds these days arent very expensive after all... 1TB probably a bit but...
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#12
ktr
the 1tb is around 400bucks...not bad compared to the 750gb price.
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#13
Wile E
Power User
by: ktr
the 1tb is around 400bucks...not bad compared to the 750gb price.
Yeah, but it's still cheaper to go for 2 500GB models, they'd be faster than the 1TB if put them in a RAID0, too.
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#14
largon
5 platters...
This thing will be a whiner.
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#15
Completely Bonkers
1TB laptop drive... now you are talking...

But in a performance desktop? No, it should be 2x500GB RAID. Much better.
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