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Hitachi GST Ships One Terabyte Per Platter Hard Drives

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  1. btarunr

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    As the first to ship a multi-disk 1TB hard disk drive (HDD) in 2007, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) today announced that is has achieved yet another 1TB milestone by squeezing it on a single disk. Leveraging the company’s strong R&D heritage and time-to-market leadership, the new one terabyte per platter (1TB/platter), one-disk, Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D drive family is now shipping worldwide. Featured in both Deskstar and CinemaStar brands, Hitachi is providing a full range of capacities, 250GB – 1TB, on both low RPM CoolSpin and 7,200 RPM platforms.

    With the addition of the new Deskstar and CinemaStar drives, which are first in a family of 1TB/platter drives, Hitachi continues to offer one of the broadest most reliable product lines for desktop and mobile solutions. For the ultra thin and light notebook market, Hitachi delivers the 7mm z-height Travelstar Z5K500 drives (636 gigabits per square inch “Gb/in²”). And now, ideal for high-performing desktop computers and the consumer electronics (CE) market, Hitachi presents the new 1TB/platter Deskstar and CinemaStar family drives (569 Gb/in²).

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    “The areal density race continues and while having the highest capacity is appealing, reaching 1TB per platter is equally important as it serves a full range of applications and opportunities across the industry’s largest market volume,” said Brendan Collins, vice president of product marketing at Hitachi GST. “As we ship our first 1TB per platter drives, we know we’re delivering capacity, reliability and value to a broad customer base. Not only are we shipping our 1TB per platter drives to our own Branded Business, but we are shipping to our channel partners as well, enabling them to design affordable HDD-based solutions at attractive price points.”

    Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D and Deskstar 5K1000.B with Coolspin Technology
    The Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D hard drive family provides the ideal combination of performance, capacity, reliability and value required for today’s power-friendly consumer and commercial desktop computers, as well as external storage solutions, PC gaming systems, and desktop RAID arrays. Built using Hitachi’s proven 7,200 RPM platform, the drive delivers amazing speed with a 6Gb/second Serial ATA interface and a 32MB cache buffer. With eighth-generation power management technology and power-saving HiVERT innovations, this new drive provides up to 15 percent idle power savings over the previous model. Hitachi is also offering the new Deskstar 5K1000.B drive family with low power and cool operation. With CoolSpin technology, along with other Hitachi power management techniques, the Deskstar 5K1000.B delivers a 23 percent idle power savings over the Deskstar 7K1000.D, enabling a new generation of cool and quiet personal computing devices. The low power profile of both the Deskstar 7K1000.D and the Deskstar 5K1000.B drives helps reduce overall system power requirements for developing energy-efficient systems.

    Hitachi CinemaStar 7K1000.D and 5K1000.B
    HD, IPTV and Internet TV growth are driving the demand for cost-effective storage-based TVs and DVRs for consumers to record, playback, surf and stream their favorite movies and shows from their TVs. In the CE space today, approximately 90 percent of HDD demand is for single-disk capacities ranging from 250GB to 500GB, which can be served by Hitachi’s new 1TB/platter CinemaStar family. The new Hitachi CinemaStar 7K1000.D and 5K1000.B product lines give customers a dedicated 3.5-inch family that delivers a balance of performance, power, acoustics and capacities that is optimized for this market. With more than 10 features and technologies optimized for A/V streaming, the new CinemaStar 7K1000.D and 5K1000.B offer a variety of capacity and RPM choices for DVRs, set-top boxes and video surveillance systems. All 1TB/platter 7,200 RPM and Coolspin versions ship with a 32MB cache buffer and a 6Gb/second Serial ATA interface.

    The Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D and 5K1000.B CoolSpin versions are shipping today to distributors and channel partners. CinemaStar drives are expected to ship in the Fall.
     
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    So they beat Seagate to it? Good for them! :D
     
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    Have they fixed the DeathStar problem already?
     
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    Umm yes, for quite a few generations of disks already.
     
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    beat them to what? 1tb platters? seagate got there first
     
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    Seagate's are only found in non-standard height GoFlex external enclosures. As far as I know, Seagate hasn't released standard 3.5" internal drives with 1 TB platters.
     
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    I wasn't aware they even used them in externals. Why would they need non-standard height drives to "squeeze" in fewer platters than the desktop counterparts?
     
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    Seagate is the new(er) deathstar problem. What piles of crap they are.
     
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    I use both, never had a issue with either, but almost all new disks are sensitive to voltage and dropping copper pieces onto delicate electronics while in operation. Yeah.

    So far the longest lasting desktop hard drives in service I have are years old Maxtor drives.
     
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    Um no, hitachi is crap


    Still good to see technology moving forward.
     
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    I've been looking forward to a 2.5" 7200rpm 1TB drive that will fit in a 9.5mm or less space. I know the only ones so far are 5400RPM or incredibly tall and won't fit.


    I disagree. I have 2 Hitachi 3.5 2TB drives that I've had for 2 years now and they have been flawless. But seriously, before this breaks down into a "this hard drive brand sucks and this one is better", do a search as there are plenty of those kinds of threads and posts in the forum here on TPU. :laugh:
     
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    I own no less than 10 Segate 2 TB L{ drives have for nearly 2 years now, and they too have been flawless, where as the 2 1TB hitachis I have had both died within 3 months. I speak from personal experience not brand loyalty.
     
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    As I've said a half dozen times, something sucks ass about all HDD brands out there. Samsung/seagate rely way too much on error correction. WD gives you truly unacceptable noise levels, and hitachi always seems second or third best at whatever they do. Last drive that hit all the marks for me were the WD 640 drives. No scary smart data shit, quiet, good access time. These 3 TB seagate XTs I have are fast and dead silent but the error rates still bug me. Luckily I have two mirrored.
     
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    I love how threads about disks always lead to which is better.
    Actually they all suck, they all die, they all have issues.
    This is obvious when you see that some people have ~15 WD disks and had no issues but had like 1-2 Seagates which died and suddenly Seagate sucks, but some have ~15 Seagate disks which work without any problems.
    Sometimes there are real issues with some specific disks (firmware issues etc.) but with a quick search you can just avoid it and get something else (there were issues with WD 2TB EARS, does that mean WD sucks?).

    The best drive out there is the one that's backed up, it's that simple.
     
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    They likely have 6+ platters. Standard height 3.5" only has enough room for five. 2.5" only has enough room for three.
     
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    Great jump from 666GB/ platter to 1TB/platter. The performance increase will likely be nice.
     

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