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Hitachi GST Ships One Terabyte Per Platter Hard Drives

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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.

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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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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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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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Seagate is the new(er) deathstar problem. What piles of crap they are.
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.


Um no, hitachi is crap
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'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:
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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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?
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.