Hitachi is best known for their consumer electronics but it is their computer storage division that has developed something exciting; the Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000, the world’s first 1TB desktop storage drive.
..As you can see from the performance graphs, all three drives are very close performance wise, with the WD Raptor and the Hitachi trading places at the top of the benchmarking charts. I can’t stress how impressive this is due to the 7200RPM rotational speed of the Hitachi 1TB drive, and the 10,000RPM speed of the Raptor.
..The quiet operation, cool temperatures, and aggressive pricing of the Hitachi 1TB retail unit (est. $450cdn.) all have me eagerly looking forward to its release in the Canadian market. It’s the current king of the hill in the high capacity storage market, and everyone else seems to have some catching up to do.
Published in: Storage on 2007-05-21