Hitachi's new generation 1 TeraByte hard drives

Thursday, July 10, 2008 Leave a Comment

Hitachi was the first one to bring the 1TB hard-disk drive back in January 2007. And now the company is back with not a larger version of the drive but a more efficient model called Deskstar 7K1000.B.

The 7K1000.B is a 3.5-inch, 7,200rpm hard drive with a capacity of 1TB and 32MB buffer. It uses only 3 disks instead of 5 disks being used in the current models drive.

Hitachi says the new 3 disk design improves idle power consumption up to 43 percent, fewer platters should also mean improved reliability, acoustics, and seek times.

As an optional feature to users Hitachi has bundled in Bulk Data Encryption (BDE). BDE provides hardware level encryption using Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).

The Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B will sell for $239 when it starts shipping later this month.

Source: Cnet