Hitachi GST ships 1 TB/Platter Hard Drives
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (GST) has achieved 1TB milestone by squeezing it on a single disk. 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.
Brendan Collins, VP, Product Marketing, Hitachi GST said, "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. 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."
The Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D hard drive family provides the combination of performance, capacity, reliability and value required for 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 speed with a 6 Gb/second Serial ATA interface and a 32MB cache buffer. This new drive provides up to 15 percent 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 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.
The Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D and 5K1000.B CoolSpin versions will ship in Q4 2011 to distributors and channel partners. CinemaStar drives are expected to ship in the fall.