Hitachi Comes Out With World’s First 2TB 7200 Hard Disk

August 11, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Desktops, Storage

Tech-heads know Hitachi’s Deskstar hard disk line for its 1TB variant, but that may soon change, as the company recently rolled out a 2 terabyte variant.

Courtesy Hitachi

Courtesy Hitachi

The Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 is the first of its capacity that runs at 7200 RPM. Other need-to-know specs are the 32MB cache and 3GB/s SATA interface, standard on current high-capacity high-end hard disks. The 7K2000 stands out with its five-platter construction, which has turned off at least one reliability-conscious reader at Tom’s Hardware (more platters means more moving parts, and thus more potential for data-destroying damage).

Hitachi also promises power savings and eco-friendliness, claiming that the 7K2000 saves 10 percent more power on idle than “previous generations”, and asserting a halogen-free construction.

No word yet on pricing and availability, so stay tuned! It’s clear though that laptop owners have to wait a bit more, given this hard drive’s 3.5″ desktop-friendly form factor. So, dear readers, how would you fill up 2 terabytes? And no, you can’t say “with porn”. I’m waiting for someone to build a RAID or JBOD array with a bunch of these.

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