Hitachi Unveils Ultrastar 7K3000 series 3.5in HDDs

"Carrying on with its recent fine form, Hitachi today announced the release of its new 3TB 3.5in HDD family - the Ultrastar 7K3000."

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Hitachi’s storage division has been going great guns with their new HDD releases recently. Carrying on with the fine form, the company today announced the release of its new 3TB 3.5in HDD family - the Ultrastar 7K3000. According to the company, this is the first 7,200 RPM enterprise-class HDD that has the ability to deliver 2.0 million hours mean time between failure (MTBF).

The new drive family has been released in both 6Gb/s SATA and 6Gb/s SAS interfaces, which means they would blend in easily with different computing environments. When compared to Hitachi’s earlier enterprise class offering - the Ultrastar A7K2000, the Ultrastar 7K3000 drives boast of 50 per cent higher capacity in the same footprint while delivering a 32 per cent reduction in watts/GB. This makes the drives particularly suitable for data centers and applications that are always on and mission-critical.

In addition to its better power consumption features, the Ultrastar 7K3000 HDDs also come with bulk data encryption (BDE) capabilities. In particular, the SAS model of the HDD has been designed for emerging 6Gb/s SAS enterprise infrastructures and is fully compatible with the industry standard TCG Enterprise-A encryption specification.

“From early-stage research to design and development to component selection and manufacturing, we have multi-layer processes in place to ensure that our customers receive the highest quality products throughout the entire life of the hard drive program," said Brendan Collins, vice president of product marketing at Hitachi GST.

“Raising our MTBF to 2.0 million hours on our new Ultrastar 7K3000 family reinforces this quality commitment. Our new Ultrastar drives will continue to play an important and growing role in data centers that require 24x7 availability for cloud storage, massive scale out (MSO) data farms, data warehousing, disk-to-disk backup, RAID arrays and more,” Mr. Collins added.

Hitachi has release the new Ultrastar 7K3000 series HDDs in 3TB and 2TB storage capacities with the 6Gb/s SATA interface model available immediately. The 6Gb/s SAS models are likely to become available in mid-2011.

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22-01-2011, 13:14:17

ChrisGT


Edited your post Chris. Remember this is a friendly forum please :)




I was being friendly lol I did a :P after it I was being sarcastic haha

And ya an rx360 will be good good enough its 63mm thick lol

28-01-2011, 09:43:06

computer/noob
looking for fans to put on the rad, and in all fans slots in my case what would be best....as i know decent airflow is good for case fans but what fans will also be good for the rad as dont u need a higher static pressure or something like that...?

i found these three:

Coolermaster Sickleflow
Bitfenix Spectre
Yate Loon D12SL

just wondering what would be best?

28-01-2011, 11:10:17

INMATE183
I assume your wanting green LED fans? Dont forget about noise! what are the 480 rads like 2x 140 fans seems better to me?

28-01-2011, 11:28:29

computer/noob
i plan on doing a green/black theme build so Green LEDs are a must... i may be getting a 4x140 rad if i go with the TJ11, but i prefer performance to come first over noise, quiet is a bonus :)

its just a lot of people say to get Yate Loons for rads, but i just want to get diferent peoples opinions...

28-01-2011, 12:42:05

ChrisGT


i plan on doing a green/black theme build so Green LEDs are a must... i may be getting a 4x140 rad if i go with the TJ11, but i prefer performance to come first over noise, quiet is a bonus :)

its just a lot of people say to get Yate Loons for rads, but i just want to get diferent peoples opinions...




Yate Loons are really freakin loud man. Idk I always try to find a spot where the noise is bearable and the performance is there. I suggest getting a fan controller. Lets you have it nice a quiet when at idle and you can ramp it up when gaming.

... Those yate loon highspeeds are rediculously loud.

28-01-2011, 15:15:33

INMATE183


Yate Loons are really freakin loud man. Idk I always try to find a spot where the noise is bearable and the performance is there. I suggest getting a fan controller. Lets you have it nice a quiet when at idle and you can ramp it up when gaming.

... Those yate loon highspeeds are rediculously loud.




I have a sythe server master 5.25 and its awsome mate its made my life bliss, on auto it can even turn fans OFF! which is awsome on my set up, semi auto option VERY handy, set min fan speed and then set temp you want to maintain, it does the rest :D

28-01-2011, 16:17:14

computer/noob
i probably will get a fan controller, coz i like to watch films on my computer as well and having all my fans on almost 100% all the time is power consuming and loud when u are watching a film... :/

So would u say go with a lower speed Yate Loons...? or shall i get Scythe Gentle typhoons for one side of the rad and get led fans for the other (so i still get the glow in the case)

31-01-2011, 12:16:40

ChrisGT


i probably will get a fan controller, coz i like to watch films on my computer as well and having all my fans on almost 100% all the time is power consuming and loud when u are watching a film... :/

So would u say go with a lower speed Yate Loons...? or shall i get Scythe Gentle typhoons for one side of the rad and get led fans for the other (so i still get the glow in the case)




I personally think the sickest green / black fans are the GELID Solutions FN-FW12-15 120mm Gamer Fan WING 12 Green.



I also like the XIGMATEK XLF transparent black frame white led fans.



I like the black and white contrast. But since your going green the gelid's are nice.

Prices aren't bad and they are 20< DBA while pushing like 60cfm which is awesome in my book.

01-02-2011, 11:10:12

computer/noob
i posted in the Rasa thread about the fans there they recommended the Coolermaster sickleflows.... which i think are better than the GELID ones... higher CFM, bout the same noise but much higher static pressure
plus they are LED and i dont think i will be getting a UV light for the case :/

still thanks for the recommendation chrisGT, and i agree witht eh Xigmatek fan as i have one on my dark knight :)

01-02-2011, 12:19:28

ChrisGT


i posted in the Rasa thread about the fans there they recommended the Coolermaster sickleflows.... which i think are better than the GELID ones... higher CFM, bout the same noise but much higher static pressure
plus they are LED and i dont think i will be getting a UV light for the case :/

still thanks for the recommendation chrisGT, and i agree witht eh Xigmatek fan as i have one on my dark knight :)




Wow I completly forgot about sickleflows.... :lol:
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