Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 Terabyte Hard Drive

Features

Features
 
An industry first, the Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 hard disk drive delivers up to one terabyte of storage capacity for demanding consumer and commercial computing products. It leverages the industry’s most reliable perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) techniques and the latest advancements in silent acoustics, shock protection, and head technology to maximize capacity, performance and fi eld reliability. Best-in-class power management and thermal emissions help manufacturers meet energy compliance targets and extend drive life.
 
Perpendicular recordingPerpendicualr Magnetic Recording (PMR)
 
Hitachi’s PMR implementation continues to demonstrate reliability equal to or exceeding conventional longitudinal technology. The Deskstar 7K1000’s second-generation PMR head and media technology improves noise characteristics and thermal stability.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Serial ATA TopologySerial ATA Topology
 
The DeskStar line is available with a 3GB/s interface to achieve the highest data throughput required for performance computing requirements.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RAMP Load Dynamics RAMP Load Dynamics
 
Hitachi's patented ramp load/unload design increases shock protection and power savings by moving the heads away from the disk when it's not in use.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thermal Fly-height ControlThermal Fly-Height Control (TFC)
 
An integrated thermal sensor monitors operating temperature, enabling the host processor to intelligently adjust airfl ow as needed for cooling. Sensor integration reduces component cost and increases reliability. Deskstar 7K1000’s thermal fl y-height control (TFC) uses an integrated heating element to precisely maintain a constant fl y-height throughout read and write operations. This reduces raw soft error rate and, in turn, improves overall data integrity, drive performance and reliability.

Deskstar 7K1000’s iridium-manganese-chromium (IrMnCr) read head sensor technology offers better performance and reliability in harsh conditions.
 
 
 
 
 
Low Power Modes Low Power Modes
 
Unique to Hitachi drives, the Deskstar 7K1000 features three advanced low-power idle modes—active, unload and low-power. Together, they reduce power consumption at the drive level up to 20%, optimize non-operational latency and lower drive temperature for cooler system operation.
 
 
 
 
 
Read the Hitachi DeskStar 7K1000 White Paper here
 
Let's head over the page to see how we're going to test the Hitachi DeskStar 7K1000 HDD....
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09-09-2008, 09:42:23

PV5150
Looking for some seriously beefy storage that isn't a slouch when it comes to performance? Hitachi's DeskStar 7K1000 may have what you're looking for...

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...115943873s.jpg

Check the review here

09-09-2008, 10:15:12

Rastalovich
Great review m8.

What I draw exception to on harddrives these days, and not this one in particular, is that the mounting holes on the left and right side that astride the pcb mount still do-not protect the pcb from screws being used that are too long.

To the rear of the drives (the non pcb) there is an enclosed space where the screws can draw into and then hit if they`re too long.

As an example I mounted a 1TB WDC drive, to which the makeup is almost exactly the same as this drive according to the nice pics. In moving the drive from one cage to another I happened to use case-style screws and 1 of them happened to be millimeters longer than the others. As a result it was shorting something on the non visible side of the pcb.

On boot, the mobos I tried it on (whilst keeping it in the same cage) reported "disk not reset info!" or similar, taking it out of the cage completely it went through ok, on doing so I noticed the 1 screw was that much longer than the rest - hey a case-type screw is a case-type screw.

All it requires is an enclosed area like the rear two screw-holes have and it saves a bunch of trouble. It`s not like the harddrive people always enclose screws for u, so u often delve into the "similar screws" box u have laying around.

Meh, the drives are great performers tho, can`t argue with that.

09-09-2008, 10:21:55

PV5150
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rastalovich
What I draw exception to on harddrives these days, and not this one in particular, is that the mounting holes on the left and right side that astride the pcb mount still do-not protect the pcb from screws being used that are too long.

To the rear of the drives (the non pcb) there is an enclosed space where the screws can draw into and then hit if they`re too long.
Thank you mate and I totally agree, it leaves next to no margin for error.

11-09-2008, 02:25:02

Toxcity
Fantastic Review PV!

Not sure who at the point in time needs 1000 odd gigs of storage but a good drive none the less.

11-09-2008, 07:43:01

PV5150
Thanks mate for the feedback and I'm glad you enjoyed the review. Although many people probably wouldn't need 1TB of storage, it's certainly cheap enough to now

11-09-2008, 09:36:02

Diablo
I bought 1TB of storage when I got my new rig just because it is that cheap. I maybe could fill up 500GB straight off if I was that way inclined to rip DVDs etc. On the other hand, I'm off to Uni and having near limitless amounts of disk space may be useful in the event I can't pop down to the nearby shops to buy extra HDs. (The joys of living in Manchester, so many cheap suppliers, so little time (so much rain))

12-09-2008, 04:41:32

Zoot
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='PV5150'
Although many people probably wouldn't need 1TB of storage, it's certainly cheap enough to now
I've about 5TB of data on hard drives atm - be it externals or internals.

Great review btw.

12-09-2008, 05:47:01

PV5150
5TB holy crap - now that's some storage

Thanks for the feedback too mate, I'm glad you liked it
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