Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 Terabyte Hard Drive

Read and Write Speed

Read and Write Speed
 
When performing manual "file copy" benchmarks, the performance of the drive that the files are being copied from can directly and negatively affect the results of the drive they are being copied to. This is something that needs to be taken into consideration when benchmarking hard disks such as the Hitachi DeskStar 7K1000. Therefore, to test the read/write performance of each storage device a 2GB dummy file of both small and large files (jpeg,txt, .pdf etc) was used and the time taken for the file transfer was recorded.

The results below show how long each of the drives took to read and write a 2GB dummy file.
 
 
2GB File Transfer (read)
 
2GB File Transfer (write)
 
The Hitachi DeskStar really usurped the Seagate Barracuda here as is evident by the read and write charts above. For such a large hard drive the Hitachi DeskStar is blisteringly fast, making short work of transferring the 2GB dummy file.
 
Windows Bootup Time

Quite a simple and self explanatory test. We took each of the three disks, installed a fresh copy of Windows Vista SP1 on to them and measured the time each took to boot into the Windows desktop and display the Welcome page. To ensure that the tests were fair and that Windows has fully completed installing all devices, the results were recorded after three initial reboots.
 
 Vista startup Time
 
In all honesty we was expecting each of the both disks to come out with exactly the same results. However, as we can see from above, the Hitachi DeskStar 7K1000 managed to boot into Windows and display the welcome screen a full 3 seconds faster than the Seagate Barracuda 80GB.
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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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