Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 Terabyte Hard Drive

Conclusion

Conclusion Hitachi DeskStar 7K1000
 
So how well did the Hitachi DeskStar 7K1000 perform in today's testing?
 
Although I would have liked to have had a similarly spec'd hard drive from Western Digital or Seagate to compare the Hitachi DeskStar 7K1000 against I wasn't able to get my hands on one in time. But make no bones about it, the Hitachi DeskStar 7K1000 is big,fat and fast thanks to its increased density and cache. The WD Velociraptor and Samsung Spin Point F1 1TB would more than likely be the only two drives that offer better performance.
 
The Hitachi DeskStar 7K1000 would also have to be the quietest drive that I have ever used. During testing the tell tale clicks and spin-up noise during hard drive activity was only just audible - something that I was also very impressed by.
 
The cheapest price I could find for the Hitachi DeskStar 7K1000 was £93.80 inc vat from dabs.com. That equates to just under £0.09 a Gigabyte. Again this could only be bettered by the Samsung Spin Point F1 1TB. Well done Hitachi on making such a large and fast hard drive extremely affordable.
 
For our Australian readers, Altech Computers has the Hitachi DeskStar 7K1000 1TB Hard Drive available for AUD$295.00 (inc GST)
 
On that note I am extremely hard pressed to fault the Hitachi DeskStar. The only issue that I could highlight is that of the three year warranty, where Seagate offers five years.
 
The Good
+ Fast
+ Massive amounts of storage
+ Extremely quiet
+ Build quality
+ Price
+ Increased density due to perpendicular recording
 
The Mediocre
* 3 year warranty
 
 
The Bad
- Absolutely nothing
 
Recommended Award  OC3D Value For Money Award 
 
Overclock3D would like to thank Altech Computers for making this review possible
 
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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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