Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 Terabyte Hard Drive
A Closer Look
A Closer Look
I'm not going to bother going into detail about Hitachi's OEM packaging for their HDD's as they are pretty much the same for all manufacturers'.
Releasing the Hitachi DeskStar 7K1000 from the confines of its plastic packing shroud, we can see that there isn't really anything particularly different here from any other regular HDD - other than the increased thickness to accommodate those extra disk platters and heads.
Continuing our quick trip around the outside of the Hitachi DeskStar 7K1000 we can see the familiar 4-pin power connector, SATA power connector and SATA cable plug. The Hitachi DeskStar 7K1000 is also missing the jumper pins for SATA 1.5 - 3.0 GB/s operation.
Flipping the Hitachi DeskStar 7K1000 over we can see the Logic Board and the brains behind the brawn. The Hitachi DeskStar 7K1000 uses an Infineon UAB-M3064-S V2.0 Controller. The Controller is in charge of everything: exchanging data between the hard drive and the computer, controlling the motors on the hard drive and commanding the heads to read or write data, etc.
The Hitachi DeskStar 7K1000 features 32MB of cache memory courtesy of the MT 48LC16M16A2 memory IC. Also known as the buffer, these chips have an ultimate role in the hard drive performance. The higher its capacity, the faster the data transfer between the drive and the computer should be.
Let's head over the page to see what features the Hitachi DeskStar 7K1000 offers...
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