Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 Terabyte Hard Drive
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
. 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.
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.
+ Massive amounts of storage
+ Extremely quiet
+ Build quality
+ Increased density due to perpendicular recording
* 3 year warranty
- Absolutely nothing
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