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After years of urging us to get perpendicular, Hitachi is finally ready to announce its first 3.5" desktop hard drive to use perpendicular recording technology. This quarter, Hitachi will roll out a Deskstar 7K1000 boasting a terabyte of capacity using five 200GB platters spinning at 7,200RPM. The drive will be available with Serial and "parallel" ATA interfaces, and a four-platter 750GB model is also on the way. Serial ATA flavors of the 7K1000 will boast a whopping 32MB of onboard cache, while IDE models will be stuck with only 8MB.
While capacity is obviously the 7K1000's most attractive attribute, Hitachi is taking care to ensure that the drive is easy to live with, too. A three-stage idle mode has been developed to help lower the drive's power consumption, and that should also lower noise levels when the drive isn't seeking. Don't expect the 7K1000 to carry an obnoxious price premium, either. Hitachi expects the drive to sell for $399, which works out to only $0.40 per gigabyte—a lower cost per GB than Seagate's Barracuda 7200.10 750GB. A firm price hasn't been set for the 750GB Deskstar yet, but Hitachi says it will probably retail for $299.

Hitachi is targeting the Deskstar 7K1000 at high performance desktops and personal storage appliances, and is also working on a terabyte CinemaStar 7K1000 for set top box and DVR applications. The new CinemaStar is expected to ship in the second quarter of this year, although there are currently no plans to sell it in retail or as a bare drive. There is also an enterprise-class version of the 7K1000 in the works. That drive isn't being officially announced today, but it's expected to be released in the second quarter of this year. Hitachi says samples are already being tested by its OEM customers.
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Woot, Time for a MaSSIVE 0+1
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They really gotta change the name...

Still can't get "Deathstar" outta my head....

Anyone remember that?
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Wasn't the Deathstar IBM ?
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Wasn't the Deathstar IBM ?
Yep. Hitatchi makes good drives. IBM didnt.
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Hitachi bought the IBM Deskstar brand...and turnded it around..
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Wasn't the Deathstar IBM ?
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Yep. Hitatchi makes good drives. IBM didnt.
What BrinNutz said. IBM gave up the hard drive business and sold it to Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. They changed the quality but kept the Deskstar brand name.
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I'm with you guys, Hitatchi Deskstar quality is top-notch. My 120-gigger has been serving well for almost 4 years now, never a hitch once. Glad to see that Hitatchi is staying competitive with the bigger companies when it comes to capacity.
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Yep. Hitatchi makes good drives. IBM didnt.
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My deskstar died in less than a year...so imo they make crappy drives..i know just because one my one case i shouldnt think this..but ive lost all trust in hitachi..never will i get a hitachi drive again
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Dun dun dun dun du dun dun du dun
dun dun dun du du dun du du dun
duh duh du duh dun duh du du du duh duhhh
Err huh? Oh DESKstar.

Man so much good stuff coming out :s I know i've said before "Oh i'll never possibly use an entire XXXGB" and then fill more than 70% of it.. but 1TB. Right now that'd be just bragging rights for me. Maybe when I get Vista and turn my computer into a PVR.

Good on Hitachi for keeping the price so over-reasonable (is that a word?) hope the drive performs well.
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