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[IMG]When Hitachi released its first 1TB hard drive last year, the company had to squeeze in five platters to reach a terabyte. Today, Hitachi has unveiled the Deskstar 7K1000.B, a drive that delivers the same 1TB capacity with only three platters.

Both the 7K1000 and 7K1000.B feature 3.5" form factors, 7,200-RPM spindle speeds, 16MB buffers (8MB for lower-capacity derivatives), and 300MB/s Serial ATA interfaces with Native Command Queuing support. Where the 7K1000 contains 200GB platters, however, the 7K1000.B makes use of 375GB platters—dense enough that Hitachi could build a 1.125TB drive out of them.

The 7K1000.B is only launching with capacities of 160GB to 1TB, though. Hitachi bills the drive as the most energy-efficient 1TB offering in the world, with idle power consumption up to 43% lower than its predecessor (5.2W, to be precise). Lower-capacity 7K1000.B variants have 3.6-4.4W power consumption ratings, and they all have Bulk Data Encryption functionality as an option.

Together with the 7K1000.B, Hitachi is introducing the Deskstar E7K1000, a similar drive designed for "business critical storage systems." The E7K1000 is launching with 500GB, 750GB, and 1TB capacities, and it features a 32MB buffer, five-year warranty, and 1.2-million-hour mean time between failures (MTBF) rating. Both the Deskstar 7K1000.B and E7K1000 should ship some time this month, Hitachi says.[/IMG]
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I demand a Velociraptor of 1TB...... mwahahahahaha

IDK - would prefer to buy 4 250GB hard drives and just RAID em together no?
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I demand a Velociraptor of 1TB...... mwahahahahaha

IDK - would prefer to buy 4 250GB hard drives and just RAID em together no?
Be more expensive, and for each drive you add to RAID, you increase the risk of failure.
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Be more expensive, and for each drive you add to RAID, you increase the risk of failure.
speed>anything else
    
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Be more expensive, and for each drive you add to RAID, you increase the risk of failure.
"The greatest rewards require the greatest risks!"

"I want a RAID 0!"

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I demand a Velociraptor of 1TB...... mwahahahahaha

IDK - would prefer to buy 4 250GB hard drives and just RAID em together no?
rather have 4x1TB>4x250GB
Raid0 screw risks
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1000gbs - impressive but it is just not needed for home use!
it takes long enough to format and install your OS on an 80gb hard drive let alone that!

3 0r 4 250gb's is MORE than enough for anything in that going to be used in the home!
hell...my servers in work do not even have that amount of space!

wonder what the 1st game will be that requires 1tb!...
prob will also need 6xQ6600 and 12GB RAM!
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wonder what the 1st game will be that requires 1tb!
Not for a long time. A game that takes up 1TB will probably cost $200 or more because you'll need 5 Blu-ray discs (given that each disc is a 8-layer disc) just to install the game. I can't imagine reinstalling a 1TB game, that's just a gamers nightmare. I have the 6 CD version of Half-Life 2 and that was a b**** to install already.
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1000gbs - impressive but it is just not needed for home use!
it takes long enough to format and install your OS on an 80gb hard drive let alone that!

3 0r 4 250gb's is MORE than enough for anything in that going to be used in the home!
hell...my servers in work do not even have that amount of space!

wonder what the 1st game will be that requires 1tb!...
prob will also need 6xQ6600 and 12GB RAM!
Ever thought about home-theatre/gaming/work rigs?
    
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