Industry’s first 2 Terabyte 7200 RPM Desktop Hard Disk Drive by Hitachi GST
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) made an announcement on development of industry’s first 2TB, 7200 RPM HDD targeted at heavy personal PC users. The newly developed Deskstar 7k2000 combines a mixture of high performance and capacity along with low power consumption and other ecological friendly features. Based on company’s power saving technology like Hitachi Voltage Efficiency Regulator (HiVERT™), the Deskstar 7K2000 and 7K1000.C features an outstanding power management and thermal emission to assist computer and storage based manufacturers to meet their energy compliance requirements. The new Deskstar 7K2000 offers 10 percent idle power savings over previous generations, and on a watt-per-GB basis, idle power has improved more than 120 percent. The new Deskstar 7K1000.C offers power efficiency at 4.4 watts or less idle power making it the best in the industry in comparison to current generation desktop drives. The Deskstar 7K2000 comes with perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology and an ultra-quiet operation as well as a 32MB cache and a 3Gb/s SATA interface making it ideal for power users, gamers etc.
Furthermore, both models are in compliance with RoHS as well as being Halogen free across the entire family, earning both the Deskstar 7K2000 and 7K1000.C the Hitachi EcoTrac™ classification.