Hitachi GST just announced that their new Travelstar 7K500 drive has started shipping to the first OEM’s; volume shipments should begin later this month. With the 7K500 Hitachi is catching up with Seagate’s Momentus drives that have been available for a while. The drive also faces competition from Toshiba in the high performance/low power segement: the latter started shipping their 512 GB Solid State Drive for notebooks about a month ago.
Hitachi Travelstar 7K500
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Just days after Hitachi announced their 2 TB, 7200 rpm drive started shipping The Register reports hearing rumors about a similar drive from Western Digital. WD has been shipping a 2 TB drive for several months, but this is a 5400 rpm “green” version; the new model is running at a more performance-oriented 7200 rpm: Continue reading Western Digital also shipping 7200rpm, 2TB drive?
Hitachi has just announced that they are the first company to offer a 2 TB harddisk operating at 7200 rpm. The new drive is called the Deskstar 7K2000, and will compete against 2 TB drives from Western Digital and Seagate, which run at 5900 and 5400 rpm respectively. The extra speed should give the drive faster seek times and possibly higher transfer rates than the competition, but we’ll have to wait a bit for the first reviews to be sure. The drive is shipping now, so I expect to see the first tests show up soon.
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