Hitachi GST ships one terabyte per platter hard drives

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies announced that is has
achieved 1TB milestone by squeezing it on a single disk.

Leveraging the company’s R&D leadership, the new one
terabyte per platter (1TB/platter), one-disk, Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D drive
family is now shipping worldwide. Featured in both Deskstar and CinemaStar
brands, Hitachi is providing a full range of capacities, 250GB – 1TB, on both
low RPM CoolSpin and 7,200 RPM platforms.

With the addition of the new Deskstar and CinemaStar
drives, which are first in a family of 1TB/platter drives, Hitachi continues to offer one of the broadest most
reliable product lines for desktop and mobile solutions.
For the ultra
thin and light notebook market, Hitachi delivers the 7mm z-height Travelstar
Z5K500 drives (636 gigabits per square inch Gb/in²”). And now, ideal for
high-performing desktop computers and the consumer electronics (CE) market,
Hitachi presents the new 1TB/platter Deskstar and CinemaStar family drives (569

The areal density race continues and while having the
highest capacity is appealing, reaching 1TB per platter is equally
important as it serves a full range of applications and opportunities across
the industry’s largest market volume,” said Brendan
Collins, vice president of product marketing at Hitachi GST.

As we ship our first 1TB per platter drives,
we know we’re delivering
capacity, reliability and value to a broad
customer base. Not only are we shipping our 1TB per platter drives to our own
Branded Business, but we are shipping to our channel partners as well, enabling
them to design affordable HDD-based solutions at
attractive price points,” Collins added.

The Hitachi
Deskstar 7K1000.D hard drive family provides the ideal combination of
performance, capacity, reliability and value required for today’s
power-friendly consumer and commercial desktop computers, as well as external
storage solutions, PC gaming systems, and desktop RAID arrays. Built using
Hitachi’s proven 7,200 RPM platform, the drive delivers amazing speed with a
6Gb/second Serial ATA interface and a 32MB cache buffer.

The new Hitachi CinemaStar 7K1000.D
and 5K1000.B
product lines give customers a dedicated 3.5-inch family
that delivers a balance of performance, power,
acoustics and capacities
that is optimized for this market. With more
than 10 features and technologies optimized for A/V streaming, the new
CinemaStar 7K1000.D and 5K1000.B offer a variety of capacity and RPM choices
for DVRs, set-top boxes and video surveillance systems. All 1TB/platter 7,200
RPM and Coolspin versions ship with a 32MB cache buffer and a 6Gb/second Serial
ATA interface.

By Team
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