There is a premium on those last 250GB

Subject: Storage | August 14, 2007 - 12:14 PM |
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The Tech Report is rather impressed by their receiving an actual SATA terabyte drive, Hitachi's Deskstar 7K1000.  In terms of size, it is unique, unfortunately it's performance is not.  While it can out perform drives that have been on the market for a year or more, it has difficulty with the new generation of 750 GB drives that the competition offers.  There is also the fact that that extra 250GB costs you about $150, but if you need 1000GB of storage on a single SATA drive, there is no other way to go.

If you need portable storage of the indestructible or extra secure kind, then Ryan's review of a pair of Corsair USB drives will be right up your alley.

"IMAGINE ONE THOUSAND thousand thousand thousand bytes. A terabyte, if you will. But more than just that—a milestone

in storage capacity that hard drive manufacturers have been chasing for years. After more than a decade of living in

a world of gigabytes, the bar has finally been raised by Hitachi's terabyte-capacity Deskstar 7K1000.

Being first to the terabyte mark gives Hitachi bragging rights, and more importantly, the ability to offer

single-drive storage capacity 33% greater than that of its competitors. Hitachi isn't banking on capacity alone,

though. The 7K1000 is also outfitted with a whopping 32MB of cache—double what you get with other 3.5" hard drives.

Couple that extra cache with 200GB platters that have the highest areal density of any drive on the market, and the

7K1000's performance could impress as much as its capacity.

Has Hitachi achieved a perfect balance of speed and storage with its Deskstar 7K1000? We've tested it against nearly

20 competitors—including its closest 750GB rivals from Seagate and Western Digital—to find out."

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