“Hitachi Global Storage Technologies is first to the mat with an announcement of a 1-terabyte hard disk drive. Industry analysts widely expected a 1TB drive to ship sometime in 2007; Hitachi grabbed a head start on the competition by announcing its drive today, just before the largest U.S. consumer electronics show starts next week,” Melissa J. Perenson reports for PC World.
“According to Hitachi, the drive ships in the first quarter of 2007, and will cost $399–less than the price of two individual 500GB hard drives today. The drive, called the Deskstar 7K1000, will be shown this weekend in Las Vegas at the 2007 International CES,” Perenson reports.
Perenson reports, “The Deskstar 7K1000 will be a five-platter drive, each platter capable of storing 200GB apiece …Hitachi’s 1TB model uses perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) to achieve its high capacity point. The 7K1000 is Hitachi’s first 3.5-inch hard drive to use PMR technology; last year, the company released 2.5-inch PMR-based hard drives.”
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