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Storage Hitachi join 3TB club

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by IanW, 16 Nov 2010.

  1. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    The Register reports that Hitachi's new 7K3000 drive is a 7200rpm 6GB/s SATA unit available as 1TB, 2Tb, or 3TB.
     
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  2. Oggyb

    Oggyb Mutant

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    Wasn't it just a few minutes ago (or maybe last year) that people were saying HDD manufacturers were encountering the physical limitations of data density on platters?

    That seems to be blown out of the water right now.
     
  3. padrejones2001

    padrejones2001 Puppy Love

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    If I'm not mistaken, the technology was there, but Windows wasn't able to address a volume larger than 2TB, so I wonder how they solved that problem.
     
  4. Picarro

    Picarro New Member

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    That only applies to bootdrives ;)


    But who would want a 3tb Hitachi Deathstar? ;)
     
  5. padrejones2001

    padrejones2001 Puppy Love

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    Ah, that was it. I agree with you on the deathstar comment, though. I will never trust those drives again.
     
  6. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I would have to disagree, never had a single problem with them. Yet everything else I've used has packed up at some point.
     
  7. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    I've never had a Hitachi drive myself.
     
  8. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Why have a Sata 6Gbps connection? A normal hard drive, hell most SSDs can't even saturate a 3Gbps connection
     
  9. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Because folks less in the know than you and I flock to bigger numbers like magpies.
     
  10. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I hate marketers, especially when they take advantage of the less informed
     
  11. Dark Matter

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    Spec sheet here
     
  12. Synay

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    I remember reading in CPC not too long ago about it. It was limitation to only boot drives and a BIOS issue. Still, having 3TB of storage in one disk would be nice, but I bet prices will be in excess of £200. I'll sit one out, as you can buy 2 x 2TB drives for £140 now and get 4TB of storage cheaper :)
     

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