Hitachi 1 terabyte HDD released at CES 2007

Posted on Monday, Jan 08 2007 @ 18:28 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Hitachi presents a DeskStar and CinemaStar 1TB HDD.

Deskstar 7K1000 – gaming and high-performance PCs, external storage devices and upgrade applications
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s and PATA-133 interfaces
  • Ramp load design for increased shock protection
  • Three low-power idle modes to boost power efficiency
CinemaStar 7K1000 – DVR applications
  • Adaptive error recovery and SMART command transport for optimized video streaming and picture quality
  • Smooth Stream Technology to optimize the drive for audio/video applications requiring reliable storage
  • "Bedroom quiet" acoustics Finally, an enterprise version of the TB drive designed for lower duty-cycle, high-capacity enterprise environments is currently under evaluation at major OEM customers and is expected to be available in the second quarter.
The 1TB DeskStar 7K1000 HDD is priced at $399.

Specifications of the Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000
  • 1000/750 GB – SATA (GB = 1 billion bytes, accessible capacity may be less)
  • 148 billion bits per square inch maximum areal density
  • 1070 Mb/s max. media data rate
  • 8.7 ms average seek time (with command overhead)
  • 7,200 RPM, 4.17 ms average latency
  • Serial-ATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 32 MB data buffer – SATA
  • 26.1 mm in height (max)
  • 700g in weight (max)
  • 5/4 platters, 10/8 recording heads – SATA
  • 300 G/1 ms pulse non-operating shock
  • 9.0 (5 disk)/8.1 (4 disk) watt idle power – SATA
  • 2.9 Bels typical idle acoustics
  • 5-60 degrees C operating temperature


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