Bigger drives getting faster.
Looking for a consumer-level 2 TB 7,200 RPM hard disk drive? Hitachi is the first to the table to offer such a product. While Western Digital was the first to 2 TB and Seagate was the first to take it to 7,200 RPM with an enterprise drive, Hitachi's freshly announced 2 TB Deskstar 7K2000 is the first to in its size class for the mainstream desktop user.
The new Deskstar 7K2000 uses a five-platter design with "relaxed bit density" and perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology. The drive also features a 32 MB cache and a 3 Gb/s SATA interface. Thanks to newer power management technology, the Deskstar 7K2000 offers 10 percent idle power savings over previous generations.
In addition to the new 2 TB Deskstar 7K2000, Hitachi announced that it is also refreshing its high-volume desktop hard drive family. The new 7200 RPM Deskstar 7K1000.C family will deliver up to 500 GB per platter, and will come in capacities of 160 GB to 1 TB.