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Old May 17, 2007, 06:19 AM   #1
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Hard Drive Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 Terabyte Hard Drive Review

ExtremeTech reviews Hitachi's behemoth one (1) terabyte HDD, the Deskstar 7K1000.

At first blush, the idea of a terabyte hard drive seems almost ludicrous. Who needs that much storage?

Anyone asking that question is probably just running a few office apps and browsing the web. Anyone with any substantial quantity of digital media automatically gets it. On our primary home system, we have a 500GB RAID 1 array, with only about 130GB free—and that's only with constant monitoring, uninstalling bulky games, and limiting the amount of digital media stored on the system.

Our home network houses a terabyte RAID 5 array, with five 200GB hard drives. Since it's RAID 5, the array has "only" 770GB or so of effective space—and it's 70% full. Some of that, of course, has to do with work-related stuff. There's a dedicated volume just for benchmarks, which takes up several hundred gigabytes by itself. Increasingly, however, large digital media files—photos, video, music, and games—take up vast amounts of drive space. So a terabyte hard drive begins to feel like a necessity, not just a luxury—for some of us, at any rate.

Let's take a look at the first terabyte hard drive, the Deskstar 7K1000 from Hitachi Global Storage, and see just how it performs. For an impressive $399 ($0.39/gig), is it worth your bucks?

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Interesting, though they messed up all their picture graphs. They all say milliseconds lower is better when apparently they're not milliseconds and lower is not better.
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