Hitachi Adds New 3TB Storage Solutions To Line

Posted: Dec 14 2010, 12:38pm CST | by , in News | Hardware & Peripherals


Hitachi Adds New 3TB Storage Solutions to Line
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More storage is always better

When it comes to storage in most instances more is better. If you are on the lookout for a new storage drive for your computer whether it's internal or external you want, Hitachi has unveiled several a new offerings that might grab your interest.

Hitachi has announced new storage solutions that have 3TB of capacity. The new 3TB Deskstar HDD Kit is the first kit on the market to break the 2.2TB barrier for 32-bit Windows XP system with no extra hardware. The special HDD kit has the drive, instructions, mounting screws, and software needed for computers to take advantage of all of the 3TB on offer. The drive spins at 7200rpm making it fast and high capacity. The HDD uses a 64MB buffer and the 6Gb/s SATA interface. The new 3TB HDD kit is shipping right now for $249.99.

Hitachi is also ready to ship the big HDD to OEM and channel partners for use inside computers that are sold to customers. The 7K3000 HDDs have lots of storage and low power needs with 29% power savings compared to other HDDs.

“In a world of technology, there’s one common thread among all of us – storage. It’s ubiquitous, and is growing rapidly as we continue to purchase, create, download and save content daily. With our new 3TB solutions, we’re delivering huge capacity to a broad base of users to help them meet today’s — and tomorrow’s — data storage needs,” said Mike Williams, vice president and general manager of Hitachi Branded Business. “Our 3TB offerings are a perfect addition to our family as it supports our strong following of channel partners, creative professionals and end users who require reliable, high-performance, high-capacity storage.”

The Deskstar 7K3000 drives are already shipping and the 5K3000 drive with Coolspin tech will ship in December in 1.5TB and 2TB capacities. The 3TB version of the 5K3000 will ship next quarter. Hitachi says that the new drives scored 27% higher than the old drives on PC Mark Vantage. The 3TB HDD is also being put inside an external storage solution with USB 2.0 connectivity. The storage solution sells for $249.99 in 3TB, $169.99 in 2TB, and $99.99 in 1TB.

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