Hitachi launch energy efficient 1TB hard-disk
The new three-disk design improves idle power consumption up to 43 percent over its 1TB predecessor, which was already among the industry?s most energy efficient hard drives. Increased protection against data loss and piracy is provided via Bulk Data Encryption (BDE) which is available as an optional feature to users. Hitachi is also shipping the Deskstar E7K1000, designed to provide high-capacity storage for low-duty-cycle, 24×7 applications.
Hitachi debuted the industry?s first 1TB hard drive in January 2007 to address consumers? insatiable appetite for storage capacity. Entire libraries of photos, movies, music and games are increasingly being stored and accessed from a variety of digital entertainment devices within the home and a plethora of mobile devices. As the distribution of video content to social networking sites and to handheld devices becomes more commonplace, storage capacity requirements will only continue to increase. Hitachi?s latest terabyte drive delivers the performance and capacity required for today?s increasingly mobile digital lifestyle.
The new 7,200 RPM, 3.5-inch drives are available in a range of capacities from 160GB to 1TB. The drives are built using Hitachi?s proven and patented perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) heads and disks, delivering a maximum of 375GB of storage per disk with a high level of reliability.