Hitachi 500GB Monster HDD

By Derek Sooman on January 6, 2005, 2:42 PM
Speaking of hard drives, Hitachi will be releasing a 500GB, Serial ATA II Hard Disk Drive. Boasting the capacity and performance that will "help punctuate Hitachi’s leadership in the 3.5” ATA segment", the new family of drives are the 7K500, T7K250 and 7K80 models, offering capacities of 500GB, 250GB, 80GB and 40GB. Some cool features are present, such as 3 Gb/s data transfer rate and Staggered Spin-up. Performance is said to rival that of enterprise-class SCSI drives, which is kind of easy to believe given the presence of the very cool and sexy native SATA chipset and Native Command Queuing (NCQ) technology, which provides blisteringly fast data transfer rates. The drives should begin shipping in Q1 2005.




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Phantasm66 said:
I am thinking 4 of these babies, plus SATA RAID 5 controller card... and we have a 2TB storage device. Then I start copying all of these DVDs and CDs BACK ON to the computer again.
Per Hansson said:
You will have 1,5TB usable space, 33% is lost for the recovery bits in RAID5
Nic said:
I think you mean 25% is lost for recovery bits...but yes, that would be a nice setup if only the drives were sensibly priced at launch.
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