Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB SATA600

  • Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB SATA600
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  • Enormous storage capacity.
  • Good performance.
  • 64MB buffer.


  • Full capacity is accessible only after using a workaround or GPT mode.
  • SATA 6Gb/s interface is underutilized.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Tom's Hardware UK on

Hitachi recently started shipping a pair of 4 TB hard drives. We can see that they're pretty expensive, but how do they compare to existing 3 TB models in other ways? It’s time for a comprehensive overview of today's high-capacity hard drive...

By Web User on

This disk was the fastest we tested and produced excellent results across the board. It also comes at a great price – by far the cheapest of the 3TB models, with a price that works out at just 4p per GB. The 3TB capacity should keep most people in...

By PC Advisor on 80

The storage industry is willing to serve your ever-expanding data storage needs. Need to store lots of data in a single drive, and need that drive to be fast as well? This Hitachi drive is a viable choice and comes out ahead of Seagate's Barracuda...

By PCWorld India on 85

Are you facing ever-growing storage requirements for your data? If so, Hitachi has an entry in the 3TB space geared towards you. This SATA 6Gbps drive tries to offer both performance and storage capacity for enthusiasts....

By Expert Reviews on 100

It might lack support for legacy operating systems, but the Deskstar 7k3000 is still a very fast disk with masses of storage space....

By Real World Labs on

Although Hitachi GST has been a very long time in the market this was my first contact with one of their internal drives and i have to say that i deeply regret that since the DeskStar 7K3000 is truly a great hard disk drive. Of course as the...

By StorageReview on

The 7K3000 proved to be not just a drive that can hold a lot of data, but also an excellent overall performer. It went head-to-head with the class performance leaders, the Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB and the enterprise RE4 2TB. The 7K3000 fell...

By IT PRO on 67

With its massive capacity and stellar performance, the Deskstar 7K3000 is an ideal secondary storage disk. Unfortunately current limitations make it impractical to use as a boot disk, unless you have very particular hardware or plan on using it in a...

By on

If you have the hardware and OS to support it, then the Deskstar 7K3000 3TB is a stunningly fast drive with a huge capacity - but for less money, you could buy three 1TB drives and install them in a RAID array....

By TechRadar on 90

Running on the latest 6Gbps SATA interface the Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB HDD is one big, quick drive.Although Seagate was first to market with a 3TB drive, the FreeAgent GoFlex, it was only available as an external drive (its internal version is...

International Review By Présence PC on

Si la capacité de 3 To impressionne, les disques durs de cette taille posent de réels problèmes de compatibilité sur une majorité de configurations, pas toutes capables de les à reconnaitre et/ou de les gérer convenablement. Il faut donc être...

International Review By Hardwareluxx on

Nachdem die 1- und 2-TB-Kapazitätsgrenzen längst durchbrochen worden sind, ist nun auch die 3-TB-Barriere dem technologischen Fortschritt zum Opfer gefallen. Doch der Übergang ist nicht komplett stressfrei: Wer ein solches Kapazitätsmonster...

International Review By on

Har du lyst på en 3 terabyte-harddisk, bør du vurdere hvilket behov du har. På grunn av den lave varmeutviklingen, passer Western Digital Caviar Green bra i HTPC (stue-pc) med kompakte kabinett der ytelsen ikke trenger å være...

International Review By on

Hitachi è sicuramente un’azienda da sempre riconosciuta in ambito storage per la qualità dei suoi hard disk ancor prima che per le prestazioni. La nuova serie DeskStar e in particolare il 7K3000 3TB non si discosta da quest’ottica...

International Review By on

Hitachi en en gammel traver på lagringsfronten. Deskstar er en serie som ble lansert av IBM i 1994, men som etter en rekke problemer fikk kallenavnet Deathstar. Med et sånt kallenavn er det vanskelig i harddiskmarkedet, og det hele endte med...