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Enormous storage capacity.
Does not heat up too much in operation.
Build Quality, Noise Levels.
High platter density.
Excellent overall performance.
Full capacity is accessible only after using a workaround or GPT mode.
SATA 6Gb/s interface is underutilized.
Slightly higher than normal power consumption.
Can't match Western Digital's warranty period (3 vs. 5 years)
By Tom's Hardware UK on April 25, 2012
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 August 08, 2011
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 June 07, 2011
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 June 02, 2011
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 May 09, 2011
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 April 24, 2011
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 April 18, 2011
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 March 14, 2011
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 itreviews.com on March 01, 2011
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 March 01, 2011
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...
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