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HGST Travelstar 7K1000 Review: A 1 TB Notebook Drive At 7200 RPM
Jul 29, 2013 - in Reviews
HGST's Travelstar 7K1000 is the first 1000 GB notebook drive we've tested with a 7200 RPM spindle speed. Is this hard disk a performance crown winner? We run our standard suite of benchmarks on it and compare the repository to 13 competitors.
HGST Hits 10-Nanometer Patterned-Bit Milestone
Mar 4, 2013 - in News
HGST's new discovery will double the bit density of today's disk drives by the end of the decade.
Build It Yourself: A Mini-ITX Gaming System For Just Over $500
Feb 6, 2013 - in Reviews
Low-cost, low-power, small form factor PCs are popular right now. With Intel’s Ivy Bridge architecture available in the low-end Pentium family, you can now build a living room gaming PC with discrete graphics to beat any modern console for just over $500.
System Builder Marathon, Q4 2012: $1,000 Enthusiast PC
Dec 4, 2012 - in Reviews
Tired of seeing Intel CPUs dominate our System Builder Marathon? Finally, we have a processor from AMD able to go up against the fastest Core i5. We give its new FX-8350 a chance to distinguish itself in our final System Builder Marathon of 2012.
Four 2.5" Hard Drives From 500 GB To 1 TB, Benchmarked
Oct 3, 2012 - in Reviews
Thanks to advances in manufacturing and 4 KB sectors, we finally have 2.5" hard drives with 500 GB per platter and a notebook-friendly 9.5 mm Z-height. Thanks to their high data density, even power-friendly 5400 RPM drives offer impressive transfer rates.
Hitachi Says Data Lives Forever in Quartz Glass
Sep 24, 2012 - in News
Hitachi has found a way to store data in quartz glass.
USB 3.0-Based 2.5" Hard Disks From Adata, Hitachi, And WD
Aug 30, 2012 - in Reviews
USB 3.0 allows external hard drives to realize their performance potential. Each of the three external USB 3.0-based 2.5” disks we're reviewing also excels in some other discipline. We study these specialties up close: speed, capacity, and durability.
Hitachi Global Storage to Demo First 12Gb/s SAS SSD
May 1, 2012 - in News
Hitachi Global Storage Technology (HGST), which was recently acquired by Western Digital, claims to be first with a demonstration of the first 12Gb/s SAS SSD.
Hitachi's 4 TB Hard Drives Take On The 3 TB Competition
Apr 24, 2012 - in Reviews
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 offerings.
System Builder Marathon, March 2012: System Value Compared
Mar 28, 2012 - in Reviews
Three different builders took two different approaches this quarter. Paul and Don struck out in search of more graphics performance, while Thomas gave up some GPU horsepower in favor of a stronger CPU. Whose strategy paid off? It's time to compare!
System Builder Marathon, March 2012: $1250 Enthusiast PC
Mar 26, 2012 - in Reviews
Using the same sort of approach as Paul did yesterday, Don picks the parts for his System Builder Marathon machine with a bias toward gaming. How much performance can you expect from a mid-range PC sporting a $550 Radeon HD 7970? It's time to find out!
Hitachi Confirms 4TB 3.5-inch HDD, Shipping Now
Dec 15, 2011 - in News
Shipping in limited quantities now, and worldwide early next year.
HDD Shipments to Drop by 35% in Q4 2011
Nov 22, 2011 - in News
Seagate has just lowered its shipment forecast for Q4 again.
Six 2.5” High-Capacity Notebook Hard Drives
Nov 2, 2011 - in Reviews
Advanced Format technology makes it possible to build 9.5 mm high 2.5” hard disks with 500 GB per platter. The result is a range of slim and speedy storage giants.
Four 3 TB Hard Drives, Tested And Reviewed
Sep 7, 2011 - in Reviews
Hard drives able to hold 3 TB of data need to be considered carefully because they might not always work as expected. This round-up of four high-capacity disks compares products from Hitachi, Seagate, and Western Digital, then covers their caveats.
Hitachi Ships 1TB Per Platter HDDs
Sep 6, 2011 - in News
Two new lines of 3.5-inch HDDs from Hitachi feature single platters offering up to 1 TB of storage capacity.
Hard Drives 101: Magnetic Storage
Aug 30, 2011 - in Reviews
Even though we shun hard drives in this era of SSDs, magnetic storage is really quite remarkable. In this piece, we dive into the history of hard drives, dissect the technology that makes them work, and explore the advances that give us 3 TB drives today.
Three 2.5" SAS Drives: Enterprise Data Giants, Compared
Jun 16, 2011 - in Reviews
Currently, 2.5" enterprise drives are leaving their 3.5” competitors behind. They're faster, more flexible, and now they offer comparable capacities (we're up to 1 TB now). In this piece, it's Hitachi versus Seagate battling for high-density supremacy.
WD Acquires Hitachi GST for $4.3 Billion
Mar 7, 2011 - in News
WD has acquired Hitachi GST for $3.5 billion in cash and $750 million in stock.
Cloud Backup: Hitachi’s Life Studio Mobile Plus, Tested
Dec 30, 2010 - in Reviews
What do you do if you need to back up your data, transport it, synchronize it between several locations, and access it online? Hitachi’s Life Studio Mobile Plus is a brave attempt at solving that dilemma, but it only really appeals to mainstream users.
New Hitachi HDD Could Lead to 4TB and 5TB
Dec 17, 2010 - in News
Hitachi's new 2.5-inch HDD crams 500 GB onto one platter.
Hitachi Ships 3 Drives, 3 TB Each
Dec 15, 2010 - in News
Hitachi is shipping internal and external 3 TB hard drives, one of which comes with a consumer-oriented kit for legacy setups.
Hitachi Debuts 7,200 RPM 3TB HDD
Nov 18, 2010 - in News
Hitachi's latest 3.5-inch, 7200 RPM HDD has a tasty 3 TB capacity.
Hitachi Ships Industry's Fastest 10K RPM HDD
Oct 11, 2010 - in News
It's the industry's fastest 10,000 RPM enterprise HDD.
Hitachi-LG's Blu-ray/SSD Hybrid Now Smaller
Oct 6, 2010 - in News
HLDS revised its hybrid Blu-ray/SSD drive to fit into one laptop drive bay.
Hitachi External HDDs Looks Sleek, Does Cloud
Jul 7, 2010 - in News
Hitachi announced a new family of external hard drives.
Reviewed: 2.5" Notebook Hard Drives From Toshiba And Hitachi
Jun 10, 2010 - in Reviews
With more than 100 MB/s throughput and 500GB of storage capacity for notebooks, Hitachi’s Travelstar 7K500 and the Toshiba MK5056GSY face the established Seagate Momentus 7200.4. Were the two newer drives worth waiting for? We benchmark them to find out.
Hitachi Reveals Super Skinny 7mm HDDs
Jun 1, 2010 - in News
Hitachi is launching its new Z-Series of HDDs sporting a 7-mm thickness.
Samsung, Toshiba, Etc Fined For Price Fixing
May 19, 2010 - in News
Ten DRAM manufacturers were caught fixing prices in Europe.
3.5'' Vs. 2.5'' SAS HDDs: In Storage, Size Matters
May 7, 2010 - in Reviews
Diminutive 2.5” form factors are favored in the enterprise storage world for many reasons, but how do high-end 2.5” SAS drives compare to the established 3.5” products when it comes to performance and power? We requested some drives and did the analysis.