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HITACHI Deskstar E7K1000 vs HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.C

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March 15, 2010 3:41:22 PM

What is the difference between these two drives? Specs seem identical but the E7K1000 costs nearly double. Are they just pulling the "best" drives from the same production line?


Item# N82E16822145304
Model# HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383)
Brand HITACHI
Series Deskstar 7K1000.C
Interface SATA 3.0Gb/s
Capacity 1TB
RPM 7200 RPM
Cache 32MB
Form Factor 3.5"
Parts 3 years limited
Labor 3 years limited

Item# N82E16822145308
Model# HDE721010SLA330 (0A38028)
Brand HITACHI
Series Deskstar E7K1000
Interface SATA 3.0Gb/s
Capacity 1TB
RPM 7200 RPM
Cache 32MB
Form Factor 3.5"
Parts 3 years limited
Labor 3 years limited
a b G Storage
March 19, 2010 12:56:07 PM

E stands for:

E = Enh. Availability (24x7)
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a b G Storage
March 19, 2010 1:05:03 PM

Deskstar E7K1000

Reliable, power-efficient hard drives for storage systems

Deskstar 7K1000.C

Energy-efficient storage with 7200RPM performance for power-friendly PCs
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March 29, 2010 5:03:30 AM

Ok. I was able to read that on Hitachi's web site as well. I'm looking for a more in depth answer. What are the actual differences between these drives? (Rather than just the Marketing Dept bs...)
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March 30, 2010 12:37:57 PM

the 7k1000.C is the new model with 2 x 500gb platters (instead of 3 x 333gb common in older 1TB drives)
xbitlabs has benched it in it's last hd roundup
it's a great drive (for 80 dollars at newegg).

edit: according to someone on the anandtech forum, the E7K1000 has 3 x 334 gb platters...I would certainly not buy that one.

the WD 1tb 7200rpm (1001fals black) has 3 platters also but it is very fast.

check out this article:
www.xbitlabs.com/articles/storage/display/1tb-hdd-round...

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