HITACHI Deskstar E7K1000 vs HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.C Tags: Hard Drives Hitachi Deskstar Storage Last response: March 30, 2010 12:37 PM in Storage Share Dre73 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 More about : hitachi deskstar e7k1000 hitachi deskstar 7k1000 evongugg a b G Storage March 19, 2010 12:56:07 PM E stands for: E = Enh. Availability (24x7) evongugg 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 Related resources QOTD--- Hitachi ’s Deskstar E7K1000 or Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 - Forum Hitachi Deskstar 7k 1000.b - Forum 1TB HD: "WD Caviar GPWD10EADS" vs " Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B" - Forum Hitachi Deskstar vs Western Digital Caviar Black. Opinions please - Forum Hitachi or Seagate? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Dre73 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...) pirateboy 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... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumFS: Hitachi DS-7K1000C (1TB) - £40 ForumSpinpoint vs Deskstar ForumHitachi 7k300 vs . Samung SP F3 ForumIde caviar 16mb vs ide hitachi 8mb ForumIntel Core i7-3930K vs . Intel Core i7-3770K ForumIDE to ACHI can't find Registry Entry OCZ Vertex 4 ForumMy HITACHI is dead... Forum[Solved] Hitachi vs WD vs Samsung help!!! ForumHitachi 7K1000.C benchmarks ForumHitachi Deskstar ForumHitachi sata 1TB hard drive problem ForumFilemate external SATA enclosure and Hitachi Deskstar 1TB drive Forum[Solved] Weird ticking sound on unattached Hitachi 2TB ForumHitachi 7k2000 ForumHitachi 7k1000.c 4x500gb raid 0 performance More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !