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Hitachi's 'world's first' 3.5in terabyte desktop hard drive looks much like any other hard drive currently available, but it packs in five platters and ten read/write heads for an exceptional data storage capacity. Deskstar 7K1000 hard drive In the event you don't want or need an enormous amount of storage, you can still …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    very good, but where can I buy some?

    I've been reading about this disk for months but can't find any, anyone seen them to order?

  2. Gary Heard


    How do you back up such a beast, by using another one, or if they are "RAIDed" another 2 or 3 or.....

  3. Adam Potts

    RE: but where can I buy some?

    In response to the first comment, have them at £229.95

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Not 1tb...

    We should be calling it 1000gb at best, its not even 1000gb to start with let alone 1024gb.

  5. Ross Fleming

    Does Windows know what a TB is?...

    It's never even crossed my mind before, but does Windows know about terabytes? Just wondering if it will say "1.0TB free" on the drive properties...

    Guess this is an irrelevant point though, since by my reckoning it won't be a 1TB drive - I'd say about 931GB based on the industries still swearing by base 10 kilobytes.

    Backing up? Simple - buy another one. The biggest headache will be the time taken to back up this much data. Seem to recall 180GB took an hour last time I tried it.

  6. Lawrence Farr

    From Here....

  7. peter

    RE: very good, but where can I buy some?

    They are at loads of places, even komplett has them for £229.95

  8. Gary Heard


    How do you back up such a beast, by using another one, or if they are "RAIDed" another 2 or 3 or.....

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Firstly, £110 for 500GB ? I just bought 2 x 500GB Seagates for £75 each. For an extra £35 (47%) per disk they can keep their supposed extra performance.

    Still works out cheaper than Hitachis 1TB solution - I can get 1.5TB of storage for the price they want for 1TB, and if you're talking price/performance then Seagate wins.

    Secondly, Gary, repeat after me - RAID is not a backup solution !

  10. Tom

    How do you back it up?

    Simple: you don't!

    Use it to back up your other hard drives ;-)

  11. Brian

    Re Hmmm

    Gary never said RAID was a backup solition, just that u would need another 2 or 3 drives to back up your RAIDed 1TB drives. Pay attention Allan.

  12. Nexox Enigma

    Windows knows...

    I once had an ntfs corruption of some sort that caused explorer to report the size of an illicit jpeg as something like 4PB. I'd say that, based on that, it should know what a TB is. I find it a tad odd that it can have a 4PB file though, when the array size was limited to 2TB on that machine... Either way, that has to be the most porn I've ever had.

    Coincidentally, does anyone else remember the last 5 platter deskstars? You might know them better by the name "Deathstar." I know that over the 3 year warranty period on mine I had to RMA it 4 times for rampant bad sectors. Then again the last replacement was made soon after Hitachi took over, and its lasted about 3 years since then - 289 day uptime on that box too.

    - Nex

  13. Ryan Stewart

    I've always been leary of the deathstar drives.

    I dont know how I would feel using this as a backup and I am not a big fane of single gargantuan drives for speed. Ive had my fair share of travelstars come in too. Anything with a "star" scares me.

    Raided it would be a interesting NAS setup.though.

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