Summary: As we've seen throughout this review, the Hitachi 7K1000 drive is a pretty good performing drive, and was easily able to perform better than the Maxtor drive that we compared it against. This wasn't too surprising since the Hitachi drive boasts a 32MB cache, and has a much greater storage density than the Maxtor we put it up against.
Excerpt: Storage solutions for the desktop hard disk market are now really starting to take shape. Over the past ten years of PC technology hard disks have been stagnant while sizes have just slowly increased, we have been stuck with the same slow and clumsy interface.
Summary: In a comparison of apples and oranges—the Raptor’s speed versus the Barracuda’s size—Hitachi’s terabyte drive is nothing short of a watermelon. It’s the fastest of all the drives in its class, of which there is one, and even tops the drives that hover around the meager 500GB mark. Toss in the terabyte of storage, and you get an absolute winner.
Excerpt: The Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 is the UK's first single 1TB (terabyte) hard drive. And our review of the Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 shows it can hold 150 high-definition movies or more than 300,000 high-resolution photos.