Reviews and Problems with Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 (HDS723015BLA642/ HDS723020BLA642/ HDS723030ALA640)
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13 February 2012
Summary: Despite being an older model without the latest advances in areal density, the Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 2TB hard drive still managed to tie the Seagate Barracuda 3TB for the top 7200 RPM spot in our real world benchmark suite, making it excellent choice for a high capacity, operating system drive (the Barracuda is faster over its entire span though). Its airborne acoustics are middling, but acceptable given the drive's speed.
Excerpt: Alas, poor Hitachi; we knew him well, Horatio. Hitachi’s Global Storage division might have been gobbled up by Western Digital, but it’s still putting out product, at least for now. Hitachi’s latest addition to the Deskstar line is a five-platter, 3TB, 7,200rpm drive with 64MB of cache and a 6Gb/s SATA interface. Yeah, we can deal with that. Hitachi’s Deskstar ships with a piece of paper directing users to download the Hitachi GPT Disk Manager from Paragon Software.
Pros: Fast, capacious, and relatively inexpensive; helpful software wizard.
Cons: Sequential reads and writes lag very slightly behind Seagate’s offering.
Summary: On one hand, the Deskstar 7K3000 represents an impressive milestone for mechanical storage. On the other, it's the latest example of Hitachi reaching a new capacity with five platters instead of four. Adding another platter to compensate for a lower areal density is hardly cheating, and it may even pay dividends if there's truth to Hitachi's claim that lower areal densities lead to fewer media and head failures over the long term.
Excerpt: Hitachi wasn’t the first manufacturer to release a 3TB internal hard disk, but it was the first to produce one with a 7,200RPM spindle speed. Combined with SATA3 support, the Deskstar 7k3000 certainly looks the business on paper. We were certainly impressed with its performance in our file transfer benchmarks. The Deskstar wrote large files at 104.4MB/s and read them at an even faster 141.6MB/s.
Excerpt: The Deskstar 7K3000 is the first 7,200rpm hard disk we've seen with a massive 3TB capacity. However, there are several technical issues which make it less than ideal for mass deployment as Tom Morgan explains.
TechEye looks at Hitachi's Deskstar 7K3000 3TB drive
4 February 2011
Conclusion: Huge capacity matched with stunning performance thanks to its fast spindle speed and interface, the only fly in the ointment is the hardware needs as a boot drive and the need for a modern OS but that's hardly the drive's fault. The price tag is on the expensive side, but then this is a drive aimed at the performance end of the market.
Pros: Stunning performance
Cons: Needs the latest motherboard BIOS technology as a boot drive Price
Summary: В итоге можно констатировать факт, что рассмотренная реализация 3-террабайтного диска компании Hitachi в целом нам понравилась. Модель Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3000Gb HDS723030ALA640 можно использовать как в домашних компьютерах, так и на полноценных рабочих станциях. Она обеспечивает достаточно высокие скорости копирования и записи информации, которые сохраняются не только при работе с большими файлами, но и при оперировании многочисленными мелкими.
Vi kan dessverre ikke si at vi ble helt overbevist av Hitachi denne gangen. Når det er skrevet så har Deskstar 7K3000 likevel også flere svært positive egenskaper.
Prisen er hakket stiv om man ser på enheten som en ren lagringsenhet, i alle fall sett opp mot de rimelige variantene med 2 TB der ute.