Hitachi ships world’s first 2TB drive to spin at 7200 RPM


If you are strictly using your system as an HTPC, I can’t imagine choosing this new bad boy over the wildly popular WD Green 2tb Drives, which run a bit slower but are also super quiet. That being said, Hitachi has always been pretty reliable and may a great (faster) component for your server of choice.



Leveraging a solid track record for reliability, the new Deskstar 7K2000 is now in its fourth-generation using the company’s unique five-platter design with relaxed bit density and proven perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology. Couple this with an ultra-quiet operation, a 32MB cache and a 3Gb/s SATA interface, and the new Deskstar 7K2000 is the ideal desktop drive for power users, gamers or anyone looking for a big, fast hard drive.