Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB vs. WD Caviar Blue 1TB

A lot of hard drives are claimed to be quiet and usually sacrifice some performance. By lowering their speeds to sub 6000rpm they of course, run quieter. Here are two drives SCPR put against each other that are 7200rpm drives that appear to be pretty darned quiet.

With all the innovation in digital storage, it is easy for drives like the Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C and WD Caviar Blue 1TB to get lost in the shuffle. They don’t represent anything particularly new or exciting, just the latest evolution in mainstream 7,200 RPM hard drives. They’re not even the best in their class, not offering as much capacity or speed as high performance 7,200 RPM models like WD Caviar Black or Seagate Barracuda XT. However, they are more affordable and shouldn’t sacrifice as much performance as “green” drives… while hopefully maintaining reasonable noise levels.


  • Hmmm,
    I might have to start


    I might have to start considering Hitachi drives for my upcoming NAS.

  • the funny thing is, Hitachi

    the funny thing is, Hitachi has been making quiet drives for an awful long time, since back when i remember the old Barracuda IV’s which were so popular…they just don’t get enough publicity/marketing