OMG Hitachi 7K500


Hitachi’s Deskstar 7K500 hard drive – The Tech Report – Page 1. My newegg order got bounced but I’m sure glad. I had ordered a 300MB Maxtor, but now with the 500GB coming out, you really have to wonder. It is incredibly fast and alarge.
A pair of these is a terabyte. Little would I have guessed that in a few short years, a terabyte in a desktop machine would be easily in reach. Price by the way is $320, which sure ain’t bad. OTOH, you can get 300GB drives now for $170, so they are still cheaper on a cost per bit basis.
Good performance in a shootout with my two favorite drives, the Western Digital WD740 and the Maxstor Diamondmax 10 300.