Hitachi Global Storage Technologies introduced 1 terabyte of capacity onto a single spinning platter. The single platter technology has already been shipped in Hitachi Deskstar, Travelstar and CinemaStar, capacity rainging from 250GB to 1TB.
The single platter make the hard disk slimmer, Utilizing the higher-capacity platters. Hitachi said it has produced new 3.5-in wide, .27-in (7mm) thick “z-height” drives targeted at everything from desktops and TV set top boxes to ultra thin and light notebooks.
“The areal density race continues and while having the highest capacity is appealing, reaching 1TB per platter is equally important as it serves a full range of applications and opportunities across the industry’s largest market volume,” said Brendan Collins, vice president of product marketing at Hitachi GST, in a statement.
The new Hitachi’s Deskstar line 7K1000.D 7200rpm and 5K1000.B 5200rpm drives uses CoolSpin technology to save up to 15% by idling down the spin drives and feature 6Gbit/sec SATA interface and a 32MB cache buffer for desktop users.