Hitachi releases three more 3TB drives

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Hitachi certainly knows that with the proliferation of High Definition movies, it makes perfect sense for people to run out of hard drive space faster than ever. Well, in order to make sure that doesn’t happen to you, Hitachi has decided to roll out a trio of 3TB drives that ought to capture your fancy, regardless of your needs or budget. First off, we have the new 3TB Hitachi Deskstar Internal Hard Drive Kit that breaks the 2.2TB capacity limit on 32- bit Windows XP systems without the need for additional hardware, while the 3TB Hitachi XL USB 2.0 drive offers reliable, high quality external storage and backup. Last but not least? The 3TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 and 5K3000 hard drive families which has begun to ship to OEMs and the Channel for System Builders and Value Added Resellers. We will look at all these hard drives in greater detail right after the jump.

The Hitachi Deskstar Internal Hard Drive Kit has been touted to be the perfect gift for that special someone who wants more storage space for their desktop computer, boasting a high-performance Deskstar 7K3000 hard drive, mounting screws, step-by-step instructions, and a software download that allows 32- and 64-bit Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X and Linux systems. Those who are running on 32- or 64-bit Apple Mac OS X or Linux systems can enjoy the drive as a data drive or a boot drive straight away without having to download any software.

As for the Hitachi XL Desktop External Hard Drives, we would have pretty much preferred to see these come in USB 3.0 connectivity, but right now, USB 2.0 will just have to do – presumably because it is still cheaper to produce them with USB 2.0. Regardless of whether you’re a Mac or PC user, this new XL Desktop range has enough capacity to store or backup your growing music libraries, digital photos and movie collections. It looks equally good when placed vertically or horizontally, coming in capacities of 3TB, 2TB and 1TB that retail for $249.99, $169.99 and $99.99, respectively.

Finally, the Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 and 5K3000 Hard Drives has already started to ship to OEMs and select distribution partners worldwide, so you can more or less expect to see these in action in due time across home or business PCs, high-performance workstations and gaming systems. With so much storage space at hand, just how many of these do you think you’ll purchase this winter to satisfy your storage needs?

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jonathan preston Says: December 18, 2010 at 4:10 pm

who in the world would need 2 terabytes of storage. i am in 10th grade with a lot, and i do mean a LOT of work on my computer from the past three years, and i only have 96 gigabytes of information on my hard drive, plus the 12 gigabytes on my flash drives, that is only 108 gigabytes of information. it is a great idea, mainly if you have a lot of stuff from sites that have free songs and videos. my friend’s dad does that. He has a one terabyte drive in between his mattress and boxspring. it is kind of funny, if you ask me. i would never do that, though. It is stupid and risky. If the police find out that you did something too bad on those sites, you are up the creek. If you do this, find a better hiding spot than under you bed, more or less. Sorry, I like to rant. Hope everybody has a merry Christmas, had a happy Chanukah, and had/has a happy Quanza.

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