Hitachi punts 2TB desktop hard drive

The company is also aiming to better laptop drives

Hitachi became the latest vendor to offer a 2TB hard drive for desktops on Thursday, but the equivalent for laptops may still be some way off.

The 2TB Deskstar 7K2000 from Hitachi Global Storage Technologies operates at up to 7,200 RPM, providing fast access to data. It's aimed at gamers and other users who want a big, fast hard drive. It will go on sale worldwide Friday and is priced at $329 in the U.S.

It will be one of a handful of 2TB drives available. Others include Western Digital's Caviar Green Drive, which was announced earlier this year and can be bought for $229.95 on

Desktop hard drives still offer up to twice the capacity of laptop drives, which reached 1TB last week with the release of Western Digital's Scorpio Blue.

Laptop drives are smaller and therefore typically hold less data. Hitachi is working to make the platters denser, said Roger Cowles, product manager at Hitachi GST, but the company isn't ready to say yet when a 2TB laptop drive might hit the market.

Hard drives are being challenged by solid-state drives based on flash memory chips, which operate faster but are more expensive. There was some early momentum behind solid-state laptop drives but users have been drifting back toward standard hard drives, Cowles said.

Hitachi is also focused on SSDs for environments that require a lot of I/O, and the company has partnered with Intel to push SSDs into the enterprise.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags hard driveshitachi

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Agam Shah

IDG News Service
Show Comments





Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?