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Legend Unveils World's First 1 Terabyte 3.5 Inch Hard Drive for The Digital Lifestyle at CeBIT

  • 01 May, 2007 14:04

<p>Hitachi’s 1-Terabyte Deskstar 3.5-inch Hard Disk Drive on Display at CeBIT Sydney Exhibition Centre Hall 5 Stand T50</p>
<p>Sydney – 1 May, 2007 - Consumers’ ability to store video, photos, music and other valued data will reach new heights as Legend Performance Technology unveils the industry’s first 1-Terabyte (TB), single 3.5-inch hard disk drive at CeBIT. Legend has been the authorised distributor of Hitachi hard disk drives in Australia since 2003.</p>
<p>Delivering superior performance, reliability and capacity, the 1-TB hard drive meets the needs of demanding consumers who want to create, share and store their digital information as economically as possible.</p>
<p>“This is an exciting day for Legend and our partners, and we are very pleased to help deliver this ground breaking technology to consumers, said Adam Waye, Hitachi Product Manager, Legend Performance Technology. The industry’s first 1-Terabyte hard drive represents a milestone that is 50 years in the making, and it reasserts Hitachi’s leadership as the highest-capacity, lowest-cost storage technology.”</p>
<p>Legend has partnered with ASI, a leading Australian system integration partner to present the first physical 1-Terabyte hard drive available in the country integrated into a PC, which will be on display at the CEBIT show.</p>
<p>Legend will begin shipment of the Hitachi Deskstar® 7K1000 to customers in the latter part of this quarter at a suggested retail price of AUD$599, or 59 cents per gigabyte (GB). This new consumer-friendly price makes ultra-high storage capacity more affordable and accessible than ever before.</p>
<p>Along with the Deskstar 7K1000 for the retail market, Hitachi has launched the CinemaStar version of 1TB hard drive, which provides optimised capabilities specifically designed for digital video recording (DVR) applications which will also be distributed by Legend.</p>
<p>Technical Specifications:
Deskstar 7K1000
1000/750 GB – SATA (GB = 1 billion bytes, accessible capacity may be less)
148 billion bits per square inch maximum areal density
1070 Mb/s max. media data rate
8.5 ms average seek time (excludes command overhead)
7,200 RPM, 4.17 ms average latency
Serial-ATA 3.0Gb/s
32 MB data buffer – SATA
26.1 mm in height (max)
700g in weight (max)
5/4 platters, 10/8 recording heads – SATA
300 G/1 ms pulse non-operating shock
9.0 (5 disk)/8.1 (4 disk) watt idle power – SATA
2.9 db typical idle acoustics
5-60 degrees C operating temperature</p>
Specifications will be available at the time of product shipment</p>
<p>About Legend Performance Technologies</p>
<p>Legend Performance Technology is a leading Australian electronics engineering and manufacturing company that designs, manufactures and distributes a broad range of electronic product including ICT components such as memory modules. Legend’s operations extend throughout Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Europe. Legend was established in 1989 and commenced manufacturing operations in 1993.</p>
<p>Legend has manufacturing facilities in Adelaide (South Australia) and Singapore. Legend products are accepted by a broad range of clients including Acer, Sony, Xerox, NEC and Dell, through to major Australian based computer systems integrators such as Volante, ASI and Optima. Legend Performance Technology is master distributor for Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and AMD.</p>
<p>Contact: Adam Waye, Hitachi Product Manager, Legend Performance Technologies. Tel 08 8401 9820 or</p>
<p>Or Joseph Rau, Corporate Brand Manager, Legend Corporation. Tel 02 9735 5011 or</p>

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