3TB Hard Drive Round-up: Hitachi, Seagate, WD
Hitachi Deskstar 3TB
Hitachi Deskstar 3TB Hard Drive
Specifications & Features
||3 years limited (parts/labor)
How does the Hitachi Deskstar 3TB differ from the competition?
The Deskstar features a relatively fast rotational speed of 7200 RPM, along with a 64MB memory buffer. Granted, the Barracuda XT also sports a 7200 RPM spindle speed, but the Hitachi drive should outperform Western Digital's offerings. Its 3 year limited warranty is on par with the industry standard, but at a retail price of $179 finds it tied for the most expensive drive in our round-up, along with the Barracuda XT. We look forward to finding out if the performance numbers can justify its price premium over the competition.