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Alas, poor Hitachi; we knew him well, Horatio. Hitachi’s Global Storage division might have been gobbled up by Western Digital, but it’s still putting out product, at least for now. Hitachi’s latest addition to the Deskstar line is a five-platter, 3TB, 7,200rpm drive with 64MB of cache and a 6Gb/s SATA interface. Yeah, we can deal with that. Hitachi’s Deskstar ships with a piece of paper directing users to download the Hitachi GPT Disk Manager from Paragon Software. The boot solution for legacy users seems to be to just divide the disk into separate partitions. We expect Maximum PC readers can manage the same with Windows’ built-in tools—although we’re not sure how many Maximum PC readers want to boot from a 3TB partition in their desktop rigs. On our Sandy Bridge test bed, which has UEFI, we had no problem creating a 3TB bootable partition and installing 64-bit Windows 7; we didn’t even need to load F6 drivers. We ran our standard mechanical-drive benchmarks on the Deskstar and found average sustained read speeds of around 119.5MB/s and write speeds around 118.5MB/s.
Running on the latest 6Gbps SATA interface the Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB HDD is one big, quick drive.Although Seagate was first to market with a 3TB drive, the FreeAgent GoFlex, it was only available as an external drive (its internal version is only just arriving) with Western Digital being the first with a 3TB internal SATA drive, the Caviar Green. The silent elephant in the room, or should that be mammoth going on the size of the company, was Hitachi. Now it's their turn and it's unleashed this chunky Deskstar 7K300, a 3TB drive to join with the 2TB and 1.5TB models in the Deskstar 7K3000 family. Not only is it the world's first 3TB drive with a 7,200rpm spin speed, it's also Hitachi's first drive with a SATA 6Gbps interface.If that wasn't enough to make it one of the fastest mechanical large capacity desktop drives on the planet, Hitachi has also given it a healthy 64MB cache for good measure. With its SATA 6Gbps interface and 7,200rpm spindle speed the Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 completely blitzes the Western Digital Caviar Green with its variable spin speed and 3Gbps interface, in the burst speed test and the average read test.