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Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB HDD 6GB/s 7200 RPM HSD723030ALA640 46W0523

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Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB HDD 6GB/s 7200 RPM

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Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB HDD 6GB/s 7200 RPM HSD723030ALA640 46W0523

We take a look at Hitachi’s flagship consumer drive, the Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB. Key features include a 6.0Gbps SATA III interface, 64MB buffer, and a five-platter design (600GB each).

Aside from its tremendous 3TB capacity, the 7K3000 doesn’t have many remarkable features. The 7K3000 is Hitachi’s first drive to feature a 6.0Gb/s SATA III interface and a 64MB cache buffer. The buffer size generally doesn’t affect performance on a noticeable level unless it is too small; 64MB is the largest we’ve seen on a hard drive excluding the hybrid SSD Seagate Momentus/Barracuda XT drives.

It is interesting that the 7K3000 uses the 512 bytes/sector format instead of the new 4kb sector Advanced Format like so many other new drives are; Hitachi must have had a reason for keeping the age-old standard.

Hitachi claims the 7K3000 is up to 27% faster than its previous-generation Deskstar 7K2000. The company also says the 7K3000 is more power efficient; the 2TB version of the 7K3000 consumes 30% less power at idle compared to the 7K2000.

Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB (HDS723030ALA640) Specs

  • Interface: SATA III 6.0Gb/s
  • Unformatted Capacity: 3TB (2TB and 1.5TB versions also available)
  • Sector size (variable, Bytes/sector): 512kb
  • Max areal density (Gbits/sq. in): 411
  • Data buffer: 64MB
  • Rotational Speed (RPM): 7200
  • Media transfer rate (Mbits/sec, max): 1656
  • Interface transfer rate (MB/s, max): 600
  • Error Rate (non-recoverable, bits read): 1 in 10^14
  • Acoustics: Idle (Bels): 2.9
  • Height (mm): 26.1
  • Weight (g, max): 690

Part numbers: 46W0523, 0F12450, HDS723030ALA640, H3D30006472S, , 89-00203-3TB

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Weight4 lbs
Dimensions10 × 10 × 4 in
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