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Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D

Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D

Verdict

Superb speed and an excellent price make this the best option when it comes to hard disks

Review Date: 23 Jul 2012

Price when reviewed: £54

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Overall Rating
5 stars out of 6

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Details
Part Code Deskstar 7K1000.D HD103SJ
Review Date 23 Jul 2012 23 Jul 2010
Price ex VAT £65 £45
Price inc VAT £78 £53
Overall rating 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6
Performance 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6
Features & Design 5 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6
Value for Money 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6
Specifications
Capacity 1.00TB 1.00TB
Hard disk usable capacity 931GB 931GB
Hard disk type Mechanical Mechanical
Cache size 32MB 32MB
Spindle speed 7,200RPM 7,200RPM
Seek time (ms) 13.5ms
Cost per gigabyte 6.9p 4.8p
Noise and power
Idle power consumption 6W
Peak power consumption 7W
Performance tests
Write speed small files 158.4MB/sec 111.0MB/sec
Write speed large files 333.2MB/sec 208.0MB/sec
HD Tach average sequential read speed 91.0MB/sec
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