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Hitachi makes 4TB Deskstar 5K4000 drive official

12/12, 10:50am

Hitachi first with 4TB internal hard drive

Hitachi confirmed its 4TB drive plans. The Deskstar 5K4000 is billed as the first 4TB internal desktop drive available and provides a third more space than the previous best. To get to the new capacity, Hitachi is spinning the drive at a slower 5,400RPM but saves about 28 percent in idle power and should be tangibly quieter than a 7,200RPM disk.

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