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500 GB Hard Disk - World's Largest Ever - Being Launched By Hitachi in Q1

500 GB Hard Disk - World's Largest Ever - Being Launched By Hitachi in Q1

How would you like to be able to store 500 movies on your hard disk? Reuters is reporting that Hitachi - the first company in the world to deliver a 400-gigabyte, or billion byte, disk drive - is going to help you do just that, it says, with a new disk for storing massive quantities of data captured by personal video recorders.

The new drive, said the company at the CES show in Las Vegas, the world's largest consumer electronics techfest, can hold 200 hours - half a terabyte, or more than 500 billion bits of data.

Deskstar 7K500 will be the world's highest capacity 3.5-inch SATA hard drive, for high-end media center PCs, DVRs, nearline storage and other enterprise ATA applications.

"This is...quite an exciting time," said Bill Healy, senior vice president, product strategy and marketing, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, adding that the new drive will be available to electronics manufacturers in Q1 of this year.

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies was founded in 2003 as a result of the strategic combination of Hitachi's and IBM's storage technology businesses. By the end of 2003, Hitachi GST became the industry's second largest hard disk drive manufacturer with $4.2 billion in revenue.

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Kevin Davis 07/17/07 08:41:45 PM EDT

I regret to announce that 500gigs is not the largest single hard drive in the world. There is a hard drive made by I/O Magic it is 1 TB external hard drive. It is on the shelf already. You can find them starting at $350

Iridecannondales 01/12/05 11:15:55 AM EST

The scariest part is in a few years we will look back and think "Remember being wowed by a half a Tb" as we insert an SD card of the same size in our PDA.

Incrediblania4us 01/05/05 07:46:06 AM EST

Now THAT is what i call a hard disk! :)

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