Hitachi GST rolls out trio of 3TB internal and external hard drives

Getting into the holiday shopping game before it's over, Hitachi GST has launched a trio of new hard drive collections, each with 3TB capacities.

Getting into the holiday shopping game before it's over, Hitachi GST has launched a trio of new hard drive solutions - each with 3TB capacities.

The real stars here are the Deskstar internal hard drives, which are boasted as being able to break "2.2TB capacity limit on 32- bit Windows XP systems." But there are some portable options as well.

Each system is rather straight-forward, but as there are so many, here's the breakdown to make things extra clear and simple:

Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 internal hard drive (pictured above)

  • 3.5-inch internal HDD
  • 32MB buffer
  • 6Gb/s SATA interface
  • Uses Hitachi's Coolspin technology for cooler, power-saving operation
  • 14% quieter than the Deskstar 7K3000
  • Availability: Shipping to OEMs and select distributors since November; also available in 1.5TB and 2TB capacities

Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 internal hard drive

  • 3TB, 7,200 RPM hard drive
  • 64MB buffer
  • 6Gb/s SATA interface
  • Compatible with 32- and 64-bit Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux platforms
  • No extra hardware required
  • Pricing: $249.99
  • Availability: Ships this week; also available in 2TB capacity

Hitachi XL Desktop External Drives

  • USB 2.0 connectivity
  • Compatible with Windows and Mac OS X platforms
  • Ideal for storing multimedia (i.e. photos, music and videos)
  • Pricing: $99.99 for 1TB, $169.99 for 2TB and $249.99 for 3TB
  • Availability: Shipping now