Note that this 3.5-inch hard drive has a SATA-3 connection, allowing maximum theoretical data transfer speeds of 6 Gbps.
Although most HDDs barely get more than one star in this part of the test, this Hitachi 7K3000 2 TB drive, like the WD Caviar Black 2 TB, is one of the very few models that managed to get two stars. The Hitachi HDD even comes in slightly ahead of the WD drive:
In fact, the Hitachi 7K3000 2 TB has set a new record in our pure performance tests with CrystalDisk Mark and AS-SSD:
Access times are slightly lower than with the best drives on the market:
They are, however, still good enough to ensure excellent performances in practice, as we'll see below.
Our purely practical tests show the same thing:
- Excellent performances
- Quieter than the WD Caviar Black
- Large storage capacity (up to 3 TB)
The Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 is an excellent hard drive. Finally, there's a genuine rival out there for the Western Digital Caviar Black. What's more, it's very, very competitively priced!