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Hitachi Deskstar 5K4000 4TB Hard Disk Drive Review - Hitachi 5K4000 4TB HDD

Hitachi GST, now part of Western Digital, has a new 4TB, 5,400 RPM drive featuring Low-power CoolSpin Technology.

By: | HDDs in Storage | Posted: Jul 27, 2012 6:21 pm
TweakTown Rating: 86%Manufacturer: Hitachi GST

Hitachi 5K4000 4TB HDD image hitachi_deskstar_5k4000_4tb_hard_disk_drive_review_09


There isn't really anything to look at when it comes to mechanical HDDs. Without a clean room we can't open the drive because it will destroy the clean platters as soon as the drive turns back on. Hitachi does list quite a bit of information on the drive's label, though. image hitachi_deskstar_5k4000_4tb_hard_disk_drive_review_10


All of the surface mount components face the inside of the drive so you don't have to worry about breaking off resisters and capacitors when handling the drive. This was an issue that HDD manufacturers eliminated around five years ago by facing everything toward the inside of the drive case. image hitachi_deskstar_5k4000_4tb_hard_disk_drive_review_11


All of the standard mounting locations are where they should be for the 3.5" form factor design. image hitachi_deskstar_5k4000_4tb_hard_disk_drive_review_12


The SATA power and data ports are also offset and where they should be.

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