Specifications, Pricing and Availability
The HGST 7K series comes in several capacities including 500GB (7K500), 750GB (7K750), and the model we have here today, the 1TB or 7K1000. Sector size utilized by the 7K1000 follows the Advanced Format 512e specification with the maximum areal density at 676 Gbits/Sq. in and a SATA 6Gb/s interface.
The data buffer for the 7K1000 sits at 32MB, with the rotational speed at 7200 RPM. Media transfer rate is spec'd for 1284Mbits/s or roughly 160MB/s.
Power requirements for the 7K1000 include a peak of 5.5W during start-up, a low power idle of 0.8W and read/write average of 1.8W. The HGST 7K1000 offers class leading shock protection at 1000G/1ms in a non-operational environment, and 400G/2ms while operating.
Newegg currently has the HGST 7K1000 listed and in stock at $89.99 for the drive in its bare form.