October 26th, 2004 by eugene
Hitachi Lines up the 15K147
Today Hitachi announced its entry into the next-generation 15,000 RPM landscape with the Ultrastar 15K147. Like other upcoming offerings, the 15K147 combines a svelte access time with 15K RPM spindle speeds and a flagship 147 gigabyte capacity. Unlike the competition, however, the Ultrastar spreads the data across five rather than four platters. Still, considering that we have yet to see drives from Seagate, Maxtor, or Fujitsu (all of which were announced some time ago), one can only wonder how far "behind" HGST really is in the density curve.
More information can be found in Hitachi's press release.