You can’t be too rich, too thin or have too much disk space, so this 2TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 internal hard disk is appealing enough. But this 3.5-inch drive spins at 7200RPM, the world’s first of its capacity to do such a thing. What does that mean for you and me? Not only will it hold a boatload of data, but that quick spinning makes it read and write faster than the only other 2-terabyte hard drive, the Western Digital Caviar Green drive we’ve been using and adoring for the past four months here.
Even so, this full-sized Hitachi internal drive is not quite as jaw-dropping as that tiny 2TB Sony Memory Stick we saw earlier today, but this quick-spinning five-platter SATA II Deskstar is a whole lot faster than any mere Memory Stick, and looks like it’s church-mouse quiet, too. Two terabytes is a whole lot of disk space, but if you start feeling like a disk-space glutton, console yourself with the fact that it’s efficient enough to install into Energy Star-rated PCs. And unlike the 2TB Memory Stick, this drive actually exists, and it’s shipping now.