Hitachi Global Storage Technologies launches its new Hitachi XL desktop external hard drive with 3TB capacity and USB 2.0 connectivity. The drive works with both PC and Mac offering huge storage capacity to store or backup their growing music libraries, digital photos and movie collections.
The Hitachi XL can be placed vertically or horizontally. It is also available in 1TB and 2TB. The prices are are $249.99 for 3TB, $169.99 for 2TB and $99.99 for 1TB.
Hitachi also releases the Deskstar Internal Hard Drive Kits that packs a Deskstar 7K3000 hard drive, mounting screws, step-by-step instructions, and a software download that allows 32- and 64-bit Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X and Linux systems to tap into the full capacity and power of the 3TB drive, as one big massive data drive, without having to install extra hardware. The 7K3000 drive has 64MB cache memory and a 6Gb/s SATA interface. The price is $249.99 for 3TB and there is 2TB model.
Also announced is that Hitachi is now shipping its 3TB, 2TB and 1.5TB Deskstar 7K3000 drive family to OEMs and select distribution partners around the world.