June 25, 2003 8:44 AM PDT
Hitachi launches new desktop hard drive
The drives are the first desktop products to come out of Hitachi Global Storage, which was formed in 2002 after Hitachi bought IBM's hard drive business. The new Deskstars offer rotational speeds of 7,200 revolutions per minute and an option for an 8MB data buffer to speed delivery of data, IBM said. Aside from appearing in desktop PCs and storage systems, the drives will be available at retail. A 250GB Deskstar 7K250 is expected cost about $400, IBM said.