1 TB/platter from Hitachi

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Yes, the return of the single head drive - the last one of those I remember was the Quantum Fireball 540MB.

So they're short-stroking a 500GB surface down to 250GB. The applications are all DVR, so it sounds like some OEMs are insisting on drive capacity being no more than 250 or 320GB. Part of a deal with the studios perhaps?

The 5400rpm models sound particularly impressive: 3W at idle, and a shattering operating temperature range of 0 to 75°C!
 

ddrueding

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Honestly I hadn't even considered an operating enviroment below freezing. My outdoor gear has fans and heaters to maintain a decent temp range (0C-50C).
 

Stereodude

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Honestly I hadn't even considered an operating enviroment below freezing. My outdoor gear has fans and heaters to maintain a decent temp range (0C-50C).
-40 to 85C operation is expected at a minimum for electronics in a car. Some applications in the car require -40 to 105C or -40 to 125C.
 

Handruin

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Wow, that is nuts. I'm certain the LCD displays can't work in those temps?

Clusters are typically -40 to 85C rated applications. And yes, the LCDs work in those temps. They use wide temp LC fluids and polarizers.

They do work. Even when it's 0F (-17C) outside, it takes a little while for my LCD to brighten up in my car, but it does work.
 

LunarMist

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Amazing. I want a 5 platter drive before Hitachi is gone. :-D
 
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