The HGST Deskstar IDK series of internal hard drives delivers colossal storage capacity and 7200 RPM performance in a standard 3.5-inch form factor. Available in a range of sizes up to 4TB and featuring the first 6Gbit/sec SATA interface in a HGST desktop drive, the Deskstar series is designed to allow you to leverage the benefits of the latest components and operating systems to deliver high-performance, high-capacity, power-efficient systems.
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Colossal Add-On Storage for your PC, Mac, or Linux System
HGST Desktop hard drives are designed to the highest quality standards and contain field-proven components. The HGST Deskstar internal hard drive kit delivers colossal add-on storage with high performing 7200 RPM speed in a standard 3.5-inch desktop form factor. With the HGST GPT Disk Manager, no additional hardware is required to overcome the 2.2TB limitations of Windows systems when you're adding a 3TB drive.
Robust Design for Reliable Performance
The HGST Deskstar features a robust mechanical design that exceeds the industry standard for quality and reliability. Through a patented ramp load/unload design, the risk of shock damage is minimized by eliminating direct contact between the heads and disks, reducing wear and heat while improving overall drive reliability and power efficiency.
SATA Connections for Fast Data Transfer
Deskstar drives use SATA connections, providing up to 6Gbit/sec data transfer rates--a first for HGST desktop drives. Combined with award-winning 7200 RPM performance, moving your huge collections of photos, music, and more happens quickly and hassle-free.
HGST GPT Disk Manager for 3TB Deskstar Drives
The 3TB and 4TB HGST Deskstar internal hard drive kits include access to the HGST GPT Disk Manager, an easy to use software application designed to overcome the 2.2TB limitation of Windows systems. GPT Disk Manager works with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7. GPT Disk Manager is not required for Mac OSX and Linux systems. The HGST GPT Disk Manager software does not support RAID configurations and volumes that are managed by this software cannot be used as boot volumes.
- RPM: 7200
- Performance: Up to 3Gbit/sec for models up to 2TB; Up to 6Gbit/sec for 3TB
- Interface: SATA
- Weight: 0.2lbs (0.74Kg)
- Power: VDC (5%) VDC (10%)
- Dimensions: 3.9-inch (L) x 5.7-inch (W) x 1-inch (H)
- System Requirements: Computer system running Windows XP, Vista, 7, Mac OS X 10.3 or newer, or Linux with an available SATA port