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Hitachi introduces several new Mac hard drives


Just ahead of the first days of CES 2012, Hitachi has introduced a line of new hard drive solutions for the Mac. The drives range in capacity from 750 GB up to a whopping 8 TB, and cover the gamut from internal drives to desktop and mobile solutions.

The internal drives that Hitachi is bringing to the table include the 2.5-inch 5,400 rpm 1 TB Travelstar 5K1000 and 3.5-inch, 7,200 rpm 4 TB Deskstar 7K4000. Both of these drives have full support for the 6 Gbps SATA 3 standard.

The mobile drives are bus-powered, with the G-Drive mobile using a FireWire connection and coming with 1 TB of storage. The G-Drive mobile USB uses the USB port, and comes in both 750 GB (US$150) and 1 TB capacities.

On the desktop front, Hitachi has announced the G-RAID which uses the Deskstar 7K4000 drive described earlier. The G-RAID comes in an 8 TB capacity (4 TB RAID 1) for $900. The G-Drive comes in four different capacities from 1 TB to 4 TB, with prices ranging from $200 to $450. The G-RAID and G-Drive come with FireWire, eSATA and USB 2.0 connectivity. Noticeably missing, however, is any mention of Thunderbolt connectivity.

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