The Deskstar 5K3000 hard drive provides an enormous 3TB capacity and features innovative CoolSpin technology to deliver a greater level of power efficiency and quiet operation for energy-conscious computers. Key to CoolSpin technology is an optimization of motor speed to provide an ideal balance of performance, power utilisation and acoustics. The CoolSpin technology, along with other Hitachi power management techniques, gives the Deskstar 5K3000 its 29% power savings over the Deskstar 7K3000. This new 3TB is the first Hitachi CoolSpin hard drive with a 6Gb/s SATA interface. With low power, high capacity and cool operation, the 8.9cm Deskstar 5K3000 allows manufacturers to leverage the benefits of the latest components and operating systems to deliver more systems. Manufacturers planning to use the highest capacity 3TB drive in systems should consult the Hitachi High Capacity Technology Brief.