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Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 (HTS725016A9A364/ HTS725025A9A364/ HTS725050A9A364)

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Hitachi Travelstar 7K500

The Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 is a 2.5 inch SATA hard disk drive with a 3 Gb/s interface, 12 ms seek time and comes with optional hardware encryption. It is a 7200 rpm speed HDD with capacities up to 500GB (120/160/250/320/400 GB available). The unit features 24 recording zeons with 370 areal density (maximum, Gbit/sq.in.), 512 byte sector size, 16 MB buffer (data),4.2 latency (ms), 1245 Mbits/second (max.) media transfer rate, and has a power consumption of 5.5W (peak)/0.2W …

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Hitachi Travelstar 7K500

The Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 is a 2.5 inch SATA hard disk drive with a 3 Gb/s interface, 12 ms seek time and comes with optional hardware encryption. It is a 7200 rpm speed HDD with capacities up to 500GB (120/160/250/320/400 GB available). The unit features 24 recording zeons with 370 areal density (maximum, Gbit/sq.in.), 512 byte sector size, 16 MB buffer (data),4.2 latency (ms), 1245 Mbits/second (max.) media transfer rate, and has a power consumption of 5.5W (peak)/0.2W (standby). The Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 measures 9.5 x 70 x 100 mm and weighs 115 g. It is tested to withstand shock p ot 400 G/2ms (operating)/1000 G/1ms (non-operating).

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The Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 features up to 500 GB of storage space that provides users up to 125 hours of high-definition video, 500 hours of standard video, 178 movies and 125000 4-minute songs. The unit also features up to 1245Mb/s media transfer rate (PCMark Vantage testing), Thermal Fly-height Control (TFC) for soft error rate, TrueTrack technology that allows tracking accuracy in high shock or vibration environments, quiet acoustics for near inaudible operation and Bulk Data Encryption to help guard against data theft. The data is scrambled using a key as it is written to disk then descrambled with the key as its retrieved. The hard disk drive is compatible for use with notebook PCs, compact descktop systems, small form factor video devices, blade servers, network routers, video surveillance and compact RAID systems.

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