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Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 (HTS545050A7E380/ HTS545032A7E380/ HTS545025A7E380)

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Hitachi 320GB Travelstar Z5K500

The Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 is an internal hard drive with a 320GB of memory capacity. Measuring just 7mm thick, the Travelstar Z5K500 is the perfect choice for portable media devices. It comes in a single-platter design. The Travelstar Z5K500 hard drive features a Serial ATA 3 Gbps bus and an 8 MB onboard cache. Also known as a razor-thin laptop hard drive, the Travelstar Z5K500 has an areal density of 636Gbit/inch. This drive comes with Hitachi’s Advanced Format d…

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Hitachi 320GB Travelstar Z5K500

The Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 is an internal hard drive with a 320GB of memory capacity. Measuring just 7mm thick, the Travelstar Z5K500 is the perfect choice for portable media devices. It comes in a single-platter design. The Travelstar Z5K500 hard drive features a Serial ATA 3 Gbps bus and an 8 MB onboard cache. Also known as a razor-thin laptop hard drive, the Travelstar Z5K500 has an areal density of 636Gbit/inch. This drive comes with Hitachi’s Advanced Format drive. The drive allows to be set to encrypt all data stored on them.

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The Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 hard drive is the only second generation 7mm product family from Hitachi. It spins at 5,400 rpm and uses just 1.8 watts when it reads and writes operations. When idle, the drive uses just 0.55 watts of power consumption. The drive also comes with an optional bulk data encryption (BDE) technology that is used for drive-level data security. It comes with 8 MB of cache and SATA connectors. It is able to have a power draw of 1.8 Watts under load and 0.55 W when idle. Hitachi’s Advanced Format drive helps to increase the physical sector size on drives from 512 bytes to 4,096 (4K) bytes. This, in turn, helps to improve the drive capacity and error correction capabilities. The Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 hard drive is suited for netbooks, tablets and portable media players. It is perfect for the devices that require low-power consumption.

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