Hitachi unveils 320GB Travelstar notebook HDD

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 27 2008 @ 01:35 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Hitachi unveiled a new 2.5" notebook HDD with a 320GB capacity. The Travelstar 5K320 is a 5400RPM drive with low power consumption, Serial ATA interface and optional Bulk Data Encryption (BDE).
The Travelstar 5K320 elevates the standard for hard drive reliability with design enhancements that include altitude-sensing Thermal Fly-height Control (TFC), an improved actuator latch and fourth generation perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) head technology. These features combine to safeguard user data that might otherwise be compromised as a result of accidental falls, bumps and rough handling. The drives also include TrueTrack technology, which improves tracking accuracy in high shock or vibration environments. These features combine to deliver an industry-leading 400Gs of operating shock protection.

The Travelstar 5K320 does not sacrifice performance in its quest to be energy efficient. The drives only consume 1.8W of power when reading and writing and their .55W low power idle means longer battery life for more “unplugged” notebook time and a longer drive life expectancy.

“The Travelstar 5K320 addresses a growing demand for high capacity hard drives, which are at the heart of today’s notebook PCs, external storage devices, gaming consoles and other mobile computing applications,” said Larry Swezey, director, Consumer and Commercial HDD, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. “And when coupled with our optional Bulk Data Encryption technology, the Travelstar 5K320 offers even greater value to notebook users by helping to guard against data theft.”
The Travelstar 5K320 is available in single or dual-platter configurations with capacities between 80GB and 320GB.

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Re: Hitachi unveils 320GB Travelstar notebook HDD
by Anonymous on Wednesday, Feb 27 2008 @ 12:15 CET
Notebooks should be capable of 320gb 7k drives by now.