Tuesday, June 5th 2007

Hitachi Ships Quarter-terabyte Laptop Hard Drives

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies is finally joining the 250GB 2.5-inch notebook hard drive market with the introduction of Travelstar 5K250. The Travelstar 5K250 is Hitachi's best in its class 250GB 5400RPM SATA II HDD. The drive is perfect for notebook PCs, external storage devices, gaming consoles and other mobile devices. It also features a host of category-leading features including 400G shock protection, quiet acoustics and optional Bulk Data Encryption for hard-drive level data security. The 5K250 uses perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology, which builds upon the highly-successful debut of the Travelstar 5K160 hard drives. Hitachi will also offer an enhanced-availability version, the E5K250, which is designed for applications needing around-the-clock access in lower transaction environments, such as blade servers, network routers, point-of-sale terminals and video surveillance systems.Source: Hitachi GST
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8 Comments on Hitachi Ships Quarter-terabyte Laptop Hard Drives

#1
GJSNeptune
Quarter-terabyte? Was that necessary phrasing?
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#2
kakazza
The word "Terabyte".
It just sounds... bigger. "Holy shit 1/4 terabyte!"
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#3
ex_reven
400G shock protection?
I was under the impression that if a hard drive was subjected to that, it would generally be in a situation that would destroy it anyway.

A plane doing barrel rolls at 600km/h while diving towards the earth in a flat spin comes to mind. How many G's is that? Then the planes bursts the fuck into flames :D
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#4
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Nice. Im liking seeing the notebook storage sector take off and increase speeds and storage size.
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#5
kwchang007
by: ex_reven
400G shock protection?
I was under the impression that if a hard drive was subjected to that, it would generally be in a situation that would destroy it anyway.

A plane doing barrel rolls at 600km/h while diving towards the earth in a flat spin comes to mind. How many G's is that? Then the planes bursts the fuck into flames :D
lol. i don't think it means a constant 400 G's. i think it's more of right when it hits the floor, the amount of resistance it has to a head crash at that exact moment.
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#6
Agility
by: GJSNeptune
Quarter-terabyte? Was that necessary phrasing?
Lol dude i got the same response when i first looked at it. I thought wtf was quad terrabyte. But i saw quarter.....can't they just say 250GB? Lol....yea cause TERA looks big.
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Zubasa
by: ex_reven
400G shock protection?
I was under the impression that if a hard drive was subjected to that, it would generally be in a situation that would destroy it anyway.

A plane doing barrel rolls at 600km/h while diving towards the earth in a flat spin comes to mind. How many G's is that? Then the planes bursts the fuck into flames :D
Well a rocket gets 8G at full acceleration. So 400G is :D
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Agility
by: Zubasa
Well a rocket gets 8G at full acceleration. So 400G is :D
:roll::roll::roll::roll::roll:
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