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Hitachi GST Announces Fifth-Gen. Travelstar 7K500 Mobile Hard Drive

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Building on years of innovation, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) today announced that is it shipping its fifth-generation, 7200 RPM mobile hard disk drive. The Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 is a 500GB, 2.5-inch, 3Gb/s SATA drive designed for notebooks, gaming systems and professional external storage solutions. Combining leadership performance, ruggedness and capacity, Travelstar 7K500 is ideal for multitasking, gaming and other graphic-intensive applications. The new Travelstar 7K500 is the fastest hard drive in its class and delivers up to 56 percent higher capacity and 16 percent better application performance than its predecessor. It also provides best-of-breed operating shock and outstanding power management for sturdy, unplugged notebook performance.

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Nice, is it standard height or is it 12.5mm? They didn't say that...
 
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That was my question too. Most of the others have 500gb 9.5mm already out
Interesting - I also came to this page searching for that information!

But fortunately, I think I found the answer... 9.5mm!! =D

Go to Hitachi's page on the 7K500 series:
http://tinyurl.com/lyunmq

and click "Download Datasheet". If you read it carefully, you'll see they're all 9.5mm!


Found good deals on the 500gb "SimpleTech Travelstar":

@ Amazon.com starting at $120:
http://tinyurl.com/yessbwe

@Provantage (Great company) has it for only $99.48 (Availability: "Special Order")
http://tinyurl.com/ya3kcg2

Race you there!

~Andrew
www.EmpoweringSolutions.tk
 
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