Hitachi Global Storage Technologies announced its Travelstar 7K500 7200 RPM Hard Disk Drive to the market. The Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 is a 2.5-inch, 3Gb/s SATA drive which was designed for Notebooks, gaming systems and professional external storage solutions.
It is fastest hard drive in its class and delivers up to 56 percent higher capacity and 16 percent better application performance than its predecessor. It has been designed for energy efficiency with superior low power consumption at 0.69 watts idle power and 1.8 watts during read/write operations, which contributes to longer battery life in notebooks and other mobile applications. The Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 will start shipping this month in the capacities of 120GB, 160GB, 250GB, 320GB and 500GB.