Hitachi has announced a new whopping 500 GB 2.5-inch hard disk drive intended for gaming consoles and laptops. The Travelstar 5K500 model is available in either 400 GB or 500 GB capacity and runs off a 3.0 Gbps SATA interface. It is the world's highest capacity mobile internal hard drive at the moment, according to Hitachi.
The new hard drive employs Hitachi's patented Rotational Vibration Sensing technology to help guard against head crashes and has 400 G shock protection. It is a three-platter design but only requires the same amount of power as its two-platter 5K250 predecessor, that is, a 1.9 watt read/write draw and just 0.7 watt at idle.The Travelstar 5K500 drives will be available from February onwards. Fancy sticking this monster into your laptop.
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