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Hitachi launches 500 GB laptop hard disk

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.

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.

Excerpt from The Inquirer:

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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