Travelstar(TM) 5K320 is a 2.5-inch hard drive from Hitachi, that has capacities upto 320GB, delivers good performance, consumess less power and is highly reliable. Hitachi has announced shipment of 5,400 RPM notebook hard drives – Travelstar(TM) 5K320.Travelstar(TM) 5K320 is designed to support multi-tasking needs of consumers and commercial users balancing mobile computing and movies, music, photos and games on-the-go.Travelstar(TM) 5K320 drives also feature an optional Bulk Data Encryption (BDE) for users who require increased data security and enhanced availability models designed for use in 24×7 environments.
Travelstar 5K320 will deliver good performance:
According to hitachi, Travelstar 5K320 will deliver the needed performance for today’s advanced mobile applications. The drives’ Serial ATA (SATA) interface provides a fast 3Gb/s data transfer rate, allowing the drive to be used in a wide variety of applications including mainstream computing, portable external storage devices, small form factor video devices, game consoles and other advanced mobile devices.
Travelstar 5K320 is a reliable hard drive:
Travelstar 5K320 is a very reliable hard drive with design enhancements that include
- altitude-sensing Thermal Fly-height Control (TFC),
- an improved actuator latch and
- fourth generation perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) head technology
The above features combine to safeguard user data that might otherwise be compromised as a result of accidental falls, bumps and rough handling.
Travelstar 5K320 drives also include TrueTrack(TM) technology, that improves tracking accuracy in high shock or vibration environments.
Travelstar 5K320 is an energy effiecient hard drive:
Travelstar 5K320 is highly energy effiecient too as it consume only 1.8W of power when reading and writing and their .55W low power idle means longer battery life for more “unplugged” notebook time and a longer drive life expectancy.
Larry Swezey, director, Consumer and Commercial HDD, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies said:
The Travelstar 5K320 addresses a growing demand for high capacity hard drives, which are at the heart of today’s notebook PCs, external storage devices, gaming consoles and other mobile computing applications.And when coupled with our optional Bulk Data Encryption technology, the Travelstar 5K320 offers even greater value to notebook users by helping to guard against data theft.
Travelstar 5K320 provides high capacities:
The Travelstar 5K320 is available in single or dual-platter configurations with capacities between 80GB and 320GB. The 320GB version can hold up to 320 hours of digital video, 160 PC computer games or 80,000 four-minute songs. Hitachi will also offer an enhanced-availability (EA) version of the drive that is designed for applications requiring 24×7 operation in lower transaction environments, such as blade servers, network routers, point-of-sale terminals and video surveillance systems.
9.5 mm in height
250 billion bits per square inch maximum areal density
2/2/1/1/1 glass disk platter(s)
4/3/2/2/1 TMR recording head(s)
1000 G/1ms non-operating shock
400 G/2ms operating shock
5.5 ms average latency
12 ms average read time
0.8W active idle
0.55W low-power idle
Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s, 1.5Gb/s encrypted
102/95 grams in weight
2.4 Bels typical idle acoustics
2.6 Bels typical operational acoustics
Travelstar 5K320 availability:
The Travelstar 5K320 is now shipping to customers worldwide. The enhanced-availability version of the drive is expected to ship in the second quarter of 2008.