Hitachi Travelstar 5K500 400GB 5400RPM SATA 1.5Gb/s 8MB Cache 2.5" 12.5mm Laptop Hard Drive - HTS545040KTSA01 (SED)

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Warranty1 Year
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SeriesTravelstar 5K500
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Product Specs

Product Specs
Capacity400 GB
Spindle Speed5400 RPM
Cache Buffer8 MB Cache
InterfaceSATA (7-Pin Signal and 15-Pin Power Connectors)
Data Transfer RateSATA I 1.5Gb/sec (Host to/from Drive Sustained 97 MB/sec)
Interface NoteForwards Compatible with SATA II 3Gb/sec and SATA III 6Gb/sec
Advanced FormatNo
EncryptionYes - BDE Self Encryption Drive
Rohs CompliantYes
Form Factor2.5 Inch
Dimensions70.0mm x 100.5mm x 12.5mm

Key Features

  • • Capacities up to 500GB
  • • 5,400RPM Rotational Speed
  • • SATA 3.0Gb/s & 1.5 Gb/s Interfaces
  • • Optimized Caching Technology
  • • Rotational Vibration Safeguard Technology
  • • Whisper Quiet with Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) Motors
  • • Full-Track Multiple-Sector Transfer Capability
  • • Native Command Queuing (NCQ) Technology
  • • Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) Technology
  • • TrueTrack Technology
  • • Thermal Fly-Height Control (TFC) Technology
  • • Bulk Data Encryption (BDE) Options (1.5Gb/s SATA)
Hitachi is first to introduce a 500 GB, 5400 RPM 2.5-inch hard drive for entertainment power house notebooks, sleek desktop PCs, external storage devices and other advanced mobile applications. Travelstar 5K500 uses a three disk design to deliver up to 500GB of capacity. This new drive is extremely energy efficient, with a power profile nearly identical to its 2 disk predecessor and Travelstar 5K500 performance is the highest among 2.5-inch 5400 RPM drives in PCMark testing. The 5K500 is well suited for (slim) desktop PCs delivering high capacities in space saving enclosures. Designed to help consumers enjoy their high definition movies, music, photos and games on the go, Travelstar 5K500 delivers the features, design innovations and technologies that enhance the entertainment experience. The 5K500 provides the advantages of a desktop with the portability of a notebook. Travelstar 5K500 is Hitachi's fourth generation mobile drive to use perpendicular magnetic recording technology to deliver breakthrough capacity and reliability. Today's full featured notebooks include premium speakers for enhancing a user's audio experience. These speakers can inadvertently cause vibrations within the system enclosure. To mitigate any adverse impact on system performance, the Travelstar 5K500 is the first mobile drive to feature Hitachi patented Rotational Vibration Safeguard (RVS) technology. RVS serves as an (early warning) system for the drive, enabling it to sense a possible disturbance in advance and take the necessary steps to stabilize the drive head and maintain performance. Travelstar 5K500 features optional Bulk Data Encryption (BDE) with a 1.5 Gb/s SATA interface for hard drive level data security. The data is scrambled using a key as it is written to the disk then descrambled with the key as it's retrieved, giving users a higher level of data protection than traditional password based security previously available. Another benefit is that it speeds and simplifies the drive re-deployment process. By deleting the encryption key, the data on the drive is rendered unreadable, eliminating the need for time consuming data overwrite.
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