Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 – best mobile hard drive for laptop

Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 – a modern mobile hard drive, the main feature of which is the use of plates with high-density recording: 250 and 320 MB on one plate. Hitachi’s it allows us to offer three options for the scope of the device – it’s 500, 640 and 750 GB hard drive with a spindle speed of 7.2 thousand/min (in most modern devices of this kind, it is 5.4 thousand rev/min).

HDD Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 500 GB

HDD Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 500 GB

Another feature of the Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 can be called technology support Advanced Format, which gives the possibility to increase up to 4 MB size of the sector during formatting, making use of the free space on the drive can be more efficient.

A nice bonus for users is this drive and support Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 data encryption technology Bulk Data Encryption (BDE) 5.0.

Well, finally some more characteristics of Hitachi Travelstar 7K500:

  • height 9 mm
  • weight 95 grams
  • cache memory of 16 MB
  • noise level from 2.5 to 2.8 dBA at idle and load respectively
  • 600,000 cycles start/stop to failure
  • time access to information – 4.2 ms