The Hitachi Travelstar Z7K320 drive

Hitachi GST brings to the forefront a wide selection of ultra light 7mm z-height drives. The company dishes out its Hitachi Z-series familyHitachi unleashes its Z-series family of Travelstar and CinemaStar drives complete with low-power consumption, shock resistance, reliability and quiet acoustics. The family is packed with capacities of up to 320GB.

The latest offerings include common mounting points and connectors for easy integration into robust systems and devices. When pitted against other SSDs 2.5-inch 9.5 mm and 1.8-inch hard drives, the new drives provide more space as well as an affordable price tag. With the new inclusion, manufacturers can fashion thinner devices while improving unplugged time.

The Hitachi Travelstar Z7K320 drive comprises of a Serial ATA 3GB/sec interface and a 16MB cache. The offering can be employed with ultra portables and netbooks, notebook PCs as well as compact desktop systems. It also houses eco-friendly features like a halogen-free design and low power while also providing 1.8 watts read/write power and 0.8W low power. A richer audio-listening experience while enjoying games, music and movies can be acquired as it offers 2.3 idle / 2.4 seek bels.

The Hitachi Travelstar Z5K320 is noted to be 2.5-inch drive packed with a 7mm, 8MB cache, 5400 RPM and Serial ATA 3GB/sec interface hard drive. It caters to al the needs of portable applications located in a eco-friendly environment. Users are also provided with 1.6W read/write power and 0.55W low power idle while delivering quiet acoustics at 1.9 idle / 2.0 seek bels.

The CinemaStar Z5K320 family is specially fashioned for A/V streaming devices and provides power to PVRs, portable video players, set-top boxes, video surveillance systems and DVR-enabled TVs. The fifth generation 2.5 inch comes complete with 8MB cache, 5400 RPM and Serial ATA 3GB/sec interface CinemaStar drive.

The CinemaStar Z5K320 drive family has undergone several design enhancements for a better acoustic performance as well as systems and hard drive reliability. According to the company, the offerings houses reliability enhancements like improved protection scheme for power fluctuation as well as a superior Thermal Fly-Height Control.

The Travelstar Z7K320 and Z5K320 drive families from Hitachi can be acquired in Enhanced Availability models which feature capacities of 250GB and 320GB. According to the company, Qualification samples of the Travelstar Z5K320 family are now out and will begin volume shipments by July. The Travelstar Z7K320 and the CinemaStar Z5K320 drive families are expected to start volume shipments in August this year.

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