Hitachi Introduces Thin Hard Drive for Laptops

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies unveils its latest endeavor: a 2.5-inch mobile hard drive at a mere 7 millimeters in thickness. The Travelstar Z7K320 HDD—which Hitachi claims as the slimmest, lightest, and fastest in the world—comes in 160GB, 250GB, and 320Gb capacities.

The most premium model spins at 7,200rpm and has up to 16MB of cache. It also has a Serial ATA 3Gb/sec interface, which provides higher capacity, performance, and durability. Reps of Hitachi says that the Travelstar Z7K320 goes best with notebooks, ultra portables, netbooks, and even on compact desktop systems. Other models can run as much as 5,400rpm and 8MB of buffer.

The ultra-thin hard drive also comes with top-notch acoustics and eco-friendly features like low power consumption and halogen-free design. It runs on a mere 1.8 watts of read/write power and 0.8W while in idle mode.

Expect the Hitachi Travelstar Z7K320 hard disk drive to appear in July this year.

Source: Hitachi, via CrunchGear

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