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Both read and write access times averaged at B does consume less power, but other laptop HDD manufacturers have managed to achieve the same speeds today. Linux users can format the entire GB capacity of the Travelstar with the ext4 system. Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook. Bottom Line The Hitachi 5K Pros Energy efficient, fast.

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Bottom Line The Hitachi 5K In this review we put the 5K Overall we were impressed by the Hitachi Travelstar 5K I use it 5k00 a daily basis it is on and working for at least 8 hours a day and keep an outstanding service, travelstzr good product. See details for additional description. The RPM spin rate provides a great speed to access your applications and data from the drive, allowing you to work faster and more efficiently.

Some motor hum could be heard with your ear stuck next to the drive, but even head seeking noise was barely heard. You can thus make a computer recognize this drive as multiple devices.

Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category. Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Visit our network of sites: Would you buy this? Synthetic benchmarks and real world tests were run using our travelsta to eliminate bottlenecks.


Direct readings from our IR gun measured the surface of the drive at C.

The Travelstar is rated to protect against mechanical head crashes and other issues. Power Consumption Power draw of a hard drive directly affects the battery life in a notebook or netbook.

Most relevant reviews See all 15 reviews. Heat and Noise Noise from the drive was minimal, even exposed during our benchmarks without any sort of insulating plastic around it.

With a seek time of 12 milliseconds, you can access your files at lightning-fast speeds. Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

The fact that it uses a standard SATA II interface, is small and does not generate heat also makes it a candidate for enthusiasts to use in a desktop.

B edges out both the Western Digital Scorpio Black and Blue drives in peak and sustained transfer speeds.

This model can accept most types of incoming file system code. Any Condition Any Condition.

Hitachi Travelstar 5KB Review

It works and runs like the most expensive hard drives. You can have up to four primary partitions using an MBR table. What we found in this review is some companies, specifically Hitachi, are trwvelstar to produce a notebook drive that consumes less power, put off less heat because it consumes less powerand still maintain very fast transfer speeds.


Additional Product Features Drive Interface. I like their reliability and support. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable.

Hitachi TravelStar 5K500.B 2.5in internal hard drive

This model line-up offers halogen-free production, travelshar signal processing, and optional encryption for better security. As notebooks and netbooks continue to aim for longer battery life any advantage in power consumption is a huge plus. Pros Energy efficient, fast.

Seagate Hard Drive Barracuda 8tb Desktop 3. Western Digital RE 3. B head to head with some of the latest notebook hard drives to measure speed and power consumption to find out if you should replace your drive with a new Travelstar.