Hitachi has added a new notebook hard drive to their range with the launch of Hitachi 7K500 Travelstar Notebook Hard Drive.
The Hitachi 7K500 Travelstar is a 2.5 inch 500GB 7200rpm hard drive designed to be used in notebooks, gaming systems and professional external storage solutions.
According to Hitachi, the 7K500 Travelstar is the fastest hard drive in its class and deliver up to 56 percent higher capacity and 16 percent better application than its predecessor.
Portable PC shipment growth continues to be one of the most significant market drivers underpinning 2.5-inch disk drive demand, and is a major reason why IDC expects the 2.5-inch mobile HDD market will grow at a 16.8 percent 2008-2013 compound annual growth rate,” said John Rydning, research director for hard disk drives at IDC. “Hitachi’s new 500GB mobile 2.5-inch HDD with a 7,200 rpm spin-speed provides PC OEMs an opportunity to differentiate PCs with both capacity and performance.
There is no word on pricing or availability as yet.