Hitachi releases first one-disk 7mm 500GB HDD

By Emil
Dec 17, 2010
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  1. Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has announced the industry's highest capacity one-disk 7mm HDD. The new 5,400 RPM Travelstar Z5K500 drive has just 500GB of space but its slim profile makes it the best cost per gigabyte and gigabyte per cubic millimeter (GB/mm3) drive when compared to other SSDs and HDDs. Hitachi is also releasing the G-Technology G-DRIVE slim which, with the Travelstar Z5K500 drive inside, makes it the thinnest 2.5-inch external 500GB HDD in the world.

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  2. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    Vault hdd's oh yeah!, now they only need to make the power cable work whit only 3 cables, because its all it needs.......
  3. this one really rocks
  4. TeamworkGuy2

    TeamworkGuy2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 191

    7mm thick, That's insane! That's less than the width of two USB ports. Five hundred GBs is fairly good, considering most laptops only come with 500 or 640 GBs anyway.
    Hope to see this utilized soon.
  5. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    I wonder when they will apply the technology to 3.5-inch HDDs also. That would mean increased capacity and some weight savings, especially for desktop users with multiple HDDs.
  6. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,101   +95

    I gave up on Hitachi drives several years ago when I had multiple (new) drives crash on me within a couple months of each other... Does anyone have any recent personal experience with Hitachi drives that might tell me whether they have improved, or if they are still the same old "deathstar" manufacturer they were a few years ago?
  7. z0k!

    z0k! TS Rookie Posts: 61

    i am in the same stock travelstar that shipped with my dv5t gave up on me in just over an year's time.that definitely left a sour taste for hitachi in my book
  8. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,681   +86

    I remember reading a recent review (which I posted in Links from Web Section) that Hitachi's are the best hard drives when it comes to reliability now, relegating WD to second, and well Seagate was nowhere to be seen with almost 35% failure rate.
  9. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,101   +95

    @Archean - Thanks!

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