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Hitachi ships Travelstar 5K250 hard drive

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SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has announced the volume shipment of Travelstar 5K250, which the company claimed as “the industry’s highest-performing and lowest power-consuming laptop hard disk drive at a quarter terabyte of capacity.”

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The new hard drive combines the fastest application performance in PCMark testing with the best power-efficiency of any 250 gigabyte 5400 RPM drive in its class, Hitachi said in a statement.

The new 5400 RPM 2.5-inch hard drive developed for notebook PCs, external storage devices, gaming consoles and other mobile devices, features a host of features including 400G shock protection, quiet acoustics and optional bulk data encryption for hard-drive level data security.

The Travelstar 5K250 hard drive offers 56 per cent more capacity, a 23 per cent shock improvement and an eight per cent overall application performance boost over its predecessor, the Travelstar 5K160 hard drive.

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According to the PCMark05 Benchmark, the Travelstar 5K250 hard drive offers 10 to 25 per cent faster application performance than competing 5400 RPM drives.

“Today’s notebook PC users are sophisticated and expect high returns on investment. The Travelstar 5K250 with ultra-high capacity of a quarter-terabyte enables our notebook users to create or access multimedia files with speed, assuring enhanced efficiency,” said Campbell Kan, vice president of Mobile Computing Business Unit, Acer Inc. “Acer is partnering with top-tier suppliers that help Acer accomplish its goal of designing empowering technologies that improve people’s lives at work or at leisure.”

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