Hitachi’s 320GB 2.5 inch 7200rpm hard drive

Hitachi 320gb 2.5 inch 7200rpm hard drive

Hitachi has joined Fujitsu in promising a 320GB 7200rpm 2.5 inch laptop hard drive.

The Travelstar 7K320 is said to have all the benefits of a 7200rpm drive (speed) without most of the problems.

it’s battery performance is 22% than previous drives sucking up 1.8 watts when reading/writing (the same as a 5400rpm drive) but it’s idling power consumption is higher: 0.8 watts compared to 0.55 watts for a 5400rpm drive.

No price yet but Hitachi claims they will have the drives for sale later this month which means they could be out sooner than the Fujitsu drives which aren’t expected to appear until June.

(via crave)