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Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 500GB 500GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive

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Long product name Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 500GB 500GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive :
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Deskstar 7K500 500GB, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 8.89 cm (3.5 ") , 7200rpm, 16MB
Short summary description Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 500GB 500GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive:
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Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 500GB, 3.5", 500 GB, 7200 RPM, Serial ATA II, 16 MB, HDD
Long summary description Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 500GB 500GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive :

Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 500GB. Hard drive size: 3.5", Hard drive capacity: 500 GB, Hard drive speed: 7200 RPM, Hard drive interface: Serial ATA II, Device type: HDD, Drive device, buffer size: 16 MB

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Testseek has collected 12 expert reviews for Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 500GB SATA2 and the average expert rating is 73 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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We've never done a review of a single hard disk before but this Hitachi drive justifies the attention. It's the first 500GB disk drive to hit the shelves. That's half a Terabyte in a single drive. Blimey! Hitachi has got its drive to market ahead of the l...
For all intents and purposes, the 7K500 is a monumental release (half of a terabyte, 3Gbps, NCQ, 16MB of data cache, and staggered spin-up in a 500GB offering). It represents all of the latest developments to the SATA specification. To be fair, they do...
There is nothing more exciting than seeing a brandy new shiny HDD sitting on my front steps waiting for me. There is only one company that could have done this… wait… you guess yet? Hitachi! Yeah, I said Hitachi. If you folks have ever voted on our po...
Hitachis 500G flagship 7,200rpm HDD with 5 platters and 16mb of cache comes under the scrutiny of SPCRs audioscope.
Bottom line Like all the other high capacity HDDs weve seen thus far, the 7K500 is not a quiet drive. SPL measurements suggest the 7K500 is the noisiest by a small margin, but the numbers dont really tell the whole story. Subjectively, the 7K500 sounds much the...
This Japanese conglomerates latest drive builds upon the solid performance of the 7K400 with an all-new native SATA design that incorporates a second-generation 300 MB/sec interface and Native Command Queuing. The older 7K400 held its own for quite so...
I CAN REMEMBER THE DAYS when storage capacity was measured in megabytes. Back then, a 20MB hard drive seemed impossible to fill, at least for the first week. But data has a habit of expanding to fill available space, and over the years, file and applic...
The Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 500GB SATA-II hard drive raises the bar for those who subscribe to the theory that bigger is better... This is the first drive to come across our test bench with SATA300 speed, and it provides the largest capacity (500GB) and...
Large storage at a good price point? We find out if this Hitachi can get the job done without breaking the bank.
Bottom line While Hitachi has done a lot to improve the image of the dreaded DeskStar lineup, they have yet to catch up to Seagate. A 5yr warranty is a great place to start mind you (as I found out the hard way, just as I completed testing, my Samsung boot drive...
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