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    Default Hitachi announce first 500GB 2.5" hard drive

    Hitachi has launched the world's highest capacity 2.5" hard drive, alias the Travelstar 5K500. Among the 5400 RPM speed and 8MB buffer, Hitachi claim the drive has a seek time of 12 ms and an operating noise level of 24dB. Instead of the conventional two platters, the 500GB capacity is achieved by using three platters with a 260Gb/in² areal density. However, as Engadget point out, the extra platter has increased the drive's thickness from 9.5 mm to 12.5 mm, resulting in the drive not fitting in most notebooks and enclosures...

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    Excellent, ill get one of those for my Vostro 1000! It would be excellent.

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