For more information, please click here. For multi-user applications, however, a different picture emerges. The 7K’s sequential transfer rates are respectable but hardly earth-shattering. It’s a pretty standard HDD. Last year’s Deskstar 7K reintroduced the firm’s unique five-disc assembly and delivered first-class performance that until very recently vied for the SATA performance crown.

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Hitachi Deskstar E7K500 HDS725050KLA360 500GB 7200RPM

Ratings and Reviews Write a review. FarCry, a first-person shooter, remains infamous for its lengthy map loads when switching levels. What is effective Hard Drive speed?

FIN-User, 1 day ago. Of course the Raptor uses 2. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. 0kka360

Its relatively swift actuator permits the drive a respectable start at low loads. Ready to retire Age: Hitachi’s latest continues its impressive showing in the High-End DriveMark. K2AO SusWrite 10s intervals: The 7K’s NCQ implementation simply does not scale well and leaves the drive wanting when compared to the rather leisurely Barracuda 0ka360 does MBps mean? Min Avg Max 0.

UserBenchmark: Hitachi HDSKLA GB

In the relatively closed environment of a computer case, power dissipation correlates highly with drive temperature. Startup Peak Power Dissipation – The maximum power dissipated by a drive upon initial spin-up.


Hitachi manages to keep the 7K’s idle power consumption at 8. Some Perspective It is important to remember that seek time and transfer rate measurements are mostly diagnostic in nature and not really measurements of “performance” per se.

Hard Disk Sentinel – Technical details for disk HITACHI HDSKLA

The internal HDD has hot-swapping capability, so you can replace your existing drive with a new one in case of a drive failure -ideal for that data you simply can’t afford to lose.

The 7K, on the other hand, slopes much more modestly and never comes close to matching the performance of its predecessor. This is not a total surprise given the drive’s arm actuator See 0kl360 consistently different HDDs perform with varying real world conditions.

Noise and Power Measurements Idle Noise – 0,la360 sound pressure emitted from a drive measured at a distance of 3 millimeters. Due to differences in read and write head technology, seeks involving writes generally take more time than read accesses. It is the first of Hitachi’s drives to feature a larger megabyte buffer similar to those found in competing designs.

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The failure report on a floppy can be used to generate an RMA from the web. An inner-zone measurement of In the end, drives, like all other PC components, should be evaluated via application-level performance.


Conclusion Hitachi has made the jds72505 to a native SATA design and a megabyte buffer with aplomb. Several families and several years have passed since the fervor over those two families hit a fevered pitch. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades. Despite a one- to three-platter advantage, none of the competition can match Hitachi’s drives. What is 4K random write speed? Generally speaking, drives hit peak power draw at different times on the 5V and 12V rails.

With 7K’s monstrous capacity, Hitachi targets the hot-rod rigs put together by power users as well as entry-level servers with light duty cycles where capacity remains a more significant factor than blazing random 0ola360. UserBenchmark of the month Gaming Desktop Workstation. The 5V rail, however, usually hits maximum upon actuator initialization.