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Hitachi Ships Large, High-Performing Notebook Hard Drive

May 10, 2007

Finally, a decent sized notebook drive.

Hitachi on Thursday started shipping a 200-Gbyte, high-performing notebook hard drive with optional data encryption technology. The Travelstar 7K200, which runs at 7,200 RPM, has double the capacity and a 22% performance improvement over its predecessor, the company said. For people and businesses looking to secure data, the drive is available with Hitachi’s “bulk data encryption” technology.

Dell and its Alienware subsidiary are the first computer makers to offer the new Travelstar on select systems. The drive is available on all Dell XPS notebooks, and on all of Alienware’s notebooks. Dell and Alienware are also offering dual-drive configurations on the XPS M2010 and the Aurora m9700, respectively.

Despite its faster speed, the 2.5-inch drive offers comparable power consumption, heat emission, and acoustics to its 5,400-RPM counterpart, Hitachi said. The new drive is Hitachi’s “platinum-class” product for notebooks, and sells for $249 at retailers.”