CES 2011, Las Vegas - Hitachi is at CES with all of its wide and varied product categories on display. Among the new offerings at the show are the new CinemaStar 5K2000 and C5K750 lines of AV HDDs. These drives are optimized for all sorts of video storage duties from DVRs to video surveillance. The drives are also optimized for silent operation and low power consumption.
The 3.5-inch CinemaStar 5K2000 has 2TB and 1.5TB capacity HDDs in it. The drives boast 667GB per platter and use 4096-bit sectors. The drives need about 4.2W of power or less when idling and only produce 2.4 bels of noise in operation above ambient sound. The line of HDDs are shipping right now all around the world.
The smaller 2.5-inch C5K750 family of drives has 375GB per platter and is offered in three capacities. The capacity range includes 750GB, 640GB, and 500GB offerings. The drives sip power with about 0.5W needed when idling and about 1.5W in operation. The drives also use 4096-byte sectors and are shipping right now.