The Hitachi 7K500 is able to break the 100MB/s mark and has a few feathers in its cap on the technology side, but the competition's headdress looks like something an Indian chief would wear in ceremony. With 250GB platters spinning at 7,200 RPMs and a 16MB buffer the 7K500 is definitely fast, but Seagate's new Momentus XT is a hard act to follow with its hybrid SSD design.
Once you put together the performance with the price, the term value really comes to mind. The Hitachi 7K500 is a real value that enhances the user experience while allowing you to keep some money in your pocket.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, Pricing and Availability]
- Page 2 [The Hitachi 7K500 500GB HDD]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - HD Tune Pro]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Everest Random Access Time]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - AS SSD]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Passmark]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]