Hitachi Ships World's Speediest Notebook Hard Drive With Encryption Technology.Accelerates Transition to 7200 RPM 2.5-inch Hard Drives
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Hitachi purchased IBM's hard disk drive division, integrated their own HDD operations, and launched the company in 2003. (Hitachi) is today announcing volume shipment of the industry's highest-capacity, highest-performing notebook hard drive with new optional data encryption data encryption, the process of scrambling stored or transmitted information so that it is unintelligible until it is unscrambled by the intended recipient. Historically, data encryption has been used primarily to protect diplomatic and military secrets from foreign technology.
With double the capacity and a 22-percent1 performance improvement over its predecessor, the 200-gigabyte (GB), 7200 RPM Travelstar[TM] 7K200 reigns supreme as the leader in this elite notebook hard drive segment. Now, with optional hard-drive level "Bulk Data Encryption" technology from Hitachi, the Travelstar 7K200 offers even greater cachet cachet /ca·chet/ (ka-sha´) a disk-shaped wafer or capsule enclosing a dose of medicine.
An edible wafer capsule used for enclosing an unpleasant-tasting drug. to notebook users by helping to guard against data loss and piracy.
Dell and Alienware will be the first to offer the Travelstar 7K200 on select systems. It is available immediately on all Dell[TM] XPS (1) See XML Paper Specification.
(2) A brand name for certain models of Inspiron laptops from Dell. [TM] notebooks and on all Alienware([R]) notebooks. Customers demanding the highest capacity storage found on mobile systems can create dual hard drive configurations with 400GB of available storage on the Aurora m9700 and the XPS M2010.
"Today's technology enthusiasts demand performance from every facet of their notebook computer A laptop computer that weighs in a range from five to seven pounds. The term originated when laptops were routinely more than 10 pounds, and those that became lighter were placed in a special "notebook" category. In practice, notebook computer and laptop computer are synonymous. ," said Neil Hand, vice president, Dell's worldwide consumer marketing product group. "Incorporating best-in-class features, like the high-performance Travelstar 7K200, underscores Dell and Alienware's commitment to meet and exceed our mobile customers' expectations."
The 7200 RPM category of the 2.5-inch hard drive segment is considered the platinum class of notebook hard drives, designed for the most discriminating users. Hitachi is living up to this expectation by delivering first to market a 200-GB product with unmatched performance2, optional encryption technology and leadership shock specifications to further strengthen its position in this hard drive category. In addition, despite the higher motor spin speed, the 7200 RPM Travelstar 7K200 offers comparable power consumption, heat emission and acoustics acoustics (ək`stĭks) [Gr.,=the facts about hearing], the science of sound, including its production, propagation, and effects. to its 5400 RPM counterparts.
Hitachi will also offer 7200 RPM performance in an enhanced-availability version. The Travelstar E7K200 is designed for applications that require 24x7 data access.
"The 7200 RPM Travelstar is the rock star of our mobile hard drive family both for its technical merits and its desirability," said Shinjiro Iwata, chief marketing officer, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. "The enthusiastic response to date confirms that consumers are ever more sophisticated in their notebook requirements and that the Travelstar has become a status symbol among notebook aficionados. As the industry's only third-generation 7200 RPM product, we believe the Travelstar 7K200 will continue to accelerate this trend."
Hitachi believes 7200 RPM 2.5-inch hard drives will account for 40 percent of all notebook hard drives shipped in 2010, representing a 25-percent compounded annual growth rate since 2005. Today, 7200 RPM products represent roughly 10 percent of total 2.5-inch shipments. The Travelstar 7K200 uses Hitachi's third-generation perpendicular magnetic recording technology.
From a user standpoint, the Travelstar 7K200's leadership specifications translate into very tangible benefits3:
* 18-33 percent faster application performance than competitive 7200 RPM and 5400 RPM 2.5-inch hard drives could mean faster file copying File copying is creation of a new file which has the same content as an existing file.
All operating systems include file copying in the user interface, like "cp" in Unix and "copy" in MS-DOS; operating systems with GUIs usually provide copy-and-paste or drag-and-drop and document retrieval The ability to search for documents by keywords and other attributes such as date and author. It implies that the documents have been indexed on all pertinent fields and that keywords have been chosen based upon title and textual content. See document imaging and document management system. , better graphics, faster game performance, etc.;
* Low acoustics offer users a richer audio-listening experience, especially as more and more users are listening to music and watching movies on their notebooks;
* 5400 RPM power parity means users don't have to give up battery life for the higher performance;
* 350 Gs operating shock tolerance gives users better data protection from vibration, bumps and drops than any other competitive hard drives.
Hitachi's "Bulk Data Encryption4" is a hard-drive level security mechanism that is offered as an option on the Travelstar 7K200. Today, data on a hard drive can be protected either through software-based encryption or a system-level password. However, hard-drive level encryption provides a higher level of benefit than both these options by offering better performance than software-based encryption and a higher level of security than system password protection.
In full or bulk data encryption, data is scrambled using a key as it is being written to the disk and then descrambled with the key as it is retrieved. Thus, data encryption at the hard-drive level represents a more sophisticated approach to securing users' data and is generally considered to be virtually impenetrable im·pen·e·tra·ble
1. Impossible to penetrate or enter: an impenetrable fortress.
2. Impossible to understand; incomprehensible: impenetrable jargon. .
Another benefit that the Travelstar 7K200 offers with hard-drive level security is in the data-erasing process. Today, hard drives must either be physically destroyed or the existing data must be written over and over - a time-consuming process using a software tool - before it can be safely discarded without fear of data piracy or identity theft. Bulk Data Encryption would make data-erasing unnecessary when a hard drive needs to be discarded. By simply deleting the encryption key, the hard drive is rendered unreadable and, thus, safe from prying pry·ing
Insistently or impertinently curious or inquisitive: ignored the prying journalists' questions.
With the rise in notebook theft and the relative ease in which software-based password security can be compromised, Hitachi's "Bulk Data Encryption" is an essential component for on-the-go notebook users.
The Travelstar 7K200 will be available in retail this summer at a suggested retail price of $249. Additional information will be provided closer to the time of availability.
1 Based on PCMark05 Benchmark testing
2 25 percent faster than closest competitive drive based on PCMark05
3 Data based on Hitachi internal testing
4 Encryption technology has no impact on the storage capacity of the hard drive.
[TM]Hitachi Global Storage Technologies trademarks are authorized for use in countries and jurisdictions in which Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has the right to use, market and advertise the brands. The Travelstar trademark is authorized for use in the Americas, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Refers to that region of the world. For example, one might see products packaged differently for the UK, EMEA and Asia Pacific markets. and the following Asia-Pacific countries and jurisdictions: Australia, Hong Kong Hong Kong (hŏng kŏng), Mandarin Xianggang, special administrative region of China, formerly a British crown colony (2005 est. pop. 6,899,000), land area 422 sq mi (1,092 sq km), adjacent to Guangdong prov. , Japan, New Zealand New Zealand (zē`lənd), island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland. , Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Please contact Hitachi Global Storage Technologies for further information. Other company, product and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.
Travelstar 7K200 & E7K200
80/100/120/160/200 GB; 120/160/200 GB (E7K200)
9.5 mm in height
164 billion bits per square inch maximum areal density The number of bits per square inch of storage surface. It typically refers to disk drives, where the number of bits per inch (bpi) times the number of tracks per inch (tpi) yields the areal density.
1/1/2/2/2 glass disk platter One of the disks in a hard disk drive. Each platter provides a top and bottom recording surface. There may be only one or several platters in a drive with each platter having its own pair of read/write heads. See magnetic disk. (s); 2/2/2 disks (E7K200)
2/2/3/4/4 GMR (Giant Magnetoresistance) See magnetoresistance. recording head(s); 3/4/4 heads (E7K200)
1000 G/1ms non-operating shock
350 G/2ms operating shock
4.2 ms average latency
10 ms average read time/11 ms average write time
1.0 W active idle (not applicable to E7K200)
0.8 W low-power idle (not applicable to E7K200)
Serial ATA See SATA.
Serial ATA - Serial Advanced Technology Attachment 1.5Gb/s, 1.5Gb/s encrypted, 3Gb/s; Serial ATA 3 Gb/s (E7K200)
115 grams in weight
2.2/2.2/2.5/2.5/2.5 Bels typical idle acoustics; 2.5 (E7K200)
2.6/2.6/2.9/2.9/2.9 Bels typical operating acoustics; 2.9 (E7K200)
About Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies is a storage technology leader, founded in 2003 through the combination of Hitachi's and IBM's hard disk drive businesses. Hitachi GST GST
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GST (in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada) Goods and Services Tax enables users to fully engage in the digital lifestyle by providing high-value hard disk storage in formats suitable for the office, on the road and in the home.
With its legacy in hard drive invention, Hitachi GST led the industry in celebrating the storage technology's golden anniversary in 2006. The hard drive has had a profound effect on the computing and consumer electronics industries after five decades of innovation. That heritage lives on at Hitachi GST today through products that define the standard for hard drive miniaturization min·i·a·tur·ize
tr.v. min·i·a·tur·ized, min·i·a·tur·iz·ing, min·i·a·tur·iz·es
To plan or make on a greatly reduced scale.
min , capacity, performance and reliability.
With approximately 33,000 employees worldwide, Hitachi GST offers a comprehensive range of hard drive products for desktop computers, high-performance servers, notebooks and consumer devices. For more information, please visit the company's Web site at www.hitachigst.com.
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :HIT)(TOKYO:6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 356,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2005 (ended March 31, 2006) consolidated sales totaled 9,464 billion yen ($80.9 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view of the subject.
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