Hitachi CinemaStar Z7K500, C5K1000 and Z5K500 2.5-inch Hard Drives

Hitachi CinemaStar Z7K500 Z5K500 2.5-inch Hard Drives
Hitachi CinemaStar Z7K500 Z5K500 2.5-inch Hard Drives

Hitachi CinemaStar Z7K500/Z5K500

HGST (Hitachi Global Storage Technologies), now part of Western Digital, introduces its new line of CinemaStar 2.5-inch hard drives for small form factor media PC and AV devices. The new family includes the 7mm z-height Z7K500 and Z5K500, and the budget-friendly C5K1000. All these CinemaStar hard drives feature the SmoothStream technology for efficient performance.

The CinemaStar Z7K500 is the industry’s first one-disk, 7mm, 7200 RPM, 2.5-inch drive designed for high-performance A/V streaming. Its slim form factor makes it ideal for use on multi-tuner DVRs and STBs. It uses SATA 6Gbps interface and comes with 32MB buffer. In addition to 500GB model, there are also 320GB and 250GB capacities.

Hitachi CinemaStar C5K1000 2.5-inch Hard Drive

Hitachi CinemaStar C5K1000

The CinemaStar Z5K500 is also a one-disk 7mm 2.5-inch drive, but it operates at 5400RPM. It uses only 1.4 watts power during read/write, and operates quietly with a barely audible sound at 1.9 idle bels. The Z5K500 also comes in 500GB, 320GB and 250GB capacities.

The CinemaStar C5K1000 comes in standard 9.5mm 2.5-inch form factor and offers up to 1TB of capacity. It runs at 5400RPM, and delivers read/write power as low as 1.5W and a quiet operation at 2.4 bels idle. There are also 750GB and 640GB models.

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