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Hitachi Touro Pro Desktop and Mobile Drives

Posted in Hitachi by Conner Flynn on April 19th, 2011

Hitachi has introduced a pair of new external hard drives in the Hitachi Touro line. The Touro Pro Desktop and Pro Mobile deliver two levels of protection: local backup and cloud storage, which will help you protect, transport and store your photos, music, and videos.

The cloud storage is always good since it can survive theft, flood or fire and other dangers. And you get 3GB of online storage for free with the option to upgrade to 250GB for only $49 per year, which includes multiple computer protection.

Hitachi Announces Two Super-short Focus Projectors

Posted in Hitachi by Conner Flynn on April 18th, 2011

Hitachi has announced two new super-short focus projectors in the CP-A300NJ and CP-AW250NJ. This pair is based on the company’s first generation super-short focus projector the CP-A100J and both of these new models can project up to an 80-inch image from only 23cm away, which is impressive.

The CP-A300NJ features XGA resolution with 3000 Lumens brightness, while the AW250NJ features WXGA resolution and 2500 Lumens brightness. Both have a 10W mono speaker. Nothing on pricing yet however.

Hitachi intros two new portable audio players in Japan

Posted in Portable Meda Players by Conner Flynn on February 7th, 2011

Hitachi Japan has announced two new audio players for its i.μ line of portable audio players. Both devices offer 4GB of internal storage and support MP3 and WMA files. The HMP-S104 is pretty basic with a small 128 x 64 pixel display and will cost you just $49.

The HMP-V204 features a 2-inch color 176 x 220 display and supports JPEG and BMP files as well, and also has FM radio. It will cost you $61. Both players will be available in Japan starting February 14th.

Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 3TB 3.5-inch Hard Disk Drive

Posted in Hitachi by Conner Flynn on January 26th, 2011

The Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 is the world’s first 7200RPM hard drive rated at 2.0 million hours MTBF and backed by a five-year limited warranty. It offers 50 percent more capacity at a 32 percent reduction in watts/GB compared to Hitachi’s previous generation Ultrastar A7K2000 drives.

The Ultrastar 7K3000 family are the first Hitachi 7,200 RPM drives in both 6Gb/s SATA and 6Gb/s SAS interfaces, for easier integration in a wider array of computing environments. The new Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 with a 6Gb/s SATA interface i available in 3TB and 2TB storage spaces, while the Ultrastar 7K3000 with a 6Gb/s SAS interface will be available in mid-2011.

Hitachi ships thin 7mm 500GB HDD

Posted in Hitachi by Conner Flynn on December 19th, 2010

Hitachi has announced that it is shipping its new and super thin 500GB HDD, the Travelstar Z5K500. This new HDD is a single platter drive that is just 7mm thick. An average 2.5-inch HDD is 9.5mm thick. This new size allows the Hitachi HDD to be used in standard 9.5mm devices and it can also be used in ultraportable devices that need a thinner HDD.

The drive also has low power needs with 1.8W in operation and 0.55W while idle. The drive is also quiet with 1.9 bels idle and 2.1 bels when in use. No info on pricing just yet.

Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB HDD

Posted in Hitachi by Conner Flynn on November 18th, 2010

The Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 comes in storage capacities of 1.5TB, 2TB and 3TB. That should give you more than enough space for your movies, music or whatever. These 3.5-inch 7200 RPM hard drives feature a 6Gb/s SATA interface and 64MB cache buffer.

They also offer improved performance over previous models. The Desktar 7K3000 has a halogen-free design, making it more eco-friendly, while the Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 is perfect for gaming and video editing.

Hitachi Ultrastar C10K600 2.5-inch Hard Drive with 64MB of cache

Posted in Hitachi by Conner Flynn on October 12th, 2010

We all want speed. There is no such thing as too fast. So Hitachi has introduced its 600GB Ultrastar C10K600 2.5–inch enterprise hard drive. It is said to be the fastest professional 10,000RPM hard drive. It features 64MB of cache and optimizations to help it transfer data about 15 percent faster in random seeks and 18 percent faster sequentially than the previous best performer.

There are also some new power management tricks that allow this drive to operate 22 percent more efficiently than the competition. A 6Gbps SAS link is what offers its speedy data transfers and includes the option for hardware encryption to lock unauthorized access to the data within.


Hitachi outs new 750GB 2.5-inch HDDs

Posted in Hitachi by Shane McGlaun on October 5th, 2010

Hitachi has unveiled a new family of HDDs that are aimed at use in mobile devices like netbooks and notebooks. The new drives have 750GB capacity and they will be offered in 5400-rpm and 7200-rpm versions. Each of the versions has the same platters inside.

Those new platters have 375GB per platter and allow the high capacity HDDs to fit into a standard 9.5mm form factor. The drives are also resistant to shock that mobile devices will encounter. The new drives are also the first from Hitachi to use Advanced Format with larger physical sector sizes to help use the storage area more efficiently.

Hitachi launches new LifeStudio line of external HDDs

Posted in Hitachi by Shane McGlaun on July 7th, 2010

Hitachi has unveiled a new line of external storage solutions called the LifeStudio line. The line comes in several different modes with different features and capabilities. The line offers a slick 3D navigation interface and content aggregation capability.

The line can back up data locally and to cloud-based storage options. The LifeStudio Plus drive has a built-in flash drive for syncing content for on the go use. Content can be pulled together from local sources, the web, and social media.

Blu-ray drive with built-in memory

Posted in Blu-ray by Conner Flynn on June 5th, 2010

Blu-ray players normally just play Blu-ray discs, but Hitachi see them doing more. That’s why they decided to integrate a 32GB solid-state drive as well.

Hitachi is calling it the “Hy Drive,”. The idea is that the operating system and critical software components could be installed into the SSD, leaving your platter hard drive free for everything else. It could improve overall system performance. Hitachi launches the new drives in August.

Hitachi outs 320GB world’s fastest 7mm hard drive

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on June 1st, 2010

Hitachi is claiming the world’s first 320GB hard disk drive to spin at 7,200 RPM in a 7-mm thick package. The 2.5-inch Serial ATA 3Gbps Travelstar Z7K320 boasts a 1,334Mbps maximum transfer rate with a 16MB cache. This HDD draws 1.8 watts during read/write and 0.8 watts while idle, at 23dB when idle or 24dB when seeking.

Thanks to the slim form factor, it’s ready to boldly go some places that standard 9.5-mm thick drives can’t. Expect these to hit production lines in August and appear in next generation ultra-thin netbooks.


Hitachi unveils Wooo L26-HP05 and L22-HP05 LCD TVs

Posted in Hitachi by Conner Flynn on January 25th, 2010

Hitachi’s new LCD TVs from the Wooo range are the L26-HP05 and L22-HP05 and can be expected on March 3rd in Japan, retailing for €845 and €995. Both models have a 250GB hard drive for your TV recording needs and BS/110°CS digital TV tuners.

Some other features include a 1,366 x 768 resolution, 400cd/m2 brightness, and DLNA compatibility. Refreshingly, there’s not a hint of 3D support, which we kind of admire.

Hitachi offers up new SimpleDrive and SimpleTech 2TB external HDDs

Posted in Hitachi by Shane McGlaun on November 17th, 2009

hitachiduopro-sgIf there is one common truth about external storage solutions it is that you always use more capacity than you think you will. This is especially true of you are the type who produces and consumes lots of digital media. Hitachi has announced several new external storage devices boasting 2TB of space.

The external solutions include the SimpleDrive USB 2.0 storage solution selling for $249.99. It works with both Mac and Windows computers. Hitachi also crammed 2TB of storage inside its SimpleTech line of solutions. The SimpleTech Pro Drive has USB, FireWire 400/800, and eSATA connectivity to go along with its 2TB HDD for $299.99.

Hitachi unveils new CinemaStar HDDs

Posted in Hitachi by Shane McGlaun on September 10th, 2009

hitachicinema500-sbI love my DVR and out of all the tech in my home, my DVR and my computer are the two devices that I just can’t live without. What I always want in my DVR is more storage; the measly 20GB that DirecTV gives me just doesn’t cut it.

Hitachi announced two new hard drives today that are aimed at use in DVRs and HTPC computers. The drives are the 1TB CinemaStar 7K1000.C and the 1TB CinemaStar 5K1000 CoolSpin. Both of the drives are optimized for streaming video.

Hitachi whips out 2TB desktop HDD

Posted in Hitachi by Shane McGlaun on August 6th, 2009

hitachi2tb-sbNo matter what sort of crap you fill your hard drive with from porn, to digital photos, or music we always seem to need more space. At one point people thought they would never need more than a few megabytes of storage space. Today we know those people were loons.

Hitachi has announced the industry’s first 2TB hard drive that spins at 7200 rpm. The drive is the Deskstar 7K2000 and uses five platters to reach its capacity. Hitachi has platters that are 500GB each so why exactly it takes five is unknown.