Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has intros the Travelstar 7K500, a 7200RPM laptop hard drive which is the fifth-generation of Hitachi Travelstar.
This HDD is design for gaming system, notebook and professional external storage solution using supported SATA interface cases. Yes, this HDD is absolutely the latest 3Gb/s SATA HDD that also offers hardware-based Bulk Data Encryption (BDE) as an option and is the first hard drives to be compliant with the Trusted Computing Group’s (TCG) Opal storage security specification.
Hitachi 7K500 also has the energy efficiency features come along. It will cost as little as 0.69 watts in idle power mode while it will only cost 1.8 watts during operations. The 500GB size is one of the option from the array of 120GB, 160GB, 250GB and 320GB offered by Hitachi.
Price remain unknown.