Transferring files from one partition to another on the same drive was at an average of 24 MBps. Would you buy this? Hitachi claims the power usage is reduced to 0. B drive into the range usually reserved only for RPM drives. In our first run of HDTune comparison benchmarks we can see that the 5K View our privacy policy before signing up. Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

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Linux users can format the entire GB capacity of the Travelstar with the ext4 system. You can have up to four primary partitions using an MBR table. You can thus make a computer recognize this drive as multiple devices.

View our privacy policy before signing up. Transferring files from one partition to another on the same drive 5k5000 at an average of 24 MBps. Its fast and quite and no problems so far.

Hitachi Travelstar 5K500.B Review

With a fast 8MB cache, you can transfer large files, including movies and graphic design projects, to the hard drive quickly. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

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Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. In our first run of HDTune comparison benchmarks we can see that the 5K It works very well in my acer Aspire notebook laptop. Peak power consumption during heavy disk access was also lowest compared to spinning drives, but still above the OCZ Vertex. Many game consoles work with drives in this way, so Hitachi’s engineers designed this disk for use with both systems. You may also like.

Pros Energy efficient, fast. The Hitachi Travelstar is an excellent hard drive to build a machine around because of a few special compatibility features. This is a great value.

Bottom Line The Hitachi 5K Some motor hum could be heard travelstxr your ear stuck next to the drive, but even head seeking noise was barely heard. This item doesn’t belong on this page.

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Would you buy this? For further versatility, you can also partition this disk. See details for additional description. I like their reliability and support.

HGST Travelstar 5KB HTSB9A Specs – CNET

B head to head with some of the latest notebook hard drives to measure speed and power consumption to find out if you should replace your drive trafelstar a new Travelstar. Contrast this to a drive like the Seagate The standard SATA interface lets you use it with most laptop computers, but it also supports converter technology. The fact that it uses a standard SATA II interface, is small and does not generate heat also makes it a candidate for enthusiasts to use in a desktop.


In this review we put the 5K Show More Show Less. Show less Travelsgar more. What we found in this review is some companies, specifically Hitachi, are travelsfar to produce a notebook drive that consumes less power, put off less heat because it consumes fravelstar powerand still maintain very fast transfer speeds.

I use it on a daily basis it is on and working for at least 8 hours a day and keep an outstanding service, very good product. Skip to main content. If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. Heat and power consumption go hand in hand with notebook hard drives, since the drive has to dissipate any power it consumes as waste through its metal body.