Hitachi announces new hard-drives in their CinemaStar product line.
The 250GB CinemaStar C5K250 2.5 inch drive is geared towards sleek set-top boxes and portable digital video devices. The drive uses the same SmoothStream technology as its larger 3.5-inch CinemaStar sibling, but offers reduced size, lower power, and quieter acoustics.
The 3.5-inch Hitachi CinemaStar P7K500 is a family of drives designed to provide high capacity and high performance for full-featured set-top boxes or DVRs with multi-streaming functionality.
The new drives are based on Hitachi’s recently-introduced Deskstar P7K500, which is extremely frugal on power consumption. The new 3.5-inch CinemaStar PATA model for example, uses 34 percent less power than its predecessor.
The CinemaStar P7K500 offers a special feature called AV-Zoning, which allows data recovery procedures to be defined differently for multiple partitions on the same drive. In this way, critical system data can be differentiated from time critical video content, which may not require the same stringent data recovery measures. As a result, AV-Zoning helps ensure a smooth video experience for the user.
With a top capacity of 500GB, the CinemaStar P7K500 can store up to 178 movies, 125,000 four-minute songs, and 250 video games.
Via this Hitachi press-release.
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