Hitachi announced on Tuesday the 3.5-inch CinemaStar line of hard disk drives for DVRs and set-top boxes.
The new products, called CinemaStar 7K500 and CinemaStar 7K160, are based on Hitachi's 3.5-inch Deskstar platform .
The CinemaStar 7K500 will be available in two- and three-disk designs with 250, 320, 400 and 500 GB of storage capacity, while the CinemaStar 7K160's one-disk design offers 80 and 160 GB of capacity. The new CE-focused drives meet the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliance directive issued last year by the European Union.
The CinemaStar line is expected to be available in early third quarter. The specifications of the 7K500 and the 7K160 models are available here