Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) today added two
new drive families to its cast of consumer electronic (CE) optimized
hard drives for the digital video recorder (DVR), IPTV set-top-box
(STB), video surveillance and emerging hard drive-embedded TV
Targeting high capacity CE needs, the new drives include the 3.5-inch
CinemaStar 5K2000 family, which brings 2TB and 1.5TB capacities, and
the 2.5-inch CinemaStar C5K750 family with 750GB, 640GB and 500GB
Hitachi GST continues to focus on advanced developments of its
CinemaStar drives with features like SmoothStream Technology,
Coolspin Technology, A/V streaming performance enhancements, HiVERT
Technology for better power efficiency, and environmental
optimization. Hitachi?s System Integration Test (SIT) Lab services,
offered to global OEMs, also provide a team of dedicated
professionals who perform specialized testing and integration
services to further assist in specific HDD design and development
requirements for digital entertainment.
Supporting multi-tuner HD streaming requirements, these 2.5-inch
drives at 375GB per platter are dedicated high capacity solutions for
manufacturers who wish to offer video recording and playback features
in small form factor devices such as hard drive-embedded TVs and
DVRs. The new CinemaStar C5K750 drives are Hitachi's first CE drives
in the market with Advanced Format, which increases the physical
sector size on hard drives from 512 bytes to 4096 (4K) bytes.
With its reduced size, 0.5 watts (W) low power idle, 1.5W power
during read/write operations, and barely audible 2.3 idle bels,
consumers can enjoy smaller, quieter and more power efficient DVR
solutions in their bedroom or living room. Its low-power profile also
means the drive requires smaller power supplies and less cooling,
which helps extend the life of the hard drive and the host product in
a typical entertainment cabinet.
With up to 2TBs of capacity, the 667GB per platter, 3.5-inch
CinemaStar 5K2000 family with CoolSpin Technology provides A/V
performance, low power and large video capacity.
The new CinemaStar 5K2000 drives are nearly silent at 2.4 bels during
operation, draw only 4.2W or less idle power, and generate less heat,
which are all critical factors when designing environmentally
friendly digital video solutions.
The CinemaStar 5K2000 and C5K750 families are now shipping