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Hitachi Deskstar 7K500


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The Deskstar 7K500 series HDD is available with 500GB storage capacity and supports Ultra ATA/133 and SATA II interfaces. The 7K500 has a rotational speed of 7200rpm and average seek time of 8.5 ms. It is equipped with a 8MB buffer and rotational vibration safeguard technology.


Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 Reviews Rating: 87 out of 100 based on 3 ratings.

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Big Bruin 4.5/5 Jul 22 '05
Computing On Demand  --- Jan 11 '07  --- Jul 05 '05
Tech Report  --- Sep 08 '05
TrustedReviews 8/10 Aug 30 '05
Xtreme Resources 9.0/10 Sep 20 '05
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Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 Roundups and Shootouts

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Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 Review GamePC -- Feb 28 '06
Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 Review GDHardware -- Aug 09 '05
Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 Review Hardcoreware -- Dec 05 '05
Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 Review The Tech Lounge -- Sep 26 '06
Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 Review X-bit labs -- Oct 31 '06

Big Bruin on Jul 25 '05

"Whether you need an incredible amount of storage for and expanding digital media collection, business applications, or games, the 7K500 should be able to handle your storage requirements for years..."

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Computing On Demand on Jan 12 '07

"The drive bursts faster than any other single drive tested to date at C.O.D. but only really runs with the pack as for sustained transfers in synthetic benchmarks. The drive really only falls short..."

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"Blazing fast speed speed with loads of room to spare the Hitachi 7K600 is a drive that may be ideally suited for movie and music buffs but it will be a welcome addition to anyone's system because..."

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Tech Report on Sep 08 '05

"Poor performance with IOMeter's file server, workstation, and database access patterns suggests that the Deskstar is inappropriate for multi-user environments with heavy read and write demands...."

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TrustedReviews on Aug 31 '05

"Hitachi can legitimately claim that the 7K500 is the first 500GB hard drive on the market, but its disappointing in terms of performance despite the fact it uses SATA II. As such, there’s no..."

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