Pros

  • Large capacity

Cons

  • No bundled software

At A Glance

Giant-sized storage capacity and solid performance make this drive appealing.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Hitachi Deskstar extends the company's long-standing tradition of performance and reliability leadership. Hitachi's standardized features in desktop solutions enable fast transfer rates, low power utilization and quiet acoustics. These features combine to make the Deskstar ideal not only for standard PC systems but also for ATA entry-servers, personal video recorders and other non-PC computing requirements.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number HDS725050KLAT80
Inventory Number 24557
Storage
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces SATA-300
Serial ATA SATA-300
Included Software
Included Software
  • Software download only
  • Softwaredocumentation available online
General
Buffer Size 16.0 MB
Hardware
Installation Kit Hardware Cable

Performance

Performance
McAfee Virus Scan Test 109.33
Windows File Search Test 126.09
Ahead Nero Burning Test 452.0
Test Version 1.0
Interface Tested Serial ATA-300
ACDSee Test 512
Windows Files and Folders Test 167.55
Large File Test 124.3
WinZip Test 340.0