Pros

  • Decent performance

Cons

  • Lacks extras

At A Glance

It's difficult to recommend this drive when other 500GB models are cheaper and faster.

Manufacturer’s Description

With superb performance and reliability, all Hitachi Deskstar drives feature fast transfer rates, low power utilisation and quiet acoustics. Full range of capacities upto 500GB. All SATA options feature Native Command Queuing.

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Manufacturer's Pricing

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 0A33437
Inventory Number 25644
Storage
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Included Software
Included Software Ontrack Disk Manager 5.0
General
Buffer Size 16.0 MB
Hardware
Installation Kit Hardware
  • SATA data cable
  • four mounting screws
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces SATA-300
Serial ATA SATA-300

Performance

PC World Test Center
Interface tested SATA-300
Performance
Primary Volume - Virus Scan 56.77
Internal Write - Files and Folders 166.37
Internal Read - Ahead Nero Burning 467.0
Primary Volume - Windows File Search 159.45
Internal Read - WinZip 360.0
Test Version 2.0
Internal Write - Large File 126.61
Internal Read - ACDSee 526.0