Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Performs solidly

Cons

  • 500GB drive costs only slightly more

At A Glance

Hitachi's inexpensive 400GB drive performs well, but 500GB drives are comparable in cost these days.

Manufacturer’s Description

Serial ATA technology provides significant benefits to end-users and storage vendors by supplying a platform that overcomes the performance limitations of parallel ATA hard drives.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hitachigst.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 14R9337
Inventory Number 25655
Storage
Drive size 400.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces SATA-300
Serial ATA SATA-300
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

Performance

PC World Test Center
Interface tested SATA-300
Performance
Test Version 2.0
Internal Read - Ahead Nero Burning 444.0
Internal Read - ACDSee 527.0
Primary Volume - Virus Scan 54.57
Internal Write - Large File 120.76
Internal Read - WinZip 356.0
Internal Write - Files and Folders 162.36
Primary Volume - Windows File Search 157.66

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