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.

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Manufacturer's Pricing

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 14R9337
Inventory Number 25655
Storage
Drive size 400.0 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 54.57
Internal Write - Files and Folders 162.36
Internal Read - Ahead Nero Burning 444.0
Primary Volume - Windows File Search 157.66
Internal Read - WinZip 356.0
Test Version 2.0
Internal Write - Large File 120.76
Internal Read - ACDSee 527.0

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