New technology exceeds expectations
Travelstar 5K160, Hitachi's first hard drive to use perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR), delivers superior technology and reliability. With capacities up to 160GB, industry-leading performance, low-power consumption and excellent shock resistance, Travelstar 5K160 has the key attributes to support the stringent demands of portable computing. Improved electronics design further reduces the power consumption of this 5400 RPM drive, which beats its industry-leading predecessor by 10%; the 5K160 also runs cooler than the competition. Hitachi has also implemented Thermal Fly-height Control (TFC) for improved error rates, and iridium-manganese-chromium (IrMnCr) read heads for improved reliability. Hitachi has done extensive testing to verify Travelstar 5K160's best-in-class standing, making it the "Super-pendicular Drive."
With the transition to new PMR technology, Travelstar 5K160 demonstrates reliability that parallels or exceeds 50-year old conventional longitudinal technology. Hitachi has integrated second-generation PMR head and media technology, along with a new read channel and IrMnCr read heads. This successful transition required new materials, complex processes, tools and testing. Hitachi leveraged the depth and breadth of its internal resources to deliver the most reliable PMR mobile product in the industry.
Hitachi quality and service
Hitachi Travelstar mobile hard disk drives are designed to the highest quality standards and contain field-proven components. Hitachi provides worldwide technical support and integration services to enable global customers to bring their products to market quickly.
Model Number: HTS541680J9SA00
Speed: 5400 rpm
Seek time: 11 ms avg
Interface: 1.5Gb/s SATA (150MB/sec)
|Capacity||Up to 160GB of storage||Capacity equivalence of 160 hours standard video, 57 movies, 40,000 4 minute songs or 80 video games|
|540 Mb/s media transfer rate||Best 5400 RMP application performance based on PCMark testing|
|Reliability||325G operating shock
1000G non-operating shock
|Exceptional ruggedness to withstand tougher handling and improve portability|
|Advanced PMR head and media technology||Excellent soft error rate for improved performance |
Outstanding anti-corrosion properties
|IrMnCr read head||Better performance and reliability in harsh conditions|
|Thermal Fly-height Control (TFC)||Better soft error rate for improved performance|
|Power||0.60W low power idle
Enhanced Adaptive Battery Life Extender (ABLE)
|Industry-leading power management implementation for low-power and longer battery life|
|Acoustics||Quiet Seek Support||Optional mode for even quieter operation|
|SATA||NCQ, Hot Plug, Staggered Spin-up, Link Power Management and Asynchronous Notification|