Hitachi Travelstar 5K160 80GB 8MB 2.5'' SATA 1.5Gb/s Hard Drive - HTS541680J9SA00 Product now discontinued
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Hitachi Travelstar 5K160 80GB 8MB 2.5'' SATA 1.5Gb/s Hard Drive - HTS541680J9SA00

Brand : Hitachi
Mfr# : HTS541680J9SA00
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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."

Reliability leadership
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
Capacity: 80GB
Speed: 5400 rpm
Seek time: 11 ms avg
Cache: 8MB
Interface: 1.5Gb/s SATA (150MB/sec)


  • High reliability mobile drive usingperpendicular magnetic recording (PMR)
  • 80GB / platter, with capacities up to 160GB
  • Best-in-class for low-power utilization
  • Outstanding performance
  • PATA and SATA models


  • Notebook PCs
  • External storage
  • Gaming consoles
  • Portable video players

Feature/Function Benefits
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
Interface PATA ATA7
SATA NCQ, Hot Plug, Staggered Spin-up, Link Power Management and Asynchronous Notification

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