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Hitachi Delivers CinemaStar Drives

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi) today introduced two new CinemaStar hard drives optimized for use in digital video recorders (DVRs) and set-top boxes. The CinemaStar™ 7K1000.B is available in a broad range of capacities up to one terabyte (1TB) and the CinemaStar 5K320 delivers up to 320GB of capacity and incorporates innovative Hitachi CoolSpin™ technology.

CoolSpin drives use a motor speed optimized for low power and acoustics, enabling Hitachi to deliver the industry’s quietest, most energy-efficient 3.5-inch hard drives. Hitachi CoolSpin enables a new generation of DVRs and set-top boxes that store more hours of video, run more quietly and use less power.

The new Hitachi CinemaStar drives include the following:

  • Drive mechanics designed for continuous 24x7 operation
  • Silent-seek acoustics for nearly inaudible operation
  • Three low-power idle modes for best-in-class power utilization and heat emission
  • Smart Command Transport (SCT) and SmoothStream technology optimizes the drive for uninterrupted audio and video streaming
  • Expanded temperature range to enable fan-free DVR designs
  • Ramp load/unload design to increase shock protection and power savings
  • Thermal monitoring and fly-height control to enhance drive reliability during lengthy video encoding/decoding sessions
  • Optional Bulk Data Encryption (BDE) for increased protection against data loss
  • Proven perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology helps to ensure maximum stability, reliability and data integrity

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST)