The Hitachi HDS722580VLSA80 80GB HDD Overview
In today's digital era, storage devices play a critical role in storing and managing data. Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) are among the most popular types of storage devices, and Hitachi HDS722580VLSA80 is one of the widely used models. This article provides a detailed explanation of the features and specifications of the Hitachi HDS722580VLSA80 80GB HDD.
Capacity and Performance
The Hitachi HDS722580VLSA80 HDD has a storage capacity of 80 Gigabytes (GB). This capacity is adequate for storing a considerable amount of data, including documents, photos, videos, and other digital content. In terms of performance, the HDD has a rotational speed of 7200 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM). This speed ensures that data is read and written at a fast rate, enhancing the overall performance of the HDD. Additionally, the 8MB (Megabyte) buffer further improves the performance by allowing the HDD to access frequently used data quickly.
Form Factor and Interface
The Hitachi HDS722580VLSA80 HDD has a form factor of 3.5 inches. This form factor is common among desktop computers and servers, making the HDD compatible with various computer systems. Furthermore, the HDD uses a Serial Advanced Technology Attachment 150 (SATA) interface. SATA is a standard interface used to connect storage devices to a computer system. The SATA interface in the Hitachi HDS722580VLSA80 supports a maximum data transfer rate of 150 megabytes per second (MB/s). This high data transfer rate ensures that data is transferred to and from the HDD at a fast rate, reducing the time taken to access data.
Reliability and Durability
Reliability and durability are critical features of storage devices, especially when dealing with sensitive data. The Hitachi HDS722580VLSA80 HDD is a reliable storage device that provides efficient and consistent performance. The HDD's design and construction ensure that it can withstand normal usage and remain functional for extended periods. Additionally, the HDD's firmware includes features such as Error Correction Code (ECC) and Thermal Fly-height Control (TFC) that enhance data accuracy and prevent data loss due to mechanical failures.
Power Consumption and Environmental Friendliness
Power consumption is an essential consideration when selecting a storage device, particularly in environments where energy efficiency is a concern. The Hitachi HDS722580VLSA80 HDD has a power consumption of 5.6 watts when in use and 0.8 watts when idle. This low power consumption not only saves on energy costs but also reduces the amount of heat generated by the HDD, which enhances its lifespan. Additionally, the HDD is environmentally friendly, as it complies with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive, which restricts the use of hazardous materials in electronic equipment.
In summary, the Hitachi HDS722580VLSA80 80GB HDD is a reliable and efficient storage device that provides excellent performance and data storage capabilities. The HDD's features and specifications, such as its 7200 RPM rotational speed, 8MB buffer, SATA interface, and low power consumption, make it suitable for various computer systems, including desktop computers and servers. Its durability and reliability make it an ideal storage solution for storing sensitive data. With its environmentally friendly design and compliance with RoHS, the Hitachi HDS722580VLSA80 HDD is an excellent choice for individuals and businesses seeking an efficient and reliable storage device.
General Information about this Hitachi HDS722580VLSA80 HDD
- Manufacturer: Hitachi
- Manufacturer Part Number or SKU# HDS722580VLSA80
- Type: Hard Drive
- Sub-Type: SATA
- RPM: 80GB 7.2K
- Form Factor 3.5 Inches
- Capacity 80 GB
- Interface Type Serial ATA-150
- Buffer Size 8 MB
- Drive Transfer Rate 150 MBPS external / 94.6 MBPS internal
- Seek Time 8.5 MS average / 15.1 MS Max
- Track-to-Track Seek Time 1.1 MS
- Average Latency 4.17 MS
- Spindle Speed 7.2K RPM
Expansion / Connectivity
- Interfaces 1 x Serial ATA-150 - 7 Pin Serial ATA
- Compatible Bays 1 x internal - 3.5 Inches
About Refurbished Products
SATA stands for serial advanced technology attachment which was the replacement for the previous interface parallel ATA (PATA). All these technologies are developed by the Serial ATA International Organization. SATA interfaces are significantly faster than the PATA interface which is attributed to the increased data rate on the serial paired lines. SATA has backward compatibility with the ATA/ATAPI command set that was previously used in PATA.
The SATA technology is implemented in two key areas which are in the connectors and the SATA cable. The SATA connectors can be found on compatible motherboards and hard drives. Some people have confused SATA for a storage drive which it isn't. Rather, a SATA HDD is simply a storage drive with SATA connectors.
The SATA interface is built with two conductors for sending data and two conductors for retrieving data and is interspersed with a ground cable to prevent interference. Lastly, the interface has a power cable to provide power for the storage drive function.
SATA has gone through a number of revisions since 2003. Every version of the SATA drive has seen improvements to the technology to improve speed and performance. SATA-I, also denoted as Serial ATA-150 or SATA 1.0, released in 2003 provides 1.5Gbps and 150 MB/s. SATA-II was released in 2004 with a transfer rate of 3.0 Gbps and 300 MB/s and introduced native command queuing (NCQ). It is alternatively referred to as Serial ATA-300 or SATA 2.0 and is backward compatible with SATA-I. The most recent revision is the SATA-III which has transfer speeds of 6 Gbps and 600 MB/s. SATA revision 3.0 is also denoted as Serial ATA-600 and is backward compatible with the two previous versions. SATA-III supports SAS compatibility, isochronous native command queuing (NCQ) for streaming functions, and improved power management. SATA-III has gone through revisions 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, and the most recent SATA 3.5 released this July.
We are continuously seeing more and more use of SATA technology outside of the PC world such as in consumer electronics, the auto industry, and many other technological devices. SATA is the critical technology that supports hard drive disks and SSDs that are edging the multi-terabyte range.
SATA hard disk will be your best choice if your priorities are storage capacity. The following are attributes of SATA that make it ideal for your storage applications:
Read/Write Speeds: SATA HDDs have commendable read/write speeds ideal for storing information that is not required on a regular basis. Generally, hard disk drive SATA has better write speeds compared to read speeds which makes it ideal for transferring data into the drive rather than transferring data out of the storage drive. SATA technology is best suited for storing large amounts of data that isn't accessed regularly.
Storage Capacity: SATA drives have very large storage capacities compared to SAS drives. We have the 2.5-inch form factor common in portable laptops but still provide large storage.
Price: SATA drives offer the best value per GB of storage capacity. They are cheaper compared to SAS drives which may be four times more expensive for similar storage capacity.
Higher Bandwidth: The higher bandwidth of SATA hard drives supports greater speeds that enhance performance.
Manageable Connections: The SATA interface works with fewer and thinner cables that are really helpful in allowing better airflow inside the cabinet.
Flexibility: Compared to PATA, SATA cables are longer and offer more flexibility when assembling your system.
Hot Plugging: SATA allows for the removal of drives from a PC or server while it is still running – no need to perform a shutdown.
Lower Power Consumption: SATA is more energy-efficient and is the reason it is widely used in smaller portable computers.
Native Command Queuing: SATA supports native command queuing which means a hard drive disk can accept as many as 32 commands. NCQ allows the reordering of commands so that an efficient access pattern is created to minimize head movement. Applications that issue numerous asynchronous commands to the disk will benefit immensely from NCQ.Talk to any of our experts to find the best SATA technology best suited for your equipment needs and scalability in the future. We have a wide range of SATA hard drives including 2TB-5.4K RPM, 2TB-7.2K RPM, 3TB-7.2K RPM, 2TB-5.9K RPM, SATA connectors, SATA adapters and SATA cables to meet your specific needs.
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