The HDS722580VLSA80 is a 80GB hard drive produced by Hitachi. It has a rotation speed of 7200 RPM, which is faster than the typical 5400 RPM of a standard desktop hard drive, and thus allows for faster data access and overall better performance. It uses the UltraATA/100 interface, which supports data transfer rates of up to 100MB/s. This hard drive is designed for use in desktop and workstation computers, and is suitable for use as a primary storage device or a secondary data storage device. It is also compatible with most operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and MacOS.
Installation and Setup
Installation and setup of the HDS722580VLSA80 Hitachi 80GB 7.2K RPM hard drive involves several steps, including physically installing the drive, configuring the drive in the system, and formatting the drive.
- Physical installation: The HDS722580VLSA80 is a standard 3.5-inch hard drive and can be installed in a desktop or tower computer case. It should be installed in an available drive bay, usually located at the front of the computer case, and secured with screws.
- Configuring the drive in the system: After installing the drive, you need to configure it in the system. This can be done through the computer's BIOS or UEFI firmware settings. You need to set the drive as the boot drive, set the correct drive parameters such as the drive's capacity, and configure the system to recognize the drive.
- Formatting the drive: Once the drive is recognized by the system, you can format it. This can be done through the operating system, such as Windows or Linux, by using the built-in formatting tool. This will prepare the drive for use by creating a file system on it, and erasing all previous data.
It's important to note that all data on the drive will be lost during the formatting process. So, it's recommended to backup any important data before installing the drive.
Reliability is a measure of a hard drive's ability to perform its intended function without failure. The HDS722580VLSA80 Hitachi 80GB 7.2K RPM hard drive is generally considered to be a reliable drive, but like all mechanical devices, it can experience failures.
One measure of reliability is the mean time between failures (MTBF), which is an estimate of the time between failures for a specific device. The MTBF for the HDS722580VLSA80 is not publicly available. However, Hitachi is known for producing high-quality hard drives with good MTBF ratings.
Another measure of reliability is the annual failure rate (AFR), which is the percentage of drives that are expected to fail within a given year. The AFR for the HDS722580VLSA80 is not publicly available. However, AFR for hard drive in general is usually around 1-2%.
The HDS722580VLSA80 is also equipped with features to improve its reliability such as advanced caching algorithms, error correction, and built-in self-monitoring, analysis, and reporting technology (S.M.A.R.T).
It's worth noting that hard drive reliability can also be affected by environmental factors such as temperature and humidity, as well as the usage pattern and the condition of the computer it is installed in. So, it's important to maintain the hard drive in a clean and safe environment and follow the manufacturer's guidelines for usage and maintenance.
Manufacturer Part Number: HDS722580VLSA80
Type: Hard Drive
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 are 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 that 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 that 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 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, 500GB-7.2K RPM, 150GB-10K RPM, 200GB-7.2K RPM, 300GB-7.2K RPM, 320GB-7.2K RPM, 400GB-7.2K RPM, 750GB-7.2K RPM, 2TB-5.9K RPM, SATA connectors, SATA adapters and SATA cables to meet your specific needs.
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