Hitachi GST has developed a single-platter 2.5-inch drive holding 500GB, a record density at this form factor in a production disk drive. The Travelstar Z5K500 spins at 5,400rpm, has an 8MB cache and a 7mm z-height. It is designed for use in thin notebooks, notebooks and tablet-type devices, and comes in 250, 320 and 500GB …
Instead of rushing to increase density why not improve quality!!!
I've lost track of the number of drives I've had crap out for no good reason other than shoddy workmanship! most of them within the first 12-18 months of use!
What happened to drives you could count on not to fail within the first 5 years?
Cost cutting, corner cutting, rushing to increase densities - first and foremost, start making a reliable product!
Purchased 3 x 2TB Hitachi Deathstars. 1 DOA the other two dying. Swapped for Samsungs and no problemo.