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Hitachi's storage division has now announced that it will soon introduce a few new 2.5 and 3.5-inch CinemaStar hard drives. Aimed to be used in set-top boxes, digital video recorders (DVRs) and media center PCs, the new CinamaStar drives come with capacities from 120 to 320 GB - the C5K320 and 500 GB, the 5K500.

Working at 5,400 rpm, the drives have 8MB buffers, Fluid Dynamic Bearing spindle motors, SATA interfaces - 1.5 Gbps in the case of the C5K320s and 3.0 Gbps for the 5K500, and feature CoolSpin technology which enables the units to consume less power than similar offers.

"Hitachi CoolSpin drives deliver a substantial power savings over their desktop-class counterparts, simplifying CE product design and paving the way for a new class of set-top boxes and DVRs that are smaller, quieter and more reliable for consumers," said Larry Swezey, director, Consumer and Commercial HDD Marketing and Strategy, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies.

The 2-5-inch 120, 160, 250 and 320 GB C5K320 and 3.5-inch 500 GB 5K500 drives will start selling next month.
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Interesting. I wonder what the prices will be?
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I'd rather live without a cell phone than my DVR. <3
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I wonder how they will compare to the WD Green Power.
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I wonder how they will compare to the WD Green Power.
Aren't the WD Green dual speed drives?
I am guessing this is who the are going to compete against.
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