Hitachi Deskstar 250

Hitachi Deskstar 250

250Gb FireWire 400/800 Hard Drive Daily Rate: $10

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The Hitachi Consumer Electronics solution leverages Hitachi innovation, from silent-seek acoustics and thermal monitoring and fly-height control to SMART command transport, adaptive error recovery and SmoothStreamTM technology. The result? "Bedroom-quiet" operation, cooler-running systems with longer battery lives, virtually zero disruption to streaming video, and disk drives that don't mind jostling and varied temperatures.


  • High data transfer rate
  • Leading seek times
  • 8MB/2MB buffer size
  • Faster system boot-up
  • Quicker screen refreshes
  • Faster access to data
  • Faster data processing



  • Up to 250GB
  • Greater storage capacity in multi-drive systems



  • Leading low power
  • Head load/unload
  • Optional low-power mode
  • Internal thermal sensor
  • Cooler system operation
  • Enables lower cost power supply and fan
  • Protects disk during non-operation
  • Reduces disk wear
  • Reduces power requirement in multi-drive systems
  • Reduces system heat
  • Improves data integrity



  • Low acoustic levels
  • Optional low-acoustics mode
  • Quieter system operation
  • Important for fan-less systems (all-in-one, PVR, etc.)
  • Further reduces system noise


  • Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
  • Interface standard : ATA Ultra 133 (Parallel)
  • Average seek time : 8.5 milliseconds
  • Buffer : 8 MB
  • Latency average: 4.17 milliseconds
  • Media transfer rate: 757 Mbps
  • Interface transfer rate: 100 Mbps
  • Sustained data rate: 61.4 -29.7 Mbps
  • Error rate (non-recoverable): 1 in 10E14
  • Dimensions: 25.4 millimeters by 101.6 millimeters by 146 millimeters


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