The 7K80 provides all of these enhancements to enable faster data access and better power management to the system. The drive is also backward compatible for those wishing to upgrade their storage of SATA 1.0 systems. The Deskstar 7K80 is the second generation Deskstar drive to enable the host system to optimize storage of data. This is achieved by Hitachi's 'Smooth Stream' technology which gives the host control over the drive's error recovery process. This important ATA-7 Standards feature fine tunes the Deskstar to capture long audio or video data streams.
- ECC and CRC protection within drive circuitry
- Low-power design reduces system costs and drives high reliability
- Quiet operating modes for easy integration into noise sensitive environments