For once we are actually looking at some normal graphs; the Z5K is not putting up a great showing and is still beat by its little brother, however. This benchmark switches to a smaller file size. This label includes the drive and part number, shipping firmware revision, and other drive specifics. Aside from its monster GB single platter design and 7mm z-height, the Z5K has little in the way of uniqueness. Wyse Client Review. Its sole selling point is at GB, it is the highest-capacity 7mm height drive available today.

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The Hitachi Travelstar Z5K finally provides high capacity in a 7mm form factor but has less-than-stellar performance. In this trace we recorded MB being written to the drive and 7,MB being read.


It does use the new 4K Advanced Format, which increases the age-old b sector size by a factor of eight; theoretically this improves performance and reliability by a small amount though in our testing, the difference is quite small. That said, we will let our real-world custom benchmarks tell the true story. hjtachi

This drive also includes the same 8MB of cache. The bottom of the drive is hts54550 clean in appearance, with all surface-mount components facing towards the bottom of the drive. The Z5K does not look good, placing at the back of the line ahead of the pathetic Samsung. So in reality, we have not seen much of an advantage to the single-platter design in this review hitachl for the fact that it is physically thin.


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Many of the benchmarks we run prey on a certain characteristic of the drive; for example, this first IOMETER 2MB sequential transfer benchmark usually favors drives with a high platter density. In the random transfer benchmark, the Z5K is having similar issues; it does fine on the read speeds but gets murdered in the writes. A high average write latency is always a bad thing.

Synthetic benchmarks are predictors of real-world performance. The Z5K has low power consumption for a 2. Aside from its monster GB single platter design and 7mm z-height, the Z5K has little in the way of uniqueness.

This label includes the drive and part number, shipping firmware revision, and other drive specifics. Getting to this higher capacity in such a slim package has been a big deal for drive manufactures, since in the 7mm drive space you are limited to a single drive platter, instead of two in a 9.

The Z5K suffers considerably when it comes to performance, however; its read performance is middle of the pack but its write performance is downright awful. Seagate Reports 1Q19 Earnings. The max write latency is astronomical on the Z5K however, the highest we have ever seen.

This test focuses on read performance to the Z5K does OK, but nothing more. With the exception of the Z5K, which is related to the Z5K, all of the drives competing with the Z5K are higachi mainstream 9.

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The top cover follows the same design scheme as other Hitachi hard drives, with a white sticker with black text covering most of htiachi top. The Hitachi Travelstar Z5K looks like any other 2.


The trace captures the heavy read activity of each game loading from the start, as well as textures as the game progresses. The Hitachi Travelstar Z5K is more impressive on paper than in real life.

And last but not least, 7mm drives also weigh a tad bit less than a standard 9. VMworld Europe News Bits.

The Samsung does positively awful here; it has only gotten worse. The most puzzling part is that its brother, the Z5K, is keeping up just fine. Hotachi benchmark switches to a smaller file size. It is not that much lower than that of a two-platter RPM drive, however. This is great news for ultraportable computer users and manufacturers alike; previously the largest capacity thin hard hts545055 was GB.

That said, the Z5K is still recommendable given its GB of storage space.

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Combined with their thinness, this makes 7mm drives very attractive for use in ultraportable notebooks such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X series. For the record, the Samsung drive is doing almost as bad here, which is somewhat surprising given it did well in the sequential benchmark. While capacity might be the biggest selling point of this drive, it is also important to see how well it does in the performance category, which we dive into in this review. First of all, there is less power consumption; the motor only has to spin one platter around.