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CE Features of the Second Generation CinemaStar Hard Disk Drives

Whitepaper | May 2008

HiVERTLean Power Design for 2.5- & 3.5-inch CinemaStar

Originally developed for the HGST mobile HDD product line as battery run-time extending technology, these high eciency voltage regulators now help minimize power consumption on both CinemaStar families, 3.5- inch and the compact 2.5-inch models.

The total power consumption of existing CE devices is not only a source of unwanted heat, detrimental to the life expectancy of such devices, but increasingly it is also seen as a growing contributor to general en- ergy consumption with all it’s negative impacts on the environment.

CE devices tend to remain in standby mode after use, while set top boxes in particular continue to record incoming programs around the clock, adding to the relevance of HGST’s power reduction initiative.

The debut of HiVERT in the 3.5-inch form factor, 7200 RPM CinemaStar SATA models resulted in a very power-ecient product at just 4.1W in unload idle mode. With the recent introduction of the CoolSpin™ mo- tor and driver design, unload idle mode power consumption is improved by 34%, to only 2.7W.

The latest 2.5-inch model, CinemaStar C5K320, maintains the industry-leading 1.7W performance idle power consumption of it’s predecessor.

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References in this publication to HGST products, programs, or services do not imply that HGST intends to make these available in all countries in which it operates. Some countries have laws that may affect encryption-enabled devices. HGST assumes no responsibility for compliance with laws that apply to our products after they are sold or outside of our control. Accordingly, we suggest that you review all laws of the countries where you conduct business.

© 2012 HGST, a Western Digital company

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Produced in the United States 11/07. Revised 05/08. All rights reserved.

Product specifications provided are sample specifications and do not constitute a warranty. Information is true as of the date of publication and is subject to change. Actual specifications for unique part numbers may vary. Please visit the Support section of our website, www.hgst.com/support, for additional information on product specifications. Photographs may show design models.

CinemaStar, SmoothStream, HiVERT and CoolSpin are trademarks of HGST, a Western Digital company. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.



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