Category: Storage and Hard drivers
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: Unknown
Operating System: Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: oa32728 / 16th March 2007
The rotation speed at which Hitachi HDS721616PLA380 pins at is 7200 RPM. The Capacity at which the device is offered is 80 GB and 160 GB. The size of the device is 3.5 inches with 8.5 ms seek time. This is inclusive of a buffer of 8 MB and comes in the configurations of UltraATA/133 and SATA/300. In most applications not much difference is made by SATA/300 over SATA/150 and UltraATA/100. According to claims by Hitachi, Faster interface ensures that the times for boot up are faster and the screen refreshes quicker. The interface of SATA/300 helps the Hitachi HDS721616PLA380 device by offering an interface bandwidth that is very high. The claims by Hitachi about the boot times being faster is to some extent circumspect and this is on the basis of test results. The startup performance of Windows XP for the device is 9.2 MB/s as per PCMArk05.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The drivers for Hitachi HDS721616PLA380 are installed by first downloading the file from the manufacturers site and saving it on the computer before proceeding to unzip. The storage device is then connected to the computer followed by right clicking on My Computer and a click on Properties. The next step is proceeding to the Hardware tab where a click on the button for Device Manager finds the new storage device on its category. The new storage device should be double clicked and then the button for Reinstall Driver should be clicked. Install should be selected from the specific location and check Include Location before clicking the Browse button for the Hitachi driver to be selected. The Next button is clicked to proceed and the Finish button to end the installation. The new storage device should be located in the Device Manager properties. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Hitachi HDS721616PLA380 errors before installing any driver updates.