HGST TravelStar 2.5" 7MM 500GB 5400RPM HDD

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  • HGST - Formally HitachiGST
  • 2.5" SATA Hard Drive
  • 5400RPM
  • 7mm

Product Description

HGST TravelStar 2.5" 7MM 500GB 5400RPM HDD

Travelstar™ Z5K500 is the second generation 7mm, 5400 RPM 2.5-inch hard drive from HGST, with capacities ranging from 250GB to 500GB, and the second generation Advanced Format drive. Advanced Format increases the physical sector size on HDDs from 512 bytes to 4,096 (4K) bytes, which improves drive capacities and error correction capabilities. 

The 500GB per platter, one-disk models are designed as a direct replacement for standard 9.5mm HDDs, for use in notebook PCs, external storage and gaming consoles, as well as new, thinner and more robust device designs. 

The Z5K500 carries the EcoTrac classification due to its low-power consumption and eco-friendly, halogen-free production. Travelstar Z5K500 delivers the right balance of capacity, power-management and design flexibility to meet the needs of mobile applications.Features• Second generation 7mm z-height design
• Up to 500GB¹ of capacity on a single disk
• Advanced Format, industry standard 4K sector size
• 512-byte emulation
• Low power consumption
• Industry-standard SATA 3Gb/s interface
• Halogen-free for eco-friendly design
• Self-encrypting models for data security
• Enhanced-availability (EA) models for applications needing around-the-clock access in lower-transaction environments

Technical Specification

HGST TravelStar 2.5" 7MM 500GB 5400RPM HDD

Expansion & Connectivity

Compatible Bays 1 x internal - 2.5"
Interfaces 1 x SATA 6 Gb/s - 7 pin Serial ATA
Compatible Bay 2.5"


Power Consumption 4.5 Watt (start) ¦ 1.6 Watt (read) ¦ 1.6 Watt (write) ¦ 0.8 Watt (active idle) ¦ 0.2 Watt (standby) ¦ 0.1 Watt (sleep) ¦ 0.55 Watt (low power idle) ¦ 1.5 Watt (performance idle)


Device Type Hard drive - internal
Capacity 500 GB
Form Factor 2.5"
Interface SATA 6Gb/s
Buffer Size 8 MB
Bytes per Sector 512
Features TrueTrack servo technology, rugged, Advanced Format technology (2nd generation)
Width 70 mm
Depth 100 mm
Height 7 mm
Weight 95 g


Drive Transfer Rate 600 MBps (external)
Internal Data Rate 136 MBps
Seek Time 13 ms (average) / 25 ms (max)
Track-to-Track Seek Time 1 ms
Average Latency 5.5 ms
Spindle Speed 5400 rpm


Start / Stop Cycles 600,000


Compatible with Windows 7 "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
Compliant Standards RoHS, REACH, halogen-free

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 60 °C
Shock Tolerance 400 g @ 2ms half-sine pulse

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