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HGST Travelstar™ 5K1500

A 1.5TB, 5400 RPM, 2.5" battery-efficient hard drive equipped with a 3Gb/s SATA interface in a compact 9.5mm package.

Introducing the Travelstar™ 5K1500, a 5400 RPM, 500GB/platter, 2.5-inch hard drive that delivers a massive 1.5TB of storage capacity in an industry-standard 9.5mm design. The huge capacity yet compact size of the 5K1500 results in the highest storage density (MB/ mm3) of any hard drive today.

If you need to store tons of information but don’t have the space for a 3.5” hard drive, the HGST Travelstar is just what you are looking for. With its 2.5” form factor, the HGST Travelstar fits into laptops, desktops and external enclosures. It has 1.5TB of storage space, so it can easily handle extremely large files and massive amounts of data. The HGST Travelstar is especially useful for professionals, such as photographers and videographers looking to upgrade their laptop’s hard drive.

This standard 9.5mm, two-disk design is intended for use in Mac or PC laptops, external storage, gaming consoles and other mobile applications. The Travelstar is HGST’s first hard drive to leverage Advanced Format, which increases the physical sector size on hard drives from 512 bytes to 4096 (4K) bytes, allowing increased drive capacities and improves error correction capabilities.

1.5TB HGST Travelstar 5K1500 Specifications:


Form Factor
2.5″ HDD
SATA 3.0Gb/s4
Formatted Capacity2
Rotational Speed
5,400 RPM
Cache / Data Buffer
Manufacturer Model Number
RoHS Compliant


Height (max)
9.5mm (0.370″)
Width (max)
69.85mm (2.750″)
Length (max)
100.35mm (3.951″)
Weight (typical)
118g (0.260 lbs.)
Bytes per Sector
Areal Density


Contact Start-Stops


Transfer Rate (Max)
Track-to-track Seek
Average Seek Time
Average Latency


Maximum Start Current, DC
5.0 Watts
Seek Power
1.8 Watts
Read Power
1.6 Watts
Write Power
1.6 Watts
Idle Mode
1.5 Watts
Idle Mode, Active
0.8 Watts
Idle Mode, Low Power
0.5 Watts
Standby Mode
0.2 Watts
Sleep Mode
0.1 Watts

Environmental (Operating)

400 G max at 2ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
32°F to 140°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
0°C to 60°C
-304.8 m to 3,048 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000+ ft)

Environmental (Non-Operating)

1000 G max at 1ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
-40°F to 149°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
-40°C to 65°C
-304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)


Idle (Typical)
2.5 bels
Seek (Typical)
2.7 bels
  1. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
  2. In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
  3. Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability rates.
  4. This unit has been firmware updated with HGST authorization to be limited to SATA 2.0 3Gb/s link fully SATA 1.5Gb/s backwards compatible.The 3Gb/s link speed setting ensures reliable operation for use in 2011 MacBook Pro optical bay as well as with other certain systems that do not properly link to 3Gb/s with a 6Gb/s type drive.

Manufacturer provided specifications for HGST p/n 0J28001 UPC#: 9785415159635

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 2 out of 2 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: CA Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Very easy to install. Works Great. November 10, 2014 This drive was a piece of cake to install after watching the OWC install video. The drive has been working great for over 6 months now and I couldn't be happier. Saved me a lot of money and made my computer good as new... (actually better since it doubled the hard drive space and I also bought more RAM from OWC). Seriously thinking of getting another one and using the data doubler kit.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Ho Chi Minh Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 the right solution for the 2011 Macbook Pro May 10, 2014 I tried to install several hard drives (> 1to) in the optical bay of my 2011 Macbook Pro. Only this one is working and it is working perfectly.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

HGST 1.5TB Travelstar™ 5K1500 Mfr P/N: 0J28001 OWC SKU: HIT0J28001S2 Internal 2.5" Hard Drive HGST 3 Year Limited Warranty
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