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500GB Travelstar™ Z5K500 Hard Disk Drive

2.5-Inch | SATA 6.0Gb/s | 5400RPM | 8MB Cache
High-performance, high-capacity mobile storage for notebook PCs and other applications
  • Low Profile - 7mm thickness for slim designs
  • High Capacity - Up to 500GB
  • Quiet Operation - Enjoy a richer audio-listening experience

Travelstar Z5K500 is the second generation 7mm, 5400 RPM 2.5-inch hard drive from HGST, with capacities ranging from 250GB to 500GB. 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.

500GB HGST Travelstar™ Z5K500 Specifications:


Form Factor
2.5″ HDD
SATA 6.0Gb/s
Formatted Capacity2
Rotational Speed
5,400 RPM
Cache / Data Buffer
Manufacturer Model Number


Height (max)
7mm (0.275″)
Width (max)
69.85mm (2.750″)
Length (max)
100.35mm (3.951″)
Weight (typical)
95g (0.209 lbs.)
Bytes per Sector
Areal Density


Contact Start-Stops
3 Year HGST Warranty


Transfer Rate (Max)
1087 Mb/s
Track-to-track Seek
Average Seek Time
Average Latency


Maximum Start Current, DC
4.5 Amps
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)
1.9 bels
Seek (Typical)
2.1 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.
Manufacturer provided specifications for HGST p/n HTS545050A7E680 UPC#: 705487198416

Customer Ratings

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Langley,B.C. Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 very good July 26, 2016 every thing when will working great

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