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Travelstar 5K1500

2.5-inch Mobile Hard Drive

  • Highest 9.5mm capacity – At least 50% more than other 9.5mm HDDs
  • Quiet Acoustics – Richer audio-listening for music, movies and games
  • Data Security – Self-encrypting models

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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. This newest addition to the Travelstar family achieves the industry’s highest 9.5mm capacity through an innovative three-disk design in a form factor that typically accommodates only two disks. The Travelstar 5K1500 is intended for use in notebook PCs, all-in-one desktop PCs, external storage, gaming consoles, blade servers, network routers and video surveillance systems.
Model # / Part #
  • HTS541515A9E630
  • HTS541515A9E631
  • HTS541515A9E635
  • HTE541515A9E630
Interface SATA 6Gb/s
Capacity (GB) 1500 (1.5TB)
Sector size (variable, Bytes/sector) 512e
Recording zones 30
Data Heads (physical) 6
Data Disks 3
Max Areal Density (Gbits/sq. in.) 694


Data Buffer (MB) 32
Rotational Speed (RPM) 5400
Latency Average (ms) 5.5
Media transfer rate (Mbits/sec, max) 998
Interface transfer rate (MB/sec, max) 600
Seek Time (read, ms, typical) 13
Seek time: Track to track (typical) ms (read) 1
Seek time: Full Stroke (typical) ms (read) 25


Power on hours (POH) per month N/A 730
Load/Unload Cycles 600,000
Availability (hrs/day x days/wk) 24x7


Idle (Bels) 2.5
Operational (Bels, typical) 2.7


Requirement +5VDC (+-5%)
Startup (W, peak, max) 5.0
Read/Write (W, avg) 1.6
Low power idle (W, avg) 0.5 N/A
Standby (W, avg) 0.2
Seek (W, avg) 1.8
Active Idle (W, avg) 0.8 N/A
Performance Idle (W, avg) 1.5 Idle (Avg.)
Sleep (W) 0.1

Physical size

Z-Height (mm) 9.5
Dimensions (width x depth, mm) 70x100
Weight (g, max) 118

Environmental (operating)

Ambient temperature 0° - 60° C
Shock (half-sine wave) 400G/2ms, 225G/1ms

Environmental (non-operating)

Ambient temperature -40° - 65° C
Shock (half-sine wave) 1000G/1ms
Quick Facts


  • Up to 1.5TB of capacity
  • Advanced Format, 512 byte emulation
  • 6Gb/s SATA interface
  • Dual Stage Actuator (DSA)
  • Low power consumption
  • 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

    Applications / Environments

  • Notebook PCs
  • External storage
  • Gaming PCs and consoles
  • Blade servers (EA)
  • Network routers (EA)
  • Video surveillance (EA)