CinemaStar Z5K500

CinemaStar Z5K500

Digital Video and Surveillance Storage

  • High Capacity / Low Profile – 500GB in a thin, 7mm thickness for design flexibility
  • Ready for Action– 24x7 availability for digital video apps
  • Quiet Operation– Enjoy a richer audio-listening experience

When you need  reliable delivery of digital video and surveillance content in a small form factor, trust the CinemaStar® Z5K500 2.5-inch  500GB consumer electronics hard drive.  Its small size and lightweight design work well with TVs and portable devices. The CinemaStar Z5K500 replaces standard 9.5mm drives. Trust HGST to deliver a lightweight, portable device well-suited for your digital video and surveillance requirements.

Model # / Part #
HCC545050A7E630 / 0J42255
SATA 6Gb/s
Capacity (GB)
Recording Zones
Data Heads (physical)
Data Disks
Sector Size (Variable, Bytes/sector)
Max Areal Density (Gbits/sq. in.)
Data Buffer (MB)
Rotational Speed (RPM)
Latency Average (ms)
Interface Transfer Rate (MB/sec, max)
Media Transfer Rate (Mbits/sec, max)
Seek Time (read, ms, typical)
Power on Hours (POH) Per Month
Load/Unload Cycles
Idle (Bels)
Operational (Bels, typical)
+5 VDC (+/-5%)
Startup Current (A, max)
Read/Write (W, avg)
Low Power Idle (W, avg)
Physical Size
Z-Height (mm)
Dimensions (width x depth, mm)
70 x 100
Weight (g, max)
Environmental (operating)
Ambient Temperature
0° to 70°C
Shock (half-sine wave)
400G (2 ms) 225G (1ms)
Environmental (non-operating)
Ambient Temperature
-40° to 65°C
Shock (half-sine wave)
1000G (1ms)


  • Second generation, 7mm, 2.5-inch design
  • Video hard drive with 500GB capacity
  • Advanced Format with 512 byte emulation
  • 24x7 availability
  • Low power utilization to help reduce energy costs
  • SmoothStream™ technology
  • Silent-seek acoustics for quiet operation
  • SMART Command Transport (SCT) for streaming optimization

Applications / Environments

  • Digital Video Recorders (DVR)
  • Set-top Boxes
  • Portable Video Players
  • DVR-enabled Televisions
  • High-end Audio Systems
  • Video Surveillance Systems
REACH Certificate of Compliance for HGST Storage Products

REACH Certificate of Compliance for HGST Storage Products.

Agency Approval Letter
RoHS II Compliance and Exemptions for HGST Storage Products

Identifies HGST storage products that comply with the European Union Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of use of certain hazardous substances (“RoHS Directive”).

Agency Approval Letter
Taiwan BSMI RoHS Certificate for HGST Products

This document provides the Restricted Sustances tables for compliance with Taiwan BSMI RoHS for HGST-brand HDD and SSD products.

Agency Approval Letter
Travelstar & CinemaStar Z5K500 Agency Approval Letters

This statement certifies that Travelstar & CinemaStar Z5K500 hard disk drives meet the criteria for electronic products safety standards in all included regions

Agency Approval Letter
CinemaStar Z5K500 Data Sheet

This two-page data sheet provides an overview and drive specifications for the CinemaStar Z5K500 hard drive, data storage for digital video applications.

Data sheet
CinemaStar Z5K500 OEM Specification

This document details the functional and interface specification information for the CinemaStar Z5K500hard drive

HGST Advanced Format Technology Brief

This document provides a high-level overview of Advanced Format hard drives, the latest 4K block structure used to storage information on hard disk drives.

Technology Brief
Audio/Visual - Seamless Streaming
This paper gives an overview of the Streaming Command Set included in the ATA/ATAPI-7 standard, which provides a comprehensive toolset for Audio/Video disk drive applications
White Paper
CE Features of Second Generation CinemaStar HDD

White paper about Rebuild Assist on HGST's enterprise capacity and performance hard drives which delivers faster rebuilds and helps maintain system performance during rebuilds

White Paper
Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Technology White Paper

A white paper describing Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Technology, its implementation on hard drives and contrasts to Longitudinal recording

White Paper
Ramp Load/Unload Technology

A white paper describing how low/unload ramp technology works and the many benefits to hard drive power efficiency, shock tolerance, performance, longevity and reliability.

White Paper
Smooth Stream Technology in HGST Hard Drives
A white paper describing the use and benefits of Smooth Stream Technology in HGST hard disk drives.
White Paper
Thermal Fly-height Control (TFC) Technology in HGST Hard Disk Drives

A white paper describing the use of Thermal Fly-height Control (TFC) technology in HGST Hard Disk Drives.

White Paper