Travelstar Z5K500

Travelstar Z5K500

500GB, 320GB & 250GB
2.5-inch 7mm
Mobile Hard Drive

  • Low Profile – 7mm thickness for slim designs
  • High Capacity – Up to 500GB
  • Quiet Operation –  Enjoy a richer audio-listening experience

For the right mix of capacity and long battery life in a lightweight design choose the HGST Travelstar® Z5K500. With a speed of 5400 RPM, it's is the ideal solution for mobile devices, security systems and gaming consoles. Innovations like Advanced Format technology increase drive capacities and improves data reliability. The eco-friendly drive is energy-efficient and halogen-free. It replaces standard 9.5mm HDDs with more storage in a thinner, lightweight, robust design. Capacities range from 250GB - 500GB. When you need capacity and energy efficiency trust your data to the drives designed for mobile computing.

Standard Models
Enhanced Availability Models
General
Model # / Part #
HTS545050A7E680 / 0J38065
HTS545050A7E681 / 0J39415
HTS545050A7E685 / 0J43135
HTS545032A7E680 / 0J38063
HTS545032A7E681 / 0J39413
HTS545032A7E685 / 0J43133
HTS545025A7E680 / 0J3806
HTS545025A7E681 / 0J39412
HTS545025A7E685 / 0J43132
HTE545050A7E680 / 0J39685
HTE545032A7E680 / 0J39683
Interface
SATA 6Gb/s
SATA 6Gb/s
Capacity (GB)
500 / 320 / 250
500 / 320
Recording Zones
30
30
Sector Size (Variable, Bytes/sector)
512e
512e
Max Areal Density (Gbits/sq. in.)
636
636
Performance
Data Buffer (MB)
8
8
Rotational Speed (RPM)
5400
5400
Latency Average (ms)
5.5
5.5
Interface Transfer Rate (MB/sec, max)
600
600
Media Transfer Rate (Mbits/sec, max)
1087
1087
Seek Time (read, ms, typical)
13
13
Seek Time: Track to Track (typical) ms (read)
1
1
Seek Time: Full Stroke (typical) ms (read)
25
25
Reliability
Power on Hours (POH) Per Month
N/A
730
Load/Unload Cycles
600,000
600,000
Acoustics
Idle (Bels)
1.9
1.9
Operational (Bels, typical)
2.1
2.1
Power
Requirement
+5VDC (+-5%)
+5VDC (+-5%)
Startup (W, peak, max)
4.5
4.5
Read/Write (W, avg)
1.6
1.6
Low Power Idle (W, avg)
0.55
N/A
Active Idle (W, avg)
0.8
N/A
Performance Idle (W, avg)
1.5
1.5
Standby (W, avg)
0.2
0.2
Seek (W, avg)
1.8
1.8
Sleep (W)
0.1
0.1
Physical Size
Z-Height (mm)
7
7
Dimensions (width x depth, mm)
700 x 100
700 x 100
Weight (g, max)
95
95
Environmental (operating)
Ambient Temperature
0° - 60°C
0° - 60°C
Shock (half-sine wave)
400G/2ms, 225G/1ms
400G/2ms, 225G/1ms
Environmental (non-operating)
Ambient Temperature
-40° - 65° C
-40° - 65° C
Shock (half-sine wave)
1000G/1 ms
1000G/1 ms

Highlights

  • Second generation 7mm z-height design
  • Up to 500GB 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

Applications / Environments

  • Notebook and ultra-portable PCs
  • Tablets
  • Compact desktop PCs
  • External storage
  • Gaming consoles
  • Compact video devices
  • Network routers (EA)
  • Video surveillance (EA)
Declaration of BNST Free Compliance

HGST products identified within this document are BNST-free and in compliance with Canada’s Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulation, 2012. 

Agency Approval Letter
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
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
Travelstar Z5K500 Data Sheet

This two-page document gives the highlights, best-fit applications, model,numbers and basic technical specs for the Travelstar Z5K500 data sheet

Data sheet
Travelstar Z5K500 Installation Guide

A two-page installation guide for Travelstar Z5K500 hard disk drive includes information on system requirements, handling precautions and the quick installation procedure.

Installation Guide
Travelstar Z5K500 OEM Specification for Standard Models

This document details the functional and interface specification information for the Travelstar Z5K500 hard drive

Specification
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
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
Design Flexibility with 7mm Z-series Drives

Design Flexibilitly with 7mm Z-Series Hard Drives

White Paper
Enhanced Adaptive Battery Life Extender (ABLE)

"ABLE is a power efficiency tool, which maps the power consumption of a hard drive to specified drive usage parameters based on options input by the host system integrator."

White Paper
Fluid Dynamic Bearing Spindle Motors

This white paper addresses the shift from ball bearing to fluid dynamic bearing motors, as well as the attributes and issues associated with each type of motor.

White Paper
High-Pinning Iridium-Manganese-Chromium (IrMnCr)Read Sensors for High Reliability & Stability White Paper

This white paper describes High-Pinning Iridium-Manganese-Chromium (IrMnCr) read sensors and their role in delivering high reliability & stability in hard drives.

White Paper
How to Guide: Bulk Data Encryption
This guide is intended to help Distributors with the setup and use of HGST hard drives with the Bulk Data Encryption feature. It is not intended as an end-user manual.
White Paper
Iterative Detection Read Channel Technology in Hard Disk Drives

A technology white paper describing the development and application of iterative detection read channels in hard disk drives.

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
Safeguarding Your Data with HGST Bulk Data Encryption

A white paper the describes how HGST Bulk Data Encryption safeguards data on models equiped with the feature

White Paper
Serial ATA - Next Generation Storage Interface

An introduction the Serial ATA (SATA) interface, the need for it beyond Parallel ATA (PATA) and and overview of the standard.

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
TrueTrack Technology Overview

TrueTrack technology is a series of significant servo inventions that increase hard disk reliability, increases robustness of the drive and eases system integration

White Paper