Travelstar Z7K500

Travelstar Z7K500

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

  • High Performance– 7200 RPM for faster data access
  • Big Capacity – Up to 500GB of storage
  • Low Profile – 7mm thickness for design flexibility

For the road warrior looking for performance and capacity in a thin, lightweight drive, trust the HGST Travelstar® Z7K500.  This drive delivers 7200 RPM performance with a 6Gb/s SATA interface and 32MB cache buffer. It offers Advanced Format technology for increased drive capacity and reliability. The 7mm drive replaces standard 9.5mm HDDs. Choose your capacity -- ranging from 250GB to 500GB. Travelstar Z7K500 balances speed, capacity and design flexibility for your mobile devices, external storage and gaming devices.

Standard Models
Enhanced Availability Models
General
Model # / Part #
HTS725050A7E630 / 0J38075
HTS725050A7E631 / 0J39425
HTS725050A7E635 / 0J43895
HTS725032A7E630 / 0J38073
HTS725032A7E631 / 0J39423 
HTS725032A7E635 / 0J43893
HTS725025A7E630 / 0J38072
HTS725025A7E631 / 0J39422
HTS725025A7E635 / 0J43892
HTE725050A7E630 / 0J43105
HTE725032A7E630 / 0J43103
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.)
630
630
Performance
Data Buffer (MB)
32
32
Rotational Speed (RPM)
7200
7200
Latency Average (ms)
4.2
4.2
Interface Transfer Rate (MB/sec, max)
600
600
Media Transfer Rate (Mbits/sec, max)
1369
1369
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)
2.3
2.3
Operational (Bels, typical)
2.4
2.4
Power
Requirement
+5VDC(+-5%)
+5VDC(+-5%)
Startup (W, peak, max)
5.5
5.5
Read/Write (W, avg)
1.8
1.8
Low Power Idle (W, avg)
0.8
N/A
Active Idle (W, avg)
1
N/A
Performance Idle (W, avg)
1.7
1.7
Standby (W, avg)
0.2
0.2
Seek (W, avg)
2.1
2.1
Sleep (W)
0.1
0.1
Physical Size
Z-Height (mm)
7
7
Dimensions (width x depth, mm)
70x100
70x100
Weight (g, max)
95
95
Environmental (operating)
Ambient Temperature
0° to 60°C
0° to 60°C
Shock (half-sine wave)
400G/2ms, 225G/1ms
400G/2ms, 225G/1ms
Environmental (non-operating)
Ambient Temperature
-40° to 65°C
-40° to 65°C
Shock (half-sine wave)
1000G/1ms
1000G/1ms

Highlights

  • First 7200 RPM, 500GB in a 7mm, single-disk design
  • Advanced Format, 512-byte emulation
  • First 6Gb/s SATA interface on a mobile HDD
  • Low power consumption
  • Halogen-free for eco-friendly footprint
  • 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 Z7K500 Agency Approval Letters

This statement certifies that Travelstar & CinemaStar Z7K500 hard disk drives meet the criteria for electronic products safety standards in all included regions

Agency Approval Letter
Travelstar Z7K500 Compatibility Guide

A summary of component and operating system compatibility testing that has been completed for the Travelstar Z7K500 hard disk drives,

Compatibility Summary
Travelstar Z7K500 Data Sheet

This two-page document gives the highlights, best-fit applications, model,numbers and basic technical specs for the Travelstar Z7K500 data sheet

Data sheet
Travelstar Z7K500 Quick Installation Guide

A two-page installation guide for Travelstar Z7K500 hard disk drive includes information on system requirements, handling precautions and the quick installation procedure.

Installation Guide
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
Design Flexibility with 7mm Z-series Drives

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