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HGST Travelstar 2.5-Inch 500GB 5400RPM SATA II 8MB Cache Internal Hard Drive (0A57915)

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  • 500GB Notebook Hard Drive Storage Capacity
  • 5400 RPM, 8MB Cache and SATA II 3Gbps
  • Lowest power consumption in its class
  • Shock Resistance for Protection against bumps and rough handling
  • Halogen-Free Design
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Speed 5400 RPM 5400 RPM 7200 RPM 5400 RPM
Form Factor 2.5 inch 2.5 inch 2.5 inch 2.5 inch
Hardware Interface sata 3 0 gb sata 3 0 gb sata 6 0 gb sata 3 0 gb
Cache Memory Installed 8 8 MB 32 8 MB
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Product Description

Size: 500GB

Product Description

Travelstar 5K500.B, a 5400 RPM, 250GB/platter, 2.5-inch hard drive with capacities ranging from 120GB to 500GB, is designed for use in notebook PCs, external storage, gaming consoles and other mobile applications. The 5K500.B demonstrates Hitachi’s ecological leadership with its halogen-free design and focus on low power consumption. The 5K500.B elevates hard drive reliability with the industry’s first Iterative Detection Read Channel for improved signal processing. With optional hard-drive-level encryption for increased data security and enhanced availability models to deliver high-capacity storage for non-stop environments, the Travelstar 5K500.B delivers the balance of capacity, ruggedness and low-power to meet the needs of consumers and commercial users. Highlights - 500GB capacity, Lowest power consumption in its class, Halogen-free footprint, Serial ATA 3Gb/s, Security: Bulk Data Encryption option

From the Manufacturer

The Travelstar 5K500.B hard drive is a 2.5-inch hard drive designed to offer exceptional performance with quiet operation in mobile applications such as laptops and gaming consoles. The Travelstar 5K500.B series is available in capacities from 120GB* to 500GB, and features technologies that help protect your valuable data such as Bulk Data Encryption and TrueTrack technology.

The HGST Travelstar 5K500.B
Ideal for use in notebook PCs, gaming consoles, and other mobile applications. View larger
High-Capacity Storage Paves the Way for New Mobile Platforms

Travelstar 5K500.B is a 5400 RPM, 250GB/platter, 2.5-inch hard drive with capacities ranging from 120GB to 500GB. This drive is ideal for use in notebook PCs, external storage, gaming consoles, and other mobile applications. The 5K500.B demonstrates HGST's ecological leadership with its halogen-free production and focus on low power consumption, and carries the EcoTrac classification.

HGST offers optional hard drive-level encryption for increased data security and enhanced availability models to deliver high-capacity storage for non-stop environments. The Travelstar 5K500.B delivers the balance of capacity, ruggedness and low-power to meet the needs of consumers and commercial mobile users.

Encryption Option

Travelstar 5K500.B is available as a self-encrypting drive (SED) featuring HGST's Bulk Data Encryption. The SED encrypts in real time data using protected keys, providing users the highest level of data protection available. It also speeds and simplifies drive re-purposing. By deleting the encryption key, the data on the drive is rendered unreadable, thereby eliminating the need for time-consuming data-overwrite to wipe the drive.

Enhanced Availability (EA) for 24/7 Access to Data

HGST provides enhanced availability models that allow the Travelstar 5K500.B to deliver 24x7 access to data for data-intensive applications requiring round-the-clock operation. The 5K500.B provides high capacity, durability and low power utilization on a proven platform for quality and reliability. EA models support the stringent demands of "always-on" applications in lower-transaction environments.

HGST Quality and Service

All HGST hard drives are designed to the highest quality standards with field-proven components. They are backed by HGST's worldwide technical support and integration services, enabling customers around the globe to bring their products to market quickly.

*One GB is equal to one billion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity. Accessible capacity will vary according to operating environment and formatting.

Technical Specifications

  • Interface: SATA 3Gb/s
  • Max. areal density (Gbits/sq. in.): 375
  • Data buffer (MB): 8
  • Rotational speed (RPM): 5400
  • Media transfer rate (Mbits/s, max): 875
  • Interface transfer rate (MB/s, max): 300
  • Environmental (operating) Ambient Temperature: 5 to 55 degrees Celsius
  • Relative Humidity (non-condensing): 8% to 90%
  • Environmental (non-operating) Ambient Temperature: -40 to 65 degrees Celsius
  • Relative Humidity (non-condensing): 5% to 95%
  • Power Requirement: +5 VDC (+/- 5%)
  • Active Idle Power Consumption (W): 0.8
  • Dimensions (W x D x H) 70mm x 100mm x 9.5mm
  • Weight (typical, g, max.): 104

Product Information

Size:500GB

Technical Details

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Brand Name HGST
Item model number 829686001466
Item Weight 3.7 ounces
Product Dimensions 2.8 x 0.4 x 3.9 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 2.8 x 0.4 x 3.9 inches
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 5400 RPM

Additional Information

ASIN B0029LHVLO
Customer Reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars 50 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #509 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Data Storage > Internal Hard Drives
Shipping Weight 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First Available October 22, 2008

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By Anastacio Guerrero on May 27, 2010
Size: 500GB Verified Purchase
I got this HD for the PS3. It is an afforable HD at this capcity. It has not stopped working for me yet, and thats because I use my PS3 pretty much everyday. I would recommend this brand to any one in the market for a 2.5" HD either for your laptop, or the PS3.
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I wanted a larger hard drive for my new MacBook but didn't want to pay the rip-off mark up price that Apple charges for a larger drive so I bought the MacBook, ordered this drive, and---voila---I had a MacBook with a 500GB drive for less than half of what Apple would have charged. I never used the MacBook with the 250GB drive that it came with. I installed this the same day that I purchased the MacBook and it has been working well since then, which is about 2 months. So far so good with this drive. Also, if you are a Mac user, this is the exact same brand and RPM as the stock drive in the Macbook. In fact, this drive is identical to the one that I pulled out of my MacBook, except for the capacity, of course. Also, because the hard drive is a user replaceable part, upgrading you hard drive does not void your MacBook warranty---I checked this with the folks at Mac before opening up the computer and they confirmed that it would not affect the warranty.
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I was looking to update my macbook hd. Using the carbon copy I simply stick it in the USB, Clone it, and change. It is working perfectly. Looks like the original, but with double space.
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Bought the 500 GB Hitachi drive to replace the tiny 250GB drive my MBP came with. So far it has lived up to expectations. I was a little concerned about noise based on other reviews on Amazon, but after 4 days I can attest that it is as quiet as the original (no interference noise to the sound card either, which happened to a Dell Upgrade I made years ago). I have not tested transfer speeds or anything more advanced, but so far their is no noticeable performance loss. If it ever fails I will update the review. Installation was easy, completed this and memory upgrade in less than 30 minutes. Took 10 minutes of setup time and 2.5 hours computing time hours to reinstall OS and move my 190GB of TimeMachine data.

Points:
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Easy install (4 screws must be transfered from old HD to new one)
Quiet
No noticeable signal noise

Unknowns:
Reliability in long term?
Transfer speeds?
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I was a little worried this would not work in my MAC laptop. After re-installing the OS this Hard drive is working flawlessly at a fraction of the cost from Apple. Easy to install and the only real hard part is re-installing the OS. Time will tell how long this last, but the original HD in the MAC only lasted about a year. BACK UP your Mac every month ... just in case.
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Bought this 500Gb Hdd for my ps3 and it works great fan does not come on as often and also less noisy when running when fan is not running. Load times and install times seem a bit faster as well but I havent done any tests to confirm but seen a few people who have posted a bit faster load and install times. For under 70$ its a great investment for the ps3 or computer.
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Im using this hdd with a Eagle Tech ET-CS2MSU2-BK 2.5-Inch SATA to USB Portable HDD Enclosure (Mesh) to store movies and play on a NETGEAR NeoTV 550 NTV550 Ultimate HD Media Player no issues at all, the drive is fast for 5400rpm drive (I got 60-80 mg/s on esata dock, on usb2 around 30 mg/s), it can be driven by the usb port fine (no need for dual usb), the drive is quiet, cool and very little vibration. Im about to order my second, really amazing drive.

EDIT July 12/2011: I had such a good experience with this HDD, that bought 3 more, 2 are on the USB enclosures working great and silent on my media streamer in my Home Theater room. And two are on my desktops (yes desktop), i find them very quiet and ideal for storage paired up with an SSD for OS/Apps, i have a WHS server for main storage and backups, so the 5k500b is more than enough for local storage, the drives idle very low in my setups, 25C (21 ambient) and under heavy load doesn't break 39C (this is with no active cooling, placed where no fans are near), its hard for me to hear them, even low rpm fans make more noise than this drives inside my case, really happy with this drives.
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I purchased this to upgrade my MacBook Pro to a 500 gb hard drive. I had a video from youtube that gave me very detailed directions for installation. Installation was easy and the drive has performed flawlessly for me. Great product! And it was delivered quickly.
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