Travelstar Z7K500

500GB, 320GB & 250GB

  • High Performance 7200 RPM for faster data access
  • Big Capacity Up to 500GB of storage
  • Low Profile  7mm thickness for design flexibility
Travelstar Z7K500 is the second generation 7mm, 7200 RPM 2.5-inch hard drive from Hitachi, with capacities ranging from 250GB to 500GB leveraging Advanced Format, which increases the physical sector size from 512 bytes to 4,096 (4K) bytes to improve drive capacities and error correction capabilities. Travelstar Z7K500 is the first 2.5-inch HDD with a 6Gb/s SATA interface and 32MB of cache and delivers the highest 7200 RPM performance in PCMark Vantage testing. The 500GB per platter, one-disk models are designed as a direct replacement for standard 9.5mm HDDs, for use in notebook PCs, external storage and gaming consoles, as well as new, thinner and more robust device designs.

Model(s) Standard Models
BDE Option Models
EA Models
Interface SATA 6Gb/s
Capacity (GB) 500 / 320 / 250 500 / 320
Sector size (variable, Bytes/sector) 512e
Recording zones 30
Max areal density (Gbits/sq. in.) 630
Data buffer (MB) 32
Rotational Speed (RPM) 7200
Latency Average (ms) 4.2
Media transfer rate (Mbits/sec, max) 1369
Interface transfer rate (MB/sec, max) 600
Seek time: Average (typical)ms(read) 13
Seek time: Track to track (typical)ms(read) 1
Seek time: Full Stroke (typical)ms(read) 25
Load/Unload Cycles 600,000
Power on hours (POH) per month N/A 730
Availability (hrs/day x days/wk) N/A 24x7
Idle (Bels) 2.3
Seek (Bels, typical) 2.4
Requirement +5VDC(+-5%)
Requirement: Start-up (W, peak, max) 5.5
Requirement: Read/Write (W, avg) 1.8
Requirement: Low power idle (W, avg) 0.8 N/A
Requirement: Standby (W, avg) 0.2
Dissipation: Seek (W, Avg) 2.1
Dissipation: Active Idle (W, Avg) 1.0 N/A
Performance Idle 1.7
Sleep (W) 0.1
Physical size
Z-height (mm) 7
Dimensions (width x depth, mm) 70x100
Weight (g, max) 95
Environmental (operating)
Ambient temperature 0 to 60C
Shock (half-sine wave) 400G/2ms, 225G/1ms
Environmental (non-operating)
Ambient temperature -40 to 65C
Shock (half-sine wave) 1000G/1ms

Capacity (GB) - One GB is equal to one billion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity. Accessible capacity will vary according to operating environment and formatting
Sector size (bytes) - Advanced Format drive: 4K physical sectors with 512-byte emulation Data buffer (MB) - Portion of buffer used for firmware
Average (typical) ms (read) - Excludes command overhead
Availability - Designed for low duty cycle, non mission-critical applications in PC, nearline and consumer electronics environments, which vary application to application

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