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Hitachi (HGST) 500gb 500 GB 2.5 Inch 5400 RPM Sata Hard Drive Thin 7MM For Laptop/PS3/Mac - 3 Years Warranty

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  • Product Identifiers Brand Hitachi Model Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
  • Key Features Enclosure Internal Capacity 500 GB Buffer Size 8 MB Hard Drive Type HDD (Hard Disk Drive) Spindle Speed 5400 RPM Interface SATA II Designation Laptop Computer
  • 7mm Drive for Laptop , mac, ps3.
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Technical Details
BrandHitachi
Item Weight118 g
Product Dimensions20.8 x 13.4 x 1 cm
Hard Drive Size500 GB
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
  
Additional Information
ASINB003ZFLOD4
Best Sellers Rank 937 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight118 g
Date First Available11 Aug. 2010
  
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Hitachi 500gb 500 GB 2.5 Inch 5400 RPM Sata Hard Drive Thin 7MM For Laptop/PS3/Mac Product Description The Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 is a second generation, 500 GB internal hard drive. This model improves the drives capacity as well as its error correction capabilities. This Hitachi 500 GB hard drive has a low profile design and a spindle speed of 5400 RPM. With this smaller size, it can be a direct replacement for a standard 0.3-inch hard drive commonly used in laptops, external storage devices, and gaming consoles. The Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 has an external data transfer rate of 300 MBps and a seek time of 13 ms. There is a maximum seek time of 25 ms for this Hitachi 500 GB hard drive. The buffer size for this internal hard drive is 8 MB, and the Interface is a seven-pin SATA 3.0 GBps. This drive has an EcoTrac classification due to its low power consumption and eco-friendly halogen free production. The Hitachi 500 GB hard drive weighs approximately 3.36 oz and measures 2.75 inches wide by 3.95 inches high by 0.3 inches thick.

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4.6 out of 5 stars

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr Baz #1 REVIEWER#1 HALL OF FAME on 7 Nov. 2014
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I bought one of these to upgrade a PS3 12GB, but I've used a few for laptop replacements too with no issues to report so far.

This model is the Travelstar Z5K500 it's a standard 5400rpm drive which has a buffer of 8MB, there are faster 2.5" hard drives out there but this still puts in a respectable performance either used in a console or a laptop.

For console users the 7mm size is needed on some devices, some laptops will take slightly taller 2.5" hard drives but this will fit anything out there be it PC or Mac. There are a few other choices too this makes for a convenient storage drive if you have a 2.5" casing to put it in and you can even fit it to a desktop PC (SATA connections are the same) with a suitable 3.5" to 2.5" cage. The drive is quiet and won't disturb you at all with low vibration and very little noise evident.

Performance wise it's roughly in line with similar drives (max sustained read/write is about 100MB/s), though the price is slightly better and 3 years warranty isn't standard from most makers (Western Digital do own Hitachi but they have their own range of drives) If you're looking for faster speeds I can recommend the Hitachi 7K1000 this has a bigger 32MB buffer and a faster spindle speed of 7200rpm making it more suited to desktop use or on a performance machine.

As it is though for a "normal" hard drive replacement it works just fine. If you're upgrading an older laptop or console HDD from years back then this will likely be faster than the drive you replace (densities increase per platter and they get faster all the time because of that) Recommended
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Ceebaby on 28 Sept. 2013
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Easy install for my son's 12gb PS3 and took about 5 mins. It was cheaper to buy the 12gb and then install the 500gb hard drive than buying the 500gb PS3. Was up and running after 20 mins. My son is very happy with the increased capacity and can now play all his games perfectly. Installed it in March and has been running well since.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mark Edwards on 12 Jan. 2014
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My girlfriend's MacBook Pro hard drive failed and Apple geniuses (I checked and apparently that is an acceptable plural even though personally I am more comfortable with genii) wanted almost £150 to replace it.

I went on the Internet as one does these days and found that a replacement was easy. I bought this hard drive as a replacement.

It worked well, is working well and I hope it will. I also doubled her capacity in the process. All in all, this was a life saver.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Coward on 16 April 2014
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I chose this to put into my 12GB super slim PS3. It fits perfectly if you have the correct HDD caddy. I had no trouble installing it. It came vacuum sealed with a desiccant so it was definitely new.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Francisco on 19 May 2014
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Easy to install and works perfectly! And a great price.
My ps3 had no internal memory so I couldn't install more than two or three games.
This internal hard drive solved my problem.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Hodgie on 2 Oct. 2013
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I bought this to replace the faulty drive in my Sony Vaio. I was tempted by a SSD but just over thirty quid for this 500GB compared to over two fifty for the SSD made it a no-brainer.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By kerilizmon on 3 May 2014
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I bought this after discovering the 12GB Play Station 3 really does not have enough data to really do anything! I was concerned about installing myself but it was easy, and now I have a 500GB PS3 for a lot cheaper than actually buying one with that amount of storage, and with minimal effort. Item arrived promptly and well packaged just as described. I give it 4 stars as I have only just installed and so time will tell whether it deserves 5 stars! Great price.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Jason L on 20 Feb. 2013
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I bought this for my sons PS3 slimline 12g(£129). The result was better than expected. after fitting this hard drive to the ps3 caddy (£7.99) which was a no brainer exercise. Insert into the ps3. Replace drive cover and turn on. The PS3 then initialised and set up the drive with no issues or need to reformat. Job done.
The end result is his ps3 is faster than mine (dam). plus it uses the 12g as a flash instant memory which for online gaming is great. He loves it and I am enjoying a peaceful home again with a teenager.
Plus a 500g PS3 with 12g flash for around £180.
Oh and there is no noise from the drive. Result.
I rate this at 5 Stars. I will be buying this drive again soon.
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