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HGST Travelstar Z5K500.B
2.5-inch 7mm 5400 RPM Mobile Hard Drive

HGST Travelstar Z5K500.B

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Slim Design and Power Efficiency for a Better Mobile Experience

Ideal for use as primary storage in notebooks and external enclosures, the Travelstar Z5K500.B delivers the right mix of capacity, performance and low power consumption in thin and light mobile applications. This 7mm 2.5-inch mobile drive supports slim mobile system designs, and is also compatible with most standard 9.5mm bays. A roomy 500GB of storage capacity holds ample amounts of photos, videos and files. With an operational speed of 5400 RPM, the Z5K500.B is a perfect mainstream storage choice for mobile devices, external storage and gaming consoles.

Innovations to Support Mobile Storage

In a notebook drive, silence is golden. Noise reducing technologies in the Travelstar Z5K500.B make it one of the quietest mobile drives on the market. State-of-the-art seeking algorithms and advanced power management features ensure low power consumption for longer battery life and more “unplugged” time on your portable device. When you need capacity and energy efficiency, trust your data to Travelstar hard drives, designed for mobile computing.

HGST Quality and Service

HGST’s mobile hard drives are designed to high quality standards and contain field-proven components. HGST provides worldwide technical support and integration services to enable global customers to bring their products to market quickly.

Quick Facts:


  • 500GB of capacity on a single disk
  • Advanced Format, industry standard 4K sector size
  • 512 byte emulation
  • 6Gb/s SATA interface
  • Low power consumption
  • Halogen-free for eco-friendly design


  • Notebook and ultra-portable PCs
  • Compact desktop PCs
  • External storage
  • Gaming consoles

Features and Benefits:

  Feature / Function Benefits
Capacity Up to 500GB storage Up to 125 hours of high-definition video, 500 hours of standard video, 178 movies, 125,000 4-min songs or 250 games*
Performance Up to 1176Mb/s media transfer rate Fast downloads and excellent application performance**
Interface SATA 6Gb/s Fast data throughput
  • 1.4W read/write power
  • 0.55W low power idle
Low energy use to help improve battery life for more “unplugged” notebook time
  • 400G operating shock
  • 1000G non-operating shock
Strong protection against bumps and rough handling
Acoustics Quiet acoustics Richer audio-listening experience for music, movies and games

* Actual storage may vary depending on the compression rate applied. Capacities may not be combined.
**In PCMark Vantage testing


Travelstar Z5K500.B HDD

Standard Models
Interface SATA 6Gb/s
Capacity1 500GB
Sector Size (Variable, Bytes/sector)2 512e
Data buffer3 (MB) 16
Rotational Speed (RPM) 5400
Latency Average (ms) 5.5
Interface Transfer Rate (MB/sec, max) 600
Media Transfer Rate (Mbits/sec, max) 1176
Seek Time (read, ms, typical)4 11
Load/Unload Cycles 600,000
Requirement +5VDC (+-5%)
Startup (W, peak, max) 5.0
Read/Write (W, avg) 1.4
Seek (W, avg) 1.6
Low Power Idle (W, avg) 0.55
Standby (W, avg) 0.16
Sleep (W) 0.16
Physical size
Z-Height (mm) 7
Dimensions (width x depth, mm) 70x100
Weight (g, max) 92
Environmental (Operating)
Ambient Temperature 0° to 60°C
Shock (half-sine wave) 400G/2ms
Environmental (Non-Operating)
Ambient Temperature -40° to 65°C
Shock (half-sine wave) 1000G/2ms
Acoustics (A-Weighted Sound Power)
Idle (Bels, typical) 1.7
Seek (Bels, typical) 2.2

1 One GB is equal to one billion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity. Accessible capacity will vary depending on the operating environment and formatting.
2 Advanced Format drive: 4K physical sectors with 512 byte emulation
3 Portion of buffer used for firmware
4 Excludes command overhead


Download the HGST Travelstar Z5K500.B Hard Drives Datasheet (.PDF)


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