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Hitachi GST Travelstar 5K500.B HTS545016B9A300 (0A57911) 160GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 5400 RPM
  • 8MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 3 years limited

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The Hitachi Travelstar 5K500.B 2.5" hard drive is great choice for use in notebook PC, external storage, gaming consoles and other mobile applications. It delivers the balance of capacity, ruggedness and low-power to meet the needs of consumers and commercial users in an eco-friendly footprint. This drive 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. Get the Hitachi Travelstar 5K500.B hard drive today, and upgrade or replace your storage with confidence.

  • newegg High Performance Combining large capacity, high speed cache and SATA 3Gbps interface, the Hitachi Travelstar 5K500.B internal hard drive delivers excellent performance to meet the most demanding environments and applications.
  • newegg Eco-Friendly The Hitachi Travelstar 5K500.B drive boasts halogen-free design and low power consumption to save our environments and energy.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Emily B.
  • 8/10/2015 9:20:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggslasts 5 years

Pros: lasted 5 years
fairly tolerant of rough handling

Cons: it doesn't fit into a 2.5" drive bay?

Other Thoughts: I used to own an Acer netbook that came with this drive. After upgrading to a (budget) PC, I chose to use this old hard drive until I got around to buying a new one. I wasn't the gentlest with my netbook, and when I put this drive in a case, it for some reason wouldn't fit into my 2.5" drive bay right, so I had it just kind of sitting there in the hard drive bay. It worked just fine until recently. It's not being detected by my new motherboard. :( Sad to see this drive go after having it since 2010.

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  • Jason S.
  • 4/10/2013 5:33:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsSlow

Pros: It hasn't lost data.
It's quiet

Cons: Unbelievably slow
Causes whole computer to hang on almost any access

Other Thoughts: I've had this in my old Thinkpad for a while and it's always been slow. Any reasonable diska access like downloading a file causes the entire OS to nearly grind to a halt. Reinstalling the OS doesn't really help.

This particular drive (160GB SATA) has been reliable but I've had Hitachis about that size go bad pretty regularly. Other brands have been more reliable in the past though now that WD owns HGST hopefully they'll be better.

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  • Justin H.
  • 3/7/2011 12:48:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsPile

Pros: Makes a cool paperweight.
Can be wedged under a table leg to keep it from wobbling.
Ticks at about 100bpm; could also be used as a metronome for piano practice.

Cons: Doesn't actually store any data.

Other Thoughts: Died right after my netbook's warranty expired.
Least reliable HDD brand of all time.-- fifth+ time I've replaced a hitachi drive vs. zero for all other brands.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/9/2010 8:36:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Buy

Pros: Works great. Replaced in Acer laptop less than 2 years old. For a 50.00 HD it's a great buy.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Laptop HD's as a rule don't have a long life and a decent one for this price is a good buy. If you never replaced one be careful installing because most laptop cases are thin plastic and can crack or break easily.

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  • Jerry F.
  • 2/12/2010 10:49:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Worked great in my Dell laptop

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Would buy again..

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/5/2010 7:53:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so good.

Pros: Installed quickly with no errors at all. Great HDD.

Cons: Nothing at all. so far....

Other Thoughts: I needed this because my mother in law was given a sony viao with a "Disk read error". So I knew what the issue was and bought this for her and had it up and running in 10 minutes. Great setup, great packaging. Great Newegg service.

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  • Rick G.
  • 1/30/2010 8:23:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPS3 Swap

Pros: Was on sale, cheap replacement for PS3's hard drive.

Cons: None.

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  • Zachary B.
  • 1/21/2010 5:58:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Quality

Pros: Got here within 2 days. simple installation. low shipping cost. Overall, it works.

Cons: Makes a strange, but loud *click* sound every once in a while. I can't quite determine what would make it do that, but its not really affecting the performance or anything. 2.5'' drives are also very fragile.

Other Thoughts: This was a brand upgrade from the one I had. My old one was the same hitachi, but only a 120gb.

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  • gustavo a.
  • 1/18/2010 4:26:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome HDD for price

Pros: great price, outstanding service, and great customer service. the hard drive works great, it is very quiet and seems to work better than old HDD.

Cons: none...UPS messed up my initial order but it was well worth the time.

Other Thoughts: Customer Service was outstanding, they were able to process and approve my claim in no time.

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  • Don H.
  • 1/16/2010 12:17:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNTLDR compressed

Pros: Drive seems to work ok with a clean install.

Cons: Cloned my 100 gig Toshiba drive running XP MCE sp3 to this 160 gig and all I can get is NTLDR compressed when I bootup with it. I did a clean install with Win 7 and it and runs fine. Bought a new Seagate 250 gig 7200 rpm drive and it cloned just fine so I will use it.

Other Thoughts: To much trouble to send back a $39.00 drive. Really wanted to keep my old install of XP and have a larger drive. I did it with the Seagate drive I have had my best luck with the Seagates.

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