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Hitachi GST Travelstar 7K500 HTS725050A9A364 (0A72335) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

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  • 7200 RPM
  • 16MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 3 years limited

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Anonymous
  • 12/2/2014 8:20:04 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsNearly 4 Later...and Still Going Strong!

Pros: Over 3 years later, this Hitachi Travelstar HDD still performs extremely well: It is fast for a laptop mechanical hard drive. It is extremely reliable and solid. Never any issues with it. It is still runs strongly and enjoys good health.

Cons: No cons at all. This Hitachi Travelstar HDD never failed once. It has never given me any problems.

Other Thoughts: A little over 3 years ago, I bought the
Hitachi GST Travelstar 7K500 HTS725050A9A364 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive.
I bought this laptop drive to replace the slow shabby drive that came with a HP laptop. This Hitachi hard drive was a great investment. It definitely improved the performance of my laptop.
Nearly 4 years later, this little Hitachi Travelstar HDD is still going strong. Very reliable. Never any issues. 'Health tests' show this drive as still being in 'top health'.
This Hitachi Travelstar is a high-quality product. When I need a new laptop hard drive, I will look at new Hitachi hard drives first.

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  • Coty T.
  • 10/5/2012 11:44:58 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAlright - Great if low user

Pros: Stable drive at a good speed. Does everything in a timely manner, and has a decent amount of storage space.

Cons: The drive died on me after about 1 year and 8 months of heavy use.

Other Thoughts: By "heavy use" I mean that I reformatted the drive upwards of 100-200 times. I used it to test different linux distributions and sometimes would reformat it multiple times a day.

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1 out of 5 eggsHard drive dead in 2 years

Pros: It worked before it dead.

Cons: HITACHI will not warranty it's OEM hard drives.

The OEM hard drive installed in my SONY VAIO laptop (Model VPCF1190S) dead in less than 2 years. The laptop has 1 year warranty, also Hitachi will not warranty it's OEM hard drive. I am left with no option, had to purchase a new one. Oh well

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  • James N.
  • 2/11/2012 11:16:24 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBought as a replacement drive

Pros: Fast and quiet drive. Low power consumption.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: Purchased to replace original drive Fujitsu MHZ2320BH-G2 320GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache 2.5 for my HP HDX laptop. The Windows hard disk rating increased from 5.3 to 5.9 or 11%.

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  • Pamela E.
  • 2/10/2012 9:15:36 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbig & quick

Pros: quiet, fast and 500GB of storage.

Cons: none really other than it wasn't free.

Other Thoughts: 7200 rpms really perked up my old Gateway core duo notebook. Glad I spent a little more for the higher rotation. Haven't noticed any increase in heat or shortened battery life.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/16/2011 6:53:10 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsDay 14 with the Hitach

Pros: Drive does not disappoint. Very quick and lots of room. Seems like Win 7 required a few days to sort itself out but now the Lenovo R400 works very well. I miss much of XP, but 7 is mostly a change for the better; the performance increase provided by the Hitachi helps. Surprisingly quick when running Virtual XP - brings usability of old software close to 100%.

Cons: Battery life in the Lenovo R400 (2.53GHz Centrino) has taken a hit. I was getting 6.5 to 7 hours (9 cell battery pack) with the original WD 160 5400. With this drive - about 1 hour less.

Switch to Windows 7 Pro 32 from XP may not have helped. Lenovo power management under 7 is very intrusive and not as effective as XP. Will not maintain selected settings without much fiddling.

Other Thoughts: When drive was used externally it required a double USB connection on my new H67 mother board. Ran fine on single connection connected to a WD media center.

I was told that WD has bought Hitachi. Get this drive quick before WD pulls the plug.

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  • Jim B.
  • 3/12/2011 3:36:30 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsLow power - needs only 1 USB port

Pros: This is a very fast laptop drive. I inserted it into a Vantec Nexstar external enclosure. To my surprise, my single headed USB cables power the drive with no problems. I even have a 3 foot single USB cable, and it works fine. I've owned it for 10 months.

Cons: I had to reformat the drive two months after buying it. This may have been due to an issue with my multiple boot environement, complete with TrueCrypt encryption on one partition - not to mention the complex set of applications I use in my job as network engineer.

Whatever the cause, the TrueCrypt volume continued to work. Re-partitioning and reformatting the drive fixed it and restored 100% of capacity. That was 7 months ago, and I have used it daily ever since without issue. I think there was a problem with my corporate software load, not with the drive. Reformatting won't fix a failed drive.

Other Thoughts: I am back on NewEgg looking to buy a second identical drive.

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  • Vivian P.
  • 3/11/2011 2:46:29 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsHitachi 500Gb 7200 rpm

Pros: Great drive, very fast operation. lots of space for files. very low heat production. 16mb cache. Not hard on battery in my HP DV6z. Very quiet drive. Alaways had good luck with Hitachi drives.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Orderd this drive in my new HP DV6z-3100-CTO performance laptop, I play games on it, and have not had any hard drive lag with this drive. I recomend this drive.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/7/2011 6:48:41 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsMost pleased on day 4 - an excellent drive

Pros: Played with the drive a few days as an external before replacing the WD1600BEVS in a Lenovo R400. Reinstalled original Win 7 Pro. Zero installation issues. Works flawlessly. Very surprised that vibration and temperature no higher than the original WD 160 5400.

Vibration and noise significantly less than a Seagate 160 7200 purchased last year from Egg and installed in wonderful Acer Revo. The 7K500? Fast quiet and near zero vibration. May buy another for the Revo. Love it.

Cons: Just over the first big hurdle with about 1 day of use in a computer. No problems at all. It just works - fast, smooth, quiet.

Other Thoughts: I always try to buy from the Egg but sometimes not practical. Visited a Kuala Lumpur vendor looking for a WD Black 500 (made here in Malaysia) but none in stock. The Hitachi (from up the road in Thailand) was kind of a desperation buy. I have a 1 year old visually identical 320GB-5400 Hitachi for external storage. It will occasionally overheat and lock if more than 7 or 8 separate directory copies being run, but always comes back flawlessly when it cools. Same thing has happened to a WD250 external but requires a WD software reset with a resulting corrupt file or two.

This Hitachi 7K500 is an 8 month "old" drive (7/2010 date) but so far no complaints. Computer is snappier. Excel and Word (2003) pop with this guy! Shut down is lickety-split compared to the WD160-5400 - very nice.

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  • Ravi P.
  • 2/16/2011 2:51:51 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as expected

Pros: Perfect fit for a late 2007 MacBook Pro. Light duty video / photo editing.

Cons: None. Didn't percieve much performance gains from the 320GB Fujistu it replaces (Ran out of space for its needs) but this might just be a perceived difference.

Other Thoughts: We've been buying IBM/Hitachi Travelstar / Deskstar drives for years. Only once had to RMA a Hitachi Deskstar that suffered after international shipping and RMA was smooth enough. Never had any issues with Travelstar drives and this laptop travels with me every day.
Transferring the to the new drive was absolutely pain free with SuperDuper! and a Rosweill USB enclosure.

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