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HGST Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630(0J26005) 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 7200 RPM,500GB in a 7mm single-disk design
  • 6Gb/s SATA interface on a mobile HDD
  • Low power consumption
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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.

Learn more about the HGST HTS725050A7E630(0J26005)


Travelstar Z7K500
Bare Drive


SATA 6.0Gb/s
Average Seek Time
Average Latency
7200 RPM

Physical Spec

Form Factor
Height (maximum)
Width (maximum)
Length (maximum)


First 7200 RPM, up to 500GB in a 7mm, single-disk design

Advanced Format, 512 byte emulation

First 6Gb/s SATA interface on a mobile HDD

Low power consumption

Halogen-free for eco-friendly design

Self-encrypting models for data security

Enhanced-availability (ea) models for applications needing around-the-clock access in lower-transaction environments

Applications / Environments
- Notebook and ultra-portable PCs
- Tablets
- Compact desktop PCs
- External storage
- Gaming consoles
- Compact video devices
- Blade servers (ea)
- Network routers (ea)
- Video surveillance (ea)

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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  • David P.
  • 4/14/2014 8:17:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead on arrival

Pros: Cant say, it was dead on arrival.

Cons: Windows would not install. After trying with different DVDs and DVD drives, I decided to test the new Hard Drive. Sure enough, after only 3 secondes, a lot of errors were found. Installed an other hard drive and tried again and it worked.

Other Thoughts: Cant realy say if all HGST drives are bad. But I usually use Seagate's drive but this time, since the shipping was free, I decided to give it a try. Wont happen again.

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  • daniel j.
  • 4/7/2014 4:26:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHGST Notebook HDD

Pros: The price. Great price for a notebook drive with 32MB cache & 7,200RPM
Quality. I have purchased about 5 of these drives & haven't had any issues.
Being a reseller, I have to warrant PC's for some time, depending on the age or make/model but there has to be a certain amount of trust when you're using a hard drive & sending it home with a customer.
HGST is manufactured by one of the best hard drive manufactures that we have used before or are probably using in one of our PC's today.

Cons: None yet

Other Thoughts: Remember back around 10 years ago? How many different manufactures were there for HDD's? Maybe 5? Now just about every PC manufacturer have hard drives branded with their name on it. Is it just me thinking about this or are these companies actually using hard drive's made by the original manufacturers from 10 years ago? I doubt that all of these companies are building their own factories just to make their own drives to save money when they are buying in bulk as it is & probably pay $15 each. With that being said, all I can say is if you were to do research, you'd find out that this brand is being made by one of the [I'll just call them "The Big 5"]
Let me break it down for you. HGST, through other company's, it owned by WD & if you check it out, you'll see that WD also makes another good hard drive. Hows that. When this hard drive with the brand HGST came out, I was a bit worried because they were about 30% cheaper than the other guys & at the time i couldn't find out who was the manufacturer. Now that they are one of the leaders, you shouldn't have any worries about the quality or reliability.
As far as getting a bad one or it fails a month after you get it, well, I have had a hard drive failure or got a DOA from every good hard drive manufacturer out there. With that said, if you need to pick up on a few new hard drives, you can't get much better than $50 for a 500GB, 7,200RPM, 32MB cache drive.
I have actually purchased new drives to clone the drive in notebooks I own or sell & use the old one for external drives to back up data on. Now with all the used notebooks & laptops I purchase that come without the original hard drive, I've been able to get them back to factory settings using some of my cloned drives. Sounds like a lot of work but buyers do like it when they buy a PC, bootup & find out that they have all the OEM recovery software loaded on the the hard drive. They really like it when they have Ultimate OS as well. Good luck on your choice & if you can afford it, get the limit that Newegg has for this item..

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  • Conrad G.
  • 3/31/2014 7:50:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Fast read & write speeds even if you are only running SATA 3.0. Easy Windows XP install in my Dell XPS M1730. Laptop now boots up in 30 seconds, and shuts down in under 20. Love the drive so far.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: Had no problems with the installation of the drive, or Windows XP

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  • Dennis H.
  • 3/16/2014 10:56:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Deal

Pros: I bought this to replace a 250gb drive in an HP Pavilion g series laptop. The laptop was given to me and the drive that came with it was fried so I replaced it with the HGST. It's been up and running for about three months with no glitches whatsoever. I've been playing some low-mid level games on it (BF, BF2142, Crysis, etc.) with some pretty good success. I bought an HP restore disk from the factory and have Windows 7 as the OS. So far, so good.

Cons: It was a bit skinny for the HP but once it was anchored it didn't seem to matter. That's really not a con. I had to dig deep to find a con. Maybe I could throw in the fact taht it didn't fit the protective sleeve that was on the drive I replaced (too thin for the sleeve) but I made the sleeve work. Although I could've just as well ordered another for it when I bought the drive.

Other Thoughts: If you're looking for a cheap (price), durable drive for your laptop I recommend you give it a try. It's in a hand-me-down, previously fried laptop that I got for free and after investing 100 dollars (this hard drive and the restore disk) and some change I have a very operable, very reliable and fun laptop. I highly recommend this drive.

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  • 1/24/2014 12:27:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs...nothin' but net

Pros: Price. Features. Performance. Prior experience.

Cons: None. Well, I should have bought another while they were on sale.

Other Thoughts: I've used Hitachi's for years, since they purchased IBM's drive manufacturing capacity and HDD product line a decade ago. Both enterprise grade for use in server farms, and consumer grade for normal PC use.

No problems.

I bought two of the 500GB laptop drives (in my new build, for low powered, quiet, local data HDD's), during the holiday sales, and now wish I'd purchased a third at the half franklin sale prices.

My bad.

They were dated September 2013, so they should be good for the full 3 year warranty (I haven't had an HDD die in so long I can't recall the last one: mostly they get tossed for lack of capacity reasons).

...good drives. Recommend.

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  • Mark T.
  • 1/18/2014 8:38:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAbout a year

Pros: Fast
Lots of Storage
Booted right Up
Fast Warranty Exchange Program

Cons: Started to throw HDD failure messages after a year of moderate to light use

Other Thoughts: I had an old Hitachi Travelstar 320GB that I upgraded from after 3 years and just a little upset that the quality seems to have suffered somewhere.

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  • Paul S.
  • 1/11/2014 9:03:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks fine

Pros: Drive works great! was a little nervous about the HGST brand, but hey, its fine.

Cons: None that I can think of.. Its just a bare drive. Hasn't died on me yet!

Other Thoughts: Overall, the drive was fine. Took a little while to get to me via newegg shipping. Used it to replace a dead toshiba drive. Hopefully I can get 1-2 years out of it before it goes on the fritz.

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  • Michel W.
  • 1/10/2014 12:04:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSTAY AWAY

Pros: pros?

Cons: terrible service

Other Thoughts: sent RMA email with no codes or address, 4 days until deadline to return item and keeps ignoring me.

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  • Alexander V.
  • 1/6/2014 12:53:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood harddrive

Pros: Good drive to upgrade from slow 5400. You will gain15 - 20% of overall performance.If you have good amount of memory like 6 - 8 gb disable swap file to be saved on disk. So you'll get bit more :)

Cons: No

Other Thoughts: No

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  • pete j.
  • 12/31/2013 8:09:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood deal

Pros: It is what it is a laptop HDD, works well, took all of 5 minutes to install and format. Was recognized from the minute it was installed and works great.

Cons: none at this time.

Other Thoughts: $49.99 is a good price for 500gig HDD.

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