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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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Mobile & Laptop Drives

Power efficient for longer notebook life and rugged design for outstanding shock tolerance.


The HGST IDK Travelstar mobile drives are available in a variety ofRPMs and capacities.

2.5-Inch High Performance Mobile Hard Drive

HGST Travelstar 2.5-inch portable laptop SATA internal drives provide best-of-class operating shock and outstanding power management for sturdy unplugged notebook performance. Designed to support the high-performance needs of multi-tasking, mobile users with a life on the go, the Travelstar hard drive offers speed without sacrificing battery life, capacity or audio quality. Travelstar hard drives are packed with patented technology that provides great performance more reliably, with quiet and eco-friendly operation. Travelstar drives are available in capacities up to 1.5TB, and the Travelstar 1TB is the only 7200RPM 2.5" hard drive available in the market. Use the super-slim 7mm hard drive for upgrading your ultra-thin notebooks, or the standard 9.5mm for a variety of different high-performance storage needs.

Power Efficient, Rugged Design

HGST mobile hard drives are designed to the highest 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.

Performance Choice

Choose between 7200 or 5400RPM models for the right balance of performance and affordability for your notebook or laptop. 5400RPM models come in 1.5TB, 1TB and 500GB capacities, while 7200RPM come in 1TB and 500GB capacities. All models feature SATA III 6Gbps compatibility and performance, as well as Advanced Format and 512-byte emulation (512e). The IDK Travelstar hard drive is compatible with both Windows and Mac laptops. Windows users will need a computer system running Windows 8/7/Vista/XP and an available SATA port. Macintosh users will need a Mac computer running OS 10.3 or newer with an available SATA port.

Upgrade Your Gaming Console

Now, upgrade your PS4 with the HGST Travelstar 2.5" hard drive packed with patented technology for high performance and reliability. Get more memory for your games, apps, and downloadable content. The HGST patent technology performance hard drives have a 3-year limited warranty to back them. (Microsoft and Playstation are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft is not a sponsor of this promotion.


Key Features

  • 2.5-inch portable laptop SATA hard drive
  • 7200RPM available in 1TB and 500GB capacities
  • 5400RPM available in 1.5TB, 1TB and 500GB capacities
  • 6Gbps SATA interface
  • Award-winning performance
  • Industry-leading green, eco-friendly power consumption

Learn more about the HGST HTS725050A7E630(0J26005)

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

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  • Michael C.
  • 1/24/2015 5:32:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed after 1 month

Pros: Low cost, 7200 RPM, Large cache

Cons: Failed after 1 month

Other Thoughts: Should have heeded other reviews saying this would happen. I have sent an RMA request to the manufacturer hopefully the replacement will last longer. If you have any hesitation at all buy something else.

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  • Stephen C.
  • 1/2/2015 7:57:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Very Fast, Reliable, Low Power Consumption, Quiet

Cons: None really

Other Thoughts: This drive came with my Lenovo work computer and gets about 101 MB/s average read in HD Tach with 32 MB zones.. 267.6 MB/s burst! I would buy it for a desktop or laptop if I didn't have SSDs now.

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  • Alton S.
  • 6/18/2014 4:10:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot a good buy

Pros: Good price for the gig size
Newegg replace with no problems

Cons: 1st one was unusable. 2nd has work for 3 days. 1st refuses to take os or even be reformatted.

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  • Jeremy R.
  • 5/7/2014 12:55:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: short-lived

Other Thoughts: Drive only lasted 11 months.

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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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