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Hitachi GST Travelstar 7K500 HD20500 IDK/7K 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive

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

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The Hitachi Travelstar HD20500 500GB Hard Drive offers top-of-the-line 7200 RPM high-capacity storage for your PC. Its breakthrough 16MB cache make this hard drive suitable for high-performance home and business computing, as it can handle high-end data-intensive and multimedia applications. With high performance but affordable price you need to extend your system storage with it today!

  • newegg High Performance Hard Drive The Hitachi Travelstar HD20500 provides a massive capacity of 500GB so you can store your movies, music, applications and documents for easy sharing with your friends and even back up your system.
  • newegg SATA 3.0 Gb/s Interface The SATA interface supports up to 3.0 Gb/s data transfer rates and hot-pluggable connections to allow the Hitachi Travelstar HD20500 to deliver optimum performance, efficiency, convenience and flexibility.

Learn more about the HGST HD20500 IDK/7K

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Ordered it a while ago. Bought it for my ps3 slim i had since 2009. Did not like the 120 gb drive it had. So i upgraded to 500 gb drive. Been happy with it so far. 1/5/2019 12:03:27 PM

Pros: Been happy with it so far

Cons: N/a

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5/ 5
Great Drive 8/6/2017 5:56:53 AM

Pros: Speed, Lightweight, Reliable

Cons: haven't found any.

Overall Review: This is a upgrade for my Mac Book. Naturally one would research these drives and read all the reviews. However I picked one up at a near by store with a cheaper price (One of the last 2). Sorry Newegg!!

I had Hitachi in pretty much every Mac & IBM/PC laptop I had.
They work great. Yes some of them are noisy. However, this one is pretty quiet. It's only been a week. So we'll see.

Already did some heavy data transferring.

Formatted once with Zero (Always a good idea) and Regular formatted once just to test.

Very sweet and the extra space is great for Photoshop Cache and keeping the large file on the laptop instead external drive or network drive.

This is a reliable drive and tested through time.

2017: I still using this drive.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Great HDD for my Macbook 9/11/2012 10:06:52 AM

Pros: Has been flawlessly reliable since I installed it on my mid-2009 Macbook over a year ago. Looks like it's no longer available on Newegg though... Still, my experience with this would get me to pick up another Hitachi HDD if I needed one.

Cons: I mean... I don't know how fast hard drives are supposed to perform these days. Haven't been up on my "hard drive" knowledge much aside from SSDs. This drive has been pretty fast, seems to do the trick. I wouldn't say it's amazing. Boot up on my Macbook still takes longer than I'd like (recently re-installed the OS, still takes a bit too long for my expectations). But again, works well. I watch a lot of HD movies, have A LOT of pictures, a lot of music... and I often do many things at once with little issue.

Overall Review: I'd buy another Hitachi HDD after owning this one.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
PS3 HD Often Fails on Start Up 11/21/2011 12:47:38 PM

Pros: Inexpensive
500 GB of Storage

Cons: Fails sometimes on Boot

Overall Review: Bought this to increase the storage on my PS3. Most the time it works no issues but every few times I boot up my PS3 now it will say "Hard Drive Not Found" and I will have to do a hard shutdown and reboot.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
It was great...sort of 9/17/2011 1:38:47 PM

Pros: Great price for the amount of memory in a small space. It was of good quality while it lasted.
About a year after I bought the drive it died without any warning. Hitachi's customer service was great. They worked with me, helped me, and replaced my dead drive without hassle. Besides the inevitability that drives do die, the experience was good

Cons: I had the drive in my MacBook. Understandably it ran hotter and consumed more power than the OEM drive because it spins faster. It was a con, but well worth the extra space.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
5/26/2011 4:09:31 AM

Pros: Fast, cheap, 3-year warranty

Cons: Failed after 11 months

Overall Review: After 11 months of use and abuse the drive failed: platters spin with loud noise, macbook wouldn't boot, drive wouldn't mount in target mode or external enclosure. Sent it to Hitachi for an RMA, they just sent me one back.

I'm glad I backed up my data just a couple of days before the drive failed.


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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Dying now 5/20/2011 12:57:52 PM

Pros: Who cares about those if the drive died in under 1 year. Not good. No wonder newegg stopped caring that.

Cons: I am hoping that I can recover data from that device.
It is dying now...making weird noises.

Price was good when I bought it..

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Died in 6 months 3/24/2011 5:57:37 PM

Pros: It worked well while it lasted in my Dell XPS 1530.

Cons: Died after @ 6 months of use. Did not have time to get a backup. Pretty much, I am scr**ed. Don't buy this drive. If you already have it, then always have a backup. Hope this helps.

Overall Review: Apple Macbook Pro uses Hitachi. I did not expect this quality from Hitachi. Will see if they can replace it under the warranty.

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