Travelstar Z5K500

Travelstar Z5K500


Capacity, Performance and Enhanced Availability Options for Mobile Computing

Designed with affordable capacity and performance in mind, the Travelstar series delivers the right balance of capacity, speed, and design flexibility to meet the needs of mobile applications. Available in an industry-standard 2.5-inch form factor, Travelstar drives are offered in either 7,200 RPM or 5,400 RPM performance, and two different z-height hicknesses. The 9.5mm drives offer cost-effective capacity for notebook PCs, external storage, gaming consoles, and other mobile applications. The thinner, 7mm Travelstar drives are an ideal choice to support sleek, ultra-slim mobile product designs. Models with enhanced availability (EA) options support the stringent demands of “always on” applications in lower transaction environments. Both commercial and consumer users can rely on Travelstar to meet the demanding storage needs of mobile computing.

Capacity for Mobile Platforms


• Up to 1TB of affordable capacity to support portable systems

RPM Choice

• 7,200 RPM and 5,400 RPM performance options

Design Flexibility

• Choose 7mm design for thin and light or 9.5mm for max capacity


• Up to 1TB in a 2.5-inch form factor for mobile applications

• Performance choice: 7,200 or 5,400 RPM

• Z-height options of 7mm or 9.5mm support design flexibility

• Advanced Format, 512-byte emulation

• 6 Gb/s SATA interface

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

Applications and Workload

• Notebook PCs

• Compact Desktop PCs

• External Storage

• Gaming Consoles

• Compact Video Devices

• Network Routers (EA Models)

• Video Surveillance (EA Models)

Travelstar Series Product Portfolio


• Up to 500GB of storage for mobile applications; EA models support low duty-cycle, always-on systems

7mm Design

• Ultra-thin form factor supports sleek, slim portable system designs

5,400 RPM Performance

• Mainstream performance for more power-efficient operation

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Travelstar Z5K500