Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 - 250GB 7200RPM SATA II 3Gb/s 16MB Cache 2.5" 9.5mm Laptop Hard Drive - HTS725025A9A364


Warranty1 Year Warranty
AvailabilityYes - Ships in 1 to 2 Days
ManufacturerHGST Hitachi Global Storage Technology
SeriesHitachi Travelstar 7K500
UPC Code829686001534

Product Specs

Product Specs
Capacity250 GB
Spindle Speed7200 RPM Fluid Dynamic (FDB) Motor
Cache Buffer16 MB Intelligent Caching
Advanced FormatNo - 512 Sector Size (Bytes)
Form Factor2.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive
InterfaceSATA II 3Gb/sec (Generation 2)
Interface Speed3Gb/sec - Data Transfer Rate (max) Buffer to Host
Data Transfer Rateup to 117MB/sec Host to/from Drive (Sustained)
Interface ConnectorSATA (7-Pin Signal and 15-Pin Power Connector)
Recording TechnologyPerpendicular Tunneling Magnetoresistive Recording (TMR) Technology
Life Expectancy20,000 Power on Hours
Workload Rating< 55 TB/yr (Workload Rate Limit) / 600,000 (Load/Unload Cycles)
Shock ResistanceOperating: 400Gs / 2ms - Non Operating: 1000Gs / 1ms (half sine wave)
EncryptionNo - Standard Model
Rohs CompliantYes
Dimensions(L x W x H) 100.5mm x 70.0mm x 9.5mm
Part Number0A72332
ClassificationHigh Performance Drives

Key Features

  • Capacities up to 500GB
  • 7200RPM Rotational Speed Motor
  • Enhanced Adaptive Battery Life Extender (ABLE) Technology
  • Read Multiple and Write Multiple Command Support
  • Intelligent Disk Caching Technology
  • Dual Stage Actuator (DSA) Technology
  • Embedded Servo Actuator Technology
  • TrueTrack Technology
  • Perpendicular Tunneling Magnetoresistive Recording (TMR) Technology
  • 600,000 Load/Unload Cycles for Data Integrity
  • Native Command Queuing (NCQ) Technology
  • Full-track Multiple-Sector Transfer Capability
  • State-of-the-Art Cache and On-the-Fly Error-Correction Algorithms
  • Thermal Fly Height Control (TFC) Technology
  • Enhanced Error Correction Code (ECC) Technology
  • Staggered Spin-up Technology
  • Multi Zone Recording Technology
  • Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) Motors
  • BDE Encryption and SED TCG OPAL Encryption Models

Hitachi HGST Travelstar 7K500 Hard Drives

High Performance Mobile Storage Without Sacrificing Capacity or Power

Travelstar 7K500 is the industry’s only fifth-generation 7200 RPM 2.5-inch hard drive with capacities ranging from 120GB to 500GB, matching HGST 5400 RPM capacities. The 250GB per platter one and two disk models deliver up to 56% higher capacity and 16% better application performance than its predecessor. HGST provides best-of-breed operating shock and outstanding power management in Travelstar 7K500 for sturdy unplugged notebook performance. With its halogen-free production and low power consumption, the 7K500 carries the HGST EcoTrac classification. Designed to support the high-performance needs of multi-tasking commercial users and consumers on-the-go, Travelstar 7K500 offers speed without sacrificing battery life, capacity or audio quality. HGST offers optional hard drive level encryption for users looking for increased data security and models with enhanced availability to deliver high-capacity storage for non-stop environments.

Encryption Option

Travelstar 7K500 features optional Bulk Data Encryption (BDE), now with a 3Gb/s SATA interface, for hard-drive-level data security. The data is scrambled using a key as it is written to the disk then descrambled with the key as it’s retrieved, giving users a higher level of data protection than traditional password-based security. It also speeds and simplifies the drive re-deployment process. By deleting the encryption key, the data is rendered unreadable, thereby eliminating the need for time-consuming data-overwrite. For information about the 7K500 encryption model designed to the Trusted Computing Group Opal specification, please contact your HGST representative.

Enhanced Availability (EA)—for 24x7 Access to Data

HGST offers Enhanced Availability models that employ specific microcode to allow the Travelstar 7K500 to provide 24x7 access to data. These models broaden the product line to make it more suitable for data-intensive applications requiring around-the-clock operation. The 7K500 provides high performance, capacity, durability and efficient power utilization on a proven platform for quality and reliability. EA models support the stringent demands of “always-on” applications in lower-transaction environments.


  • Proven Fifth Generation Technology
  • Up to 500GB of Capacity
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Highest Operating Shock
  • Halogen Free for Eco Friendly Footprint
  • Serial ATA 3Gb/s
  • Encryption Options for Data Security
  • Enhanced Availability (EA) models for applications needing around-the-clock access in lower-transaction environments.


  • Notebooks
  • Laptops
  • Gaming PCs
  • Compact Desktop Systems
  • Small Form Factor Video Devices
  • Blade Servers (EA)
  • Network Routers (EA)
  • Video Surveillance (EA)
  • Compact RAID Systems (EA)
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