Hitachi Travelstar E5K160 - 80.0GB 5400RPM Ultra ATA-100Mb/s 8MB Cache 2.5" 9.5mm Laptop Hard Drive - HTE541680J9AT00


Warranty90 Day Warranty
AvailabilityYes - Ships in 3 to 5 Days
ManufacturerHitachi Global Storage Technology
SeriesHitachi Travelstar E5K160
UPC CodeDoes Not Apply

Product Specs

Product Specs
Capacity80.0 GB
Spindle Speed5400 RPM Fluid Dynamic (FDB) Motor
Cache Buffer8 MB Intelligent Caching
Advanced FormatNo - 512 Sector Size (Bytes)
Form Factor2.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive
InterfacePATA (EIDE Ultra-DMA ATA -7)
Interface SpeedUltra DMA Mode-5 - ATA 100MB/sec
Data Transfer Rateup to 100MB/sec Host to/from Drive (Sustained)
Interface ConnectorPATA (44-Pin Signal/Power and 4-Pin Jumper)
Recording TechnologyPerpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) Technology
Life Expectancy300,000 Hours MTTF (Mean Time To Failures) / 730 Power on Hours per month (24x7)
Workload Rating< 50 TB/yr (Workload Rate Limit) / 600,000 (Load/Unload Cycles)
Shock ResistanceOperating: 325Gs - 2ms, 160Gs - 1ms / 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 Number0A52381
ClassificationEndurance Drives

Key Features

  • Capacities up to 160GB
  • Built to run in 24/7 (always-on) Environments
  • 5400RPM Rotational Speed Motor
  • Read Multiple and Write Multiple Command Support
  • Optimized Femto Actuator/Suspension Design
  • Intelligent Caching Technology
  • Full Track Multiple Sector Transfer Technology
  • Native Command Queuing (NCQ) Technology
  • Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) Technology
  • 600,000 Load/Unload Cycles for Data Integrity
  • Enhanced Adaptive Battery Life Extender (ABLE) Technology
  • TrueTrack Servo Technology
  • Thermal Fly Height Control Technology
  • Enhanced Error Correction Code (ECC) Technology
  • Staggered Spin-Up Technology
  • Whisper Quiet with Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) Motors

Hitachi Travelstar E5K160 Hard Drives

New Technology Exceeds Expectations

Hitachi Travelstar E5K160, designed for demanding data access applications, leverages Hitachi’s perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) to deliver superior technology and reliability. Hitachi employs specific microcode to allow the Travelstar E5K160 to deliver 24 x 7 access to data. With capacities up to 160GB, industry leading performance, low power consumption and excellent shock resistance, the E5K160 can support the stringent demands of ”always-on” applications in lower transaction environments. The improved electronics design reduces the power consumption of this 5400 RPM drive to 10% below its industry leading predecessor, and the E5K160 runs cooler than the competition. Hitachi has also implemented Thermal Fly-height Control (TFC) for improved error rates, and iridium-manganese-chromium (IrMnCr) read heads for improved reliability. This combination of attributes enables the Travelstar E5K160 to address the needs for rugged, reliable storage in non-stop environments.

Reliability Leadership

With the transition to PMR technology, Travelstar E5K160 demonstrates reliability that parallels or exceeds conventional longitudinal technology. Hitachi has successfully integrated second generation PMR head and media technology with a new read channel and IrMnCr read heads by leveraging new materials, complex processes, tools and testing. This, combined with the proven storage technologies of award winning Travelstar products, allows Hitachi to deliver high capacity hard drives suitable for around-the-clock applications in small space environments.

Hitachi Quality and Service

Hitachi Travelstar mobile hard disk drives are designed to the highest quality standards and contain field proven components. Hitachi provides worldwide technical support and integration services to enable global customers to bring their products to market quickly.


  • High reliability mobile drive using perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR)
  • 80GB/platter, with capacities up to 160GB
  • Best-in-Class for low-power utilization
  • Outstanding performance
  • PATA and SATA models
  • Designed for applications needing around-the-clock access in lower transaction environments


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  • Network Routers
  • Point-of-Sale Terminals
  • Web Hosting
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