Rugged, 500 GB single-disk HDD solution for slim mobile applications
Travelstar Z5K500 is the second generation 7 mm, 5400 RPM 2.5-inch hard drive from Hitachi and the second generation Advanced Format drive. Advanced Format increases the physical sector size on HDDs from 512 bytes to 4,096 bytes, which improves drive capacities and error correction capabilities. The 500 GB per platter, one-disk models are designed as a direct replacement for standard 9.5 mm HDDs, for use in notebook PCs, external storage and gaming consoles, as well as the other, thinner and more robust device designs. The Z5K500 carries the EcoTrac classification due to its low-power consumption and eco-friendly, halogen-free production. Travelstar Z5K500 delivers the right balance of capacity, power-management and design flexibility to meet the needs of mobile applications.
Data security option
Travelstar Z5K500 is the sixth generation self-encrypting drive (SED) to feature Hitachi's Bulk Data Encryption (BDE). The SED model encrypts data in real time using protected keys, providing users the highest level of data protection available. It also speeds and simplifies the drive re-purposing. By deleting the encryption key, the data on the drive is rendered unreadable, thereby eliminating the need for time-consuming data-overwrite.
Enhanced availability (EA) - for 24x7 access to dataProduct Highlights
Hitachi provides enhanced availability models of the Travelstar Z5K500 that deliver 24x7 access to information for data-intensive applications requiring round-the-clock operation. The thinner profile allows for additional cooling, especially important in dense blade server designs. The Z5K500 provides high capacity, durability and quiet acoustics on a proven platform for quality and reliability. EA models support the stringent demands of "always-on" applications in lower-transaction environments.
- Second generation 7 mm z-height design
- Advanced format, industry standard 4K
- 512 byte emulation
- Halogen-free for eco-friendly design
- Self-encrypting models for data security
- Enhanced-availability (EA) models for
- Applications needing around-the-clock
- Access in lower-transaction environments