This test focuses on read performance to the Z5K does OK, but nothing more. This item doesn’t belong on this page. It’s compatible with external USB adapters, so you can take all of your game files with you without needing to move them onto another disk. Travelstar Z5K Data Sheet This two-page document gives the highlights, best-fit applications, model,numbers and basic technical specs for the Travelstar Z5K data sheet. It is what it is Purchased as a replacement for the exact same model which had lasted about 8 years under intensive use. The max write latency is astronomical on the Z5K however, the highest we have ever seen. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable.

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Just two weeks after I got it, it was perched on my desk and work fine for a couple of hours – then suddenly I got “Corrupted file hltachi error” and all the contents disappeared.

Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 Review (HTS545050A7E380)

The most puzzling part is that its brother, the Z5K, is keeping up just fine. Synthetic benchmarks are predictors of real-world performance. The Hitachi Travelstar Z5K is more impressive on paper than in real life. Furthermore it has a high average write latency, which hurts performance across the board.

Feedback sent to the SATA interface tells the drive to flush these excess bytes to a clean area on the disk while marking the worn area as bad. With the exception of the Z5K, which is related to the Z5K, all of the drives competing with the Z5K are two-platter mainstream 9.


This label includes the drive and part number, shipping firmware revision, and other drive specifics. Z5k050-500 was very skeptical about getting a used hard drive, but this unit has been in my laptop for some time now and it is working GREAT Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.

It replaces standard 9. The top cover follows the same design scheme as other Hitachi hard drives, with a white sticker hed black text covering most of the top. The Samsung does positively awful here; it has only gotten worse.

When you need capacity and energy efficiency trust your data to the drives designed for mobile computing. This drive also includes the same 8MB of cache. Any Condition Any Condition.

You won’t have to worry about any local lag or glitches when you have directories loaded with game data and save files. Seagate Hard Drive Barracuda 8tb Desktop 3. Ratings and Reviews Write a review.

Skip to main content. Since that was my only real comparison in choosing a new drive, I decided if the new one lasted as long, by then my laptop would be in a museum. For ultraportable notebooks that can only take 7mm drives, this is as good as it gets.


HGST Travelstar Z5K HTSA7E Specs – CNET

The manufacturer tested the 0J HDD with a number of different configurations. Show less Show more.

Compared to the standard 9. Iterative Detection Read Channel Technology in Hard Disk Drives A technology white paper describing the development and application of iterative detection read channels in hard disk drives. Our last set of benchmarks put the hktachi through a server-style load, bdd the queue depth from 1 to For the record, the Samsung drive is doing almost as bad here, which is somewhat surprising given it did well in the sequential benchmark.

The Hitachi Travelstar Z5K finally provides high capacity in a 7mm form factor but has less-than-stellar performance.

Track to Track typical ms read. Several other safety features are built into the on-board controller attached to the Z5K chassis. You may also like. A two-page installation guide for Travelstar Z5K hard disk drive includes information on system requirements, handling precautions and the quick installation procedure.

Hitacchi this hard drive senses that data written to a block can’t be read back, it immediately reads the data back from the buffer.

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