Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 500GB SATA300 HTS725050A9A364

  • Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 500GB SATA300 HTS725050A9A364
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  • Excellent performance, saves power, silent
  • Fast (but not the fastest), Reasonable power consumption, Quiet and low vibration.


  • Expensive, runs a bit hot (40 degrees C)
  • Not the fastest notebook drive

Expert reviews and ratings

By X-bit Labs on

According to the results of our today’s test session, Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 HDD receives our Editor’s Choice ...

By Tom's Hardware on

Hitachi and Toshiba had a few more months than Seagate to work on their 500GB 7,200 RPM notebook hard drives, and both did a great job. The Travelstar 7K500 delivers up to 108 MB/s, which is an all-time high throughput result for notebook drives....

By PCQuest on

This is ideal for mobile users who want to upgrade their notebooks to higher capacities.Page(s) 1 I am interested in more information about this productI am interested in buying this productPrintCommentEmailDiggDel.icio.usRedditTwitter HCL ME...

By TechTree on 80

The Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 Travelstar HTS725050A9A364 exhibits a blazing fast performance and reminds us of how desktop hard drives performed not more than three years ago. Does it give desktop performance on a laptop? Yes, it does. It is certainly...

By StorageReview on

Our review of the Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 shows the hard drive to be an impressive choice in the 2.5” notebook drive class. Contrary to popular opinion though, the 7K500 is actually not the fastest notebook drive on the market – the Western...

By PCWorld India on 85

The usual argument against 7200 RPM drives for laptops was built around increased vibration, heat and power consumption as compared to normal drives. The Hitachi TravelStar 7K500 500GB drive manages to strengthen its case by providing improved speed...

By Expert Reviews on 40

Hitachi's latest 7,200rpm laptop hard disk costs more than a 5,400rpm equivalent but with little benefit, so it's not good value....

By StorageReview on

While SSDs are taking the spotlight when it comes to ultimate performance, many people still prefer the much lower cost per gigabyte of traditional hard drives. For whomever wants to pick up 320GB (or more) of storage for $100, SSDs simply aren’t an...

By PCShopTalk on

At first I want to thank Hitachi for providing me Travelstar 7K500-500 HDD for testing and reviewing.In this review I will test one of the newest 2.5’’ HDDs from Hitachi, the 7K500, 500GB model and will compare it with another high performance...

International Review By Tom's Hardware on

Auf die Travelstar 7K200 folgte die 7K320 und nun die 7K500. Die Kapazitätssteigerungen sind hierbei offensichtlich (200 GB, 320 GB, 500 GB) und auch die Performance hat sich mit jeder Generation entsprechend gesteigert. Gemäß den...

International Review By Présence PC on

Il y a peu, nous avons tenté de déterminer s’il valait la peine de remplacer son disque dur sur un ordinateur de bureau, plus précisément dans le cadre d’un passage de Windows XP ou Vista à Windows 7, une mise à jour à laquelle pensent nombre...