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Picture of the built-in Harddrive where you can see how easily this ultra-thin HDD fits in the HDD case from the PS4

Harddrive as used in the PS4 CUH-1200AB01

The HGST Travelstar Z5K500 (also known as the Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500) is the Base model Harddrive from HGST's Z-Series product line, which is built in several Models such as in the CUH-10xxA series, DUH-T1000xA series and CUH-12xxA series.

The characteristic feature is the ultra-thin single-platter Design with an height of 7 mm only while the PlayStation 4 supports a maximum height of 9.5 mm (check the Harddrive section for more information).

Specifications[edit | edit source]

Model HTS545050A7E380 (Standard model from the "Z5K500" product line)
Form factor 2.5"
Measurements 70 x 100 x 7 mm (W x D x H)
Weight 95 g
Interface SATA 3Gb/s (upward compatible with SATA 6Gb/s but without any speed advantages)
Capacity 500 GB (465.8 GB available) single-platter
Rotational Speed 5.400 RPM
Cache 8 MB
Sector size 512 Bytes/Sector
Seek Time (Average / Track to Track / Full Stroke) 13 / 1 / 25 ms
Latency Average 5,5 ms
Load/Unload Cycles 600,000
Ambient temperature (operating / non-operating) 0° - 60°C / -40° - 65°C
Shock tolerance (operating / non-operating) 400 g @ 2 ms half-sine wave, 225 g @ 1 ms half-sine wave / 1000 g @ 1 ms half-sine wave

Information[edit | edit source]

For more Information about other Specifications, Data sheets and Speed reviews, visit:

Product site: http://www.hgst.com/hard-drives/mobile-drives/7mm-thin-and-light-drives/travelstar-z5k500

Data sheet: http://www.hgst.com/tech/techlib.nsf/techdocs/A50EBE5C3021DB33882577FA000ACBC2/$file/TSZ5K500_ds.pdf

Review: http://www.storagereview.com/hitachi_travelstar_z5k500_review_hts545050a7e380