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HGST Travelstar 1TB 2.5 inch SATA3

Hard Drive

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Background on Laptop Hard Drives

Though all of our mobile hard drives provide great performance, some features may be more important for individual needs. If battery life is of highest importance, going with a 5400 RPM drive can save on power consumption. Choosing a 7200 RPM drive will give you better performance, but it will also shorten battery life.

Since they are all based on the 2.5 inch form factor (rather than their 3.5 inch desktop counterparts), each of these mobile drives are very light and can fit into extremely small spaces. They are also slower than the large desktop drives, though.

The alternative to hard drives is solid state drives, which are many times faster but much more expensive for the same amount of capacity. The price gap is dropping over time, so SSDs are becoming more and more preferred for us. For performance, reliability, and noise reduction, SSDs are really the way to go.

HGST's Travelstar 2.5-inch line of hard drives are models designed for use in laptops and small form factor desktops. This particular model features 7200RPM spin speed, 6Gbps transfer speeds and a 32MB cache. This combination provides desktop-class hard drive performance in a mobile footprint, and at a lower cost than much faster solid-state drives (SSDs).
Christopher Crader (Customer Support)
Christopher Crader (Customer Support) Says:
As I write this on June 1, 2016, we don't have a lot of experience with the HGST Travelstar drives. We're carrying them in part because they're now a Western Digital brand, they've got great reviews elsewhere, and they give us another part option for our laptop hard drives. Everything about it looks good, so I'm pretty confident in this, but figured it'd be good to point out that these are still pretty new to us.
Model: HGST HTS721010A9E630 / 0J22423

Capacity  1000 GB
Rotation Speed  7200 rpm
Interface  SATA 6 Gb/s
Cache Size  32 MB
Form Factor  2.5 Inch
Command Queueing  NCQ
Peak Power Draw  5.5 Watts
Sequential Read  160.5 MB/s
Sequential Write  160.5 MB/s

Configure a custom computer with the HGST Travelstar 1TB 2.5 inch SATA3.