Reviews and Problems with Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 (HTS725016A9A364/ HTS725025A9A364/ HTS725050A9A364)
Showing 1-10 of 50
Raul E. Fernandez "-RFP", Amazon
17 December 2012
Summary: Although I imagine not many are purchasing what is now called "small" (500GB) hard drives, I will say that I do like the reliability of this drive. I've had no problems with it and it does have great read/write speeds.
Summary: It came in simple packaging (I believe it was frustration free) which was a huge plus. The drive seems to be a great speed, but you can hear the read head moving around. At least I assume that is the noise. It clicks audibly enough to be heard over the fans in a low end laptop.
Summary: I started getting drive errors on my mini desk top PC so I ordered this as a replacement drive. The product description has conflicting specs this is a 7200rpm drive not a 5400rpm drive. The drive is fast and quiet it works perfectly with no issues and installed in the standard 2.5"drive bay. The only small complaint is that unlike WD and Seagate Hitachi does not seem to provide any drive cloning software.
Summary: No problems with it so far. I went with Hitachi because I've had good luck with their reliability. The drive I replaced was a Seagate. I've ony had it a month but usually if no problems occur the 1st month usually problem free for years. Runs quiet. Can't expect much from a laptop hard drive. If your looking for performance, consider a solid state drive and Diskeeper Pro.
Summary: I used this drive to replace the 5400rpm, 120gb drive that came in my 2008 macbook pro (3,1)--not the unibody. I read a lot of reviews--I was originally considering getting a WD drive or a seagate (a similar, 7200rpm 500 gb model) but I read a lot of reviews that suggested that those drives were unreliable. I decided to go with Hitachi because I had heard good things about it.