HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5-inch Mobile Hard Drive Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2013-04-08

The Travelstar 7K1000 from HGST is a speedy and silent HDD that should fit in most laptops (has a height of 9.5mm) and offers 1TB of storage at our disposal. The drive features Advanced Format and also best-in-class shock tolerance.

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Test Setup and Test Results

Test Bench:

CPU : Intel I5 3750K Retail @ 4.7GHz

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14

Motherboard : ASRock Z77 Extreme6

RAM :GeIL PC3-17000 2133MHz 8GB EVO Leggera

Video : Sparkle X560 Calibre

Power Supply : Cooler Master 850W

HDD : Seagate Barracuda 320GB 7200.10

Case: Cooler Master ATCS 840


Out of the box, the drive arrives unformatted:



Here is a snapshot of the total reported free space by Windows 7:




With the help of AIDA64, we can extract more information regarding the drive:




The Tests


AIDA64 Disk Benchmark

















PCMark05 HDD Test Suite




PCMark Vantage HDD Test Suite





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Comment from danwat1234 @ 2013/05/30
Nice drive. Incremental performance increase is good but of course it's not a screamer by any means. I estimate that sequential transfer rates double for every 6x of density increasement and because density has stayed the same for years now, you would have to wait forever to get any significant performance boost versus these current drives.
It could be another year before WD releases a 2x500GB platter 7200RPM laptop drive who knows

I hope Seagate doesn't stay with the news that they are ditching 7200RPM laptop drives. I want a 1TB 7200RPM hybrid drive with 16 or 32GB of flash memory!