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HGST CinemaStar C5K1000
2.5-inch Digital Video and Surveillance Storage for 24x7 CE Operation

HGST CinemaStar C5K1000

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1 TB of Storage Capacity for Video Platforms

CinemaStar C5K1000 is the sixth generation 5400 RPM, 2.5-inch digital video hard drive that delivers an enormous 1TB capacity. This standard 9.5mm, two-disk design, also available in 640GB and 750GB models, leverages Advanced Format, which increases the physical sector size on hard drives from 512 bytes to 4096 (4K) bytes to increase drive capacities and improve error correction capabilities. Consult the HGST Advanced Format Technology Brief for more information on using these hard drives. CinemaStar C5K1000 is the first 1TB 2.5-inch CE drive with a 6Gb/s SATA interface and delivers excellent streaming performance. The C5K1000 continues to demonstrate HGST’s ecological leadership with its halogen-free design and power-efficient operation. CinemaStar C5K1000 delivers massive capacity with low power and quiet acoustics to meet the needs of digital video recorders and surveillance systems in an eco-friendly, rugged design.

Designed for Digital Video Solutions

An exceptional blend of audio/visual (AV) features fine tunes the CinemaStar C5K1000 for video storage applications. HGST SmoothStream technology supports the ATA-7 streaming command set, and SCT provides time-limited error recovery and thermal monitoring capabilities. CinemaStar C5K1000 is offered with silentseek acoustics for excellent sound quality. HGST continues to provide near silent operation to make the C5K1000 an ideal choice for home DVR applications and surveillance systems. The CinemaStar C5K1000 is an eco-friendly choice due to its low power consumption and halogen-free production. This sixth generation 2.5-inch CinemaStar drive, with its superior performance, balanced capacity and powermanagement delivers greater design flexibility for next-generation video systems.

Reliability Leadership

CinemaStar C5K1000 elevates hard drive reliability to new levels with an improved protection scheme for power fluctuation and enhanced TFC for improved error rates. HGST offers customers system design and integration services including, but not limited to hard drive selection, optimization, software compatibility assessment, performance profiling, problem analysis and reliability consultation. Team HGST is ready to help you deliver a successful video device. The HGST CinemaStar product line is optimized for video applications on any size system.

HGST Quality and Service

HGST’s mobile hard drives are designed to the highest quality standards and contain field-proven components. HGST provides worldwide technical support and integration services to enable global customers to bring their products to market quickly.

Quick Facts:


  • Video hard drive with capacities up to 1TB
  • Advanced Format with 512 byte emulation
  • 24x7 availability
  • Low power utilization to help reduce energy costs
  • SmoothStream technology
  • Silent-seek acoustics for quiet operation
  • SMART Command Transport (SCT) for streaming optimization


  • Digital Video Recorders (DVR)
  • Set-top Boxes
  • DVR-enabled Televisions
  • High-end Audio Systems
  • Video Surveillance Systems

Features and Benefits:

  Feature / Function Benefits
Capacity Up to 1TB storage Up to 370 hours of high-definition video, 1000 hrs of standard video, 350 movies or 250,000 4-min songs*
  • SMART Command Transport (SCT)
  • ERP Control
Smoother streaming and improved error recovery
Interface SATA 6Gb/s High data throughput
  • 1.5W operating power
  • Halogen-free design
  • Helps reduce energy costs in A/V applications
  • Smaller carbon footprint
  • Thermal Fly-height Control (TFC)
  • Media Maintenance
  • Improved reliability
  • Extends recording life and capabilities
Acoustics Silent seek Ultra-quiet operation for improved sound quality

* Actual storage may vary depending on the compression rate applied. Capacities may not be combined.


8GB Data Buffer 32GB Data Buffer
Interface SATA 6Gb/s SATA 6Gb/s
Capacity1 1TB / 750GB / 640GB 1TB
Recording Zones 30 30
Sector Size (Variable, Bytes/sector)2 512e 512e
Max Areal Density (Gbits/sq. in.) 694 694
Data buffer3 (MB) 8 32
Rotational Speed (RPM) 5400 5400
Latency Average (ms) 5.5 5.5
Interface Transfer Rate (MB/sec, max) 600 600
Media Transfer Rate (Mbits/sec, max) 998 998
Seek Time (read, ms, typical)4 15 15
Power on Hours (POH) Per Month 732 732
Load/Unload Cycles 600,000 600,000
Availability (hrs/day x days/wk)5 24x7 24x7
Idle (Bels) 2.4 2.4
Operational (Bels, typical) 2.5 2.5
Requirement +5VDC(+-5%) +5VDC(+-5%)
Operating (W, typical)6 1.5 1.5
Startup (W, peak, max) 3 3
Low Power Idle (W, avg) 0.5 0.5
Physical size
Z-Height (mm) 9.5 9.5
Dimensions (width x depth, mm) 70x100 70x100
Weight (g, max) 102 102
Environmental (Operating)
Ambient Temperature 0° to 70°C 0° to 70°C
Shock (half-sine wave) 325G/2ms 325G/2ms
Environmental (Non-Operating)
Ambient Temperature -40° to 65°C -40° to 65°C
Shock (half-sine wave) 350G/2ms 350G/2ms
Acoustics (A-Weighted Sound Power)
Idle (Bels, typical) 2.4 2.4
Operating6 (Bels, typical) 2.5 2.5

1 One GB is equal to one billion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity. Accessible capacity will vary depending on the operating environment and formatting.
2 Advanced Format drive: 4K physical sectors with 512 byte emulation
3 Portion of buffer used for firmware
4 Excludes command overhead
5 Designed for low duty cycle, non mission-critical applications in PC, nearline and consumer electronics environments, which vary application to application
6 Assumes CE operational conditions, IDEMA 3 streams
7 5 minutes after last host command


Download the HGST CinemaStar C5K1000 Hard Drives Datasheet (.PDF)