This Hitachi (HGST) 500GB 2.5 Inch 5400 RPM Sata Thin Laptop Hard Drive is a standard 5400rpm drive which has a buffer of 8MB, there are faster 2.5″ hard drives out there but this still puts in a respectable performance either used in a console or a laptop.
For console users the 7mm size is needed on some devices, some laptops will take slightly taller 2.5″ hard drives but this will fit anything out there be it PC or Mac. There are a few other choices too this makes for a convenient storage drive if you have a 2.5″ casing to put it in and you can even fit it to a desktop PC (SATA connections are the same) with a suitable 3.5″ to 2.5″ cage. The drive is quiet and won’t disturb you at all with low vibration and very little noise evident.
Performance wise it’s roughly in line with similar drives (max sustained read/write is about 100MB/s), though the price is slightly better and 3 years warranty isn’t standard from most makers (Western Digital do own Hitachi but they have their own range of drives).
As it is though for a “normal” hard drive replacement it works just fine. If you’re upgrading an older laptop or console HDD from years back then this will likely be faster than the drive you replace (densities increase per platter and they get faster all the time because of that) Recommended