Toshiba announced its new MQ01ABD Series 2.5-inch hard drive with up to 1TB capacity in an industry-standard 9.5mm high form factor. The new drive uses the new 500GB/platter technology with an industry-leading areal density of 744Gb/inch. The 2.5-inch hard drive has a 5400RPM rotational speed, 12ms average seek time and 8MB buffer memory.
The MQ01ABD Series is available in 250GB, 320GB, 500GB, 750GB and 1TB capacities. It uses SATA 3Gb/s interface. Ideal for high-end notebook and desktop PCs, mobile workstations, gaming consoles, DVR set-top boxes, external storage solutions, the MQ01ABD consumes only 0.55watts during idle mode and offers improved acoustic performance, emitting a maximum of 19dB at idle and 24dB during seek operations.
Mass production of the MQ01ABD series will start in the middle of August.
|Model Number||MQ01ABD100, 075, 050, 032, 025|
|Maximum Capacity (Formatted) 1||1000//750 // 500/320/250|
|Number of platters||2 // 1|
|Areal density (max)||744.1Gb/in2|
|Media transfer rate (max)||1288.6Mbps|
|Average seek time||12 ms|
|Rotational speed||5400 RPM|
|Buffer memory||8 MB|
|Interface||Serial ATA Revision 2.6 (ATA-8)|
|Interface transfer rate||3Gb/s|
|External dimensions (WxDxH; mm)||69.85 mm x 100.0 mm x 9.5 mm|
|Weight (g)||112//102 g (typ)|
|Energy consumption efficiency
|Operating||3.920m/s2 (400G) 2ms|
|Non-operating||8.820m/s2 (900G) 1ms|
|Idle||23// 17 dB|