Toshiba MQ01ABD Series 2.5-inch 1TB Hard Drive

Toshiba MQ01ABD Series 2.5-inch 1TB Hard Drive

Toshiba MQ01ABD Series 2.5-inch 1TB Hard Drive



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.

Toshiba MQ01ABD Series 2.5-inch 1TB Hard Drive 1


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.

Product Specifications

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
Shock resistance:
Operating 3.920m/s2 (400G) 2ms
Non-operating 8.820m/s2 (900G) 1ms
Idle 23// 17 dB
Seek 24// 19dB