Toshiba Storage Device Division (SDD) today announced the
launch of two 7200 RPM SATA 2.5" HDDs.
The new HDD family is a two-part series. The first HDD is
the MKxx61GSY, which provides up to 640GB of storage
capacity for consumer applications and comes available with
a Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) option. The second is the
MKxx61GSYB, a high durability (HD) HDD, which brings up to
500GB capacity and is especially designed for industrial and
enterprise applications requiring constant operation and the
intensive reading and writing of data.
The MKxx61GSY series offers storage capacities of 160GB,
250GB, 320GB, 500GB and 640GB, with an interface transfer
speed of 3 gigabits per second and a high areal density of
up to 506.3 gigabits per square inch respectively. It makes
up to 320GB available in a single platter design, with 500GB
and 640GB delivered across two platters. The design?s
ability to deliver high storage capacities at speeds of 7200
RPM boosts overall system and application responsiveness
when deployed in home and enterprise computing environments,
delivering benefits such as greater productivity and
smoother graphics rendering.
The MKxx61GSY also offers Toshiba's OEMs the opportunity to
build further durability and reliability into products
through an optional free fall sensor. This safeguards the
device and data contained within HDD even if it is dropped.
It is also exceptionally quiet: with the MKxx61GSY operating
at the threshold of human hearing in both seek-mode and
idle-mode (2.3 Bels / 1Platter, 2.6 Bels / 2Platter).
The MKxx61GSYB series builds on the MKxx61GSY platform to
extend the benefits of small form factor technology into
industrial and enterprise applications that require
reliable storage for intensive, "always-on" operations. Its
high durability design includes such features as rotational
vibration tolerance, delivering 24x74 operation support at
a 50 per cent duty cycle.
The MKxx61GSYB offers between 80GB and 500GB of storage
The MKxx61GSY Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) option has been
developed to help Toshiba's OEMs and end users to comply
with regulation on data protection through technology
that secures data stored on the device even when not in use.
By automatically encrypting data stored on the HDD when it
is at rest it will be of a benefit to organisations in
sectors such as health, government and financial services
which must take steps to safeguard the personal or sensitive
information they possess.
Toshiba?s new 2.5" HDD family provides equivalent storage
capacities and performance to 3.5" HDD technology, but
consume substantially less energy. For example, the 640GB
MKxx61GSY consumes only 0.00013W/GB and operates at a
lower temperature, reducing the environmental impact of
devices into which it is integrated while contributing to
improved system performance and durability.
Both Toshiba?s MKxx61GSY and MKxx61GSYB will be commercially
available to Toshiba's Distribution and Original Equipment
Manufacturers from Q4 2010.