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 Toshiba Launches 2.5-inch HDD Series With 500GB Per Platter
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Message Text: Toshiba today announced its first HDD model with a 1TB capacity in the industry-standard 9.5mm high form factor. The MQ01ABD100 is Toshiba?s first model to deliver 500GB of memory per platter.

The 5400 RPM 2.5-inch (6.4cm) single platter SATA HDD has been engineered to deliver a high performance, energy efficient and uncompromised storage solution for high-end multimedia and gaming devices.

The MQ01ABD100 delivers an impressive energy consumption efficiency of 0.00055 i and the lowest energy consumption efficiency among similar capacity 3.5-inch (8.8cm) and 2.5-inch (6.4cm) drives from other industry players.

Forming part of a series of advanced format technology HDDs, the MQ01ABD100 is also developed to deliver a higher internal transfer rate with leading recording density.

The new family of HDDs features the following products; the MQ01ABD100, the MQ01ABD075, the MQ01ABD050, the MQ01ABD032, and MQ01ABD025, all with capacities of 1TB, 750GB, 500GB, 320GB and 250GB respectively.

The MQ01ABDxxx will be available from August 2011.

Model Number: MQ01ABD100, 075, 050, 032, 025
Maximum Capacity (Formatted): 1000/750//500/320/250
Number of platters: 2 // 1
Areal density (max): 1153.4Mb/mm2 (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: 3 Gb/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: 0.00055/0.00074//0.0011/0.0018/0.0022

Shock resistance:
Operating 3,920m/s2 (400G) 2ms
Non-operating 8,820m/s2 (900G) 1ms

Acoustics:
Idle 23 // 17 dB
Seek 24 // 19 dB
 
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