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HDDs feature up to 1TB capacity

Posted: 04 Aug 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:hard disk? HDD? data transfer?

Toshiba Corp. has released 2.5-inch hard disk drives (HDDs) that feature up to 1TB capacity using 500GB/platter technology in the industry-standard 9.5mm high form factor. With an areal density of 744Gb/in2, Toshiba has increased the quantity of data stored per square inch by over 37 percent compared to prior 2.5-inch models, enabling a significant boost in data transfer speed.

The MQ01ABD series is available in capacities ranging from 250GBC1TB. The HDDs provide the capacity, performance, and power efficiency necessary for data-intensive and energy-sensitive mainstream storage applications.

The MQ01ABD drives are targeted for high-end notebook and desktop PCs, mobile workstations, gaming consoles, DVR set-top boxes, external storage solutions, and other applications requiring high-capacity and cost-effective storage. In addition to delivering high storage density, Toshiba's MQ01ABD series HDDs have been engineered for energy efficiency as the series HDDs consume only 0.55W during idle mode. The HDDs also offer improved acoustic performance, emitting a maximum of 19dB at idle and 24dB during seek operations. This combination of areal density, power utilisation, and acoustic performance enables PC and consumer electronics makers to build differentiated systems based on capacity, performance, heat dissipation, and power efficiency.

Toshiba has eliminated or reduced multiple hazardous substances from all components in the MQ01ABD series drives.

Mass production of the MQ01ABD series will start in the middle of August.

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