Toshiba extends slimline 2.5-inch HDD Series with new high-RPM model

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has expanded its family of small form factor 2.5-inch {6.4 cm} hard disk drives (HDDs) with a new model that provides up to 500GB in a unit just 7mm in height. The HDDs is suitable for laptops, ultra-thin notebooks and other mobile and power-sensitive applications requiring integrated storage, the MQ01ACF series combines a high-speed 6Gbit/s intelligent interface with average seek times of just 12ms.

A shock sensor circuit provides protection against shocks of up to 3,430 m/s2 {350G} while the drive is in use. Upon power down, a carriage lock mechanism is automatically activated to protect against shocks of up to 8,820 m/s2 {900G}. Furthermore, vibration sensors protect the integrity of data readout against vibrations while the drive is in operation, enabling unrivalled performance.

The drive is equipped with an adaptive power mode that reduces power consumption to 0.8W typical (low power idle) for the MQ01ACF050, while still enabling the high-speed performance advantages provided by the drive’s 7,278 rpm rotational speed.

The new family of HDDs will be available from the end of August across Europe in the following models; the MQ01ACF050 (500GB) and the MQ01ACF032 (320GB).


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