Friday, August 05, 2011

Icy News: Toshiba Also at 1TB for 2.5-Inch HDD 9.5mm High

"Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. announced its first 2.5-inch HDDs featuring capacity up to 1TB 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 boost in data transfer speed.  

Available in capacities ranging from 1TB to 250GB, the MQ01ABD series provides the capacity, performance, and power efficiency necessary for data-intensive and energy-sensitive mainstream storage applications.

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

We talked about the release of Western Digital 1TB that is 9.5mm in height, Toshiba is now following suit with their own 9.5mm SATA 1TB hard drive. Will you be getting these drives when they come out? Which one will you buy? Let us know! 

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