Toshiba Launches 7mm 1TB HDD

/ 11 months ago

Toshiba Launches 7mm 1TB HDD

Solid state drives (SSDs) may be the future of storage, but hard drive disks still serve as a cost-effective method for containing your data. With that in mind, Toshiba is launching a new 1TB 2.5-inch HDD. Indeed, the 7mm slimline MQ04 boasts a 6 Gbps SATA interface and 5,400 rpm. In addition, the drive is lightweight and quiet, according to Toshiba.

Toshiba MQ04 1TB Specifications

  • Product Name: MQ04ABF100
  • Capacity: 1 TB
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Number of heads: 2
  • Interface: Serial ATA 3.3 / ATA 8
  • Interface speed: 6.0 Gbit/s
  • Rotational speed: 5,400 rpm
  • Buffer memory: 128MiB
  • External Dimensions:      
    • (W) 69.85 mm
    • (D) 100.0 mm
    • (H) 7.0 mm
  • Weight: 92 g
  • Noise:
    • Idle: 19 dB
    • Seek: 21 dB
  • Vibration resistance:
    • Operating: 9.8m/s, 1G (5-500Hz)
    • Non-operating: 49m/s, 5G (15-500Hz)
  • Shock resistance:
    • Operating: 3,920m/s, (400G, 2msec half sine wave)
    • Non-operating: 9,800m/s, (1000G, 2msec half sine wave)

Toshiba Says

“The MQ04 Series single-disk model delivers 1TB of data storage capacity in an ultra-compact 2.5-inch, 7mm height form factor. The drive’s 6 Gbit/s2SATA interface and 5,400 rotational speed combined with a large 128MiB3buffer and consistent seek performance, result in a 34 percent higher internal transfer rate performance when compared to the previous 1TB MQ01 Series models. The new model is also quieter and weighs less than prior generations.”

Scott Wright, Director of HDD Product Marketing at Toshiba America Electronic Components, said:

“Achieving 1TB per disk capacity is a big advancement in both value and performance, and without increasing weight in portable PCs. With a field-proven single disk 7mm design heritage, the new Toshiba MQ04 1TB model offers reliable performance and capacity at the leading edge of mobile client HDD technology and value.”

Price and Availability

The Toshiba MQ04 1TB is not yet on sale. Toshiba is yet to reveal the price or release date.

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One Response to “Toshiba Launches 7mm 1TB HDD”
  1. AJSB says:

    This HDD specs are suspiciously similar to a model from Seagate.

    Question…it’s a PMR or SMR HDD ?

    Probably is a SMR HDD with a portion of it be used as a dedicated PMR buffer (besides the 128MB of RAM buffer) just like the Seagate model.

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