2013/ 08 /20
Toshiba EXTENDS Slimline 2.5-inch HDD Series with New High-RPM Model


Toshiba Extends Slimline 2.5-inch HDD Series with New High-RPM Model
Low-power drives combine high-speed access with shock and vibration resistance
Taipei, Taiwan., Aug 20 2013 - Toshiba Digital Media Network Taiwan Corporation (TDMT)has expanded its family of small form factor 2.5-inch {6.4 cm} hard disk drives (HDDs) with a new model that packs up to 500GB[[1]] in a unit just 7mm height. Ideal for laptops, ultrathin 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 sleek HDDs will be available from the end of August across Europe in the following models; the MQ01ACF050 (500GB) and the MQ01ABCF032 (320GB).

[[1]] One gigabyte (GB) = 1,000,000,000 (109) byte.