MQ01ABU-BW Series

Toshiba's MQ01ABU-BW series of self-encrypting, FIPS 140-2 compliant 5,400 rpm HDDs (SED) deliver up to 500 GB of data storage capacity in a ultra-compact 2.5-inch 7mm height form factor. The MQ01ABU-BW leverages Toshiba's Wipe security feature which automatically erases data when the HDD is accessed by an unregistered system. Unlike software-based encryption which relies on the system CPU for encryption processing, the MQ01ABU-BW leverages its onboard crypto-processor to encrypt at full interface speed without impacting system level performance. With FIPS 140-2 level 2 compliance, Toshiba's MQ01ABU-BW offering provides tamper-evident labeling to deliver high level of security.

Product Specification

Form Factor 2.5-inch
Interface SATA 6 Gbit/s
Format 512e
Buffer Size 8 MiB
Rotation Speed 5400 rpm
Internal Transfer Speed
( Typ. )
638.9 ~ 1288.6 Mbit/s
MTTF 600 000 h
Power Consumption
 ( Low Power Idle ) ( Typ. )
0.55 W
Weight ( Max. ) 92 g
MQ01ABU***BW Series

Key Features

  • Up to 1 TB of Storage Capacity
  • 2.5-inch 7 mm Slim Form Factor
  • 5,400 rpm
  • SATA up to 6.0 Gbit/s
  • Advanced Format (AF) 512e Sector Length
  • MTTF of 600,000 hours
  • Low Power Consumption Versus 3.5-inch HDDs (DT01ACA series)
  • Quiet Operation Versus 3.5-inch HDDs (DT01ACA series)
  • RoHS compatible, Halogen-Free and Antimony-Free
  • Maximize Performance with Native Command Queue (NCQ)
  • Optimize HDD Health with SMART
  • Featuring Toshiba's Unique Wipe Technology
  • FIPS Certified


  • Mobile Computing
  • Printers
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Banking/Financial
  • High-End Multimedia Devices


Capacity Model Number
500 GB MQ01ABU050BW
320 GB MQ01ABU032BW
  • Product image may represent a design model.
  • Definition of capacity: Toshiba defines a megabyte (MB) as 1,000,000 bytes, a gigabyte (GB) as 1,000,000,000 bytes and a terabyte (TB) as 1,000,000,000,000 bytes.  A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB = 230 = 1,073,741,824 bytes and therefore shows less storage capacity.  Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system, such as Microsoft Operating System and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content.  Actual formatted capacity may vary.
  • A kibibyte (KiB) means 210, or 1,024 bytes, a mebibyte (MiB) means 220, or 1,048,576 bytes, and a gibibyte (GiB) means 230, or 1,073,741,824 bytes.
  • MTTF (Mean Time to Failure) is not a guarantee or estimate of product life; it is a statistical value related to mean failure rates for a large number of products which may not accurately reflect actual operation.  Actual operating life of the product may be different from the MTTF.
  • Read and write speed may vary depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size.
  • FIPS: FIPS 140-2, U.S. Federal Information Processing Standards 140-2.
  • Wipe technology: Toshiba's unique technology which automatically erases data when a drive is accessed by an unregistered system.
  • "2.5-inch" and "3.5-inch" mean the form factor of HDDs or SSDs. They do not indicate drive's physical size.


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  • Instructions for Dispose
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  • Instructions for erase of the data on the HDDs in case of dispose or transfer
    HDDs incorporated in personal computer or several home appliance may record personal data and/or other important data as signal. In order to avoid disclosing such data, it is important to erase it when you dispose or transfer the HDDs.
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