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Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation Announces New 1TB Hard Disk Drive for Mobile Client Storage Applications

Sep 12, 2017

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation

New MQ04 HDD Series model delivers 1TB capacity for portable PCs, game systems and other client storage applications

MQ04ABF100

TOKYO—Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation today announced its new MQ04 Series 1TB[1] HDD, designed for applications that require high capacity, highly durable storage, including notebook PCs, game systems, all-in-one slim-line desktop systems and set-top box appliances. Shipments of the MQ04 1TB model start today, with general availability.

The MQ04 Series single-disk model offers the storage industry’s largest capacity[2] per disk for a 2.5-inch HDD, and delivers 1TB of data storage capacity in an ultra-compact 2.5-inch form factor only 7mm high. With a 6 Gbit/s SATA interface[3], 5,400 rotational speed and a large 128MiB[4] buffer, the new drive is engineered for consistent seek and transfer rate performance, and improves sustained transfer rate performance by 34 percent over the previous 1TB MQ01 generation model. It is expected to meet strong market demand in the client HDD market for high performance, large capacity storage for applications such as notebook PCs, and for recording high resolution images and data.

Toshiba Group positions HDD as a focus business area within its storage business. By enhancing its line-up, Toshiba aims to further enhance solutions for applications ranging from notebook PCs to data centers and high reliability products in both the enterprise and consumer markets, and to ensure that it is uniquely positioned to meet demand across the entire range of customer needs.

Product Specification

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 128 MiB
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/s2, 1G (5-500Hz)
Non-operating 49m/s2, 5G (15-500Hz)
Shock resistance Operating 3,920m/s2, (400G, 2msec half sine wave)
Non-operating 9,800m/s2, (1000G, 2msec half sine wave)

Notes

[1] 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 1TB = 240 bytes = 1,099,511,627,776 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

[2] Source: Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation, as of September 12, 2017.

[3] Read and write speed may vary depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size.

[4] A mebibyte (MiB) is 220 or 1,048,576 bytes.

For more information on Toshiba’s line of industry-leading HDDs, please visit:

https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/ap-en/product/storage-products/client-hdd.html

Customer Inquiries:

Storage Products Division
https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/ap-en/contact.html

Information in this document, including product prices and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current on the date of the announcement but is subject to change without prior notice.

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