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Toshiba Announces New 2TB Hard Disk Drive for Client Storage Applications

The new MQ04 HDD Series 2TB model delivers more capacity for notebook PCs, game systems and other client storage applications

Irvine, Calif. — February 26, 2018 — Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a committed technology leader, announces its new MQ04 Series 2TB1 HDD model MQ04ABD200, designed for use in  notebook PCs, all-in-one and slim-line desktop systems, and other applications requiring high capacity storage and 2.5-inch2 mobile-class durability.


The MQ04ABD200 dual-disk model delivers 2TB of storage capacity in a compact 2.5-inch, 9.5mm height form factor. The drive’s 6Gbit/s3 SATA interface and 5,400rpm performance, combined with a large 128MiB4 buffer, result in a 34 percent increase in maximum transfer rates and a 50 percent improvement in power efficiency5 compared to Toshiba’s previous 1TB mobile-class model generation, MQ01ABD100.


“Achieving 2TB capacity in the industry-standard 2.5-inch form-factor is a big advance in both value and performance,” said Scott Wright, Director of HDD Marketing for Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.. “With a field-proven two disk 9.5mm design heritage, the new MQ04 2TB model offers excellent value and capacity in a space-efficient design.”


General availability of the MQ04 2TB model shipment will start today. For more information on our full line of HDD storage products, please visit: https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/us/product.html. To learn more about our storage solutions visit the storage blog at http://storage.toshiba.com/corporateblog/ and follow both @ToshibaStorage and @ToshibaUSA on Twitter.


About Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.
Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc.,is the US based electronic components business of Toshiba Electronic Devices and Storage Corporation. TAEC offers consumers and businesses a wide variety of innovative hard disk drive (HDD) products plus semiconductor solutions for automotive, industrial, IoT, motion control, telecoms, networking, consumer and white goods applications. The company’s broad portfolio encompasses integrated wireless ICs, power semiconductors, microcontrollers, optical semiconductors, ASICs, ASSPs and discrete devices ranging from diodes to logic ICs.  For more company information visit TAEC’s web site at www.toshiba.semicon-storage.com.


1Definition of capacity: A terabyte (TB) is 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1TB = 240 = 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 and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.
2Form Factor: "2.5-inch" means the form factor of HDDs. They do not indicate drive's physical size.
3Read and write speed may vary depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size.
4A mebibyte (MiB) means 220, or 1,048,576 bytes.
5Power efficiency is calculated based on low power idle power consumption divided by formatted capacity.

Information in this press release, including product pricing and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current and believed to be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is subject to change without prior notice. Company names, product names, and service names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

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