Toshiba Launches Slim HDD Series for Thin Notebook PCs

- The MQ02ABF series is the first two-platter 7mm-height HDD for Toshiba -

TOKYO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 22, 2013Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced the launch of slim 7mm-height 2.5-inch, two-platter, 5,400 RPM SATA hard disk drives (HDD). The new MQ02ABF series, Toshiba’s first two-platter 7mm-height HDD model, delivers up to 1TB of storage capacity[1] and is designed for thin mobile computing applications. Available in capacities of 750GB and 1TB, the MQ02ABF series features a rigid chassis design and utilizes dual stage head positioning technology. Sample shipment is scheduled to start in November.

Toshiba two-platter 7mm-height 2.5-inch HDD (Photo: Business Wire)

Toshiba two-platter 7mm-height 2.5-inch HDD (Photo: Business Wire)


Outline of the new products

Part Number   Storage Capacity   Number of Platters   External Dimensions
MQ02ABF100 1TB 2

(W) 69.85mm
(D) 100.0mm
(H) 7.0mm

MQ02ABF075   750GB    

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[1] Definition of capacity: Toshiba defines 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.

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About Toshiba
Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.

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