Toshiba is first with 3TB 2.5-inch HDD

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 07 2015 @ 20:03 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Toshiba announces the MQ03ABB300, world's first 2.5" HDD with a storage capacity of 3TB. The drive features four 750GB platters.
-Toshiba Corporation’s (TOKYO: 6502) Semiconductor & Storage Products Company announced the launch of a 3TB[1] 2.5-inch hard disk drive (HDD), the industry’s largest capacity[2]. Utilizing perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology, the “MQ03ABB300” is the industry’s first[2] 2.5-inch HDD to achieve 750GB per platter, using a total of 4 platters to achieve storage of 3TB. Suitable for external personal storage devices and space-constrained use cases requiring high storage capacity, the “MQ03ABB300” is small in size but large in storage capability. Sample shipments will begin in May.

The “MQ03ABB300” offers the best[2] in energy consumption efficiency[3] in the 2.5-inch form factor, with lower power consumption and 50 percent larger capacity compared to Toshiba’s previous generation 4-platter 2TB ”MQ01ABB200.”

The “MQ03ABB300” is suitable for single and multi-drive HDD home and SMB storage enclosures by providing ample space for data storage. The power efficient design also makes it a suitable solution for USB connected external personal storage applications.
MQ03ABB300


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