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 2.5-inch hard disk drive (HDD), the industry’s largest capacity. Utilizing perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology, the “MQ03ABB300” is the industry’s first 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 in energy consumption efficiency 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.