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Toshiba MQ01ABD100 2.5in 1TB 5400RPM 8MB Cache SATA2 Internal Notebook Hard Drive

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Toshiba MQ01ABD100: Features

The Toshiba MQ01ABD100 is not built as a high-performance 7200rpm disk, but as a general-purpose 5400rpm drive for laptops – as well as other consumer electronics that now rely on disk storage. Namely set-top boxes that record and timeshift video, games consoles and even some NAS drives.

It takes a Serial ATA 3Gbps interface, ample for a hard disk, and adds an 8MB buffer cache. Average seek time is specified at 12ms, and acoustic noise at 24dBA.

Toshiba MQ01ABD100: Performance

In the ATTO benchmark, the Toshiba MQ01ABD100 could reach 114MBps for sequential reads and writes, for all data from 8kB to 8MB. This compares well with the original MK1059GSM drive which topped out at around 98MBps. 

Using the CrystalDiskMark sequential tests, we saw even higher figures of 134MBps reads and 130MBps writes.

By looking at the HD Tune Pro benchmark, we can see a maximum read of 114MBps, falling to 56MBps minimum, and averaging across the disk at 90MBps. Write speeds were effectively the same as we’d expect of spinning disk technology. Access time was slower than specified at 17.3ms read and 20.6ms write.

These read/write figures also all edge out Western Digital’s 1TB Scorpio Blue, which hit max and mins of 110MBps and 54MBps, averaging 85MBps.

Toshiba’s older 1TB drive, meanwhile, could only muster 98/48MBps, averaging 76MBps, in the same HD Tune Pro test..

Average Latency    5.55 ms
Average Seek Time    12 ms
Brand Name    Toshiba
Buffer    8 MB
Certifications & Standards   


Compatible Drive Bay Width    2.5"
Depth    3.9"
Features    Advanced Format
Form Factor    Internal
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority    RoHS
Green Compliant    Yes
Hard Drive Interface    SATA/300
Height    0.4"
Manufacturer    Toshiba
Manufacturer Part Number    MQ01ABD100
Manufacturer Website Address    www.toshiba.com
Marketing Information   

Toshiba's MQ01ABD series offers capacity up to 1TB of storage capacity using 500GB per platter technology, enabling the MQ01ABD hard disk drives to speed data processing at higher performance than prior generation products. The 5,400 RPM drive series is engineered for energy efficiency and quiet operation, contributing to longer and quieter operation on a single battery charge.

The 500GB-per-platter design, coupled with the benefits of power efficiency and acoustic performance allows PC and consumer electronics devices to provide up to 1TB of capacity with fast performance, minimal heat dissipation and enhanced power utilization in a compact, 2.5-inch form factor. The MQ01ABDseries is ideal for notebook and desktop PCs, mobile workstations, gaming consoles, DVR set-top boxes, external storage solutions and other applications requiring high capacity, durability and cost-effective storage.

The MQ01ABD drive series continues Toshiba Corporation's global commitment to Environmentally Conscious Products (ECPs) that have minimal environmental impact. As part of this voluntary initiative, Toshiba has reduced or eliminated additional hazardous substances in the MQ01ABD drives.

Maximum External Data Transfer Rate    384 MBps (3 Gbps)
Platform Supported    PC
Product Name    MQ01ABD Series Hard Disk Drive
Product Series    MQ01ABD
Product Type    Hard Drive
Rotational Speed    5400 rpm
SATA Pin    7-pin
Standard Warranty    1 Year Limited
Storage Capacity    1 TB
Weight (Approximate)    3.95 oz
Width    2.8"
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