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Toshiba MK5061GSYN 500GB SATA 3GB/s 7200rpm 2.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive

by Toshiba
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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  • Up to 640GB1 of Storage Capacity
  • Optimal performance at 7,200 RPM
  • Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/sec, Revision 2.6 / ATA-8
  • 16MB Cache Buffer
  • Optional Free-fall Sensor
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight113 g
Product Dimensions10 x 7 x 0.9 cm
Item model numberMK5061GSYN
Hard Drive Size500 GB
Wattage5.5 watts
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 33,160 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight141 g
Date First Available30 Mar 2011

Product Description

Box Contains

Gigabyte Z68P-DS3 Motherboard
4x S-ATA Data Leads
Driver Disk

Product Description

Designed for optimal performance and high durability, the Toshiba MKxx61GSYN series of 7,200 RPM hard disk drives deliver 160 to 640GB of storage capacity in the 2.5-inch form factor. The MKxx61GSYN family of Serial ATA drives offers extreme power efficiency and superior operating acoustics over 3.5-inch drives for today's high-end notebook PCs, gaming laptops, and mobile workstations as well as Energy Star all-in-one and slimline desktop PCs. Toshiba couples greater power efficiency of the MKxx61GSYN drive

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good hard drive 14 Nov 2011
By David Sandilands VINE VOICE
Size Name:500GB
Bought this back in June (so now 5 months old)and it's been faultless. While this should be unremarkable, I've owned other drives that have failed within a month or two (note: most recently 2 WD Scorpio Blue drives, which I recommend avoiding).
It's also very quiet for a 7200 rpm hdd.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fab little drive 15 July 2012
Size Name:500GB|Verified Purchase
just installed this into the superdrive by of my late 2009 macbok pro 13" with one of the cradles available on this website, like myself, for those who are not ust to installing hard drives, in order to formatt an unformatted drive, go to disk manager, select the drive form the list on the left, and erase the drive, not the most obvious way to format a drive, and suprised there was nothing labeled "format" shame i didnt have the courage to clone the original hard drive (wich is still in the propper hdd bay) as i imagine the extra 1800rpm on the new drive would give it a far faster boot up time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fast and quiet 6 Oct 2012
By dgt79
Size Name:500GB|Verified Purchase
Bought this as a replacement of a western digital 320GB hdd for my MBP, because WD started to have physical errors.
Both the WD and this Toshiba are running at 7200 RPM, but Toshiba is extremely quiet, whereas WD was pretty noisy.
I could have went for a bigger size Seagate or WD hdd - 750GB or 1TB, but I wanted a reliable hard drive and Toshiba HDDs never disappointed me before.
So far I'm very pleased with this Toshiba 500GB HDD, works great.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By F. Touz
Size Name:500GB|Verified Purchase
I've ordered this hard disk to have more space for saving and rendering videos and for playing video games. I had the chance to try the previous version (5400 RPM) as I played "Dirt 3" and you really can tell the difference between the 5400 RPM version and the 7200 RPM version. Mind you, this is my experience and it might have different results for other users.

During my usage the "loading..." screen took noticeably more time at 5400 RPM than it did with this hard disk at 7200 RPM (around 3-5 seconds).

I'd recommend this hard disk if you want to have a mildly fast hard drive but you are not ready to invest in a solid state hard disk drive.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Tosh for little dosh 29 Dec 2012
By Mitch
Size Name:250GB|Verified Purchase
I bought this to upgrade my Son's Dell laptop and use his old drive to sort out a mates laptop. This is a great drive for the money, having a spindle speed of 7200RPM, which is an improvement in performance over the old drive. As I also sorted my mates laptop out it was a win win all round and very happy with the price, speedy delivery and purchase overall.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good performance but RPM issue? 7 Oct 2012
Size Name:500GB|Verified Purchase
Disk arrived in very good time, swapped into my 2007 MacBook in no time at all and then restored my system from backup perfectly.

Now it works great, slightly quicker than my old WD Scorpio Blue 500GB drive that was 5400 rpm.

There's the problem though, when I look in my About This Mac option, the Toshiba drive is mentioned as being 5400rpm.....did I get sent the wrong one or is the MacBook failing to recognise it?

It's a good drive but I'm confused!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent buy 1 Mar 2012
Size Name:500GB
I am currently using this HDD on my laptop, and it works very well. I had a Western Digital Scorpio Black (320 gb, 7200 rpm) and this Toshiba has served as an equal if not a bit superior replacement. I highly recommend it, it offers high functionality for good value!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Toshiba Hard Drive 19 Oct 2011
By Gogsy
Size Name:500GB
A very reliable and solidly built drive, easy to install and works like a dream, had it in the machine and software up and running in a very short period of time. Highly recommendable.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
I bought it as a replacement HDD for my Toshiba laptop in July 2012 - It still works very well, I didn't have any issues with it and I am very happy with this purchase! :)
Published 10 days ago by Bager
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Installed into laptop and worked great
Published 1 month ago by G7352
5.0 out of 5 stars MY OPINION
Published 1 month ago by Tony G.
2.0 out of 5 stars Ok while it lasted, but died after exactly 18 months
And what's worse is that the SMART status that's supposed to tell you that the drive is failing just lies. Read more
Published 2 months ago by jacaranda
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
As above. Bought it as the replacement for my internal laptop hard drive, which died recently. For the price paid, very well made, good quality, works very quiet. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Paul
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Excellent. Not much to say about this apart from it doing exactly as it is suppose to.
You certainly will not be disappointed.
Great purchase.
Highly recommended.
Published 8 months ago by Mr J Sandhu
4.0 out of 5 stars not quite up to the specs
In general it checks out - it's pleasantly quiet, installed with no problems and works as expected.
However, it seems much slower than the specs suggest. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Alex Hunt
4.0 out of 5 stars Drive OK but Laptop Dead
Arrived as ordered, well packaged.

The drive worked OK but the Laptop died.

The drive lives on, in an external unit.
Published 10 months ago by Mr. C. Robinson
4.0 out of 5 stars disk drive
used it to upgrade vista box with 200GB drive - faster more room quiet but slightly hotter 1.1w instead of 1w
properly packed and promptly delivered by Amazon
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Good product, easy to install
Bought this hard drive to replace the original on an HP Compaq laptop. It took 5 minutes to install, then needed the software loading up and updating. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Paul 108
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