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Toshiba MQ01ABD050 500GB SATA 3GB/s 5400RPM 2.5 Inch 9.5mm Internal Hard Drive

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500GB
  • Capacity - 500 GB
  • Interface type - Serial ATA-300
  • Data transfer rate - 300 MBps
  • Spindle speed - 5,400 rpm
  • Buffer size - 8 MB
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Product Information

Size Name: 500GB
Technical Details
BrandToshiba
Item Weight109 g
Product Dimensions10 x 7 x 0.9 cm
Item model numberMQ01ABD050
Hard Drive Size500 GB
Wattage4.5 watts
  
Additional Information
ASINB0077IQ0AM
Best Sellers Rank 3,120 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight159 g
Date First Available9 Feb 2012
  
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Product Description

Size Name: 500GB

Product Description

Using 500GB-per-platter technology, the MQ01ABD series is a 2.5-inch, 5,400 RPM hard disk drive line featuring up to 1TB of capacity for mainstream applications requiring power-efficiency and reliability from their storage solution.

∙ Up to 1,000GB* of Storage Capacity

∙ 5,400 RPM Rotational Speed

∙ Advanced Format 512e

∙ Eco-conscious Design

∙ MTTF of 600,000 Hours

Toshiba Storage Device Division offers a line of 5,400 RPM 2.5-inch HDDs in a new slim design optimized for industry-leading storage applications. The latest HDD series, MQ01ABD050, provides a wide capacity range from 250 GB to 1TB in a 9.5-millimeter-high design with only maximum 2 platters.

The advanced MQ01ABD050 targets markets such as portable multimedia and gaming notebooks, mobile workstations and other capacity-hungry applications like external HDDs. In addition, the drives also feature very good power efficiency value of 0.00055 for the 1TB model. Due to the "Silent-Seek" technology featured in these drives, the HDDs are extremely quiet: Ultra-silent single-platter drives boast acoustic specifications of 19dBA (seek) and 17dBA (idle) making them almost indistinguishable to the human hear.

With its compact size and best-in class specifications, the SATA MQ01ABD050 series is the perfect choice for use in devices where a combination of sleek form factor and high capacity capabilities are essential.

As with all Toshiba HDDs, the complete series is halogen-free and RoHS compatible, therefore, exceptionally environmentally friendly.

Specification

Specification

Performance

Track-to-track Seek - 2 ms

Average Seek Time - 12 ms

Rotational Speed - 5,400 RPM

Average Latency - 5.55ms

Buffer Size - 8MB

Power Requirements

Voltage - 5V (+/- 5%)

Spin up (start) Power - 4.5 watts

Seek Power - 1.85 watts

Read/Write Power - 1.5 watts

Low Power Idle - 0.55 watts

Standby Power - 0.18 watts

Sleep Power - 0.15 watts

Physical Size

Dimensions (W) x (D) x (H) - 69.85 mm (2.75") x 100.0 mm (3.94") x 9.5 mm (0.37")

Weight - 102 g (3.60 oz)

Environmental

Temp – Operating - 5° to 55°C (41° to 131°F)

Temp - Non-Operating - -40° to 65°C (-40° to 140°F)

Vibration – Operating - 9.8 m/s² (1.0G) 5 to 500 Hz

Vibration – Non-Operating - 49 m/s² (5.0G) 15 to 500Hz

Shock – Operating - 3,920 m/s² (400G) 2ms

Shock – Non-Operating - 8,820 m/s² (900G) 1ms

Acoustics

Acoustics (idle) - 17 dB

Acoustics (seek) - 19 dB

Warranty

Limited Warranty - 3 years (from date of purchase)

Product Description

Toshiba Storage Device Division offers a line of 5,400 RPM 2.5-inch HDDs in a new slim design optimized for industry-leading storage applications. The latest HDD series, MQ01ABD050, provides a wide capacity range from 250 GB to 1TB in a 9.5-millimeter-high design with only maximum 2 platters.
The advanced MQ01ABD050 targets markets such as portable multimedia and gaming notebooks, mobile workstations and other capacity-hungry applications like external HDDs. In addition, the drives also feature very good power efficiency value of 0.00055 for the 1TB model. Due to the "Silent-Seek" technology featured in these drives, the HDDs are extremely quiet: Ultra-silent single-platter drives boast acoustic specifications of 19dBA (seek) and 17dBA (idle) making them almost indistinguishable to the human hear.
With its compact size and best-in class specifications, the SATA MQ01ABD050 series is the perfect choice for use in devices where a combination of sleek form factor and high capacity capabilities are essential.
As with all Toshiba HDDs, the complete series is halogen-free and RoHS compatible, therefore, exceptionally environmentally friendly.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By sisparks on 7 May 2013
Size Name: 500GB
For my PS3 put it straight in not a problem. Got a different one before this and had to have 2 sent out then got my money back then brought this works perfect. Plus good value for around £40 cant go wrong .....
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Leigh Braithwaite on 24 Oct 2013
Size Name: 1TB Verified Purchase
I bought this as an upgrade for my PS3 HDD (Hard Disc Drive), after I had filled the 320GB HDD that came with it.

I was taking a gamble by going for a 1TB HDD, as I had no real idea if the PS3 would handle such a large HDD or if it would affect performance.

After doing a fair bit of research and reading on the web, I settled on this HDD, for a number of reasons:

1) It was the correct dimensions - PS3 HDD have to be 9.5mm high, some 2.5inch HDD are taller than 9.5mm and won't fit in the PS3.

2) Running speed of 5400rpm - PS3 is compatible with HDD's that run at 5400rpm, I've read online that some people have put in HDD's that run at 7200rpm, but I chose to stay safe and avoid the risk of overheating my PS3.

3) The HDD has only two platters - the fewer the platters in the HDD, the quicker the HDD read speed. It also has a decent size buffer, more than what the PS3 needs on the HDD.

4) 1TB size for a reasonable price.

Installation of the new HDD was relatively straight foward - one tip I would give is to do your research and read up on how to change the HDD before attempting to change the HDD in your PS3 - because its not about just removing one HDD and sticking the new one in, you also need to install the PS3 system software. Sony's PlayStation website has all the information in its help and support pages.

Imagine my relief when the old 320GB HDD I took out of my PS3 was also a Toshiba..!!

It's only been in my PS3 for a little over a month now, which is why I'm only giving it 4 stars, because I do not yet know about how well it will perform over time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tim F on 10 Feb 2014
Size Name: 500GB Verified Purchase
I bought this hard drive to replace my old hard drive in a Sony Vaio. Installed the hard drive with no hassle. So far i have had no issues or problems with it. Good product.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J D Ross on 29 Dec 2012
Size Name: 1TB Verified Purchase
Works great - it's fast and quiet - I use it with HP pavilion HDX9320EA as my drive C:\. So far works perfect.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By TallerPaul on 9 Feb 2014
Size Name: 1TB Verified Purchase
Bought as an upgrade to my 500gb hard drive some how after fitting this my transfer speed on usb 3.0 transfers went up dramatically it's very silent too
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. J. Mcdonagh on 12 Jan 2014
Size Name: 1TB Verified Purchase
worth every penny, fast reliable & obviously loads of space, i have no hesitation recommending to anyone requiring extra gigs
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 7 July 2013
Size Name: 500GB Verified Purchase
Perfect replacement for the original 150 Gig drive in my PS3. No louder than the original and loads more space. Easy install with no problems.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Barr on 15 April 2013
Size Name: 750GB Verified Purchase
I bought this for my late 2008 model MacBook Pro, after my 320gig internal hard drive died. Installing was simple enough, though i had to buy a special screwdriver (hexagonal / star-shaped screwdriver, T6 size), to transfer the registration pins (that hold the drive in place) from the old drive to the new one, so I suggest ordering one at the same time.

I've had it for a week or so now. I don't notice my mac is any faster or slower, I haven't done any tests.

Only gets four stars because it is slightly noisier than the old one (which was nearly silent) - but not to an annoying degree, just sounds like distant white noise. I guess you have to weigh up noise v. capacity.

If you're tempted to get a 1TB internal hard drive (assuming the MCP will take that size) bear in mind you will need to be doing your back ups onto something larger than 1TB, whereas for a 750 gig internal hard drive a 1TB USB-powered one is perfect and easy to carry around.
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