Toshiba Unveils 500GB 2.5-inch HDD

Posted: Sep 17 2009, 11:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 4:20pm CDT, in Hardware & Peripherals


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Toshiba has announced a new HDD called the MKXX56GSY that is available in 500GB capacity. The line now offers drives with 160GB, 250GB, and 320GB capacities as well. The 500GB drive has two platters and a maximum areal density of 395 Gb/in2.

The average seek time for the drive is 11ms and it spins at 7200 rpm. The interface is SATA 3Gb/s and the drive measures 69.85mm x 100mm x 9.5mm. 115g. The drive can withstand shocks of 325G while operating and 900G when not operating.

The little drive can store up to 142,000 digital photos, 131,000 music files, and 58 hours of HD video. The new HDD is set to enter mass production in Q4 2009.

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