Toshiba Extends Slimline 2.5-inch HDD Series with New High-RPM Model

Low-power drives combine high-speed access with shock and vibration resistance

Düsseldorf, Germany, 20th August 2013 – Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has expanded its family of small form factor 2.5-inch { 6.4 cm } hard disk drives (HDDs) with a new model that packs up to 500GB [1] in a unit just 7mm height. Ideal for laptops, ultrathin notebooks and other mobile and power-sensitive applications requiring integrated storage, the MQ01ACF series combines a high-speed 6Gbit/s intelligent interface with average seek times of just 12ms.

A shock sensor circuit provides protection against shocks of up to 3,430 m/s2 { 350G } while the drive is in use. Upon power down, a carriage lock mechanism is automatically activated to protect against shocks of up to 8,820 m/s2 { 900G } . Furthermore, vibration sensors protect the integrity of data readout against vibrations while the drive is in operation, enabling unrivalled performance.

The drive is equipped with an adaptive power mode that reduces power consumption to 0.8W typical (low power idle) for the MQ01ACF050, while still enabling the high-speed performance advantages provided by the drive’s 7 , 278 rpm rotational speed.

The new family of sleek HDDs will be available from the end of August across Europe in the following models; the MQ01ACF050 (500GB) and the MQ01ACF032 (320GB).

For more information please visit our Toshiba storage website at www.storage.toshiba.eu .

* One gigabyte (GB) = 1,000,000,000 (109) byte
** 1 MiB = 1,048,576

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About Toshiba Electronics Europe
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) is the European electronic components business of Toshiba Corporation, which is ranked among the world’s largest semiconductor vendors. TEE offers one of the industry's broadest IC and discrete product lines including high-end memory, microcontrollers, ASICs and ASSPs for automotive, multimedia, industrial, telecoms and networking applications. The company also has a wide range of power semiconductor solutions as well as storage products like HDDs, SSDs, SD Cards and USB sticks.

TEE was formed in 1973 in Neuss, Germany, providing design, manufacturing, marketing and sales and now has headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, with branch offices in France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. TEE employs approximately 300 people in Europe. Company president is Mr. Takashi Nagasawa.

For more company information visit TEE’s web site at www.toshiba-components.com

About Toshiba
Toshiba Corporation is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing US$61 billion.

Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

Contact details for publication:
Toshiba Electronics Europe, Hansaallee 181, D-40549 Düsseldorf, Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 211 5296 0 Fax: +49 (0) 211 5296 792197
Web: www.storage.toshiba.eu

E-mail: spdinfo@tee.toshiba.de

Contact details for editorial enquiries:
Carolin Wagner, Toshiba Electronics Europe
Tel: +49 (0) 89 2030203 43
E-mail: spd-press@tee.toshiba.de  

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Matt Wilkinson / June Stokes, Pinnacle Marketing Communications Ltd,
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8429 6548/+44 (0) 20 8429 6556 Fax: +44 (0) 20 8868 4373.
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August 2013                      Ref: 6389/A


[1] One gigabyte (GB) = 1,000,000,000 (109) byte.

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About Toshiba Electronics Europe Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) is the European electronic components business of Toshiba Corporation, which is ranked among the world’s largest semiconductor vendors. TEE offers one of the industry's broadest IC and discrete product lines including high-end memory, microcontrollers, ASICs and ASSPs for automotive, multimedia, industrial, telecoms and networking applications. The company also has a wide range of power semiconductor solutions as well as storage products like HDDs, SSDs, SD Cards and USB sticks. TEE was formed in 1973 in Neuss, Germany, providing design, manufacturing, marketing and sales and now has headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, with branch offices in France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. TEE employs approximately 300 people in Europe. Company president is Mr. Takashi Nagasawa. For more company information visit TEE’s web site at www.toshiba-components.com About Toshiba Toshiba Corporation is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing US$74 billion. Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

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