Toshiba Stuffs 1TB Into 9mm 2.5" Hard Drive For Laptops
This also means a milestone for Toshiba; this is their first 2.5" HDD to use 500B/platter technology in this form factor. That's pushing a serious areal density barrier. The MQ01ABD series is available in capacities ranging from 1TB to 250GB, and should be ideal for high-end notebook and desktop PCs, mobile workstations, gaming consoles, DVR set-top boxes, external storage solutions, etc. The MQ01ABD drives also offer improved acoustic performance, emitting a maximum of 19dB at idle and 24dB during seek operations. Sales of these should start in August, but there's no public mention of pricing just yet.