Toshiba Announces Hybrid Drive Combining NAND Flash and Hard Drive Expertise

Hybrid Drive Transforms User Experience with Extreme Speed and Capacity, Giving a “Best-of-Both-Worlds” Approach to Personal Computing

IRVINE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 25, 2012 — Toshiba’s Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a committed technology leader, today announced customer shipments of its first Hybrid Drive, the MQ01ABDH series. The series provides the ideal combination of performance found in solid state disks (SSDs) and the capacity and cost-effectiveness of hard disk drives (HDDs) with capacities up to 1 terabyte2 (TB).

Toshiba MQ01ABDH series (Photo: Business Wire)

Toshiba MQ01ABDH series (Photo: Business Wire)

Developed to enhance the PC user experience, the new 2.5-inch 9.5mm high SATA Hybrid Drive series features “self-learning” caching algorithms that learn the system user’s data access patterns to optimize performance. The self-learning caching algorithms also manage which user data is stored to the NAND Flash for quick response to the near future access from the host, as well as how the data in the NAND Flash is updated based on intelligent access pattern learning.

“Hybrid Drives represent a significant innovative technology for Toshiba in combining the high-performance features of NAND Flash, with the key HDD attributes of large capacity and cost-effective data storage,” said Joel Hagberg, vice president of marketing at Toshiba’s Storage Products Business Unit. “As the only storage company which designs and manufactures HDDs as well as NAND flash, Toshiba is in a unique position to capitalize on these benefits because the expertise on how these technologies function resides within Toshiba.”

Toshiba’s MQ01ABDH series transforms the user experience with extreme responsiveness and breakthrough performance enabling faster system boot-up times and data access. Available in 1TB and 750GB1 capacities, the MQ01ABDH 100 and MQ01ABDH 075 drives are ideally suited for ultrathin and standard-sized notebooks, gaming PCs, all-in-one and slimline desktops and other digital computing applications where a no-compromise approach to system performance and storage capacity is desired.

The MQ01ABDH series will be featured in various notebook PCs, with the first systems shipping in time for the holiday season.

For more information on Toshiba’s line of industry-leading SSDs, HDDs and Hybrid Drives, visit www.toshibastorage.com. To connect with Toshiba Storage, visit the corporate blog at http://storage.toshiba.com/corporateblog/ and follow @ToshibaStorage on Twitter.

Product Specifications:

Model Number   MQ1ABD075H     MQ01ABD100H
Maximum Capacity (Formatted) 1   750GB     1TB
Number of platters   2

Areal density (max)

 

858.1 Mb/mm2
(553.6Gb/in2)

   

1153.4Mb/mm 2
(744.1Gb/in 2 )

Average seek time   12 ms
Rotational speed   5400 RPM
Buffer memory   32 MiB*
NAND Flash Size   8GB
Interface   Serial ATA 3.0 (ATA-8)
Interface transfer rate   6 Gb/s
External dimensions (WxDxH; mm)   69.85 mm x 100.0 mm x 9.5 mm
Weight (g)   117 g (max)
Shock resistance:  

 

Operating

3,920m/s(2) (400G) 2ms

Non-operating  

8,820m/s(2) (900G) 1ms

Acoustics:

 

Idle (average)

23 dB

Seek (average)  

24 dB


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