by Lyle Smith

Toshiba MQ02ABF Series Announced - 7mm Two-Platter Notebook HDD

Toshiba has announced the slim, 7mm two-platter MQ02ABF series 2.5-inch 5,400 RPM SATA hard disk drive. The MQ02ABF series is Toshiba’s first two platter 7mm HDD model, which combines both the performance and power efficiency needed for thin mobile computing applications. The MQ02ABF HDD series is available in 750GB and 1TB capacities while featuring a rigid chassis design and dual stage head positioning technology.

Other key features and specifications include:

  • Number of Heads: 4
  • Average Seek Time: 12 ms
  • Interface: Serial ATA 3.0 / ATA8
  • Interface Transfer Rate: 6Gb/s
  • Rotational Speed: 5,400 rpm
  • External Dimensions (WxDxH; mm): 69.85 mm x 100.0 mm x 7.0 mm
  • Weight: 99g
  • Temperature
    • Operating: 0 – 60°C
    • Non-operating: -40 – 65°C
  • Shock resistance:
    • Operating: 3,430m/ s2 {350G} (2ms half sine)
    • Non-operating: 8,820m/ s2 {900G} (1ms half sine)


Drives will be available for sampling in November.

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