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New 1 TB HDD Targets Notebooks, Gaming and STBs

12 September 2017

The MQ04 hard disk drive. Source: TAECThe MQ04 hard disk drive. Source: TAECToshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) has introduced a new 1 terabyte hard disk drive (HDD) for notebook PCs, game systems, all-in-one slim-line desktops, set-top boxes and other applications.

The MQ04 series is a single-disk model in a svelte 2.5-inch, 7 mm height form factor. The HDD features 6 Gbit/S2 SATA interface and 5,400 rotational speed with 128 MiB3 buffer and consistent seek performance. TAEC says this results in a 34 percent higher internal transfer rate performance when compared to previous MQ01 series models.

The MQ04 1 TB model is available now and TAEC says the HDD is quieter and weighs less than previous generations of HDDs making it especially applicable for portable systems.

To contact the author of this article, email Peter.Brown@ieeeglobalspec.com


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