Toshiba’s Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic
Components, Inc., a committed technology leader, announces the slim, 7mm
MQ01ABFH solid state hybrid drive (SSHD) series. Equipped with Toshiba’s
NAND flash and available in 500GB1 and 320GB capacities, the
MQ01ABFH series is the first Toshiba SSHD drive family in 7 mm. The
series continues Toshiba’s legacy of providing world-class storage
products, and offers customers a complete lineup of 2.5-inch solid state
hybrid drives with the previously announced 1TB1 and 750GB
MQ01ABDH series 9.5mm SSHDs for ultrathin and thin and light notebook
PCs, multimedia and gaming applications, and traditional laptop PCs.
Toshiba's MQ01ABFH Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD) series (Photo: Business Wire)
Drawing upon its knowledge and experience in NAND flash, Toshiba
optimized the NAND flash performance into a tiered-storage approach that
uses the speed of the DRAM and NAND components with the high-capacity of
rotating media. The SSHD delivers SSD-like performance without
dependence on external drivers or assistance from the host system. The
PCMark Vantage Average HDD Score, the established industry method for
measuring SSHD read/write performance and responsiveness, for the
MQ01ABF500H is approximately 20,000, surpassing the 16,000 industry
“The MQ01ABFH series fulfills users’ desire for thin and light notebook
PCs with fast response times that can keep up with their demanding
gaming and multimedia applications,” said Don Jeanette, director of
product marketing at Toshiba’s Storage Products Business Unit. “This
addition to our SSHD lineup demonstrates Toshiba’s continued focus on
delivering a wide range of storage devices that enhances the computing
experience for our customers.”
The MQ01ABFH series underwent multiple performance and compatibility
tests with a variety of host PCs, including the PC Mark Vantage test.
Testing for compatibility on a variety of PC systems including high-end
notebook PCs, thin and light, and ultrathins, the drive proved
compatible with 175 PC systems.
Similar to Toshiba’s other SSHD offerings, the 7mm model uses
self-learning algorithms to optimize performance based on users’ data
access patterns which can enhance their computing experience. The
self-learning, caching algorithms manage what data is stored in the NAND
flash storage for the fastest responsiveness, as well as how the data in
the drive is updated based on intelligent access pattern learning.
Toshiba’s new 500GB1 MQ01ABF050H model and 320GB MQ01ABF032H
model will be featured in various notebook PCs. Samples will be
available June 28. For more information on Toshiba’s line of
industry-leading SSDs, HDDs and SSHDs, visit www.toshibastorage.com.
To connect with Toshiba Storage, visit the corporate blog at http://storage.toshiba.com/corporateblog/
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1. One Terabyte (1 TB) means 1012= 1,000,000,000,000 bytes
using powers of 10. A computer operating system, however, reports
storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1 TB = 240
= 1,099,511,627,776 bytes and therefore shows less storage capacity.
Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files)
will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and
operating system, such as Microsoft operating system and/or
pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted
capacity may vary.
About Toshiba Storage Products
Toshiba Corporation and its affiliates offer one-of-a-kind global
storage solutions, offering hard disk drives (HDDs), solid state drives
(SSDs) and NAND flash memories — technologies that drive a wide range of
consumer electronics, computer and automotive applications, as well as
enterprise solutions for the global marketplace. Toshiba is a leader in
the development, design and manufacture of mobile, consumer and
enterprise hard disk drives and solid state drives. In North America,
the Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic
Components, Inc., markets high-quality storage peripherals to original
equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, value-added
resellers, value-added dealers, systems integrators and distributors
worldwide. Inherent in the Toshiba storage family are the high-quality
engineering and manufacturing capabilities that have established Toshiba
products as innovation leaders worldwide. For more information, visit www.toshibastorage.com.
About Toshiba Corp. and Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.
Through proven commitment, lasting relationships and advanced, reliable
electronic components, Toshiba enables its customers to create
market-leading designs. Toshiba is the heartbeat within product
breakthroughs from OEMs, ODMs, CMs, VARs, distributors and fabless chip
companies worldwide. A committed electronic components leader, Toshiba
designs and manufactures high-quality flash memory-based storage
solutions, solid state drives (SSDs), hard disk drives (HDDs), discrete
devices, advanced materials, medical tubes, custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging
products, microcontrollers and wireless components that make possible
today’s leading smartphones, tablets, MP3 players, cameras, medical
devices, automotive electronics, enterprise solutions and more.
America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating
company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba
Corporation, Japan’s largest semiconductor manufacturer and the world’s
fifth largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2012 Worldwide
Semiconductor Revenue, April, 2013). Toshiba Corporation was founded in
1875 and today has over 554 subsidiaries and affiliates, with 210,000
employees worldwide. Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
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