Toshiba Storage Products Division provides a line of 5,400 RPM 2.5-inch HDDs in a new design optimized for industry-leading storage capacities. The MKxx59GSM offers 750GB and 1TB of storage in a 12.5-millimeter-high design over three platters, delivering capacity points primarily supported by larger form factor 3.5-inch HDDs.
The new series of HDDs target the market for portable external hard disk drives, gaming notebooks, mobile workstations and other capacity-hungry applications. Thus, system manufacturers have viable new options for creating product designs in smaller, more economical footprints with improved energy consumption efficiency – all without compromising on storage capacity. The design of this product line continues Toshiba’s environmental initiatives including lower power consumption techniques and components that reduce reliance on harmful chemicals, materials, and compounds.
The new family features an Advanced Sector Format Technology, which uses 4K byte-per-sector formatting and improved error-correcting code functions to provide maximum error detection and more efficient use of the storage surface area.
To learn more about the "AF" (Advanced Format) Technology please click here.
- Technical Specs
Model MK7559GSM MK1059GSM Features Formatted capacity 750 GByte 1000 GByte Form factor 2.5 inch Interface type
- Serial ATA
Supported interface standards
- Serial ATA 2.6
- "Ramp-Load" Technology
- PMR (Write)/TMR (Read)
Shock detection Shock sensor circuit S.M.A.R.T. The SMART command set is supported. Physical parameters Number of platters 3 Number of cylinders 168,479 187,199 Number of heads 6 Bytes/sector (Host) 512 Bytes/sector (Disk) 4096 kByte Access times Average seek time 12 ms Maximum seek time 22 ms Track-to-track seek time 2 ms Transfer rates Internal
- From 405 MBit/s to 1196 MBit/s
SATA (Host) max. 1.5 / 3.0 Gbit/s Rotational speed Rotational speed 5,400 rpm Buffer Buffer size 8,192 kByte Cache
- Read-ahead cache
- Write cache
Reliability specifications Non-recoverable error rate 1 error per 10^14 seeks Preventive maintenance No preventive maintenance is required Power consumption Start (Maximum) 4.5 W Seek (Average) 2.2 W Read (Average) 1.7 W Write (Average) 1.7 W Low-power idle (Average) 0.65 W Sleep (Average) 0.15 W Stand-by (Average) 0.18 W Power supply Supply voltage +5 V (+/- 5 %) Allowable noise/ripple Max. 100 mV Mechanical specifications Drive width 69.85 mm Drive height 12.5 mm Drive depth 100 mm Drive weight 0.148 kg Mounting instructions (Screwing) Four screws should be tightened equally with 0.39 Nm torque. The depth should be 3.0 mm minimum and 3.5 mm maximum Temperature Operating
- From 5 °C to 55 °C
- From -40 °C to 60 °C
- From -40 °C to 70 °C
- From 8 % to 90 %
- From 8 % to 90 %
- From 5 % to 90 %
Vibration Operating (Maximum) 1 G, with 5 - 500 Hz Non-operating (Maximum) 5 G, with 15 - 500 Hz Shock Operating (Maximum) 400 G, with 2 ms half sine wave Non-operating (Maximum) 900 G, with 1 ms half sine wave Operating
- From -300 m to 3,000 m
- From -300 m to 12,000 m
Acoustic noise Idle mode (Disk spinning) Max. 25 dB Random seek Max. 25 dB
Datasheets mkxx59gsm_datasheet.pdf PDF format, 108 KB
- Articles & Reviews
Articles & Reviews PC Actual, Spain, 6/1/11 Disco duro Toshiba MK1059GSM para ordenador portátil PDF, 472KB MACup, Germany, 6/1/11 Toshiba MK1059GSM PDF, 96KB Tech N Gadgets, UK, 5/1/11 Toshiba MK7559GSXP and MK1059GSM Hard Disk Drives PDF, 75KB Tech Radar, UK, 12/1/10 Toshiba MK1059GSM 1TB review PDF, 239KB Com!, Germany, 12/1/10 Toshiba MK1059GSM 1 TB PDF, 56KB Hard 'n Soft, Russia, 6/1/10 ТЕРАБАНОЧКА PDF, 1509KB PC World, Russia, 7/1/10 Терабайт для ноутбука Business & IT, Germany, 6/1/10 "Ein Terabyte im Taschenformat" PDF, 143KB