MKxx17GAP (CZE)

Product Features

  • 2.5-inch 15GB Capacity
  • Supports UDMA-66
  • Single Platter
  • Average Seek 13ms
  • 1024KB Data Buffer
  • ATA-2/3/4/5 supported
  • Height 9.5mm
  • Width 69.85 mm
  • Depth 100.0 mm
  • Weight 94g
  • MTBF 300,000 hours

Product info

The MK1517GAP achieves 15GB on a single 2.5-inch platter through an areal density of 27.6 gigabits per square inch. The MK1517GAP has a 2,048KB buffer and fully supports UDMA-2/3/4/5.
  • Technical Specs
    • Model
        MK1517GAP (CZE) MK3017GAP (CZE)
      Features
      Part number HDD2157*ZE HDD2159*ZE
      Formatted capacity 15,1030 MByte 30,006 MByte
      Form factor 2.5 inch
      Interface type
      • ATAPI/IDE
      Supported interface standards
      • ATA-2
      • ATA-3
      • ATA-4
      • ATA-5
      Head/actuator technology
      • "Ramp-Load" Technology
      • GMR head
      Shock detection Shock sensor circuit
      S.M.A.R.T. The SMART command set is supported.
      Physical parameters
      Number of platters 1 2
      Number of cylinders 25,800
      Number of heads 2 4
      Bytes/sector
      Bytes/sector 512
      Access times
      Average seek time 13 ms
      Maximum seek time 24 ms
      Track-to-track seek time 3 ms
      Transfer rates
      Internal
      • From 155.4 MBit/s to 286.7 MBit/s
      PIO mode (Host) PIO mode 4 (16.6 MByte/s)
      UDMA mode (Host) UDMA mode 4 (66 MByte/s)
      Rotational speed
      Rotational speed 4,200 rpm
      Buffer
      Buffer size 2,048 kByte
      Cache
      • Read-ahead cache
      • Write cache
      Reaction times
      Start time (Spin-up time, typical) 4 s
      Start time (Spin-up time, maximum) 10 s
      Recovery time (from stand-by, typical) 4 s
      Recovery time (from stand-by, maximum) 10 s
      Reliability specifications
      Seek error rate 1 error per 10^6 seeks
      Non-recoverable error rate 1 error per 10^13 seeks
      MTBF 300,000 Hours
      Power-on hours 2,800 Hours
      Product life 5 years or 20,000 POH (whatever comes earlier)
      Preventive maintenance No preventive maintenance is required
      Source voltage 5 V
      Start (Maximum) 2.7 W
      Seek (Average) 2.3 W 2.5 W
      Read (Average) 2.2 W 2.25 W
      Write (Average) 2.2 W 2.25 W
      Low-power idle (Average) 0.7 W
      Sleep (Average) 0.1 W
      Stand-by (Average) 0.3 W
      Power supply motor
      Supply voltage
      • +5 V (+/- 5 %)
      Allowable noise/ripple Max. 100 mV
      Power supply logic
      Supply voltage
      • +5 V (+/- 5 %)
      Allowable noise/ripple Max. 100 mV
      Cable
      Length ATAPI cable (Maximum) 0.46 m
      Capacitance ATAPI cable (Maximum) 35 pF
      Mechanical specifications
      Drive width 69.85 mm
      Drive height 9.5 mm
      Drive depth 100 mm
      Drive weight 0.092 kg 0.098 kg
      Drive orientation The drive can be installed in all axes (6 directions)
      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
      Non-operating
      • From -20 °C to 60 °C
      Shipping
      • From -40 °C to 70 °C
      Humidity
      Operating
      • From 8 % to 90 %
      Non-operating
      • From 8 % to 90 %
      Shipping
      • From 5 % to 90 %
      Wet bulb
      Operating (Maximum) 29 °C
      Non-operating (Maximum) 40 °C
      Vibration
      Operating (Maximum) 1 G, with 5 - 500 Hz
      Non-operating (Maximum) 5 G, with 10 - 500 Hz
      Shock
      Operating (Maximum) 175 G, with 2 ms half sine wave
      Non-operating (Maximum) 800 G, with 2 ms half sine wave
      Shipping (Maximum) |#|0.7 m free drop with no unrecoverable error. Drive must be packed in Toshiba´s original shipping package. Apply shock in each direction of the drive´s three mutually perpendicular axes, one axis at a time.
      Altitude
      Operating
      • From -300 m to 3,000 m
      Non-operating
      • From -400 m to 15,000 m
      Acoustic noise
      Idle mode (Disk spinning) Max. 36 dB
      Random seek Max. 39 dB
      BIOS specifications
      Anzahl der Zylinder (logisch) 16,383
      Number of heads (Logical) 16
      Number of sectors/track (Logical) 63
      Safety specifications
      Safety standards
      • CSA C22.2, No. 950
      • EN60950
      • UL 1950
      • 3892D764
      EMC adaptibility
      • EN55022
      • EN61000-3-2
      • EN61000-3-3
      • EN61000-4-2
      • EN61000-4-3
      • EN61000-4-4
      • EN61000-4-5
      • EN61000-4-6
      • EN61000-4-11
      • ENV50204
  • Manual
    • Password protection
      The "Security Mode Features Set" allow the host to implement a security password system to prevent unauthorized access to the hard disk drive.
      A hard disk password can be set in different ways:
      1. The BIOS of your computer might provide this functionality.
      2. Via special software utilities.
      When a password is set, the drive automatically enters lock mode after it’s powered on the next time. If the password is lost, the drive does not allow the user to access any data.
      In general, different levels of passwords can be set. Please be careful - in worst case the drive cannot be accessed anymore!
      Important: Please be aware that the "Security Mode Features Set" is NOT a Toshiba feature but a standard ATAPI command set functionality! Toshiba’s Storage Device Division does NOT provide any kind of password managing utilities!
      Handling precautions
      • Do not cover the breather hole (located on the top cover within the "Caution"-label).
      • Hold the drive by it’s side edges, do not apply force to the top cover.
      • Do neither touch the mainboard ("PCBA") nor the interface pins.
      • Handle the unit with care and consideration in order to prevent damage from shock, vibration and/or electrostatic discharge ("ESD").

        Additional information:
      • For screw details and torque values, please refer to the "Technical Parameters" section.
      • Please ensure that the interface cable is connected correctly, e.g. pin 1 to pin 1.
      • Please ensure to check whether your system BIOS supports the full capacity of your HDD. You may need to use a software disk manager to overcome any limitation in the BIOS.
      Rattle noise (Ramp-Load)
      No longer can we say that a HDD that made a rattling sound when shaken must
      obviously be defective in some manner. Toshiba HDD that use "Ramp-Load" technology do
      make a rattling sound when shaken.
      Ramp-Load is used to locate the read/write heads off the media when power is removed and when entering Standby or Sleep Mode. Before using Ramp-Load, the heads came to rest on the media at the inner part of the platter. This area is known as the "Landing Zone" ("LZ") or "Contact Start Stop" ("CSS") area.
      During periods of excessive (non-operating) shock, the possibility exists for the actuator (the
      thing to which the read/write heads are attached) to be released from it’s stop position. This
      will allow the read/write heads to float across the media, causing untold damage. With earlier
      models, it is a magnetic latch that secures the actuator when at rest. Toshiba ramp load
      drives do it differently, they use an "Inertia Latch" in addition to a magnetic latch.
      The inertial latch is active when excessive force is exerted on the unit during Power-Off/Standby/Sleep Mode. The magnetic latch is sufficient to overcome lower levels of shock
      that occur under normal circumstances.
      It is the inertia latch that rattles when the drive is shaken vigorously.

      The note "RATTLE NOISE IS NORMAL" is also written on the drive caution label.
      Toshiba is not alone, ramp-load HDD from another well known manufacturer also rattle when shaken.
      Interface Connector Layout & Pin Assignment



      1 Reserved
      2 Master/Slave Jumper
      3 Polarity keys

      1 - HOST RESET
      2 GROUND
      3 HOST DATA 7
      4 HOST DATA 8
      5 HOST DATA 6
      6 HOST DATA 9
      7 HOST DATA 5
      8 HOST DATA 10
      9 HOST DATA 4
      10 HOST DATA 11
      11 HOST DATA 3
      12 HOST DATA 12
      13 HOST DATA 2
      14 HOST DATA 13
      15 HOST DATA 1
      16 HOST DATA 14
      17 HOST DATA 0
      18 HOST DATA 15
      19 GROUND
      20 KEY
      21 DMARQ
      22 GROUND
      23 - HOST IOW
      24 GROUND
      25 - HOST IOR
      26 GROUND
      27 IORDY
      28 - CSEL
      29 - DMACK
      30 GROUND
      31 HOST IRQ14
      32 - HOST IO16
      33 HOST ADDR 1
      34 - HOST PDIAG
      35 HOST ADDR 0
      36 HOST ADDR 2
      37 - HOST CS0
      38 - HOST CS1
      39 - HOST SLV/ACT
      40 GROUND
      41 + 5V (LOGIC)
      42 + 5V (MOTOR)
      43 GROUND
      44 RESERVED
      Master/Slave Jumper Settings


      Figure 1: Toshiba hard disk drive in "Master" mode.

      2 - Master/Slave Jumper


      In order to run the Toshiba hard disk as a "Master" device no jumper needs to be set.




      Figure 2: Toshiba hard disk drive in "Slave" mode.

      2 - Master/Slave Jumper



      In order to run the Toshiba hard disk as a "Slave" device the jumper "C/D" needs to be set as shown above.
      Mounting Holes Standard
      Traditionally, the mounting holes of Toshiba 2.5" HDD were located as follows:



      Figure 1: Former mounting holes standard (SFF-8004)

      1 - IDE Interface Connector
      2 - 34.93 mm
      3 - 38.1 mm



      This mounting hole location as shown in Figure 1, complied with a standard known as the "Small Form Factor" (SFF) 8004. This standard was used by nearly all of the those manufacturers of 2.5" HDD. As such, all of the notebook suppliers designed their HDD carry assemblies to accommodate this standard.
      As HDD technology advanced, it became apparent that some of the HDD manufacturers found this standard too rigid. This was because of the need to squeeze in more and more platters into ever smaller form factors.
      It was agreed that the committee who created SFF-8004 should investigate and report back. The result was that several new standards, SFF-8200, SFF-8201 & SFF-8212 were generated. This can be seen in Figure 2 below.
      With the introduction of Toshiba’s "MK0503MAT" HDD, the mounting holes of Toshiba products started to take advantage of the new specification. The "MK0503MAT" was a 500 MByte capacity HDD in a 8.45 mm (super-slim) form factor.
      From now on the following Toshiba HDD’s were also in compliance with the newer standard. It was agreed that the specification needed more flexibility. Thus, it was decided that the second set of mounting holes needed to be added to the specification.
      Additionally, the standard was to be flexible enough to allow the individual HDD manufacturer to decide which hole locations to use. The standard actually permits a manufacturer to use either or both of the two sets of mounting holes, e.g. mixing standards.




      Figure 2: New mounting holes standard (SFF-8200/-8201/-8212)

      1 - IDE Interface Connector
      2 - 14 mm
      3 - 90.6 m
      Toshiba HDD Model Number Identification
      This shows how to identify the capacity, form factor and read/write head technology of the recent Toshiba Hard Disk Drives:

      MKxxyyABC
      xx = Capacity
      yy = Read/Write head technology
      A = Indicates format of capacity (xx)
      B = Interface type (A = "IDE", P = "PCMCIA")
      C = Form factor


      The following Example shows the different meanings of the single letters and numbers:
      MK 6 4 1 1 M A V
      Form factor
      C = Automotive
      N = 19 mm
      T = 8.45 mm
      V = 12.5 mm
      F = 6.35 mm
      P = 9.5 mm
      L = 5.0 mm
      H = 8 mm (1.8")
      S = 9.5 mm
      X = 9.5 mm with 5.400 rpm (Fluid Dynamic Bearing)
      Y = 9.5 mm with 7.200 rpm (Fluid Dynamic Bearing)

      MK 6 4 1 1 M A V
      A = ATA interface
      L = Low power
      P = PCMCIA interface (1.8'' HDD)
      S = Serial ATA interface

      MK 6 4 1 1 M A V
      M = Capacity < 10Gb
      G = Capacity > 10Gb

      MK 6 4 1 1 M A V
      Read/Write Head technology
      01 / 03 / 05 = MR (= GMR if 1.8'' HDD)
      02 = TFH (= GMR if PCMCIA interface)
      04 / 06 / 10 / 12 = DSMR
      07 = Perpendicular recording (1.8'' HDD)
      08 = New Form Factor, flexfoil interface connector (1.8'' HDD)
      09 / 11 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 21 / 23 / 25 etc. = GMR

      MK 6 4 1 1 M A V
      Capacity
      If MAx: 14 = 1.4GB, 21 = 2.1GB, 64 = 6.4GB etc.
      If GAx: 10 = 10Gb, 18 = 18Gb, 40 = 40Gb etc.


      Note:
      MR = Magneto-Resistive Head
      TFH = Thin Film Head
      GMR = Giant MR Head
      DSMR = Dual Stripe MR Head


      Further examples are:

      MK6412MAT
      6.4 GByte capacity, 8.45 mm form factor using DSMR read/write head technology
      MK4026GAX
      40 GByte capacity, 9.5 mm form factor with FDB motor at 5,400 rpm
      MK1003MAV
      1.0 GByte capacity, 12.5 mm form factor using MR read/write head technology
      MK8032GSX
      80 GByte capacity, 9.5 mm form factor, SATA interface with FDB motor at 5,400 rpm





      How to encode a Toshiba Hard Disk Drive Serial Number?

      The Toshiba serial number (S/N) includes details of the date of manufacture. The first digit of the serial number indicates the Month of manufacture and the 2nd digit indicates the Year.

      Example:
      M Y x x x x x x x
      M = Month
      Y = Year

      The month digit goes from 1, for January, through to 9, for September, and then X, Y and Z, for October, November and December.

      Examples:
      2 8 1 7 0 0 0 1 A
      2 = February
      8 = 1998

      3 0 5 4 4 3 0 6 T
      3 = March
      0 = 2000

      X 9 D 7 8 3 3 1 T
      X = October
      9 = 1999

      The remaining digits contain information about factory and production line, and some digits are reserved for a continuously running serial number.
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