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Toshiba to expand family of 2.5-inch internal SATA Hard Drives

Toshiba - Internal Hard Drives - L200

New 7mm 500 GB HDD for mobile devices will improve storage capacity and performance of notebooks and gaming consoles 

April 13th Toshiba will shortly be expanding its range of 2.5-inch HDDs with a slimline drive that allows users to quickly and easily add 500 GB[1] of high-performance internal storage to notebooks and gaming consoles.

Offering reliable performance for everyday users and gamers, the 7mm profile L200 – Slim Mobile Hard Drive is the latest addition to the Toshiba L200 family of hard drives for mobile computing platforms. The drive features a Serial ATA 3.0 / ATA8 and combines a proprietary cache algorithm with buffer management that ensures rapid access to frequently-used applications and data.

Toshiba’s new slimline drive offers Advanced Format (AF) storage and uses Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) and Tunnel Magneto-Resistive (TMR) recording technology to deliver high-density, high-speed and stability. Data security is supported through a built-in shock sensor that enhances resistance to shock and vibration and ramp loading technology that protects data while the drive is on the move.

Designed for optimum performance, the L200 – 7mm offers support for native command queuing (NCQ), incorporates an 8MB buffer, and operates with a rotational speed of 5400rpm.

The new drive will be available from May 2016. A two-year warranty is provided as standard.


[1] One Gigabyte (1GB) means 10 = 1,000,000,000 bytes and One Terabyte (1TB) means 10 = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity 30 40 using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB= 2 = 1,073,741,824 bytes and 1TB = 2 = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes, and therefore shows less

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