Toshiba Mobile Thin MQ01ABF - 500GB 5400RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 8MB Cache 2.5" 7mm Laptop Hard Drive - MQ01ABF050


Warranty1 Year Warranty
AvailabilityYes - Ships in 1 to 2 Days
ManufacturerToshiba Corporation
SeriesToshiba Mobile HDD MQ01ABFxxx
UPC Code696859079139

Product Specs

Product Specs
Capacity500 GB
Spindle Speed5400 RPM Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) Motor
Cache Buffer8 MiB Dynamic DRAM Caching
Advanced FormatYes - 512e (emulation) 4096 (4Kn native) Logical Data Block Length
Form Factor2.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive
InterfaceSATA III 6Gb/sec (Generation 3)
Interface Speed6Gb/sec - Data Transfer Rate (max) Buffer to Host
Data Transfer Rate640 Mbits/sec to 1288 Mbits/sec Internal Transfer Rate (max)
Interface ConnectorSATA (7-Pin Signal and 15-Pin Power Connector)
Recording TechnologyPerpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) Technology
Life Expectancy20,000 Power On Hours (POH) / 5 Years Component Design Life
Workload Rating600,000 Hours MTTF (Mean Time To Failures) / 600,000 (Load/Unload Cycles)
Shock ResistanceOperating: 400Gs / 2ms - Non Operating: 900Gs / 1ms (half sine wave)
EncryptionNo - Standard Model
Rohs CompliantYes
Dimensions(L x W x H) 100.45mm x 69.85mm x 7.0mm
Part NumberHDKCB06
ClassificationMainstream Drives

Key Features

  • Capacities up to 500GB
  • 5400 RPM Spindle Rotation Speed Motor
  • Dynamic DRAM Caching Technology
  • Advanced Format (AF) Sector Technology
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Ultra Quiet Silent Seek Technology
  • Closed Loop Actuator Servo with Auto Lock
  • Advanced Power Management Technology
  • Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) Technology
  • Read Multiple and Write Multiple Command Support
  • Native Command Queuing (NCQ) Technology
  • Thermal Fly Height Control (TFC) Technology
  • Full-track Multiple-Sector Transfer Capability
  • State-of-the-Art Cache and On-the-Fly Error-Correction Algorithms
  • MTTF of 600,000 Hours
  • Staggered Spin-up Technology
  • Multi Zone Recording Technology
  • Whisper Quiet with Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) Motors

Toshiba Mobile HDD MQ01ABF Hard Drive Series

The Toshiba MQ01ABF Mobile HDD condenses high-capacity storage in a thin and lightweight hard drive series that holds from 320GB to 500GB of digitized data in a 7-millimeter high package. At 92 grams, the MQ01ABF is over 34% lighter than the leading cellular phone with a 24.7% slimmer profile. In addition to its sleek dimensions the 5400RPM MQ01ABF drive also feature fast performance to speed data across a SATA 6Gbit-per-second interface while operating at whisper-quiet acoustics. Designed for the rigors of mobility. The MQ01ABF leverages shock sensors to protect the drive from excessive shock and maximize data integrity. The MQ01ABF series quiet operation makes it an excellent storage solution for laptops and applications where capacity, performance, and reliability are critical.


  • Up to 500GB of Storage Capacity
  • Sleek, 7-millimeter High Profile
  • SATA up to 6.0 Gbit/s
  • 5400 RPM Rotational Speed
  • Advanced Format (AF) 512e
  • MTTF of 600,000 hours
  • Low Power Consumption versus 3.5-inch HDDs (DT01ACA series)
  • Tough Against Shock and Vibration
  • Quiet Operation
  • RoHS compatible, Halogen Free, Antimony Free
  • Improved Performance with Native Command Queue (NCQ)


  • Ultrabooks
  • Notebooks
  • Laptops
  • All-in-One Desktops
  • High-End Multimedia Devices
  • Gaming Consoles
  • External Storage
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