Toshiba Announces 750GB, 1TB 2.5-inch Hard Drives

I know it’s not solid state, but for years before SSD even existed we HTPC users loved using 2.5" hard drives in our systems due to the lower noise they generated and the space saving. Now you can have those and still enjoy 1tb of space! No mention on price, but my guess–expensive.


The MK7559GSXP will have a capacity of 750GB, and is a standard 9.5mm, two-platter design. It has an areal density of 541.4Gb per square inch (GB/in2), which Toshiba says is the industry’s highest; 8MB of buffer memory; and an estimated average seek time of 12ms. The MKxx59GSM series will also have an 8MB buffer, but its areal density of 482 GB/in2 will result in a slightly larger size (12.5mm) to accommodate its 750GB and 1TB storage capacities.