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Toshiba to expand family of 2.5-inch internal SATA hard drives

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

13th April, Neuss, Germany – Toshiba Europe GmbH (TEG) Storage Peripherals Division will shortly be expanding its range of 2.5-inch HDDs with a slim-line 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 slim-line 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 and typical purchase price (TPP) will be 36 GBP. A two-year warranty is provided as standard. 




Form factor



Serial ATA 3.0 / ATA8

Interface speed

6 Gbit/s

Available capacities


Advanced Format (AF)


RoHS compatible


Halogen Free




Rotational speed

5400 rpm

Buffer size

8 MB

Average latency

5.56 ms

Native Command Queuing (NCQ)




Unrecoverable error rate

1 per 10E14 bits read

Power Management


Supply voltage

5V (±5%)

Consumption - Read/Write

1.5 W

Consumption - Low Power Idle

0.55 W



Temperature (operating)

5° to 55° C

Temperature (non-operating)

-40° to 65° C

Vibration (operating)

9.8 m/s2 {1.0 G} (5 to 500 Hz)

Vibration (non-operating)

49 m/s2 {5.0 G} (15 to 500 Hz)

Shock (operating)

3,920 m/s2 {400 G} (2 ms half sine)

Shock (non-operating)

8,820 m/s2 {900 G} (1 ms half sine)




100 (L) x 69.85 (W) x 7 (H) mm


92 g max. (500 GB)


[1] One Gigabyte (1GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000 bytes and One Terabyte (1TB) means 1012 = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB= 230 = 1,073,741,824 bytes and 1TB = 240 = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes, and therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system and other factors.

About Toshiba Storage Peripherals Division

Toshiba Europe GmbH Storage Peripherals Division, in Neuss, Germany, markets hard disk drives, solid state drives and flash storage solutions. Aiming at consumers and retailers in Europe, its current product range spans from HDDs, SSDs, memory cards, USB flash drives to wireless storage solutions. For over 40 years, Toshiba has been developing and manufacturing storage solutions used by most major IT and consumer electronics brands. For more information visit

About Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyle Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations towards securing “Growth Through Creativity and Innovation”, and is contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in safe, secure and comfortable society.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 580 consolidated companies employing 199,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.6 trillion yen (US$55 billion).

To find out more about Toshiba, visit

Toshiba Europe GmbH, headquartered in Neuss, Germany, is a fully owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Tokyo.