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Toshiba to Launch High Capacity 3TB 3.5-inch HDD for Consumer Products

--Utilizing equipment acquired from Western Digital--
8 Aug, 2012
image_of_dt01aca300 

TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced the launch of a family of advanced 3.5-inch HDDs that bring multi-terabyte capacities to the consumer space. Four series of high-performance models offer a total of 12 variants: four models offering 3TB*1 capacities, complemented by models offering 2TB and 1.5TB levels of storage. Volume shipments of the drives, produced with manufacturing equipment acquired in a recent transaction with Western Digital Corporation of the United States, will start at the end of this month. In adding these drives to its current line of 250GB to 1TB consumer-use 3.5-inch HDDs Toshiba will expand its product coverage to a wide ranging 250GB to 3TB.

The high capacity storage devices that add to the performance of today's digital devices, among them desktop PCs, external hard drives, digital video drives and TVs with an integrated recording function, must match advances in HD image quality and the proliferation of TV channels and other digital sources with density advances that can meet increasingly heavy demands on capacity. Toshiba is making this possible with a new product line-up that includes 3.5-inch drives with a full 3TB capacity.

The new line-up is configured to meet diverse needs. The DT01ACA300, DT01ACA200 and DT01ACA150 offer a rotational speed of 7,200 rpm, appropriate for high performance desktop PCs. The DT01ACA300V, DT01ACA200V and DT01ACA150V are equipped with a streaming function to handle data transfer within a specified time, and are optimized for applications such as digital video recorders that must record and playback video data without any delay. Toshiba has also responded to energy-conscious users with low power consumption models offering rotational speeds of 5,700 rpm and 5,940 rpm; compared to the 7,200rpm variants, these models reduce power consumption by 19 to 25%.

Since the start of this fiscal year, as the result of a series of strategic investments that culminated in securing capabilities in 3.5 inch HDD for consumer products, Toshiba has realized the ability to develop and market hard disk drives in all key product areas. By complementing this with SSD solutions for both enterprise and consumer applications, Toshiba is uniquely positioned to meet demand across the entire range of customer needs.

Key Features

  1. 3TB high capacity
    New drives with a 3TB capacity can meet growing demand for storage of multiple HD video sources.
  2. 6Gb/s high speed SATA I/F
    High-speed data transfers are secured by adoption of state-of-the-art SATA I/F capable of a 6Gb/s transfer rate. This assures smooth playback on desktop PCs and HD video recorders.
  3. Low acoustics seek technology
    "Silent seek mode" performs data seek*2 much more quietly. It reduces noise by 1dB and 2dB compared to normal mode for products*3 with three and two disks, respectively. This feature is highly suited to viewing music with noise reduction in quiet environments.
  4. Reduced power consumption in idle mode (Option)
    A rotation speed reduction mode can be added as an option.  In this mode, rotation speeds in idle mode are automatically reduced. In the DT01ACA300, 5.2W power consumption in normal rotation is reduced to approximately 2.4W. (Approximately 54% reduction)
  5. Environmentally Conscious Products
    RoHS compatible
    The new drives are compatible with the European Union's RoHS*4 directive on the elimination of six hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

About Toshiba Group Environmental Vision

Environmental Vision 2050 guides Toshiba Group in achieving a ten-fold increase in overall eco-efficiency by 2050, compared to 2000, in order to contribute to the future of a sustainable Earth as a "corporate citizen of planet Earth". Toward this goal, we promote initiatives aimed at realizing a world where people lead affluent lives in harmony with the Earth, based on the concept of three "Greens": Greening of Process (environmentally conscious manufacturing process), Greening of Products (environmentally conscious products) and Greening by Technology (contributing through environmental technology).

Toshiba Group promotes its environmental initiatives under the global brand
"Toshiba eco style."
For more details, please visit:
http://www.toshiba.co.jp/env/en/management/vision2050.htm

Product Specifications

DT01ACA
300 
DT01ACA
200 
DT01ACA
150 
DT01ACA
300V 
DT01ACA
200V 
DT01ACA
150V
Capacity  3TB  2TB  1.5TB  3TB  2TB  1.5TB
Interface  Serial ATA 3.0 / ATA8
Interface speed  6 Gbit/s
Rotational speed  7,200 rpm
Buffer memory  64 MiB*5
External dimensions  (W)101.6 mm×(D)147 mm×(H)26.1 mm
Weight  680g(max.)
Power
consumption 
Read/Write  6.4W  6.4W  5.8W  6.4W  6.4W  5.8W
Idle  5.2W  5.2W  4.4W  5.2W  5.2W  4.4W
Energy consumption efficiency*6  0.0018  0.0026  0.0030  0.0018  0.0026  0.0030
Category name  B

 

Acoustics 

Idle  27dB  27dB  25dB  27dB  27dB  25dB 
Seek  28dB  28dB  26dB  28dB  28dB  26dB 

 

Vibration resistance 

Operating
(Random) 
6.57m/s2 {0.67 G}(5-500Hz)
Non-operating
(Random) 
10.2m/s2 {1.04 G}(2-200Hz)

 

Shock resistance 

Operating  686m/s2 {70 G}(2ms half sine)
Non-operating  2,940 m/s2
{300 G}
(2ms half sine) 
2,940 m/s2
{300 G}
(2ms half sine) 
3,430 m/s2
{350 G}
(2ms half sine) 
2,940 m/s2
{300 G}
(2ms half sine) 
2,940 m/s2
{300 G}
(2ms half sine) 
3,430 m/s2
{350 G}
(2ms half sine)

 

DT01ABA
300 
DT01ABA
200 
DT01ABA
150 
DT01ABA
300V 
DT01ABA
200V 
DT01ABA
150V
Capacity  3TB  2TB  1.5TB  3TB  2TB  1.5TB
Interface  Serial ATA 3.0 / ATA8
Interface speed  6 Gbit/s
Rotational speed  5940 rpm  5700 rpm  5700 rpm  5940 rpm  5700 rpm  5700 rpm 
Buffer memory  32 MiB
External dimensions  (W)101.6 mm×(D)147 mm×(H)26.1 mm
Weight  680g(max.)
Power consumption  Read/Write  5.4W  4.7W  4.7W  5.4W  4.7W  4.7W 
Idle  4.2W  3.3W  3.3W  4.2W  3.3W  3.3W 
Energy consumption fficiency  0.0014  0.0017  0.0022  0.0014  0.0017  0.0022
Category name  B

 

Acoustics 

Idle  24dB  22dB  22dB  24dB  22dB  22dB 
Seek  25dB  24dB  24dB 

 

Vibration resistance 

Operating
(Random) 
6.57 m/s2
{0.67 G}(5-500Hz)
Non-operating
(Random) 
10.2 m/s2
{1.04 G}(2-200Hz)

 

Shock resistance 

Operating  686 m/s2
{70 G}(2ms half sine)
Non-operating  2,940 m/s2
{300 G}
(2ms half sine) 
3,430 m/s2
{350 G}
(2ms half sine) 
3,430 m/s2
{350 G}
(2ms half sine) 
2,940 m/s2
{300 G}
(2ms half sine) 
3,430 m/s2
{350 G}
(2ms half sine) 
3,430 m/s2
{350 G}
(2ms half sine)

Notes:
[1]
One Gigabyte (1 TB) is 1012 =1,000,000,000,000 bytes. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB = 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.
[2]
"Seek" refers to the movement of the head to the point on the disk where it starts to read or write data.
[3]
DT01ACA300, DT01ACA200, DT01ACA150, DT01ACA300V, DT01ACA200V, DT01ACA150V
[4]
Toshiba Semiconductor & Storage Products Company defines "RoHS Directive" as the Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 2003 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
[5]
One Mebibyte (1MiB) is calculated as 1,048,576bytes.
[6]
Energy consumption efficiency is calculated based on power consumption divided by formatted capacity, as defined by Japanese law.
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