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MKxx56GSY Hard Disk Drive
160 / 250 / 320 / 500GB*
2.5-Inch / 7,200 RPM / SATA

pdfMKxx56GSY Series Data Sheet
Boosting performance by 13% over the previous generation, Toshiba’s MKxx56GSY drive family of 7,200 RPM, 2.5-inch hard disk drives provide up to 500GB* of capacity storage while improving system and application responsiveness. Top-of-the-line performance, low-power consumption and field-proven durability make the MKxx56GSY Series well-suited for a wide variety of data-intensive mobile and stationary computing systems including consumer and commercial notebook PCs, Energy Star®, tiny and all-in-one desktops, as well as graphic and image rendering workstations. The MKxx56GSY continues Toshiba’s initiative in environmentally-conscious solutions by decreasing or eliminating the use of certain toxic, hazardous or controversial chemicals in the drive. Toshiba’s objective is to transition its entire line of hard disk drives to environmentally safer solutions by the end of 2009**.
Key Features   Specifications   Support  

  • Storage Capacity Up to 500GB*
  • 7,200 RPM Rotational Speed
  • 16MB Buffer
  • Durable and Reliable
  • 600,000 MTTF Hours
 Serial ATA 3Gb/s Certified
*One Terabyte (1TB) = 1,000 Gigabytes (GB). One Gigabyte (1GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000 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 therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity will also be less if the computer includes one or more pre-installed operating systems, pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.

**Concentrations of chlorine and bromine are below 900 ppm for each substance, surpassing the IEC61249-2-21:2003 criteria set for printed circuit boards by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), in applying the criteria to all components in the HDD. IEC is the leading global organization that defines internationally-recognized standards for electrical, electronic and associated technologies.

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