Toshiba Supports Enterprise Demand for Low Power Consumption With Launch of 2.5-Inch HDD in a 3.5-Inch Frame


New 3.5-inch HDD frame delivers benefits of 2.5-inch features.

Storage Device Division of Toshiba Europe GmbH, the pioneer in small form factor hard disk drives (HDDs), today announced the launch of the MBF2xxLRC, a 2.5-inch enterprise hard disk drive configured to a 3.5-inch mounting frame.

Following  the successful  launch of  the 600GB MBF2600RC 2.5-inch enterprise hard disk drive in  February  this  year,  the  3.5-inch  sheet  metal  frame  was  developed  to  support  increased customer  demand  for  easier  access  to  stable,  reliable  storage  solutions  such  as  small  form factor HDDs with reduced power consumption. 

Toshiba Server HDDToshiba has developed the 3.5-inch mounting frame to allow companies with data centre space limitations  to  utilize  the  2.5-inch  form  factor,  without  the  efforts  and  time  constraints  of infrastructure  replacement  and  installation. The  3.5-inch  frame  comes  fixed with  the  2.5-inch 600GB1  MBF2600RC, which operates at 10,025 RPM, the fastest 600GB enterprise drive on the market  and  the  highest  capacity  2.5-inch  enterprise  hard  disk  drive  of  its  kind. It enables customers to unplug their existing 3.5-inch drive and replace it quickly and easily by slotting the MBF260LRC in its place.  

The  2.5-inch enterprise hard  disk  drive  supports  business-critical,  power-conscious  and  data- intensive  storage  applications  such  as mid-range  volume  servers, mainstream  storage  array and  blade  and  rackmount  servers.  In  addition,  it  delivers  all  the  benefits  of  small  form  factor technology allowing  for more cost-efficient energy consumption  including a  reduction  in sound levels, better anti-rotational vibration performance and a cooler  form  factor. The device  is  fully compliant with RoHS regulation. 

Martin  Larsson, Vice President, Toshiba Europe, Storage Device Division,  said:  “Toshiba  has applied the hard disk drive and engineering expertise, which lies at the heart of it’s business, to develop  the  MBF260LRC,  demonstrating  our  commitment  to  provide  all  customers  with  the opportunity  to  benefit  from  the  high  capacity,  high  performance  and  low  energy  consumption specifications of the small form factor HDD”.   He  continued:  “The  product  also  supports  Toshiba’s  environmental  pledge,  to  deliver  lower power consumption and components that reduce reliance on harmful chemicals, materials, and compounds. Businesses now have the opportunity to make more of their existing infrastructure, with less”.  

The MBF2xxLRC, 2.5-inch enterprise hard disk drive with 3.5-inch mounting frame is scheduled to ship to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and distributors from July 2010 and offers capacities  of  300GB,  450GB  and  600GB.  For  a  complete  list  of  Toshiba  Europe's  enterprise HDD distribution partner please visit

1 – One Gigabyte (1 GB) 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 1 GB = 230= 1,073,741,824 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. Examples of the number of photos, songs, movies, and any other files that can be stored on a hard drive are provided for illustrative purposes only. Your results will vary based on file size and format, settings, features, operating system, software and other factors.

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