Toshiba has been in the SSHD market for some time, but this week the company announced that a new 7 mm SSHD, called the MQ01ABFH, will be joining the other SSHDs. The new SSHD is only 7 mm thick, making it ideal for ultra-thin notebooks. The SSHD will come in 320 GB and 500 GB capacities, and both of them will be outfitted with Toshiba's NAND flash memory. The SSHD will combine the good traits from both HDDs and SSDs. The small amount of NAND flash memory will allow for fast read and write performance for frequently used programs, while the magnetic storage will allow for higher amounts of storage at an affordable price. The new SSHD will feature, like Toshiba's other SSHDs, the company's self-learning algorithms that optimize performance based on the user's data access patterns.
Don Jeanette, director of product marketing at Toshiba's Storage Products Business Unit, explains the new product "The MQ01ABFH series fulfills users' desire for thin and light notebook PCs with fast response times that can keep up with their demanding gaming and multimedia applications." Although one often hears about Seagate and Western Digital battling it out, Don Jeanette wants to let consumers know that Toshiba is still in the game "This addition to our SSHD lineup demonstrates Toshiba's continued focus on delivering a wide range of storage devices that enhances the computing experience for our customers."