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Toshiba MK7559GSXP 750GB 2.5" 5400rpm SATA Hard Disk (9.5mm Height) - £53.98p Delivered @ Amazon
Toshiba MK7559GSXP 750GB 2.5" 5400rpm SATA Hard Disk (9.5mm Height) - £53.98p Delivered @ Amazon

Toshiba MK7559GSXP 750GB 2.5" 5400rpm SATA Hard Disk (9.5mm Height) - £53.98p Delivered @ Amazon

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Browsing Amazon UK when I noticed the price has dropped - I have purchased one myself back in March (when it was at £64.00p) and so far has been a really good runner.

Listed below are the technical specs and I'll include review links in the first post as well.

Technical Specs from Toshiba Website
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Series Overview
Drive Capacity: 750GB*
Drive Interface: Serial ATA, Revision 2.6 / ATA-8
Number of Platters (Disks): 2
Number of Data Heads: 4
RoHS Compliant: Yes
Transfer Rate to Host: 3 Gb/sec

Performance
Track-to-track Seek: 2ms
Average Seek Time: 12ms
Rotational Speed: 5,400 RPM
Average Latency: 5.55ms
Buffer Size: 8MB

Power Requirements
Voltage: 5V (+/- 5%)
Spin up (start) Power: 4.5 watts
Seek Power: 1.85 watts
Read/Write Power: 1.5 watts
Low Power Idle: 0.55 watts
Standby Power: 0.18 watts
Sleep Power: 0.15 watts

Physical Size
Dimensions (W) x (D) x (H): 69.85 mm (2.75") x 100.0 mm (3.94") x 9.5 mm (0.37")
Weight: 102 g (3.60 oz)

Environmental
Temp - Operating: 5° to 55°C (41° - 131°F)
Temp - Non-Operating: -40° to 60°C (-40°F - 140°F)
Vibration - Operating: 9.8 m/s² (1.0G) 5 to 500HZ
Vibration - Non-Operating: 49 m/s² (5.0G) 15 to 500 Hz
Shock - Operating: 3,920 m/s² (400G) 2ms
Shock - Non-Operating: 8,820 m/s² (900 G) 1ms

Acoustics
Acoustics (idle) 25 dB
Acoustics (seek) 25 dB

Update - Price now £53.98p as of Thursday May 26th '11.

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Toshiba MK7559GSXP Specifications
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Expert Reviews - Toshiba MK7559GSXP Review
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TechRadar UK - Toshiba 750GB 2.5" HDD (MK7559GSXP) Review
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Tom's Hardware - 4 KB Sectors: Toshiba MK7559GSXP (750 GB) : The Impact of 4 KB HDD Sector Size
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interesting, I thought that 640GB was the max size for a 9mm drive. Tempted to throw my samsung out again which is just getting too hot.

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MarvinHC

interesting, I thought that 640GB was the max size for a 9mm drive. … interesting, I thought that 640GB was the max size for a 9mm drive. Tempted to throw my samsung out again which is just getting too hot.



Thankfully not - I'm hoping that 1TB model will be out there soon to purchase.

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If however members are on a tighter budget (just got emailed about this) then the alternative is the Samsung 640GB SATA 2.5" Hard Disks, which is £46.85p (a saving of £11.12p and knocking off 110GB in size).

Samsung M7 640GB 2.5 inch SATA II 8MB Cache, 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive OEM - Amazon UK
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Scotty Boy

If however members are on a tighter budget (just got emailed about this) … If however members are on a tighter budget (just got emailed about this) then the alternative is the Samsung 640GB SATA 2.5" Hard Disks, which is £46.85p (a saving of £11.12p and knocking off 110GB in size).Samsung M7 640GB 2.5 inch SATA II 8MB Cache, 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive OEM - Amazon UK[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FSamsung-640GB-Cache-5400RPM-Internal%2Fdp%2FB0031M9JCE%2Fref%3Dcm_cr_pr_product_top]Embedded Link[/url]



That's the one I was refering to and built into my laptop a couple of weeks ago. No worries on performance, feels very fast, but getting clearly a lot hotter than the old 120GB drive (I think Toshiba, but not sure, was there from new - Dell Vostro) it replaced.

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MarvinHC

That's the one I was refering to and built into my laptop a couple of … That's the one I was refering to and built into my laptop a couple of weeks ago. No worries on performance, feels very fast, but getting clearly a lot hotter than the old 120GB drive (I think Toshiba, but not sure, was there from new - Dell Vostro) it replaced.



Ooops ...you should post it as a deal thread as well mate I must admit though the 750GB hard disk has been fine for me and I haven't encountered any issues with disk I/O & heat (knock on wood).

Did post it some time ago but didn't get

Scotty Boy

Ooops ...you should post it as a deal thread as well mate I must … Ooops ...you should post it as a deal thread as well mate I must admit though the 750GB hard disk has been fine for me and I haven't encountered any issues with disk I/O & heat (knock on wood).



Did post it some time ago but didn't get much sympathy or heat, people seem to be voting cold unless it's a Western Digital...
And don't get me wrong on the SAmsung, it is still working well, just buring a whole through my trousers as I type this....


Edited by: "MarvinHC" 17th May 2011

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MarvinHC

Did post it some time ago but didn't get much sympathy or heat, people … Did post it some time ago but didn't get much sympathy or heat, people seem to be voting cold unless it's a Western Digital... And don't get me wrong on the SAmsung, it is still working well, just buring a whole through my trousers as I type this....



That's not good - I have two of the Samsung 640GB model (one as a spare & one in an active HP laptop) and I've not encountered any heat issues with them...could it be you have a hardware fault with it? You should give Amazon UK a shout and see if you can get a replacement sent through...just a thought :).

My 640 gig 2.5" drive is cold, fast and silent, a red hot drive would indicate a fault.

I got a brand new Seagate 750gb 7400rpm drive for only a few pounds more than this last month from Scan. So this is cold to me, esp as the current main drive in this laptop is a 5400rpm Toshiba which is the bottleneck that's holding it back on the benchmarks.

loopie

My 640 gig 2.5" drive is cold, fast and silent, a red hot drive would … My 640 gig 2.5" drive is cold, fast and silent, a red hot drive would indicate a fault.



Bit of a difficult one - already had the drive for 2 months or so and I am not sure if it is faulty or just developing more heat than the old one and the laptop design is maybe not optimal (or too much dust in there). When I first used it in a caddy it didn't heat up too much. Maybe I'll just take it back into the caddy and play around a bit with it to see how it behaves there...

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t4v

I got a brand new Seagate 750gb 7400rpm drive for only a few pounds more … I got a brand new Seagate 750gb 7400rpm drive for only a few pounds more than this last month from Scan. So this is cold to me, esp as the current main drive in this laptop is a 5400rpm Toshiba which is the bottleneck that's holding it back on the benchmarks.



Was it a 2.5" or a 3.5" hard disk???

Edit - See the one your talking about (Seagate Momentus 750GB 2.5" Notebook Hard Drive, ST9750420AS) but it's showing as being £71.70p now on Scan...might eventually come down again.

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MarvinHC

Bit of a difficult one - already had the drive for 2 months or so and I … Bit of a difficult one - already had the drive for 2 months or so and I am not sure if it is faulty or just developing more heat than the old one and the laptop design is maybe not optimal (or too much dust in there). When I first used it in a caddy it didn't heat up too much. Maybe I'll just take it back into the caddy and play around a bit with it to see how it behaves there...



Probably best...if it's still playing up then it's back to Amazon UK to see if they'll get a replacement out.

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Update - Price is now showing as being £53.98p and can be found on the right-hand via the "More Buying Choices" List on the product page.
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