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1.0TB MQ01ABD100 Hard Disk Drive

2.5-Inch | SATA 3.0Gb/s | 5400RPM | 8MB Cache
Toshiba Storage Device Division offers a line of 5,400 RPM 2.5-inch HDDs in a new slim design optimized for industry-leading storage applications. The latest HDD series, MQ01ABDxxx, provides a wide capacity range from 250 GB to 1TB in a 9.5-millimeter-high design with only maximum 2 platters.

The advanced MQ01ABDxxx targets markets such as portable multimedia and gaming notebooks, mobile workstations and other capacity-hungry applications like external HDDs. In addition, the drives also feature very good power efficiency value of 0.00055 for the 1TB model. Due to the "Silent-Seek" technology featured in these drives, the HDDs are extremely quiet: Ultra-silent single-platter drives boast acoustic specifications of 19dBA (seek) and 17dBA (idle) making them almost indistinguishable to the human hear.

With its compact size and best-in class specifications, the SATA MQ01ABDxxx series is the perfect choice for use in devices where a combination of sleek form factor and high capacity capabilities are essential.

As with all Toshiba HDDs, the complete series is halogen-free and RoHS compatible, therefore, exceptionally environmentally friendly.

1.0TB Toshiba Aquarius Specifications:


Form Factor
2.5″ HDD
SATA 3.0Gb/s
Formatted Capacity2
Rotational Speed
5,400 RPM
Cache / Data Buffer
Manufacturer Model Number
RoHS Compliant


Height (max)
9.5mm (0.370″)
Width (max)
69.85mm (2.750″)
Length (max)
100.00mm (3.940″)
Weight (typical)
117g (0.258 lbs.)
Data Heads
Number of Disks
Bytes per Sector


MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
600,000 hours


Transfer Rate (Max)
3.0 Gb/s
Track-to-track Seek
Average Seek Time


Maximum Start Current, DC
4.5 Watts
Seek Power
1.85 Watts
Read Power
1.5 Watts
Write Power
1.5 Watts
Idle Mode, Low Power
0.55 Watts
Standby Mode
0.18 Watts
Sleep Mode
0.15 Watts

Environmental (Operating)

400 G max at 2ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
41°F to 131°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
5°C to 55°C
9.8 m/s² (1.0G) 5 to 500 Hz
-304.8 m to 3,048 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000+ ft)

Environmental (Non-Operating)

900 G max at 1ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
-40°F to 140°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
-40°C to 60°C
49 m/s² (5.0G) 15 to 500Hz
-304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)


Idle (Typical)
2.3 bels
Seek (Typical)
2.4 bels
  1. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
  2. In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
  3. Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability rates.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Toshiba p/n MQ01ABD100 UPC#: 754292135147


The best warranty is one you never have to use - but should the need occur - we're proud to provide a superior level of support and service coverage to our customers.

3 Year Toshiba Warranty
OWC is proud to offer an extended replacement window of 90 days on new internal hard disk drives. Once a return authorization number has been issued and we receive the problematic drive back, you will get a brand new replacement drive, rather than a factory refurbished drive. After 90 days, the drive is fully backed by the manufacturer to be free from defects in material and workmanship for the remainder of the three year warranty period.

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.8 / 5 4 out of 5 (80%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: UncleLar Location: North Alabama Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Good upgrade December 15, 2016 Used this 1.0Tb drive to upgrade the MacBook Pro I also purchased from MacSales. With guidance from the on line video instructions the replacement was a snap.

I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Nashville, TN Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Nice price for more storage August 4, 2015 I purchased this drive as an upgrade for my daughter's 500 gb drive on her 2010 13" Macbook Pro. The replacement was a snap with the help of youtube :) Runs great. The 3 year warranty is nice.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer Top 50 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Camarillo, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Toshiba 1 TB 5400 HD July 3, 2015 Installed it with Data Doubler into 2011 2.3, 16gb ram Mac Book Pro. Works well and does not heat up excessively. Good sized HD for replacing optical drive. Recommend to NOT purchase 2 TB Samsung Spinpoint 5400 HD as runs too hot. Toshiba recommended.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: Orig Location: New york, NY Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 So far so good January 5, 2015 Doubling my wife's MacBook Pro's hard disk affordably.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Lake Forest Park, WA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Working perfectly September 1, 2014 Easy to install, thanks to your video, and no problems following the install.

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