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3.0TB MQ03ABB300 Hard Disk Drive

2.5-Inch | SATA 6Gb/s | 5400RPM | 16MB Cache
Toshiba's MQ03ABB300 5400RPM HDD provides 3TB of capacity in a 2.5-inch 15mm high form factor. The MQ03ABB300 is suitable for external storage devices that can house 15mm drives and provides massive data storage capacity for movies, photos, gaming and general computing. In addition, the MQ03ABB300 also delivers better W/GB compared with seven other client-grade 2.5-inch HDDs from other leading manufactures. For greater reliability, the drive's advanced shock detection capabilities protect against operating shock.

    Note: Apple® and most PC laptops utilize 9.5mm HDD or slimmer. Please verify that your storage solution can house a 15mm Drive.

3.0TB Toshiba MQ03ABB300 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)
15.0mm (0.590″)
Width (max)
69.85mm (2.750″)
Length (max)
100.00mm (3.940″)
Weight (typical)
180g (0.400 lbs.)


MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
600,000 hours
Nonrecoverable Read Errors
1 per 1014 bits read


Transfer Rate (Max)
6.0 Gb/s
Average Latency


Maximum Start Current, DC
4.5 Watts
Seek Power
1.7 Watts
Read Power
1.7 Watts
Write Power
1.7 Watts
Idle Mode, Low Power
0.70 Watts

Environmental (Operating)

300 G max at 2ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
32°F to 140°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
0°C to 60°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 149°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
-40°C to 65°C
49 m/s² (5.0G) 15 to 500Hz
-304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)


Idle (Typical)
2.5 bels
Seek (Typical)
2.5 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 MQ03ABB300 UPC#: 696859079580

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 3 out of 3 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: Kl0neMan Location: Fort Worth, TX Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 More storage is better. September 14, 2020 I bough this to add storage to my Mac Pro. It was an easy installation and works flawlessly

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Keithind Location: Lake Elsinore CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Drive July 26, 2019 I have purchased two of these over the past two years to upgrade TiVo Bolts. They have been great drives with no issues. I'm about to buy a third to upgrade another TiVo.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: 10Thumbs Location: XYZZY
Rating: 5/5 Good company December 15, 2016 Easy company to deal with and product works great too.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: CT Experience Level: IT Professional
Rating: 5/5 Using it for TiVo Bolt June 7, 2016 I bought this to replace/upgrade the hard drive in my TiVo Bolt. Works great. No complaints.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Toshiba 3.0TB MQ03ABB300 Mfr P/N: MQ03ABB300 OWC SKU: TOSMQ03ABB300 Internal 2.5" Hard Drive Toshiba 3 Year Limited Warranty
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