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Quick OverviewModel - Toshiba L200
|Type||SATA Notebook HDD|
|Form Factor (Inch)||2.5 Inch|
|Specialty||Laptop PC Hard Drive, Toshiba Dynamic Cache Technology, Advanced Format, Advanced Format (AF), RoHS compatible, Halogen Free, Shock Sensor, Native Command Queing (NCQ), KEEP DATA SECURE, OPTIMISED CACHE ALLOCATION, ENHANCED ACCESS PERFORMANCE, BUILT TO DELIVER, DESIGNED TO LAST|
|Others||Shock Sensor: Yes, Average latency: 5.56 ms, MTTF: 600,000 hours, Read/Write Consumption: 1.65 W typ., Low Power Idle Consumption: 0.85 W typ., Acoustics (idle mode): 23 dB typ., Shock (non-operating): 1000 G (1 ms half sine), Shock (operating): 400 G (2 ms half sine), Vibration (non-operating): 5.0 G (15 to 500 Hz), Vibration (operating): 1.0 G (5 to 500 Hz), Dimensions: 100 x 69.85 x 9.5mm, Weight: 117gm|
EMEA Region, Toshiba Storage Solutions – The 2.5-inch L200 Laptop PC Hard Drive is designed for everyday laptop users and gamers – and it’s ideal for boosting and upgrading the storage capacity of your laptop PC or games console by up to 2 TB – with up to 128 MB buffer. Toshiba’s Dynamic Cache Technology can further enhance access performance. Available in capacities of up to 2 TB, the L200 puts the renowned durability and reliability of Toshiba technology to work in your notebook or game console.
• Game consoles
• External enclosures
2.5" SATA hard drive
128 MB / 8 MB buffer
Toshiba Dynamic Cache Technology
Toshiba’s Dynamic Cache Technology, a self-contained cache algorithm with on-board buffer management, optimizes how the cache is allocated during read/write to provide the high-level performance demanded by real-time domains.
The data read/write access sequence performance is further enhanced through innovative techniques to minimize head movement and disk revolutions. Optimized data access sequence helps improve performance and minimize mechanical workload from the drive.
Toshiba is renowned the world over for 50 years of leading innovation – and the power behind its range of hard drives is no exception. Designed for high capacity and excellent performance, you can be sure that Toshiba’s wealth of experience in hard drives is at work in your storage system.
Model - Toshiba L200, Storage (GB) - 2TB, Type - SATA Notebook HDD, RPM - 5400RPM, Buffer (MB) - 128MB, Form Factor (Inch) - 2.5 Inch, Interface - SATA 6Gb/s, Warranty - 2 year, Others - Shock Sensor: Yes, Average latency: 5.56 ms, MTTF: 600,000 hours, Read/Write Consumption: 1.65 W typ., Low Power Idle Consumption: 0.85 W typ., Acoustics (idle mode): 23 dB typ., Shock (non-operating): 1000 G (1 ms half sine), Shock (operating): 400 G (2 ms half sine), Vibration (non-operating): 5.0 G (15 to 500 Hz), Vibration (operating): 1.0 G (5 to 500 Hz), Dimensions: 100 x 69.85 x 9.5mm, Weight: 117gm, Specialty - Laptop PC Hard Drive, Toshiba Dynamic Cache Technology, Advanced Format, Advanced Format (AF), RoHS compatible, Halogen Free, Shock Sensor, Native Command Queing (NCQ), KEEP DATA SECURE, OPTIMISED CACHE ALLOCATION, ENHANCED ACCESS PERFORMANCE, BUILT TO DELIVER, DESIGNED TO LAST, Part No - HDWL120UZSVA
How Will You Use Your HDD?
Manufacturers build hard drive models for different use cases. In general, there are five categories: consumer, NAS (network-attached storage), archiving/video recording, enterprise, and more recently, data center. a consumer drive may spin slower to save energy and provides little if any access to tools that can adjust the firmware settings on the drive. An enterprise-class drive, on the other hand, is typically much faster and provides the user with access to the features they can tweak to adjust performance and/or power usage. So, it is essential to look for drives as per your needs.
Cost vs Quality
Most lower-priced hard drives do not offer the exclusive features of its upgraded versions. If you are seeking improved reliability, longer warranty period, and faster performance, you might be better off purchasing the enterprise version of a drive.
There are different types of recording technology which each have their trade-offs. The most common type of recording technology is Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR), which writes and reads data from circular tracks on a spinning platter. There is another technology named Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR), which overlaps recording tracks to store data at a lower cost. This means that SMR drives can cost less than their PMR counterparts, but will experience more write delays and lower peak average performance.
When it comes to capacity, it is generally better to get a bigger drive than necessary, as long as you don’t compromise performance and reliability. HDDs come in a wide range of capacities, capping out at 16TB per drive due to physical limitations.
The performance of a HDD is measured by many factors, but RPM [Revolution per Minute] is an important one. Higher RPM means the faster transfer of data to and from the drive. You can ignore the SATA speed, which describes the theoretical maximum speed of a SATA connection. But a 7200 RPM drive will certainly be faster than a 5400 RPM drive.
When a hard disk needs to transfer data from one section of the drive to another, it utilizes a special area of embedded memory called the cache. A larger cache enables the data to transfer faster because more information can be stored at one time. Modern HDDs can have cache sizes ranging from 8MB to 256MB.
Helium-Filled vs Air-Filled Drives
Helium-filled drives have started taking over the market after spending years as an experimental technology. These types of drives have two advantages over their air-filled cohorts – they generate less heat and use less power than normal hard drives. Both of these are important in data centers but may be less important to you, if you are keen to keep the budget low.
Since HDDs have moving parts, a gradual decay is expected over time – but the endurance of all HDDs is not the same. Some models are prone to fail within 12 months while others have average lifespans exceeding six years. One of the easiest ways to determine the reliability of a hard drive is by its warranty period.