The new MBF2600RC family brings 2.5 inch drives into the enterprise space. The line-up features a 600GB drive and rounds out the range with 300GB, and 450GB capacities, all offering maximum rotation speeds of over 10,000RPM.

The company said that improvements to the magnetic recording head and disk’s magnetic layer gives the MBF2600RC an areal density of 595Mbit/mm2 (384Gbpsi), and realizes 600GB capacity. Combined with a rotation rate of over 10,000RPM, the line-up is expected to meet the enterprise market’s exacting standards with 2.5-inch form factor drives.

In addition, the internal transfer rate in the MBF2600RC family is boosted by 13%, from 191.5MB/s to 216MB/s, compared with the previous generation MBD2300RC, due to improved linear recording density, and overall performance increased by realizing high speed seek time.

The new drives also offer an optional drive-based encryption design that secures data when end of lease, during disposal and recycling.

According to the company, MBF2600RC family delivers better environmental performance than MBD2300RC 2.5-inch drives. Advances include power management enhancement that allows the disk to spin at a slower rate when not being addressed, and achieve a low-power consumption of 2.5W.

In addition, MBF2600RC also contributes a 45% improvement in energy consumption efficiency from the MBD2300RC. The MBF2600RC family is also compliant with the European Union’s RoHS directive on the elimination of six hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment and halogen-free.

Toshiba said that it meets the growing demand for smaller, 2.5 inch HDD that consumes less power than 3.5 inch drives while offering high level processing speeds, lower heat generation and a smaller footprint. Meeting the 3.5 inch performance level in power efficient 2.5 inch form factor will allow Toshiba to further enhance its HDD business and to meet growing demand from enterprise applications.

The MBF2600RC family supports a 6Gb/s SAS interface data transfer rate and a 10,025RPM rotation rate, a large capacity 16MB buffer memory and faster data processing than the MBD2300RC.

The company said that the new drives achieve chlorine and bromine concentrations below 900ppm, and a combined overall total below 1,500ppm and decreases CO2 emissions across the product lifecycle by 3kg per year, by cutting power consumption and environmental burdens from the raw materials stage.