Toshiba 750GB 2.5-inch HDD review

Slim, capacious and for the right price. What's not to like?

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Our Verdict

When it comes to the cost of conventional hard disk storage, quite frankly we've never had it so good, particularly when it comes to notebook storage

For

  • Large capacity
  • Small format
  • Low price

Against

  • Slow spindle speed

Toshiba has launched a huge 750GB capacity 2.5-inch drive in the shape of the MK7559GSXP which you can snap up for around £80.

To put the £ per Gigabyte argument into some sort of perspective, for the same amount of money you might just be able to buy an 80GB SSD if you shop around. Even just a couple of years ago a 750GB 2.5-inch drive would have been nudging the £200+ mark.

With this tiny 750GB drive, Toshiba has a drive that should help address the data capacity needs of today's multimedia notebook aficionados.

It's interesting to see how the MK7559GSXP with its latest mechanical drive technologies outperforms the previous generation MK5055GSX.

The MK7559GSXP loses out to WD Scorpio Black in the random access results due to its slower 5,400rpm spin speed, WD's drive spins at a much faster 7,200rpm and has a massive16MB buffer.

Burst performance

Random access

Price capacity