Toshiba 750GB 2.5-inch HDD review

  • £75

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

Tech Specs

Product TypeHard Drive
Buffer8 MB
Drive InterfaceSATA
Drive Width2.5"
Drive Interface StandardSATA/300
Brand NameToshiba
Drive TypeInternal
Storage Capacity750 GB
Rotational Speed5400 rpm
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, ENERGY STAR
Height9.5 mm
Width69.9 mm
Depth100 mm
ManufacturerToshiba
Product ModelMK7559GSXP
Product NameMK7559GSXP Hard Drive
Manufacturer Part NumberMK7559GSXP
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.toshiba.co.uk
Marketing Information

Toshiba's MK7559GSXP Serial ATA hard disk drive target today's massive digital storage needs with a 5,400 RPM spin speed, 750GB1 storage capacity point and a standard 2.5-inch form factor. The compact MK7559GSXP drive is designed for notebook PCs, all-in-one desktops, slim line workstations, external add-on storage devices and other capacity-hungry applications. The power efficiency characteristics of the MK7559GSXP make the drive well-suited for Energy Star and battery-conscious products.

Limited Warranty3 Year
Weight (Approximate)102 g