4,200 RPM
2.5-Inch 24/7 Power-On Hard Disk Drive
24/7 Power-On Storage, Engineered
for Rugged Operating Environments
Expanding the applications for digital storage
technologies, Toshiba’s MK1060GSCX Serial ATA hard
disk drive is engineered for rugged 24-hour poweron operation in commercial equipment and industrial
computing environments. The MK1060GSCX offers
exceptional reliability and performance across wide
temperature, altitude, and vibration ranges. Featuring
a storage capacity of 100GB* and a “case temperature”
range of -15 to +70 degrees Celsius – the widest
temperature range for 24/7 power-on operation in the
HDD market, the MK1060GSCX offers better
resistance to vibration when compared to
standard mobile HDD models.
Ideal for lower-duty cycle applications, the
MK1060GSCX is an excellent choice for use in industrial
equipment such as ATMs, digital surveillance, factory
automation, and ruggedized PCs. In addition, this class
of Toshiba disk drive models is typically available over a
longer time period than PC-class disk drives, providing a
better option for the design and business cycles of nonPC commercial applications.
The robust features and high storage capacity of the
MK1060GSCX utilize the design expertise gained from
Toshiba’s long-standing market leadership in automotivegrade HDD technology. As part of Toshiba’s commitment
to the environment, the MK1060GSCX is halogen free
and compliant with the European Union’s Directive on the
Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in
Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS).
100GB1 Storage Capacity
24/7 Power-On Operation in Lower-duty Cycle Applications
Extended Temperature Operating Range (-15° to 70°C)
Extended Altitude Operating Range (-300 to 5,650 meters)
Industry Standard 2.5 inch, 9.5-mm High Form Factor
Serial ATA, Revision 2.6 / ATA-8
3-year Limited Warranty
Hard Drive
4,200 RPM
2.5-Inch 24/7 Power-On Hard Disk Drives
Drive Capacity
Drive Interface
Number of Platters (disks)
Number of Data Heads
RoHS Compliant
Transfer Rate to Host
Series Overview
Serial ATA, Revision 2.6 / ATA-8
1.5 Gb/sec
Track-to-track Seek
Average Seek Time
Rotational Speed
Average Latency
Buffer Size
4,200 RPM
Power Requirements
5V (+/-5%)
Spin up (start) Power 5.5 watts (-20° to 85°C) / 7.0 watts (-30° to -20°C)
Seek Power
2.3 watts
Read/Write Power
2.0 watts
Active Idle Power
1.0 watts2
Low Power Idle
0.8 watts2
Standby Power
0.25 watts2
Sleep Power
0.13 watts2
Physical Size
Dimensions (W) x (D) x (H)69.85 mm (2.75 in) x 100.0 mm (3.94 in) x 9.5 mm (0.37 in)
96 g (3.39 oz)
Temp - Operating
-15° to 70°C (5° to 158°F) (60°C / hr)
Temp - Non-Operating
-40° to 95°C (-40° to 203°F) (60°C / hr)
Vibration - Operating
29.4m/s2, (3G) 8-50Hz / 24.5m/s2, (2.5G) 50-200Hz
Vibration - Non-Operating
49m/s2, (5G) 10-500Hz
Shock - Operating2,940m/s , (300G) 2.0ms,1/2sine / 980m/s2, (100G) 11ms,1/2sine
Shock Non-Operating
7,840m/s2, (800G) 1.0ms,1/2sine
Atmospheric Pressure (Altitude3)
495hPa (5,650m) – 1,013hPa (-300m)
Atmospheric Pressure (Altitude3)
193hPa (12,000m) – 1,013hPa (-300m)
600,000 times (5 to 60°C)
400,000 times (Operating Temperature Range)
Acoustics (idle)
23 dB
Acoustics (seek)
23 dB
One Gigabyte (1 GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. A computer
operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of
1 GB = 230 = 1,073,741,824 bytes, and therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage
capacity will also be less if the computer includes one or more pre-installed operating systems,
pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.
SATA power management features applied.
Transfer functions set by the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) standard for
atmospheric pressure states that variations can occur depending on conditions, such as
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temperature and other factors. Based on Chronological Scientific Tables, variations can occur
depending on conditions, such as temperature and other factors.
Subject to Change: While Toshiba has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure the
accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/
component/options availability are all subject to change without notice.
MK1060GACX 11/2010
© 2010 Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
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