More InformationThe MK5076GSX Toshiba 500GB 5.4K RPM 8MB Buffer SATA-II Hard Drive is a standard hard drive designed for use in desktop and laptop computers. It has a storage capacity of 500GB, a rotational speed of 5,400 RPM, and a SATA-II interface with a data transfer rate of 3 Gbps and a buffer size of 8MB. The slower rotational speed and SATA-II interface provide slower data access and data transfer rate, making it more suited for general purpose use such as file storage, backup and boot drives. The 8MB buffer size provides an additional layer of data protection and improves the overall performance of the drive. It is recommended to check the compatibility of this hard disk with the system you intend to use it with, before making the purchase. Additionally, it is also important to check the firmware and driver compatibility with the Operating system and the controller.
Performance and ReliabilityThe MK5076GSX Toshiba 500GB 5.4K RPM 8MB Buffer SATA-II Hard Drive is designed for general purpose use such as file storage, backup and boot drives. With a rotational speed of 5,400 RPM and a SATA-II interface with a data transfer rate of 3 Gbps, it provides slower data access and data transfer rate compared to newer hard drives. The 8MB buffer size improves the overall performance of the drive by providing an additional layer of data protection. The slower rotational speed and data transfer rate make it more suitable for applications that do not require extremely high-performance. However, it's important to note that SATA-II interface is an older standard, and newer hard drives have faster data transfer rates and larger storage capacity.
The MK5076GSX Toshiba 500GB 5.4K RPM 8MB Buffer SATA-II Hard Drive is compatible with most desktop and laptop computers that have a standard 3.5-inch drive bay and support for SATA-II interface. It's also compatible with some entry-level servers and external storage devices that have compatibility with 3.5-inch form factor and SATA-II interface. However, it's recommended to check the compatibility of this hard drive with the specific system before making a purchase. Additionally, it is also important to check the firmware and driver compatibility with the Operating system and the controller. In most cases, the hard drive should be recognized by the system with no problem and it should be able to work with most operating systems.
General Information about this Toshiba MK5076GSX
- Manufacturer: Toshiba
- Model Number or SKU# MK5076GSX
- Type: Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
- HDD Type: SATA-II
Key Features for 500GB Hard Drive
- Capacity : 500 GB
- Spindle Speed : 5400 RPM
- Interface : Serial ATA
- Enclosure : Internal
- HDD Form Factor : 2.5'
Performance of SATA-II Hard Disk
- External Data Transfer Rate : 300 MBPS
- Buffer Size : 8 MB
- Interface (Detailed) : Serial ATA II
- Average Latency : 5.56 MS
Dimension and Weight for 5.4K RPM Hard Disk Drive
- Width: 2.8 Inch
- Depth: 3.9 Inch
- Height: 0.6 Inch
- Weight: 0.50 lbs
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Serial advanced technology attachment denoted as SATA or Serial ATA, or S-ATA is a computer bus interface mostly connecting host bus adapters to mass storage devices including hard drives. It is the most commonly used technology to connect hard drives to a PC's motherboard.
There have been multiple versions of the SATA interface developed to meet the need for increased storage capacity and bandwidth. The SATA technology was first introduced in 2000 to replace ATA and PATA to provide faster data transfer rates and hot-swapping. Advanced host controller interface (AHCI) is the standard interface for SATA which supports hot swapping and native command queuing (NCQ). Hot swapping refers to the ability to replace components of a computer system without having to shut down the entire system. NCQ allows improved performance through the ability to augment the orders of implementation of reading/writing commands. That means commands will be rescheduled and permits the host to send more commands to the hard drive as it searches data for another command. The 6Gbps data transfer throughout makes it superior to previous technologies such as ATA and PATA. SATA is able to run in IDE emulation mode, but it will not support advanced features.
We have helped all our clients across the board to understand how the technology works with HDDs, SSDs, and modules by knowing the specifications of the different SATA versions. A good grasp of these versions of SATA helps in the identification of the right storage capacity options for your application.
SATA II HDD generation or SATA 2.0 of the SATA technology is part of a series of revisions that happened in 2003, 2004, and 2008 that culminated in SATA III or SATA 3.0. With every revision, there was an increase in speed and additional features that support speed and allow for reliable storage drives. However, the physical appearance of the SATA connector was not altered. SATA III is the most commonly used SATA interface and has been through five revisions from 3.1 to 3.5.
SATA II hard disk was previously referred to as SATA 3Gbps which reflected its speeds. This second generation of the SATA technology has a SATA interface with 3Gbps transfer speed and a bandwidth throughput of 300MB/s. The following are SATA II drives you can choose from depending on specific need: 1.5TB-5.4K RPM, 1.5TB-5.9K RPM, 1.5TB-7200 RPM, 160GB-5.4K RPM, 160GB-7.2K RPM, 1TB-5.9K RPM, 1TB-7.2K RPM, 200GB-7.2K RPM, 250GB-5.4K RPM, 250GB-5.9K RPM, 250GB-7.2K RPM, 2TB-5.4K RPM, 2TB-5.9K RPM, 2TB-7200 RPM, 300GB-10K RPM, 300GB-7.2K RPM, 320GB-5.4K RPM, 320GB-7.2K RPM, 3TB-7.2K RPM, 400GB-7.2K RPM and 360GB-7200 RPM.
Notable features of SATA II include:
- Hot plugging – refers to the ability to change a drive as the computer runs.
- Staggered Spin Up – refers to the ability to start disk drives in sequence to ensure even power load at the starting of the system.
- Native command queuing – SATA 2.0 drives have an in-built algorithm that chooses the most efficient order to execute commands to improve performance and efficiency. The feature helps to reduce mechanical overhead and improve performance.
- Port multipliers – these help to connect as many as 15 drives to a SATA controller. This feature facilitates the easier building of disk enclosures using SATA drives.
- Port selectors – the feature allows the connection of two hosts to one drive. It helps create redundancy to the drive connection which is very critical in enterprise environments. That means if one of the hosts experiences failure, the second host will take over thereby ensuring continued access to storage.
All SATA generations are compatible both forward and backward. It, therefore, means that SATA II hard disk is backward compatible to function with SATA I ports. Likewise, SATA III is compatible backward to function with SATA I and SATA II ports. In backward compatibility, the maximum speed of the drive will slow down in line with the speed limitations of the port it is connected to. The same is true for lower SATA generations being compatible with higher SATA generations but are limited to their inbuilt speeds.
For users seeking greater speeds than the SATA III limits at 1.5Gbps, 3Gbps, and 6Gbps, there are M.2 and NVMe drives that offer greater performance. These drives have no limitations and will perform more efficiently and are chosen by users focused on speed and performance above everything else.
We have different motherboards with SATA connections and more particularly with SATA II connections and will come with a few SATA cables for the connections that you will use to build a new rig or do upgrades on a rig. Choose from the wide range of SATA cables dependent on what you need and especially when upgrading an older hard drive or other components on your computer. To ensure that you achieve enhanced speeds and performance, you need to buy SATA cables and adapters for compatibility. It may help to depend on profile and budget to get the latest SATA III standard.
You can fully trust our team to walk you through the options available with SATA II technology and help you choose the best storage for your applications.
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