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Toshiba MK2035GSS

Toshiba MK2035GSS
alaScore 84

14 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Toshiba MK2035GSS. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Toshiba MK2035GSS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Toshiba 200GB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive


Toshiba, long a powerhouse in both notebook computers and internal components (including notebook-class hard drives), has entered the USB external hard drive fray. These small, portable hard drives are powered entirely through a USB link with your...

Largest available capacity in a pocket-size drive. Ruggedized for travel. "No-Touch" backup software included. Windows and Mac software included. Included USB power cable. Less-distracting drive-activity light

Could use a pack-in carrying case. Included software is more about document backup than full drive backup/disaster recovery

A 200GB multimedia storage device with the hotness, capacity, and speed to be a contender. It's a boon to the traveler with lots of data to back up on the road.

Expert review by : Rob Williams (

Toshiba 200GB 4200RPM 2.5" Hard Drive


It has been a while since we've seen a capture of the top spot in the mobile storage market, but Toshiba has come along and delivered a 200GB 2.5" drive. What the drive adds in extra storage though, it takes away in speed.

In our PC Mark tests, we can really see how CPU intensive the HDD tests are. Don't take these comparison scores too seriously, as the laptop is far slower than the dual core AM2 rig. However, you should expect similar results if you have a smokin' new...

Oct, 2006

Consumer review (

Hard drive


I need a hard drive for my HP Pavilion entertainment pc DV6500.It has a Toshiba MK2035GSS in it. What is a compatable hard drive for my machine

the one i need is out of there another hard drive to fit my lap top

Nov, 2012

Consumer review (

Good but not great


If you are looking for fast boot up times and low power consumption consider a CF to IDE adapter and use flash memory. Limited storage capacity and higher price for the bigger CF cards but AMAZING boot time and noticeable increase in battery life.

Good product for the money ; Lower power consumption then a higher speed drive ; data buffer helps with larger file transfers ; Great capacity for the price

Semi slow

Apr, 2008

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Great! Playstation 3


I bought this for my ps3 and bought an enclosure for my 40gb i took out. Found here at new egg of course. Read my review about it and I think you will go for these two items for your...

I bought this to upgrade my playstation 3 hdd. So far no problems or errors and even at 4200 it still writes quickly

Not even close to 200gb. And before someone says I don't know what I am talking about I will tell you why. Usually you will get Raw 200 and usable 180 maybe a little less. Not the case here, Raw was 186 and usable came all the way down to 163. But, for...

Apr, 2008

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To be now External


I just pulled this from my NewEgg 08/07 purchased HP Tx1220us Tablet and put in a 7200rpm 200gb Hitachi, and my laptop seems FINALLY normal!!! This has gone into a BYETC enclosure with USB2 and eSata, and works well there. After the rebate, the Hitachi...

Availability, low price, low noise, low heat


Mar, 2008

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Storage capacity is useless when the data is frozen


I've had this drive since mid october and I have not seen any speed above 10MB/S while using Vista, this is truely bothersome and had I known it, I would have not purchased this drive. It kills many of the works I do with photoshop, flash and...

Large capacity ; Newegg rocks anyway

SLOW: 10MB/S or less at all times

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (

Works Great For External Backup


Lots of space for backing up your important laptop data, less expensive than the other 5400 and 7200 RRPM models

Too slow to use as a desktop replacement drive, unless you don't care and you have lots of time on your hands

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (

Not for MultiMedia Application


i recommend you take either 5400 or if you don't bother heat and a little bit noise get 7200 rpm you will love it , it's extremely fast as i took HITACHI 7200rpm now 100GB and I'm using my old 4200 toshiba as external H.D.D

High capacity,Extremely Silent,no heat at all,Great for those who just want capacity and no performance at all

First of all when i got this H.D.D ; it arrived with 185 GB i don't know why ; It takes about 1 and half minutes to boot the windows with core2 due 2.4Ghz cpu,yes it is extremely SLOW,When you want move your files to external hard disk or even between...

Sep, 2007

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do you need speed or storage


depends on what do you want to so with your pc ,but at all i'am going to change it because it's so slow

High capacity,almost you don't hear it ,less heat

Extremely Slow ,it takes ages to boot up or recover or even to install program

Aug, 2007

Product Specifications

Toshiba Storage Device Division (SDD), the industry pioneer in small form factor hard disk drives (HDDs), introduces the 200GB 2.5-inch HDD based on Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) technology. Toshiba's second-generation PMR offering features the worlds highest areal density at 178.8 gigabits per square inch and the highest-capacity drive on the market in the standard 9.5mm mobile PC format. The 200GB dual-platter drive offers enough capacity for portable video recording and editing, gaming, music and other multimedia applications. The MK2035GSS weighs only 98 grams and features lower power consumption compared to the traditional 3.5-inch HDDs. Toshiba's 200GB HDD provides mobile PC manufacturers the ideal combination of capacity and power to manufacture and market mobile PCs as a replacement for traditional desktop computers. The MK2035GSS incorporates the Serial ATA (SATA) II interface and is ATA-7 compliant, supporting high transfer rates of up to 150 megabytes per second.


Color of product:Grey
Internal: Yes
SSD form factor:2.5"

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Operating voltage:5
Power consumption (read):4.5
Power consumption (standby):4.5
Power consumption (write):4.5


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba


Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista

Operational Conditions

Non-operating shock:1000
Operating shock:1000
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 55
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 70 / 5 - 95

Other Features

Internal:Y / Yes


Data Transfer Rate:6
Enhanced Power Loss Data Protection technology: Yes
Lithography:15 / 19
Mean time between failures (MTBF):2000000
Memory Type:MLC
Random read (4KB):75000
Random write (4KB):20000
Read Speed:500
Sequential writing: Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:200
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III / Serial ATA III
Write Speed:270


Operating voltage:5
Power consumption (read):4.5
Power consumption (standby):4.5
Power consumption (write):4.5


Type:Hard drive

Storage Controller

Type: None

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Average Seek Time:12ms
Buffer Size:8MB
Data Transfer Rate:150MBps
Form Factor:2.5" x 1/8H / 2.5 x 1/8H
Form Factor (metric):6.4 cm x 1/8H
Form Factor (Short):2.5"
Form Factor (Short) (metric):6.4 cm
Hard Drive Type:Internal hard drive
Interface:Serial ATA-150
Interface Type:Serial ATA-150
Spindle Speed:4200rpm

Technical Details

Non-operating shock:1000
Operating shock:1000
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 55
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 55
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 70 / 5 - 95
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 70 / 5 - 95

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.94 / 3.95