Toshiba launches 10TB enterprise capacity HDD

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TOKYO: Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation (Toshiba) today announced the addition of an 10-terabyte (TB) SATA model to its MG06 series of 3.5-inch, enterprise capacity class hard disk drives (HDD). Shipments start from today.

Toshiba defines a terabyte (TB) as 1,000,000,000,000 bytes.

The continuing progress of digitisation, most recently the quickening expansion of IoT and the increasing reliance on cloud services means that more information is being generated and stored than ever before, and that the rate of its creation only continues to increase. The data centres and cloud-based services that use this data constantly require higher-capacity, higher-performance HDDs.

According to a statement, Toshiba’s MG06 series HDDs deploys an improved magnetic recording head and disk magnetic layer, and now deliver up to 10TB of capacity with air-based HDDs, a 25 per cent increase over the maximum capacity of the earlier MG05 series.

The HDDs achieve a sustained transfer rate of 237 MiB/s, and a 25 per cent improvement in operating life that boosts mean-time-to-failure (MTTF) to 2,500,000 hours. These improvements in capacity, speed and reliability can contribute to the lower system total cost of ownership.

The new HDDs support both industry-standard 512emulation (512e) and 4K native (4Kn) advanced format sector technologies, for use in legacy applications requiring 512 sector lengths using aligned-write environments, and are also suitable for the latest generation of servers and storage systems.

Customers may also select 512e models supporting SIE (Sanitize Instant Erase), which realise fast invalidation of data recorded on the disks, allowing for efficient disposal and reuse. — Bernama