Wednesday, February 12th 2014

Toshiba Announces Next Generation High-Capacity Enterprise HDD

The Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a committed technology leader, announces the next generation of high-capacity 3.5-inch form factor enterprise hard disk drive (HDD) - the MG04 series. Engineered for midline and nearline business critical workloads, the MG04 series is the industry's first enterprise capacity category models supporting industry standard 4K Advanced Format sector technologies as well as persistent write cache technology, which improves both performance and reliability. The series is engineered for the high-capacity demands of mid-tier servers and cloud application workloads and for capacity-optimized data center storage systems that benefit from high capacity per spindle.

With a 6 Gb/s interface model, the SAS MG04SCA and SATA MG04ACA series are available in the industry standard 3.5-inch form factor and are available in capacities of up to 5 TB. Spinning at 7,200 rotations per minute (RPM), the MG04 series delivers high application performance, while the high capacity per spindle saves rack space and reduces the footprint and operational burden of business critical servers and storage systems. The series also provides, as an option, persistent write cache technologies that help protect against data-loss in the event of sudden power loss, while also helping to improve performance and data reliability. Models supporting sanitize instant erase (SIE) option are available.

"With the MG04 series enterprise capacity disk drives, our customers will benefit from the increased storage capacity and performance made possible by the latest industry-standard long sector technologies," said Scott Wright, product marketing manager at Toshiba Storage Products Business Unit. "We understand the importance of peace of mind when it comes to data integrity, and persistent cache technology included in this series not only helps protect against data-loss but also helps to improve performance and data reliability."

Customer samples of the MG04 series will begin shipping in February 2014.

Key Features
The Toshiba MG04 enterprise class HDD series delivers massive 5TB capacity using industry standard 4K sector length technologies, models supporting either Advanced Format 512e emulation of legacy sector lengths, and the latest industry standard 4K native sector length technologies for optimum performance.
  • Up to 5 TB capacity 7,200 RPM performance
  • SAS or SATA interface
  • Toshiba's persistent write cache technology for optimum performance and data reliability (option)
  • Business critical performance, workload rating and data reliability
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8 Comments on Toshiba Announces Next Generation High-Capacity Enterprise HDD

#1
Arjai
isn't SAS basically a software and SATA is a hardware. I may be wrong because I really only know what SATA is, as should anybody with a computer that they have taken the side off of. SAS, though, not as familiar.
:confused:
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Prima.Vera
by: Arjai
isn't SAS basically a software and SATA is a hardware. I may be wrong because I really only know what SATA is, as should anybody with a computer that they have taken the side off of. SAS, though, not as familiar.
:confused:
LOL. Noup:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_attached_SCSI
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#3
Arjai
by: Prima.Vera
LOL. Noup:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_attached_SCSI
Thanks, The Bing search for SAS brought me to a software Wiki page. A serial Scuzzy makes a whole lot more sense!!
So, there it is!! TPU taught me something new today!!
Specifically you, Prima.Vera, but kudos should also go to this awesome site of knowledge!! :toast:
:lovetpu:
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#4
Dj-ElectriC
by: Arjai
Thanks, The Bing search
There's your problems mate...
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#5
WaroDaBeast
I wonder what those 3.5" Toshiba HDDs are worth. I mean, Toshiba is still new in the 3.5" HDD market.


by: Arjai
Thanks, The Bing search for SAS brought me to a software Wiki page.
You use... Bing?
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#6
CBRworm
by: WaroDaBeast
I wonder what those 3.5" Toshiba HDDs are worth. I mean, Toshiba is still new in the 3.5" HDD market.




You use... Bing?
Are these not FKA Hitachi drives?
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#7
pr0n Inspector
by: Dj-ElectriC
There's your problems mate...
At least Bing doesn't think it knows what you want better than yourself and ignore, omit or replace your keywords.
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#8
WaroDaBeast
by: CBRworm
Are these not FKA Hitachi drives?
Just looked it up, and you're right. The FTC forced Western Digital to sell its Hitachi assets to Toshiba, because a duopoly (Western Digital and Seagate) was deemed anticompetitive.
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