Tuesday, October 27th 2020

Toshiba Announces Updated 4TB, 6TB and 8TB Enterprise Capacity HDD Models

Toshiba announces the Toshiba MG08-D Series HDDs, designed for a wide variety of business-critical applications, such as email and CRM (Customer Resource Management), data analysis for business intelligence, small-medium business servers, and data-retention and compliance archiving.

Toshiba's 7th generation air mechanical design provides better power efficiency and a lower component count to deliver better total cost of ownership than its earlier generation models. The new series features 4 TB, 6 TB and 8 TB models, in both SATA and SAS interfaces. The new 4 TB1 models are available in 512e, 4Kn and 512n sector models, and the 6 TB and 8 TB models are available in 512e and 4Kn sector models, assuring plug-and-play interoperability for applications using prior 4 TB models.
"Toshiba's new MG08-D Series delivers new levels of reliability and power efficiency to enterprise and business-critical server and storage platforms," said Shuji Takaoka, General Manager of Storage Products Sales & Marketing Division at Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation. "Toshiba's 7th generation conventional mechanical design utilizes Conventional Magnetic Recording technology to deliver plug-and-play versatility that is compatible with the widest range of applications and operating system environments."

The MG08-D Series provides many industry-standard features, including 7200rpm performance, a 3.5-inch form factor, choice of SATA 6 Gbit/s or 12Gbit/s SAS Interface, and a 550 TB a year workload rating. Compared with Toshiba's current line-up of 4-6-8 TB models, the new 4 TB model achieves the broadest range of benefits from the MG08 generation of technology advances. For example, compared with the previous model, the new 4 TB provides an approximately 23% better maximum sustained transfer speed of 243MiB/s and doubles the cache buffer size to 256MiB. It also improves the calculated reliability specification from 1.4 million hours MTTF (AFR 0.63%) to 2.0 million hours MTTF (AFR 0.43%)6, and reduces active idle power consumption to 4.07 W. The 2.0 million hour MTTF is also supported for the new 6 TB and 8 TB MG08-D Series models.

The Toshiba MG08-D Series 4 TB, 6 TB and 8 TB models are expected to be generally available in 1CQ 2021.

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6 Comments on Toshiba Announces Updated 4TB, 6TB and 8TB Enterprise Capacity HDD Models

#1
Hattu
So, these are SMR drives?
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mahirzukic2
HattuSo, these are SMR drives?
Nope. As per:
"Toshiba's new MG08-D Series delivers new levels of reliability and power efficiency to enterprise and business-critical server and storage platforms,"
This is an enterprise hard drive, they can never be SMR, rest assured. Also rest assured that their price can never be as low(ish) as the consumer drive's prices.
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Hattu
mahirzukic2Nope. As per:

This is an enterprise hard drive, they can never be SMR, rest assured. Also rest assured that their price can never be as low(ish) as the consumer drive's prices.
Ok, thanks. Tried to find exact information, but it left me puzzled. Just saw 20TB SMR drive announced, umm, maybe yesterday. Now it seems all these (bad) news from last few years have made me a little paranoid. :roll:
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#4
R-T-B
mahirzukic2This is an enterprise hard drive, they can never be SMR,
*Glances nervously over to the SMR Ultrastar announcement*
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#5
dragontamer5788
R-T-B*Glances nervously over to the SMR Ultrastar announcement*
WD's executives seem like they're trying to burn down any goodwill they've built up...

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Toshiba has generally been my goto whenever I'm buying consumer drives. I know Toshiba doesn't have as big of a footprint as WD, but Toshiba has been clear with their documentation so far. No "surprises". Toshiba definitely has an SMR-line of hard drives, but that sort of stuff is well documented (toshiba.semicon-storage.com/ap-en/company/news/news-topics/2020/04/storage-20200428-1.html).

Seagate seems to have stepped up their game (from the 3TB fiasco almost a decade ago).
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#6
InVasMani
Toshiba announces HDD devision should probably corrode and go away because it didn't continue to evolve.
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