|[February 12, 2014]
Toshiba Announces Next Generation High-Capacity Enterprise HDD
IRVINE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
The Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba (News - Alert) 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 6Gb/s2 interface model, the SAS (News - Alert) MG04SCA and SATA
MG04ACA series are available in the industry standard 3.5-inch form
factor and are available in capacities of up to 5TB3.
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. For more information on Toshiba's line of industry-leading SSDs,
HDDs and SSHDs, visit www.toshibastorage.com.
To connect with Toshiba Storage, visit the corporate blog at http://storage.toshiba.com/corporateblog/
and follow @ToshibaStorage
on Twitter (News - Alert).
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 5TB 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
Additional information on the Toshiba MG04 Enterprise Class Hard Disk
Drive series can be found by visiting www.storage.toshiba.com/enterprise
About Toshiba Storage Products
Toshiba Corporation and its affiliates offer one-of-a-kind global
storage solutions, offering hard disk drives (HDDs), solid state drives
(SSDs) and NAND flash memories - technologies that drive a wide range of
consumer electronics, computer and automotive applications, as well as
enterprise solutions for the global marketplace. Toshiba is a leader in
the development, design and manufacture of mobile, consumer and
enterprise hard disk drives and solid state drives. In North America,
the Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic
Components, Inc., markets high-quality storage peripherals to original
equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, value-added
resellers, value-added dealers, systems integrators and distributors
worldwide. Inherent in the Toshiba storage family are the high-quality
engineering and manufacturing capabilities that have established Toshiba
products as innovation leaders worldwide. For more information, visit www.toshibastorage.com.
About Toshiba Corp. and Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.
Through proven commitment, lasting relationships and advanced, reliable
electronic components, Toshiba enables its customers to create
market-leading designs. Toshiba is the heartbeat within product
breakthroughs from OEMs, ODMs, CMs, VARs, distributors and fabless chip
companies worldwide. A committed electronic components leader, Toshiba
designs and manufactures high-quality flash memory-based storage
solutions, solid state drives (SSDs), hard disk drives (HDDs), discrete
devices, advanced materials, medical tubes, custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging
products, microcontrollers and wireless components that make possible
today's leading smartphones, tablets, MP3 players, cameras, medical
devices, automotive electronics, enterprise solutions and more.
America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating
company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba
Corporation, Japan's largest semiconductor manufacturer and the world's
fifth�largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner (News - Alert), 2012 Worldwide
Semiconductor Revenue, April, 2013). Toshiba Corporation was founded in
1875 and today has over 554 subsidiaries and affiliates, with 210,000
employees worldwide. Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
© 2014 Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. All rights reserved.
All product, service and company names are trademarks, registered
trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Information in
this press release, including product pricing, availability and
specifications, content of services and contact information, is current
and believed to be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is
subject to change without prior notice. Technical and application
information contained here is subject to the most recent applicable
Toshiba product specifications.
1 Persistent write cache technology is only available as an
2 Read and write speed may vary depending on the host device,
read and write conditions, and file size.
3 Definition of capacity: Toshiba defines a megabyte (MB) as
1,000,000 bytes, a gigabyte (GB) as 1,000,000,000 bytes and a terabyte
(TB) as 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. A computer operating system, however,
reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB = 230
= 1,073,741,824 bytes and therefore shows less storage capacity.
Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files)
will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and
operating system, such as Microsoft (News - Alert) Operating System and/or
pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted
capacity may vary.
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