Toshiba touts 8TB Enterprise HDD

New product offers a 33% increase in capacity from the previous Toshiba 6TB SATA generation

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Toshiba touts 8TB Enterprise HDD The Toshiba 8TB SATA HDD is designed for 24x7 operations.
By  Manda Banda Published  April 18, 2017

Toshiba Electronics has announced the volume availability of its next MG series of enterprise capacity HDDs providing 8TB for business critical servers and shared storage systems.

With a 33% increase in capacity from the previous Toshiba 6TB SATA generation, this drive is the first Toshiba 8TB SATA 6.0Gbit/s capacity-optimised storage for the enterprise.

The MG05ACA800 HDD improves sustained transfer rate performance by 12% when compared to the MG04ACA. Toshiba's new 8TB model can help improve the operational efficiency of storage infrastructure by increasing the capacity available in the 3.5-inch form factor.

"Accommodating rapid data growth continues to be a prime focus for both cloud-scale and on-premise IT environments," said Noriaki Katakura, general manager, Toshiba Electronics Europe, HDD Business Unit. "Toshiba's new 8TB SATA enterprise-capacity HDD provides high capacity per-spindle. This helps OEMs and cloud service providers (CSPs) deliver enterprise-class storage capacity for business critical workloads that need to keep pace with rapid data growth."

The drive's high capacity SATA interface and performance characteristics match-up well with requirements for applications such as software-defined storage infrastructures, public and private cloud deployments, digital archives and disk-based backup and data protection solutions.

The drive's power management features help to optimise operating costs and operating environments during off-peak activity periods. The 8TB SATA HDD is designed for 24x7 operation and provides a 550TB transferred-per-year rated workload, with a 2,000,000 hour MTTF rating. In addition, this is the first Toshiba Enterprise Capacity SATA model to support the new industry-standard host-initiated power-disable feature for improved device management capability.

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