8TB HDD in a 3.5 inch format

April 06, 2017 // By Julien Happich
Toshiba Electronics Europe's MG Series of Enterprise Capacity HDDs is now available in volume, providing 8TB for business critical servers and shared storage systems. With a 33 percent increase in capacity from the previous Toshiba 6TB SATA generation, the drive supports 6.0Gbit/s.

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. 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 optimize 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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