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Toshiba Introduces 5TB, 7,200 RPM Enterprise HDD

May 28, 2014

The Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic Components is introducing the MC Series, Toshiba's first enterprise high-capacity hard disk drive (HDD) designed for bulk storage systems and servers supporting cloud-based applications and scale- out workloads.

According to a company release, with a 3.5-inch form factor, the MC Series delivers up to 5TB1 of storage with 7,200 rotations per minute (RPM) performance, making the MC Series suitable for workloads and storage requirements generated by cloud computing.

The company noted that the MC Series is available in 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, and 5TB capacities and supports the cloud use-case workloads rating of up to 180TB per year - more than three times the industry- standard workload rating of desktop class HDDs. The MC Series supports 1TB per platter areal density, thus saving rack space and reducing the footprint and operational burden of cloud workload servers and storage systems.

With up to 5TB storage capacity per host connection, Toshiba said its newest HDD series boosts capacity per SATA port and enables fewer disks to handle the same storage capacity, reducing power and cooling costs on a per TB basis when compared to prior generation models with lower capacity per spindle. The new series also boasts 6Gbit/s SATA interface speeds and Advanced Format sector technology, allowing compatibility with legacy applications and operating environments using aligned writes.

"Our customers need efficient, high-capacity storage for their cloud-based servers and storage platforms," said Don Jeanette, senior director of marketing at Toshiba Storage Products Business Unit. "With capacity points up to 5TB and 7,200 RPM performance, the Toshiba MC Series delivers the capabilities that today's scale-out cloud architecture and use-cases require."

Additionally, Toshiba's MC Series samples are available on a limited basis.

More information:

www.toshibastorage.com.

storage.toshiba.com/corporateblog/

www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

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