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Toshiba Corp. has introduced its all-new family of hard disk drives designed for midline and nearline business critical workloads. The new MG04 series of HDDs feature up to 5TB capacity, 7200rpm spindle-speed and are also 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.

“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.

Toshiba MG04 3.5" hard disk drives are offered in 2TB, 3TB, 4TB as well as 5TB capacities and utilize 1TB platters. The new hard drives sport 7200rpm spindle-speed and 64MB or 128MB cache (depending on the model). The MG04SCA drives feature SAS-6Gb/s interface, while the MG04ACA sport Serial ATA-6Gb/s interconnection. Maximum power consumption of the MG04 HDDs is 11.3W; in idle mode the hard drives consume 6W – 6.2W.

The Toshiba MG04 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.

“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,” added Mr. Wright.

Customer samples of the MG04 series will begin shipping in February 2014.

Tags: Toshiba, HDD, SATA, SAS

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