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Hard disk drives help SAS-based cloud-scale storage platforms


Toshiba Electronic Europe (Toshiba) has announced its new Enterprise Capacity 14TB and 12TB helium-sealed SAS HDD models. The MG07SCA Series features 7,200rpm performance, a SAS 12Gbit interface, and Advanced Format Sector Technology.

The hard disk drives boast an industry leading, nine disk helium sealed design and 14TB or 12TB of Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) capacity for optimum compatibility. Toshiba’s helium-sealed design fits into industry standard 3.5” drive bays.

The innovative nine disk helium sealed design utilizes Toshiba’s precision laser welding process and a special top cover design seals helium inside the drive, offering high capacity and low power profile to the product. The SAS interface provides 12Gbits transfer rate performance and dual port capability for data path redundancy preferred by many storage solutions designers. The 14TB SAS model delivers an approximately 40% increase in maximum capacity compared to Toshiba’s prior MG06 10TB SAS models.

Larry Martinez-Palomo, General Manager, HDD Business Unit, Toshiba Electronics Europe, stated: “By utilizing an innovative nine disk design, Toshiba provides both SAS and SATA models at an industry leading 14TB capacity while expanding the choice available to cloud scale and enterprise storage solutions customers. Our customers strongly value the power-efficient storage capacity enabled by Toshiba’s advanced nine disk helium-sealed mechanics.

“By using helium to reduce the aerodynamic drag on the spinning media platters, the Toshiba 14TB model is able to provide approximately 55% (W/G) lower operating power profile over the previous 10TB model, resulting in TCO benefits for today’s dense storage platforms and cloud-scale service-solution architectures. Only helium-sealed HDD technology is able to deliver these customers’ TCO benefits with an amazingly low acquisition cost per GB.”

Toshiba continues to expand its HDD product offerings with higher storage capacity and performance. The MG07SCA Series further illustrates Toshiba’s capability to advance the design of HDD storage devices for cloud-scale server and enterprise storage infrastructure, enabling more cost effective data protection, data retention, content serving and digital archiving.

The 14TB and 12TB helium-sealed SAS HDD models are available for sampling.

Source Toshiba Electronic Europe

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