Toshiba reveal high capacity 3.5″ “MN Series” HDD’s

Toshiba MN Series

 

Let’s face it, you can never have enough storage at your disposal, with a quarterly clean-up of files becoming somewhat of a ritual, with the main culprit being our steam library. Thankfully Toshiba is offering a solution to this with their latest 3.5” HDD which comes with 8TB of storage. The new “MN series” of hard drives have been described by Toshiba as “bridging the value gap between top-end enterprise capacity HDD’s and entry level desktop HDD’s” with durability and reliability being a key strength. The drives which are designed for 24/7 use will be available in either 4TB, 6TB or 8TB configurations, with a 1,000,000 MTTF rating, and 7,200 rpm specification. More details are expected to release in the next few weeks, with Toshiba not announcing pricing or availability as of yet. Keep reading below for the full press release.

 

Toshiba MN Series Press Release

 

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a committed technology leader, today announces its first MN Series HDDs, bridging the value gap between top-end enterprise capacity HDDs and entry-level desktop HDDs, while still delivering 7,200RPM rotational latency performance.

 

The MN series delivers up to 8TB capacity in a 3.5-inch form factor for a broad range of file and object storage applications. With a 6 Gbit/s2 SATA interface, 7,200 rotational speed, 1,000,000 hour MTTF3 rating, and a rated annual workload of 180TB4 transferred, the new HDD series delivers the performance and reliability needed for file and object storage workloads that typically utilize sequential data transfer operations. The drives are designed for 24/7 power-on operation and feature rotational vibration compensation technology to help provide consistent performance in tower and low-density style multi-drive enclosures, such as small NAS platforms.

 

“Many customers with predominantly file-oriented and fixed-content sequential write and read workloads are looking for cost-effective capacity for moderate workload storage applications,” said Scott Wright, director of HDD marketing at Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. With our new MN Series HDD models we are providing a workload range within the high workload data center work-horse Enterprise Capacity HDDs and relatively low workloads associated with client HDD models.”

 

The initial MN Series HDD models are available in 8TB, 6TB and 4TB capacities, each leveraging Toshiba’s proven Enterprise Capacity category HDD design legacy to deliver highly cost-effective storage for fixed-content workload-limited use cases. Targeted applications include mid-level, entry-level and SOHO NAS storage enclosures, remote-office back-up and archival storage, and home multimedia data archive and fixed-content object storage.

 

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